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Summer Camps 2014
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2014
JUNE-AUGUST
2014 Summer Camp dates are here!
The Young Americans (YA) Summer Camp National Tour will be traveling to across the U.S. during the months of June, July, and August. The cast of 30+ Young Americans, ages 18-24, will be the counselors and teachers for every camp. For more information about our individual camps, please choose from the following:
Summer Camp Schedule | 2014
JUNE 2-6
Santiago HS: Corona, CA – Day Camp ››
JUNE 17-21
Alpena HS: Alpena, MI – Day Camp ››
JUNE 24-28
Paw Paw HS: Paw Paw, MI – Day Camp ››
JUNE/JULY 30-5
Harbor Springs HS, Harbor Springs, MI – Day Camp ››
JULY 8-12
Harbor Spring HS, Harbor Springs, MI – Day Camp ››
JULY 15-19
Mona Shores HS: Muskegon, MI – Day Camp ››
JULY 21-26
Midland University: Fremont, NE – Overnight/Day Camp ››
JULY 22-26
Sinaloa MS: Novato, CA – Day Camp ››
JULY 29-2
Cheyenne Mountain HS: Colorado Springs, CO – Day Camp ››
JULY/AUGUST 29-2
El Segundo HS: El Segundo, CA – Day Camp ››
AUGUST 5-9
Tustin HS: Tustin, CA – Day Camp ››
AUGUST 5-9
Sage Creek HS: Carlsbad, CA – Day Camp ››
**Camp price subject to community sponsorship and support.
Have a specific camp question? Please e-mail summercamp@youngamericans.org!
Cast & Bios
Alec-Otto
Alec Otto
California
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I could not decide what i wanted to do but i knew it had to do with music, which is part of why i joined the group.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I did MMA fighting for 14 years, karate, ju jitsu, and other types of fighting, and then joined show choir during the later part of my high school life.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I joined because two of my friends who graduated the year before me had joined and i could not decide what i wanted to major in for college so instead of wasting my money on college i decided YA’s would give me time to make up my mind and make me a better performer and artist.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I want to pursue sound engineering and design. I want to pursue my passion of electronic dance music and dj’ing. I hope to get a bachelors degree at a nice college like columbia in audio engineering and sound design. I love working with sound waves and creating sound from the ground up.
ALYSSA-SPRINGSTEAD
Alyssa Springstead
Michigan, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2011
BEFORE YAs: My plan for after high school was to go to college and become a nurse.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I was involved in choir and musicals and held a part time job.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: Even when I graduated and moved away to college, there was something missing in my life. It was singing and performing. Music is my passion and I didn’t have any time to pursue why I loved because of all the nursing classes I was taking. I realized nursing was not really what I wanted to do with my life. Since i had no idea what i really wanted to do I figured The Young Americans would help me find out what i enjoy.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan to live in California, audition for Disney, cruise ships etc., and then finish college with a degree in the health and nutrition field.
Andrea-Sarasin
Andrea Sarasin
New Hampshire
ANDREW W
Andrew Woyshner
California
Anna-Corazza
Anna Corazza
Oregon
ASHLEE M-K
Ashlee Morris-Kurz
Colorado
BETHANY-SPENGLER
Bethany Spengler
Colorado, USA
BRANDON K
Brandon Kimmey
Nebraska
Bri-Williams
Bri Williams
California
CATHRYN B
Cat Boettner
California
CHEYENNE-HIRST
Cheyenne Hirst
California, USA
CORDELL-HAGMANN
Cordell Hagmann
California, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2011
BEFORE YAs: I was supposed to attend a Cal State University and figure out my life from there. I didn’t really have a specific direction.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I was a show choir kid and coached soccer teams on the side.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: Grayden Smith told me to audition, so I did without knowing anything about the Young Americans. Literally, I thought they only had a Christmas Show.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan to go to school and finish a degree in the Music field, but behind the scenes in either Agency or Music Communications.
COURTNEY MACMILLAN
Courtney MacMillan
Colorado, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2010
BEFORE YAs: After my brother and sister joined the YAs, I didn’t really plan on doing anything else. Who knows what would have happened if I hadn’t gotten in?!
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I did a few musicals with my high school, but mostly I danced after school at a local studio.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: Both of my parents were YAs and both went to college, but all of their best friends now are YAs. I wanted those kinds of people in my life.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I want to live in Boston. My ultimate goal would be to have my own professional dance company.
EMILY K
Emily Kleve
Nebraska
HANNAH-DAY
Hannah Day
New Hampshire, USA
Hannah-Efsits
Hannah Efsits
Indiana
JLin-Jordan
J’Lin Jordan
Louisiana
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: Plans were to Southeastern University and major in music education.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Extra curriculars were choral, band, Key Club, Bible Club, etc.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I joined YA’s because they changed my life in such a positive way, so I want to share that with other kids around the world.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: Continue performing and helping kids, and maybe someday become a teacher!
