This is the camp for your child if they want to step into the spotlight.

Camp StarQuest is for campers entering grades 3rd through 9th.


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

Online Ticket sales will close Tuesday June 27th at 12pm. Tickets will be available at the door for purchase.


The Spongebob Musical Youth Edition

Plunge into this stunning all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show! When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world. With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, a most unexpected hero rises up. The power of optimism really can save the world!

Come see this new musical featuring irresistible characters and magical music, this deep-sea pearl of a show is set to make a splash with audiences young and old.


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.

Thank you for providing a place for Addie to grow and SHINE.  In the weeks leading up to her Bat Mitzvah, I wasn’t sure how she would do on the bimah. I was blown away at her first rehearsal! Her voice was clear, strong and she and owning the room. This was a direct result of all her time with StarQuest/JPAS.

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.


June 5th– First Day of Camp J Group Activities, Auditions, Afternoon Scripts Given Out

June 6th – Weekly Challenge, Cast list revealed in the afternoon

June 7th – Karaoke lunch

June 8th – Lip sync contest

June 9th – Appreciation Circle Ice Cream Sundae Bar, Wear camp T-shirt

June 12th – Weekly challenge, acting workshop with Broadway Actor Jeremy Hayes

June 13th – Acting workshop with Broadway Actor Jeremy Hayes

June 14th – Dress as your favorite Character Day

June 15th – Camper Talent Show Lunch

June 16th – Appreciation Circle Camper Talent Show lunch Wear Camp T-shirt

June 19th – Weekly Challenge Costume Fittings

June 20th – Weekly Challenge Costume Fittings

June 21st –Camper counselor day, tie dye t-shirt at lunch

June 22nd – Agent lunch, tech rehearsal

June 23rd – Appreciation Circle Camper Talent Show lunch Wear Camp T-shirt, tech rehearsal with mics/lights projections

June 26th – Weekly Challenge, all day rehearsal, tech rehearsal afternoon

June 27th – All day rehearsal, tech rehearsal afternoon

June 28th – All day rehearsal, tech rehearsal afternoon, Dinner, 6:00pm musical performance debut

June 29th – Battle of the stars field day

June 30th – Appreciation Circle, battle of the stars, song fest and award ceremony, closing circle


Day At A Glance

8:45 – 9:00 AM   Campers Arrive

9:05 AM Morning Huddle

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

Alise Robinson, Performing Arts Camp Director

Pioneered JPAS into one of Dallas’ top year-round educational and performance-based programs for children and teenagers.

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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” and has won more than 45 prestigious national toy design and production awards. Alise has also 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 working with children together with her 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

Meet Our Specialty  Staff

Alise Robinson
JPAS & Camp Director, Producer

Linda Leonard
Performance Director

Skylar Duvall
Choreographer and Dance Specialist

Megan Muscato
 Acting Specialist

Kristin Spires
 Voice Specialist & Music Director

Meet Our General Counselors

Logan Beutel
Graduated from Southern Methodist University with a major in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting. Past experiences at JPAS include being a counselor at Camp StarQuest 2021 and dance captain of Mary Poppins JR. In addition to theatre, Logan enjoys playing gigs with his band, competing in and teaching ballroom dance, and spending time with family. Logan is so grateful he had the opportunity to work on Matilda JR this spring to help our bright young artists reach their potential and encourage them to do what they love! He is looking forward to having an amazing summer at Camp StarQuest! 

Trinity Coursey

Recently graduated with a degree in Musical Theatre from KD Conservatory. Trinity was recently in the musical Gypsy at MainStage Irving. You might also find Trinity working sound at Pocket Sandwich Theatre. When Trinity is not working on theatre, Trinity is making coffee at Summer Moon Coffee. Trinity recently was the ASM for Matilda JR where she got to know and love so many of our wonderful JPAS Kids. Trinity can’t wait to make StarQuest 2023 the best summer yet!

Elora McLeod

is a local actor, songwriter, and playwright.  You may have seen them earlier this year in Be More Chill as Jenna Rolan with Junior Players. Other favorite past roles include Martha Dunnstock in Heathers, Robbie the Stockfish in Urinetown, Leaf Coneybear in Putnam, Zazzalil in Firebringer and many more. Recently Elora was a part of our Matilda JR production team and had a blast contributing to our JPAS students’ success.  Even though these kids were little, they sure can do a lot.  They are beyond thrilled to be a Camp StarQuest counselor and spend the summer having fun and dreaming big!!

Penelope Richards

is a recent graduate from KD Conservatory for Film and Dramatic Arts.  Though she usually prefers working on camera, the stage does have a special place in her heart. Penny was an ASM for Matilda JR and her first experience working with our JPAS family was awesome!  She is so excited to continue her JPAS journey with us this summer at Camp StarQuest!

Sophia Hensen

Will be attending Loyola University in Chicago to major in Theater and double minor in Musical Theater and Shakespeare Studios.  After college, she plans to pursue a career in the performing arts and then teaching.  She loves theatre and especially loves JPAS.  Sophia is a returning counselor and past JPAS student. You may have recently seen Sophia as Ms. Honey in Matilda or last year as Mary Poppins.  She can’t wait for another spectacular summer at Camp StarQuest!


Are you ready for an amazing summer? We are! With only a few weeks before camp starts, our specialty staff wanted to say hello and give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the activities they have in store for you!



Is attending Camp StarQuest daily mandatory?2022-03-27T02:57:30-05:00

Yes, unless of an illness.  The theater is a team sport, and we need everyone present to be set up for success.

Do children that attend StarQuest swim?2022-03-27T02:55:27-05:00

No, we are busy creating and inspiring our inner artists.

What makes your theater intensive camp different from other theater camps?2022-03-27T02:54:39-05:00

We infuse youth empowerment and mindfulness into our arts curriculum.  In addition to providing a top-notch performing arts education, we teach children the importance of self-love, kindness, and gratitude by creating an empowerment and personal development toolbox that builds confidence and 21st-century life skills.

What is your Camp StarQuest’s overall mission?2022-03-27T02:54:01-05:00

To help children rise up to their personal greatness using the creative arts as our vehicle.

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