We currently run five in-school programs, five after-school programs and seven summer camp sessions in San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, and Alameda counties. All together, we serve around 1,200 campers each year. In each of these programs children are cast in an original musical theater production, written by our own dedicated artistic staff. These productions are infinitely flexible and can be tailored to fit the needs of each unique group that we work with. They include songs and dances from various styles and time periods all based around a common theme and positive message. Students work together to build the production from the ground up, culminating in a performance for friends, fellow students, and family.
Before we were known as Kid Stock, Inc., we operated under the name of Sunshine Band, and our fall/winter after-school program still bears that name in honor of those beginnings.
Sunshine Band is a small, open-enrollment after-school program located at St. Anne of the Sunset in San Francisco. Students meet on Wednesdays from 3:30PM to 5:30PM, where they workshop and rehearse the latest Kid Stock production – a brand new show that joins the regular rotation after a debut performance by the Sunshine Band at our annual Starlight Celebration.
Not only do students rotate through workshops in drama, signing, and dance, they are also given a unique look at the process of building a new production from script to set and costumes to stage.
Summer Stock is our flagship summer camp program, celebrating its 20th year of operation in 2012. Kid Stock summer day camps are three weeks long and culminate in a final performance.
From the hours of 9:00AM to 3:00PM, campers rotate through workshops in drama, dance, singing, and art, working with their peers and staff members to put together a performance and create visual projects that support the theme of each show. They’re also given snack and lunch breaks each day, with plenty of time to play outside and enjoy the company of friends new and old.
The performance, which takes place at 4:00PM on the final Thursday of each session, unless otherwise noted, is free to the public. All family and friends are encouraged to attend.
Currently, Kid Stock, Inc. offers in-school and after-school programs on a contractual basis. We work with the schools we serve to create a program that best suits each institution’s needs.
If you are an administrator and are interested in having a Kid Stock program at your school, please contact our office and we would be happy to arrange a meeting with you.