Missouri Students: AileyCamp Missouri is full, You are welcome to submit an application to be placed on the wait list.
AileyCamp Parents: Parent orientation is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 9:30 am via Zoom.
Applicants: If you have not yet interviewed, please plan to attend a camper interview orientation via Zoom Saturday, May 20, 10:30 am or Monday, May 22, at 6:00 pm.
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s AileyCamp 2023 is set to take place at Lincoln College Prep Middle School in Missouri and Carl B. Bruce Middle School in Kansas. AileyCamp begins Monday, June 5, and ends Thursday, July 13. Camp hours are 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. No camp Monday, June 19th and Tuesday, July 4th.
*AileyCamp 2023 reserves the right to go virtual if needed. See below.
Apply now to be considered for an interview.
Saturday, April 15, 9:30 AM Carl B. Bruce Middle School, 2100 N 18th St, Kansas City, KS 66104
Saturday, April 22, 9:30 AM Lincoln College Prep Middle School, 2021 E 23rd St KCMO 64127
Saturday, April 29th, 9:30am Neese Gray Theater, Garvey Fine Arts Building, Washburn University, 1700 SW Jewell, Topeka 66621
All Parents must attend a parent orientation via Zoom May 9, 10 or 11, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm to complete the AileyCamp enrollment process.
What is AileyCamp?
AileyCamp is a summer day camp where students are introduced to dance and come to respect the discipline of dance as a physical activity which requires athletic ability comparable to skills demanded by any sport. Campers also increase their leadership skills and enjoy a variety of athletic and social activities. They learn that dance is challenging, fun, and helps them in other sports and in life!
Who is Eligible?
One hundred boys and girls per campsite, ages 11-14 currently in grades 5-7 in Missouri / grades 5-8 in Kansas will be selected from applications received. Students must reside in Missouri to attend camp at the Missouri site or reside in Kansas to attend camp at the Kansas site. No prior dance training is necessary.
How are students selected?
Need, gender, and ethnicity relative to district wide representation are factors in the selection process. All applicants must be interviewed! You will receive interview information upon completing the online application/enrollment.
When is AileyCamp?
This year, AileyCamp is six weeks, June 5 through July 13, 2023. Camp starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Campers should attend each day unless they are ill. Please do not apply if you cannot commit to your child participating each day. If you have other plans during the camp session, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.
What is the cost of AileyCamp?
AileyCamp is free! Transportation for students residing in the KCPS and KCKPS School District boundaries in addition to bussing to and from Topeka, dance attire, breakfast and lunch, and fieldtrips are provided for campers thanks to generous cash and in-kind donations from corporations, foundations, government agencies, community groups, individuals, and our community partners KCPS and KCKPS.
Where is AileyCamp?
Lincoln College Preparatory Middle School in Missouri (2012 E 23rd St Kansas City, MO 64127) and Carl B. Bruce Middle School (2100 N 18th St, Kansas City, KS 66104)
Who Sponsors AileyCamp?
AileyCamp is sponsored by Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, a not-for-profit organization, incorporated in 1984 to establish an ongoing presence of Alvin Ailey in Kansas City. KCFAA receives contributions from corporate, foundation, government, and individual donors in addition to school district support.
What happens if we need to socially distant due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
*Virtual AileyCamp (to slow the spread)
We will notify parent/guardians if we need to temporally transition to a virtual format for up to four days. Virtual AileyCamp days are socially distanced learning at your home. Virtual hours are 8:00 am – 12:45 pm Monday through Friday. Tablets and Hotspots are available for students that need them.
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Do you have questions?
Contact us today:
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
1714 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816.471.6003, ext. 0
Start your online application by clicking the button below.
- Fill out the online application/enrollment form
- Participate in an interview in April
- Attend a Parent Orientation via Zoom in May
STEPS #1, #2 AND #3 MUST BE COMPLETED TO ATTEND CAMP
Recommended submission date for priority consideration: April 10, 2023.
DON’T DELAY, SPACE IS LIMITED!!!
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