Camp CenterStage 2015 Enrollment Open NEW! Young Filmmakers Camp


Angelina Arts Alliance’s popular Camp CenterStage is enrolling children for 2015 summer camps. The specialized theater camp is for young people entering grades 1-12, and 2015 HS graduates. For the 13th year campers will take over the stages and rehearsal rooms on the Angelina College campus in Lufkin. Families can enroll children now through Friday, May 29th or until camps have reached capacity. Forms are available at the Temple Theater box office, or may be printed by going to, and clicking the education tab. Complete enrollment in-person at the box office daily Monday – Friday from 9am -5pm. Scholarship assistance is available for all camps, as well as discounts for families enrolling more than one child. Scholarship Applications are available upon request.

June 15-19: Camp CenterStage Junior, a half-day camp, is for campers entering 1st – 3rd grades (9am-12pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm) where children will discover, and celebrate their creativity through theater games, music, and creative movement. Family and friends are invited to ‘Share Day’ on Friday, June 19, to watch and learn firsthand what their campers have accomplished. Tuition is $100 and scholarships are available.

June 15-26: Camp CenterStage is for students entering 4th – 7th grades. Campers learn how the theater experience is created from page to stage. Professional theater educators lead campers as they explore acting, improvisation, movement, Shakespearian Theater, and musical theater. Camp CenterStage is M-F from 9am to 4 pm. The camper showcase is Friday, June 26th. Tuition is $250 for the two-week session, and scholarships are available.

June 15 – 27: CenterStage Academy is for students entering 8th – 12th grades and 2015 HS graduates, to engage in a more production-oriented two weeks which culminate in an actual performance for the public on stage at the Temple Theater on Saturday, June 27th. Campers will learn what goes into creating a staged production by stepping into the roles of actors and technicians, as they create multiple shows on their own. Camp is M-F from 9am to 4pm. Tuition is $250 for the two-week session, and scholarships are available. There is a Teck Track Camp which targets set building, lights and wardrobe, and new this year is Young Filmmakers where campers will videotape, edit and produce a camp film.

For Camp Director Teresa Ragland 2015, will be her 12th year at CCS and each year she brings the very best theater teachers in Texas to the camp. “Our faculty is the best of the best, each one hand picked based on their outstanding achievements in education, and the result is an AWESOME experience for the kids,” she stated. Teresa, a graduate of SFASU, with her MA in Theater Education from U of H. Camp Administrator, Tracy Pinkerton added “Now, in our 13th year of camp, we are beginning to see our alumni campers, accepting scholarships to pursue performing arts studies, at various institutions around the country, and there is nothing more exciting than that!”

For more information about Camp CenterStage, visit our website, or call 936-633-5454. Enrollment is accepted on a first-come first- served basis, and class sizes are limited. All the camps are generously underwritten by the T.L.L. Temple Foundation. Send e-mail questions to  Camp CenterStage is presented by Angelina Arts Alliance and Angelina College.

Lee Miller
Lee Miller was born in Denison, TX and grew up in East Texas with his family. He studied music education at Stephen F. Austin State University taking a job in television on his last day of student teaching. Lee also provides business authoritative expertise to the broadcast industry as a consultant. Presently he is CEO of MSG Resources LLC, which specializes in consulting within broadcast best practices, distribution technologies and media strategy mastery. - - - - - Lee Miller is a well-known veteran of the broadcast media industry with particular experience in leading for-profit and non-profit broadcasting organizations. His career began in Lufkin, Texas in the early 80’s where he progressed from studio operations to creative services and network management. Mr. Miller has since received various professional designations and memberships such as Society of Broadcast Engineers accredited frequency coordinator, The Energy Professionals Association Certified Energy Consultant, and National Religious Broadcasters Television Committee & past Chair. Lee also serves as the Executive Director of the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance, is a member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee and is proud to be part of Texas Association of Broadcasters Golden Mic Club, highlighting extraordinary careers in broadcasting. Continued engagement with his community is at the core of his business practices serving on the board of the Salvation Army and as keyboardist for the contemporary worship band at Harmony Hill Baptist Church. Lee lives near Lufkin Texas on one of his family’s tree farms located in the Texas Forest Country region north of Houston. He is married to Kenla and has two grown children, Joshua, COO of MSGPR Ltd Co and Morgan, a Critical Care ICU RN.

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