THRIVE Virtual Camp
THRIVE Virtual Camp: July 20 – Aug 7, 2020
Your original summer plans may be canceled, but there is still a chance to connect with your peers, explore your neighborhood, and learn something along the way! All you need is your enthusiasm and a phone with access to the internet.
T.H.R.I.V.E (Teens Having Resilience In a Virtual Environment) is a FREE virtual camp for teens developed by the Shubert Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre and Westport Country Playhouse. Informed and requested by young people in our community and led by local artists, activists, and organizations, we’ve designed interactive workshops and discussions specifically for this summer:
Online Interactive Workshops
- Check-ins via social media with a chance to earn up to $60 a week in gift cards
- Spoken Word and Creative Writing
- Arts and Performance
- Job training… and more
End-of-Camp Showcase hosted by Kelli O'Hara
Friday, August 14 at 7pm
- THRIVE will culminate with a Virtual Showcase hosted by Broadway star Kelli O'Hara! Tune in on Westport Country Playhouse's Facebook page or YouTube Channel
Who can apply?
High school students (ages 13 – 18) from Fairfield and New Haven Counties
The Shubert Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre and Westport Country Playhouse are partnering in a program that will engage high school students with daily check-ins and workshops with local artists and organizations that explore everything from wellness to the arts via social media. THRIVE will foster curiosity, healthy habits, and meaningful connections between participants and facilitators that will lead to future engagements and opportunities. Local artists, activists, service providers, and organizations will lead interactive workshops and discussions that have been requested by young people in our communities.
Participants will earn gift cards based on their participation. Students will check in on social media three times a day (10am, 1pm and 7pm) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and will receive gift cards as prizes for their participation in the program — earning up to $60 a week in value. High school students in New Haven County and Fairfield County will be eligible to participate. Participants in the program will also be supported by three Youth@Work students who will help with promotion, assist facilitators during workshops, and create a record of this historic moment.