Mas Camp: Carnival Costumes Summer Youth Employment Program

Mas Camp: Carnival Costumes Summer Youth Employment Program

Mas Camp: Carnival Costumes Summer Youth Employment Program is a partnership between the Exotic One’s Band and the Connecticut Historical Society’s (CHS) Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program. During Mas Camp, students will learn the history and culture of Caribbean Carnival, create their own Carnival costume, learn authentic Caribbean cultural dance, and learn important professional job skills while receiving a work-study stipend.

In the past, Mas Camp has operated in person at a fixed location. Keeping with the times, in 2020 the program will be done virtually using Google Classroom, combining virtual meetings and limited in-person learning.
All materials and supplies will be provided to participants for the construction of their costume. Supplies pickup will be held at CHS, at a time to be determined.

The costume pattern and instructions as well as dance choreography will be taught virtually. Daily work progress check-ins will be required. There will be ample opportunities to communicate with fellow Exotic One’s Band section members and Mas Camp instructors, as well as weekly special instructors from around the world.
In August, participants should be prepared for limited in-person gatherings at the Connecticut Historical Society, adhering to statewide guidance at that time.

Mas Camp will run from July 6 through August 7th, 2020, Monday through Friday, 2:00pm-6:00pm.
A curriculum overview will be provided and will be adjusted as Camp progresses.
Interested students should apply online here by June 19, 2020: https://chs.org/connecticut-cultural-heritage-arts-program/connecticut-cultural-heritage-arts-program-projects/mas/

The online application (linked toward the bottom of the webpage) only works if students have a gmail address to sign into. If they don’t have one, they will have to create one.

Qualified applicants should expect a virtual interview as part of the application process.

For questions, please contact:

Kate Schramm, PhD | Director, Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program

| (860) 236-5621 x251