KIM STANIZZI
Kimberly Stanizzi
New Hampshire, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2010
BEFORE YAs: I was planning to go to school to earn my BFA in Musical Theatre, with the ultimate goal of performing on Broadway.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: My extra curricular activities were community theatre, honors choir, dance and voice lessons.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: No other school provided the same extraordinary opportunities in which the YA’s do. I knew it was a once in a lifetime experience that I did not want to give up! It was the best of both worlds, providing college courses, as well as incredible performance and teaching opportunities.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: YA has opened my eyes to my love and passion for working with children. I plan to eventually finish my degree in Elementary Education, and of course always incorporate music in everything I do!
KIRBY E
Kirby Eichstadt
Michigan
Kyle-Goleman
Kyle Goleman
New Hampshire
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: Lived in Los Angeles pursuing his acting career. Some of his most prominent work was on Nickelodeon’s hit show “iCarly”, in Toby Keith’s “Beers Ago” music video, in Bridget Mendler’s “We Can Change the World” music video, in the short film “The Kids Don’t Like It”, and in various commercials for Doritos, Porsche, Best Buy and Nintendo DS.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Highschool Choir, Showchoir & Jazz Choir.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: Before I did my first workshop with Young Americans when I was 10, my life was all about sports. Young Americans opened my eyes to the world of performing and I have found my true passion in life. Now, I want to give back and do that for other kids.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I want to move back to LA, to further pursue my acting career.
LEAH J
Leah Jones
Michigan
Liz-Laramie
Liz Laramie
New Hampshire
Mariah-Strickland
Mariah Strickland
Louisiana
MAYSON M
Mayson McDaniel
Alaska
Michael-Lunder
Michael Lunder
Minnesota
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: I wanted to be a Vet before I met the YA’s.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: A lot of jobs, track, show choir, musicals, gymnastics, and dance for a few months of my senior year.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I joined because they used music to make me feel better about myself during a time when I was bullied for loving music.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I don’t have any plans right now, but I would love to stay involved with music no matter what I do!
MIMI ORTEGA
Mimi Ortega
California, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2010
BEFORE YAs: I’ve always had dreams of being on Broadway, so I went to Fullerton College to major in Theatre. I was also the fastest girl in Track at the time and would have loved to continue running.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I was in Show Choir and I ran Track.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I took a workshop at my high school while I was in college. What they introduced to me was beyond amazing. They inspired me through music, my favorite thing.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I plan to get a job and save money for a house. On the side I want to audition for musicals in LA and continue to write and record my music in the studio.
Nate-Padilla
Nate Padilla
California
Nozomi-Masuoka
Nozomi Masuoka
Japan
NEW KID YEAR: 2012
BEFORE YAs: Go to the university then study about the sociology, education and economy. (I actually went to the university then studied them all for 2 years.)
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Extra curriculars were some volunteer activities for kids and foreign exchange.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I worked with YAs and kids as a student volunteer on Japan tour for 5 years then met 1 YA who inspired me so much so decided to join.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I am planning to go back to Japan then before I came here I worked at special needs class in elementary school so I want to go back there then find a better way to work with kids as my career.
OLGA G
Olga Gorbunova
Russia
Patrick-Marshall
Patrick Marshall
California
Rene-Rodriguez
Rene Rodriguez
California
RYAN F
Ryan Fielder
Arizona
RYAN-LONDON
Ryan London
Michigan, USA
SalLacagnina
Sal Lacagnina
Florida, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2009
BEFORE YAs: My plan was to attend a Florida university and pursue college basketball and theater.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: Varsity Basketball, Drama club, Student Government, Model United Nations, Youth In Government, Environmental Club, and Class Officer.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: The Young Americans seemed like an amazing way to travel the world and learn more about what I want to do with my life.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: My plans after Young Americans are to do whatever makes me happy at the time and can help others.
SAM-BENSON
Samuel Benson
Wyoming, USA
NEW KID YEAR: 2010
BEFORE YAs: I actually planned on studying architecture and/or veterinary medicine.
HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULARS: I was involved in drama, choir, orchestra, marching band, and swimming.
WHY I JOINED THE YAs: I joined the group because the young Americans brought an understanding of music I had never seen before and I wanted to be able to spread the amazing feeling that they gave me to everyone else.
MY PLANS AFTER YAs: I have no idea what I would like to do yet in the future, I would just like to be happy and have a beautiful family.
SKYLER S
Skyler Shelton
Michigan
TYLER V
Tyler Vogt
Nebraska
ZACK S
Zack Steenbergen
New York
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