Teen Dance Camp 2024

Ages 13 – 18
July 22-26, 2024 9:00am to 3:00pm
Virtuosity Performing Arts Studio, Camas

Showcase is Friday afternoon at 2:00pm. Seating will be limited to 2 guests per camper.

Students will enjoy skill-based instruction in tap, musical theater, jazz, and hip hop from professional dance teachers as they do their morning rotations.  After a time Bible study, and small group time, each day will end with a full company production number rehearsal. Increase your dance skills!  Learn a new style of dance!  Have a ball with lots of Journey friends!


Please bring jazz, tap and tennis shoes.  


Cost: $345
Early Registration Discount:Register by May 21, 2024 and receive a $15 discount.
New Family Discount:
Families enrolling a student for the first time are eligible for a discount for $25 off the total cost of registration. Enter the code FIRSTJOURNEY when registering online. This discount is given once per family.
Sibling Discount: Any family that enrolls more than one child in Journey for the same session of camps will receive $10 off for every child enrolled. Note that this discount is given once per child.
Multiple Registrations Discount: Any child who is enrolled in more than one Journey camp per session will receive $10 off every class enrolled after the first.
Financial Assistance is available! If you would like to apply, please fill out this form.

Sibling and Multiple Registration Discounts cannot be combined.

Refunds for camp payments must be requested at least two weeks before the first day of the camp in which a student is registered.

A $25 processing fee will be charged.

Age Policy – All students must meet the designated age requirement within the session for which they have enrolled. A student meets the requirement if they are the required age at the beginnning of the session, or turn the required age by the last day of the session. Summer Session: June 24th – August 31st.

Camp Director/Choreographer (Tap): Chelsea Nicole Pitel

Chelsea is an award-winning choreographer from San Diego who recently relocated to Vancouver. Having grown up in the theatre world since age 4, Chelsea has performed in over 80 shows and tour groups, and at the age of 14 began choreographing and teaching dance classes for a national children’s theatre company. Since 2007, Chelsea has choreographed both professional and non-professional shows all over the Unites States, as well as Uganda. Her training includes  the Broadway Dance Center in NYC and Academy of Performing Arts in San Diego, she is also an alumnus of the Pulse Teacher Workshop and the Stage Door Connections Workshop with Andy Blankenbuehler. Chelsea is a recipient of the Portland Area Musical Theatre Award, Inland Theatre League, National Youth Arts, and Director’s Choice Award.


Choreographer (Hip Hop): Maggie Peterson

Maggie, a Journey alum, is a graduate student at George Fox University’s School of Counseling. She began dancing at the age of three and never really stopped! Most recently, Maggie choreographed Journey Theater’s production of The SpongeBob Musical. She loves how dance is a vehicle for expression, connection, and storytelling.



Choreographer (Jazz): Colleen Schoonover

Colleen Schoonover has been teaching dance and choreographing through the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years for dance studios, high school dance teams, summer camps, and youth theater. She holds a Washington State secondary teaching certification in Dance and is a full time high school counselor. In 17 years at Union High School, she founded and led the Union Dance Team to accomplishments at the State and National level, choreographed various musicals, and taught dance classes. Colleen was inducted into the Washington Dance Coaches Hall of Fame in 2021. She feels blessed to have joined the Journey teaching family in 2023.


Worship Leader: Kory Kawai

Kory has been serving in music ministry for 18 years. He first started to pick up guitar and drums in middle school and later started doing vocals as well. Kory currently serves in his church and also does special vents from time to time. He loves how music can help bring people closer to the Lord.

Kory is a former Special Education teacher and has a BA in Art and Design from Iowa State University, as well as a post-baccalaureate teaching certificate in Special Education from the University of Hawaii. He is currently working as a Special Education Paraeducator in the public school system in Vancouver, Washington.