Ages: Entering Grades 3-9
Step into the spotlight, the stage awaits!

Camp StarQuest is a four-week Musical Theater and Performing Arts Intensive that teaches the fundamentals of theater, voice, music, and dance – all in the process of creating a fully staged production of a hit musical. Join us as we fuse a traditional summer camp philosophy with a top-notch mindfulness based performing arts program designed to keep our campers invigorated, engaged, challenged, and happy! Students will have access to professional lighting, sound and dressing rooms in our state-of-the-art theater.

We do not swim at Camp StarQuest. We are too busy acting, singing and dancing. Campers can use the pool daily after camp or during the weekends!

Cool things happening this summer!

Our specialty staff is made up of theater professionals, from DFW to Broadway, ready to ensure our campers shine from the inside out.

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Dates

Session 1: June 3 – June 28

A four-week Musical Theater & Performing Arts Intensive Program that teaches the fundamentals of theater, music, and dance – all in the process of creating a fully-staged production of a hit musical.  Join us as we fuse a traditional summer camp philosophy with a top-notch performing arts program designed to keep our campers invigorated, engaged, challenged, and happy! Our specialty staff is made up of theater professionals ready to ensure our campers shine from the inside out.

Daily Mindful Meditation

Themed dress-up days

Rehearse – Fully Staged Production

Battle of The Stars & Song Fest

Morning Workshops: Acting, Dance, Voice

Specialty Workshops:  Costume Design, Song Writing, Lighting, Acting Business 101

Meet The Specialty Staff
Alise Robinson, Performing Arts Camp Director
Linda Leonard, Performance Director
Skylar Duvall, Choreographer and Dance Specialist
Kristin Spires, Voice Specialist & Music Director
Megan Muscato, Acting Specialist
Meet Our General Counselors

Micah Clayton graduated with degrees in Theatre and Spanish from SMU. Since then she has enjoyed acting, teaching, and working on The Lion King JR. with JPAS. Micah is excited to return to the J this summer.

Trinity Coursey is so excited to be returning for Camp StarQuest this year!! You might remember her from the production team of Matilda JR, or StarQuest/StarPower 2023! When she is not having the best summer ever at JPAS you can find her making coffee, practicing her lines for her next musical, watching Disney movies, or spending time with her fellow JPAS Counselors! Trinity is truly ecstatic for all the fun and memories we are going to make at Camp StarQuest this year!!!

Penelope Richards began working with the JCC a year ago as an assistant stage manager for Matilda JR.  Since then, she's returned as a stage manager for the junior musicals SpongeBob and The Lion King.  Penelope was also a co-director in the Art With Heart Program, a program which fosters love, creativity, and mentorship between kids of different ages. Penelope is so excited to be back again for camp.  With such amazing kids and a brilliant artistic team, she knows it's going to be an awesome summer!

I’m super excited to be part of Camp StarQuest! I’m originally from Peru and come from a film and theater background. I absolutely love musicals, and some of my favorites include Falsettos, Sound Of Music, Beetlejuice, and Into The Woods. I’m also obsessed with all things Disney and ducks. During my free time, I enjoy bubble blowing and writing. I look forward to meeting everyone and creating fun memories this summer.

Day At A Glance
8:45 – 9:00 AM: Campers Arrive

9: 10 AM: Morning Huddle by the Creative Tree

9:30 AM: Specialty Activity One – Acting, Dance, Voice

10:20 AM: Specialty Activity Two – Acting, Dance, Voice

11:10 AM: Specialty Activity Three – Acting, Dance Voice
12:00 PM: Lunch & Creative Time

12:50 PM: Daily Group Meditation

1:00 PM: Rehearsals

3:45 – 4:00 PM: Carpool & After-Care
Our Production

Everyone's favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and outrageous Broadway musical.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

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Alise Robinson brings more than 20 years of experience working with youth in a variety of facets including producing children’s musical productions, coaching youth in mindfulness and empowerment, teaching preschool, creating awarding-winning toy lines and consumer goods, licensing children’s entertainment and developing and branding children’s intellectual properties. Her accomplishments include JPAS receiving “best theater classes for aspiring actors” in Dallas Child Magazine, being named one of License! Magazine’s “top 40 under 40” licensing executives, she authored the children’s book series “Space Craze”, has won more than 45 prestigious national toy design and production awards, and has appeared on national and international television as a spokesperson for a variety of brands including ELLE magazine. The common thread throughout Alise’s career has been her dedication to making a positive impact on children’s lives. Her quest to combine her love of camp, working with children, branding expertise, on-camera experience and passion for theatre has led Alise to spearhead the J Performing Arts Space and to pioneer Camp StarQuest and Camp StarPower, one of Dallas’ most sought-after musical theater and performing arts camps.

Alise Robinson, Performing Arts Camp Director
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He is definitely a JPAS kid! I know the pandemic has been so hard for you all, but it’s been so great for him. He’s seriously having the BEST summer.

Alyssa has been enjoying middle school and has gotten involved with student council and the school’s musical. Alyssa displays so much confidence when speaking, presenting, making new friends and especially recently when she auditioned for her school’s musical. She attributes her confidence to her experiences in Camp Star Quest and JPAS. She is even writing a memoir about Camp Star Quest for her English class.