The Young Americans return to Port this month

Performing arts group to host summer camp, two shows at Port High

GETTING READY FOR the return of The Young Americans this month, students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Port Washington played drums purchased with proceeds from a previous visit by the southern California-based performing arts group. Demonstrating their rhythm were (front row, from left) Kaitlyn Steidtmann, Ella Rosenthal, Annabelle Hatfield, Sophia Goetz, Abby Zirbes, Reagan Jerome, (back row) Noah Mueller, Mercy Arn, Yulianees Diaz, Logan Williams, William Wagner, Vanessa Lester, Zachary Falkenberg and Elena Rosalez. Holding a Young Americans sign were Paige Scheunemann (left) and Madison Wichman. Photo by Sam Arendt

The Young Americans will return to Port Washington this month to host a Turn Up The Music performing arts summer camp for area students in third grade through college that will culminate in two public shows.

The camp will run from Tuesday, June 12, through Saturday, June 16, in the Port Washington High School gym.

During the first four days of the camp, students will work with the college-age members of The Young Americans, a southern California nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring young people through song and dance, on everything from vocal and dance routines to a full stage performance.

The camp will culminate with shows  at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, in the high school gym.

The Young Americans cast of 40 performers will take the stage for the first act as a thank you to the community.

The second half of the show will feature camp participants performing what they learned during the previous four days.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and will be sold during camp drop off and pick up and at the door beginning 30 minutes before each show.

Cost of the camp is $219 per student.

To register and for more information, go to

The Young Americans have made several appearances in Port Washington to work with students during the school year and in summer.

Two Port High graduates, Alexis Beach and Elliot DeMerit, are members of the group.



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