Finding strength with resilience

In true camp StarQuest style, we are making lemonade when given some lemons! One of the greatest lessons to learn no matter what the age is that we can’t control what life throws our way, but we can control our reaction to it. So, despite some early on in the week setbacks due to COVID we kept moving and grooving and worked together as a camp family. And what a great week we had!

And a special shout out to you, our parents. Thank you for your understanding and support. Your children’s well-being, health, and safety are our priority. The actual performance and the rest… is all gravy. It’s the journey and the lessons learned that matter most. I have always said, art is the vehicle we use to teach life lessons and this summer is no different. So, thank you.

Here’s the Inside Scoop

The third week of camp is a complete “get grounded” week! Our campers worked on growing their “High School Musical” characters while memorizing their lines, blocking, and overall direction. To complement their hard work, tons of fun was enjoyed through our Camper/Counselor Day, Counselor talent show, Tech Workshop and so much more.


Blocking, blocking, blocking. In preparation for next week’s performance, this is when the campers are off-book and they can really begin flowing through the show. On Friday, we did a stumble-through of the show to date and next week we will have our first tech with lights, sound, and costumes! This is the time when the kids get to put all of their work into action.

Conversation Starter

Ask your children about our compliment wall, and if they have given anyone a compliment. Ask them about the journals they made. Which counselor’s performance did they enjoy the most during our Counselor Talent Show Contest? Ask them about Camper Counselor Day.


If your camper still has not brought in their costume pieces, please check for an email from me this week, Monday is the deadline. If you have any questions, please email me.

Big Announcements, Dates & More

High School Musical JR. | Wednesday, June 29 at 6 pm – Zale Auditorium

Every child will be given 2 complimentary tickets for their family and friends. They will be available for pick-up at Will Call on the day of the performance starting at 5:15 pm. We want the house to be packed for our campers. Tickets are on sale now! Tell your friends to come and support Camp StarQuest! Online sales will no longer be available after 12 pm on Tuesday, June 28th, but tickets will be available at the door on the day of the performance.

Click here to purchase tickets!

Remainder Tech Schedule

  • Monday, June 27 (all day)
  • Tuesday, June 28 (all day)
  • Wednesday, June 29 (all day) – final performance at 6 pm

These are mandatory rehearsals for the entire cast.

Performance Day

On Wednesday, June 29th, campers will NOT be picked up at the end of the day. They will stay at the JCC until after the performance and go home with you after the show which will end at around 8 pm. We will provide them dinner that evening too. Please note: We have a SECRET happening for our campers at the end of the show. I will send an email out next week with more details. Oh, and it’s a good one!!!! SHHH!

Like all Fridays at Camp StarQuest, we ended our day, today, with our traditional Friday appreciation circle. It’s amazing to see the bonds formed and the loving, fun Camp StarQuest community we created. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to spend the last few weeks with your awesome children. We are grateful and I speak for all of our fantastic StarQuest staff…we don’t want it to end. We have a week left and we are beyond excited to make it A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

Your children are shining brightly each and every day! Can’t wait for the adventure of Week 4!

This is How We Do It at Camp StarQuest

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Can’t wait to see what happens next week at StarQuest!

Shine Bright,

Alise Robinson
Director Camp StarQuest