Unbelievable! What an amazing summer we had! In 4 short weeks, camp StarQuest became a home away from home… a place where our campers transformed into rockin’ StarQuest Super Stars!

The last week of camp was action-packed! Not only did they perform in an incredible production of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, they also brought the spirit and battled it out in “true camper” style for our Battle of the Stars 2023 color war/Maccabi. I’ve including several videos below of our Battle of the Stars Song Fest, the culmination of our Hollywood Red vs Broadway Blue. Upon the announcement of our winning team this year, Broadway Blue, we all congratulated each other for the camaraderie, sportsmanship, and fun!

As always, at StarQuest we concluded with our traditional award ceremony, closing appreciation circle, ice cream, hugs, tears, and so much love! My Camp StarQuest Staff and I have been honored to have had the opportunity to experience your kids and watch their creativity soar and their minds grow. The bonds, the friendships, the life lessons learned, and the memories made will be cherished for years to come. We miss our amazing campers already, and the countdown to Camp StarQuest 2024 has already begun!

The Spongebob Musical

Camp StarQuest Campers – Wow, just wow!

Our campers were mesmerizing from the moment they took the stage. The positive energy from the audience were palatable. We couldn’t be prouder of their hard work, commitment, and dedication, not only to their craft but to each other. They clearly put to use all that we had learned in our specialty voice, dance, and acting classes in the mornings and brought that focus and energy to our afternoon rehearsals to make THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL come to life for the J stage. We hope they are still relishing in their success.

Stay tuned as we will have a video available of the show likely towards the end of the month. I will keep you posted by sending out an additional communication about the video in the weeks to come. I will likely also send out a dropbox link to a photo album of some awesome photos our professional photographer took at our final tech rehearsal prior to showtime!

Inside Peak into Battle of the Stars & End of Camp

Battle of the Stars: 2023 Color War was a hit! What an amazing break out we had on Wednesday night. Thank you for being in on our “secret.” The last two days of camp, we laughed, we ran, we cheered, we smiled, we sang, we danced, we hugged. A snapshot of some special highlights…

  • Battle of the Stars Break Out – Hollywood Red vs. Broadway Blue
  • Arriving dressed in a true Battle of the Stars spirit
  • Field Day – egg toss, watermelon eating, potato on a spoon and potato sack relay, and tug of war to name a few
  • Room-decorating contest
  • Song Fest – each team was taught two songs…an alma mater, a cheer, learned a march and created a banner
  • Awards – everyone received an award and our all-around camper award was given out
  • Final Appreciation Circle

We are all so sad Camp StarQuest has come to an end. The last four weeks have been amazing! Our closing circle last Friday solidified all we had wished this summer to be for our amazing campers. We can’t wait for them to walk into the school year with a truer sense of self, more confidence, and a deeper compassion for others and for themselves. Their love of the arts certainly grew stronger, skill sets improved greatly for sure, but perhaps most importantly, they learned a wealth of life lessons they can carry with them wherever they go. And finally to top it off that they all made friendships that will last forever doing what they love.

Hats off to our amazing staff for changing lives and to our awesome, fantastic super campers who gave 100% every day. We will miss you but look forward to seeing you next year. We accomplished all we set out to do and then some. I miss everyone already…. So please join us during the year and be a part of our JPAS awesome programming!

Loved StarQuest? Be a Part of JPAS Year-Round… This is How!

Mark your calendars!! If you loved Camp StarQuest, then you will enjoy many of our fall classes and our Spring Production too. Please don’t fill up our camper’s fall schedule until you consider what we will be offering. Registration will open in the next few weeks (by mid-August latest) and registration will fill up quickly! Many of our talented specialty staff will be teaching classes in the fall.

While we don’t put on a full-scale production in the fall (that happens January – April, on Sundays from 1:30 – 5:30 so save that date) here is what you cant expect:

  • Broadway Revue – it will culminate in a showcase for family and friends
  • A Straight Play  – acting only, no singing and dancing, with a performance for family and friends
  • Write and Perform Your Own Show Based On A Book.  This class will culminate with a performance for family and friends
  • Acting Improv and Theater Games Class
  • On-camera Acting Class
  • Visual Arts Classes
  • Keep an eye out for JPAS Social

JPAS Social will be an opportunity for our JPAS Theater Family to meet up, hang out, and do cool activities once a month or once every other month.  I am confident our new exciting programs will satisfy their theater bug, teach them new artistic skills to enhance their talent and encompass life lessons and good old fashion fun! Let’s stay connected and keep this positive energy going!

Quick Survey

Please use this link to take a very quick survey about the StarQuest experience. Your feedback will help us refine our process and will inspire us to rock next summer.

And so… it’s been a true pleasure. Come see us soon. The fun doesn’t have to end.

Shine Bright,

Alise Robinson
Director Camp StarQuest