Our 2018 Summer Camp Program allows students from across the KC Metro to expand their horizons, tackle new challenges and engage with the community.  



...Put your cooking to the test! After expanding palates to flavors from around the world (and a few trial runs), our young chefs will artistically assemble, safely prepare, and exquisitely serve food to friends and family as they explore the creativity and craftsmanship of cooking!

**When registering please be aware of our multi-child options.**


It's time for the great outdoors! Campers will experience nature's most inspiring phenomena through a variety of activities and adventures. There will be scavenger hunts, field trips to fascinating places, plant collections and the use of our senses as we garden, harvest and even share the fruits of our labor with the community around us

**When registering please be aware of our multi-child options.**


Our Caring Leaders camp will take a spin into the future this year as we empower students how to responsibly us current and future technology in order to relate to and impact all types of people. Students will explore the new possibilities of storytelling through media, the power of listening, the beauty of different cultures and the joy of serving those in need as they prepare to traverse the exponentially changing world of the 21st century.

**When registering please be aware of our multi-child options.**


Ready to travel through time? This week's campers will celebrate the best traditions of the past century - one decade per day - by dressing up, learning the most popular music and dance, meeting (and impersonating) the legends and reliving the best of each decade.

**When registering please be aware of our multi-child options.**


Musicians, lyricists, poets, and performers of all ages, together with local songwriters, will assemble with one common goal: to write beautiful music. Campers will analyze songs—from classic to contemporary, familiar to obscure, Beethoven to Beatles—and find out what compels us to sing along. Then, students will collaboratively write and independently write original music to share in our talent showcase at the end of the week.

**When registering please be aware of our multi-child options.**


Are your kids filled with dramatic flair? Do they like to sing, dance or act? Bright Lights' Performing Arts Summer Camp will channel students' theatrical energy while building their confidence. Campers will learn skills (acting, singing, set building, and costume creation, etc...) so they can assemble an amazing performance in only two weeks!

**When registering please be aware of our multi-child options.**


Be our Guest                June 4-8
Wild and Free                 June 11-15
Future Leaders                June 18-22
Decade Escapade           June 25-29
Songwriting .               July 9-13
Performing Arts          July 16-28



Spring Performance: Honk Jr.

January 15 - April 14

Reserve Your Seats


This delightful adaptation of the beloved fable and the award-winning musical is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special.

Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score.  Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.


Rehearsals begin January 15, 2018 culminating in three performances April 12, 13, 14, 2018.


  • When:  Monday nights from 5-8pm
  • Where: New Springs Community Church
    1800 NE Independence Ave, Lee's Summit, MO 64086
  • Additional rehearsals (some Fridays and Saturdays) will be added as we get closer to the performance. 


Before January 1, 2018

Single Child - $200

Family Pricing - $150/per child


After January 1, 2018

Single Child - $225

Family Pricing - $175/per child


**MONTHLY Payment options available for a small fee



Fall Semester 2017: Bright Lights Troupe

Have you ever seen a creative spark of energy in your child? Does your kid have a dramatic flare? A.J. Valle, Bright Lights' Performing Arts Director invites YOUR KID to join our fall 2017 Troupe program! We will be developing our singing, acting, and dancing skills through:

  • Theatrical performance
  • Improvisation techniques
  • Group dance numbers
  • Solos and monologues
  • Choreography

This program engages students so that both the first-time actor and the experienced actor leave feeling more confident, bold, and ready to present to an audience in a wide variety of venues. 

Program Spotlight

  • Age Range: Students in Grades K - 12
  • Time: Mondays 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Dates: September 11 - December 11, 2017
  • Performance/Showcase Night: Friday, December 15, 2017
  • Location: New Springs Community Church, 1800 NE Independence Ave, Lee's Summit, MO 64086 (Right off Missouri Rd. and Independence Ave)
  • Cost: $200 with a $25 registration fee - This cost covers 14 weeks of 3-hour instructional classes. That's less than $15 a class! We also have multi-child discounts for families. See our sign up page for details.

Highlight Reel
At the end of the semester, your child will leave the semester with increased confidence and improved ability to:

  • Present confidently to a live audience
  • Work with a team to put on a great performance
  • Guide others through problem-solving activities
  • Communicate a persuasive idea
  • Prepare for future auditions and performance
  • And so much more!

Remember, theatre isn’t just about theatre! Theatre is the avenue to combine our core learning objectives of problem solving, persuasion, and presentation into a package that will cause your kids to elevate to the next level. We want YOUR CHILD to join our program.

Have additional questions? Check out the FAQ page for our Fall Troupe. 

2017 Fall Troupe
from 225.00
Number of Students:
Add To Cart

About Bright Lights Institute

Bright Lights Institute provides innovative, after-school enrichment and summer programming for students in the Kansas City metro area. Through Bright Lights' programming and learning objectives, students will be equipped with the essential skills to thrive in any part of the world, any walk of life, any field, any focus. We desire to unlock the creative spirit within every student, encouraging them to shine brightly as a leader of tomorrow. 

Why Bright Lights?

Our world is changing. With the fast pace of technology and information sharing, the methods, objectives and strategies of education even ten years ago are not the most effective way to reach and prepare kids for the world of their adulthood. How do we keep up with this fast pace and prepare them for careers in industries that may not even be invented yet? How do we educate them on global issues that may not be even in the light yet? If you are frustrated with educational limitations due to static curriculum, cookie-cutter programming, large class sizes, and divided instructor attentions, additional enrichment opportunities may be what you are looking for. 

In every Bright Lights program, your child will be:

  • Challenged with inventive projects
  • Pulled from their comfort zones
  • Trained to think critically
  • Empowered to adapt and thrive

Core Values of Bright Lights

  • Step out and be bold
  • Work together and win as a team
  • Respect one another
  • Seek the truth and do the right thing
  • Keep all conflict constructive