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Graceland Performing Arts Camp

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Graceland Performing Arts Camp

Graceland Performing Arts Camp

July 18-22, 2018 Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

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Join us for an immersive theater arts and music experience for kids and teens, ages 6 to 15, and their families!

Elvis Presley’s Graceland is excited to announce it’s first-ever Graceland Performing Arts Camp during the summer of 2018. Working closely with the Presley family to develop the program and curriculum, the Graceland team has created a unique and fun experience for attendees, all of whom will learn acting, music and dance techniques alongside new friends from around the world.

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Participants will learn from local and Broadway professionals as they explore their creativity in workshops at the Graceland Soundstage, on stage at The Guest House at Graceland Theater and on actual production sets featured in the acclaimed “Sun Records” TV series. Over the four days of activities, everyone will develop their own showcase, culminating in an evening of performances on stage at The Guest House Theater for family and friends.  

During the camp experience, each participant will follow in the footsteps of Elvis Presley throughout their stay, as they explore the Graceland campus, including the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex and The Guest House at Graceland resort, tour Elvis’ legendary home, and learn how he became the greatest entertainer of all time – in the studio, on stage and on the big screen. Movie screenings, pool parties and other camp activities will take place over the four days, in addition to the performing arts workshops and creative sessions.

A Hallmark Original Movie, "Christmas at Graceland," starring country star Kellie Pickler, will be filming at Graceland during the camp. Camp participants have the exclusive opportunity to be ina scene of the movie and watch the filmmakers and production team in action as they shoot this holiday-themed film at Graceland in July. Campers will be able to experience the making of a real Hollywood production, adding an entirely new dimension to the performing arts camp experience.

While participants are having fun during the day, parents and other family members will keep busy with Graceland activities, Memphis city tours, movies in the theater and relaxing poolside at The Guest House, reuniting with their children in the evening for family dinners and activities. This is a one-of-a-kind experience for the entire family as their talented kids and teens have the unique opportunity to perform live on stage at Graceland. 

 

THE GRACELAND PERFORMING ARTS CAMP PACKAGE

2 Adults and 1 Child* $999.00
(plus taxes and fees)

 

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There is very limited availability for this first-ever Graceland Performing Arts Camp experience, which includes four nights at The Guest House at Graceland resort hotel, just steps away from the Graceland Mansion, all meals and camp activities for an all-inclusive price.

The Graceland Performing Arts Camp Package includes:
  • 4 nights hotel accommodations at Guest House at Graceland in standard guest room
  • Meals – including breakfast, lunch options and a welcome and finale dinner**
  • 2 Graceland Elvis Experience Tours for adults. Kids will tour as part of daily camp activities.
  • Kid’s camp activities on July 19-21 for children 6-15** 
*Additional charge for extra adults or children. Cost for additional adult is $199; cost for additional child is $75. Maximum of 4 guests per room. 
**Included meals are dinner on nights of July 18-21, breakfast on July 19-22 and vouchers for Elvis Presley’s Memphis on on July 19-21. Kid’s will receive box lunch on camp days. 
***Kids must be ages 6-15 as of 6/1/18. Kids will receive Graceland tour as part of camp activities. 


Performing Arts Camp Faculty



Katelyn Nichols  
Actor, voiceover artist, and acting coach Katelyn Nichols graduated magna cum laude from the University of Memphis, where she earned a BFA in Theater Performance. Now based in New York City, she coaches kids and teens through K. Nichols Studio and regularly records for TV and radio. She was recently the voice of Kohl's and has been seen and heard on ABC, NBC, Lifetime, and in several Off-Broadway festival productions. Nichols has always been passionate about bringing arts education to kids and teens. She worked for several years with young clients such as the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, and Jordin Sparks, as well as with talent agencies and casting offices in New York and Los Angeles. Her wealth of knowledge will provide students with a look behind the show business scenes and offer a grounded approach to auditions and the performing arts. 

Morgan Toll
Actress and Germantown, TN-native Morgan Toll will work alongside Nichols and teach camp participants about acting, writing, and directing. Toll studied at New York Film Academy and Columbia College, where she studied Theater Arts, in Hollywood, CA. While there, she founded the theater program at a school that was only designed for film. She now coaches students with K. Nichols Studio and is the creator and writer of an upcoming web series called “FrankenSITTER.”  

Joel Valdez

Memphis native Joel Valdez will serve as Music Director, assisting with rehearsals and teaching with Nichols, Toll, and other camp faculty. Valdez, a veteran instrumental and vocal music teacher at Memphis’ Overton High School, has led the school’s Overton Ovation band for seven years and has performed with several popular Memphis bands for the last 20 years.