The school year is coming to an end and summer is rapidly approaching – and if you are like our family, the fact that summer plans haven’t been finalized yet has you “All Shook Up”! This week, we have partnered with Graceland’s Performing Arts Camp to highlight a fun kid’s camp that’s a vacation for the whole family. Be sure to put on your “Blue Suede Shoes” before reading further… and “Don’t Be Cruel”, I promise my Elvis puns end here!
Graceland‘s Performing Arts Camp is the perfect summer getaway for the whole family! Campers can follow in the footsteps of Elvis Presley and learn all about singing, acting, and dancing, while parents explore Memphis, relax by the pool at The Guest House at Graceland and enjoy Graceland Archives presentations and tours.
Two different date options are offered: the July 10-14 session is exclusively for kids ages 13-17, and the second, July 17-21, for kids ages 6-16 (with instruction segmented by age). This is a one-of-a-kind experience for the entire family as kids and teens have the unique opportunity to perform live on stage at Graceland.
If your kid isn’t already a professional on stage, no worries! The camp is an immersive theater arts and music experience for both experienced and novice performers. Over the four days of activities, campers will develop a showcase, culminating in an evening performance on stage at The Guest House Theater for family and friends on Saturday night.
In addition to their classes, each camper will follow in the footsteps of Elvis Presley throughout their stay, as they explore the Graceland campus, 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.
For a preview of all of the fun, check out this video:
While campers are having fun during the day, parents and other family members will keep busy with Graceland activities including Graceland Archives presentations and tours, shuttle transportation to other Memphis attractions and relaxing poolside at The Guest House, before reuniting with their children in the evening for family dinners and activities.
All Graceland Performing Arts Camp Packages include:
- 4 nights hotel accommodations at AAA-rated Four Diamond luxury resort The Guest House at Graceland in a standard guest room
- Performing arts classes for campers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of camp with a finale performance on Saturday night
- Meals for all room guests & campers including breakfast, lunch options and dinner**
- Tour of Elvis Presley’s Graceland and Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex
- Exclusive opening party/dinner at Elvis Presley’s Memphis
For additional details, and to book this fun family getaway, visit Graceland Performing Arts Camp website here.