Summer vacation can include a lot more than watching TV and playing video games. The summer day camps offered by Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre provide a fun-filled way for children to continue their education while learning important communication and personal development skills.
Civic’s summer day camp for children between four and six years old is called Fairy Tale Players. It teaches pre-school and kindergarten kids not only how to use their imagination to create and tell their own stories, but also how to improve their listening skills by appreciating the stories told by their camper friends.
The classes last two and one-half hours each day, Monday through Thursday, and enrollment is limited to 10 students per session. Every morning class ends with classmates enjoying a sack lunch together on the Center for the Performing Arts green.
Older students from age 7 to 14 are invited to enroll in Jr. Civic Theatre’s Musical Theatre Camp. This high energy, Monday through Friday, all-day experience includes instruction in acting, singing and dancing and ends with a Friday evening performance the whole family is sure to enjoy.
“Both camps provide an opportunity for self-discovery,” said Brent Marty, Jr. Civic director of education. “They are designed to increase the capacity of campers to think as an individual, to become better listeners, to develop creative skills, to understand the value of collaboration, to become more confident, and to find their own voice. What better way for a child to spend a summer?”
For more information about both camps, including specific dates, cost and availability, call 853-6317 or visit www.civictheatre.org.