1 March 2016

Camp is right around the corner and now is the time to be sure you are ready for anything that comes your way this summer. Just like you wouldn't go into the wilderness without making a list of the essentials; flashlight, bug spray, sleeping bag, food, you don't want to start camp without these essential theater and entertainment resources.

1. Essential workshops on camper and community engagement

mainstages will be leading two workshops at the annual American Camp Association Tri-State Conference, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Join us for a fun and interactive session that will help you get campers engaged and energized.

Super Simple Ways to Entertain Campers Wednesday, March 9th at 2:00 - 3:00 pm Room 201
This high-energy and interactive session offers tons of easy to implement games and activities to make ordinary camp moments, extraordinary. These innovative activities mix elements of charades, sense memory, improvisation, relay races, and group challenges in a way that can be applied anywhere from the field to the amphitheater at a moment's notice. This session is relevant for anyone from the seasoned Camp Director to first time counselor.

Theater for Everyone Wednesday, March 9th at 3:15 - 4:15 pm Room 201
Many of the skills taught in theater can be applied to the camp community. For anyone actively involved in camp programming, this session provides in-depth tools, games and resources to create effective programming using theatrical practices and activities as a foundation for unique camp programs like evening programs, rainy days and theme days.

Come talk camp with us at these upcoming conferences!  



2. Essential steps to putting your camp's theater program in the 'spot light.'

Working with camps and camp staff over the years has given us the opportunity to fine tune the resources needed to offer a quality theater and arts program at camps. Follow the link below to enjoy a guide that outlines 5 steps to improving the quality of performing arts programs that engage a growing population of creative campers.5 Simple Steps to Offer an Impactful Theater Program at Your Camp

3. Essential Games to start playing NOW!

Whether you're on the sports field or in the amphitheater, these games are easy to play and will have campers excited and engaged.
Field Trip
Late for Line-Up
The Expert

4. Essential programming Apps

Click the links below to download the mainstages ImprovExpert app, and you will have over 150 innovative and fun games right at your fingertips.  You can find activities based on the size and age range of the group you are working with or easily search for your favorite game.
ImprovExpert for Apple device
ImprovExpert for Android device

For more games and activities visit our resources page.