What’s Happening in Summer Camp News?
Collaborative Summer Camp
Are you looking for a place this summer to send your children ages of five and up? The Collaborative offers a seven-week, daycamp from July 2 to August 17 offering age-appropriate activities to strengthen communication, cooperation, creativity and hand-eye coordination. There’s optional participation in the 4th of July Parade, learning how to reuse cardboard products through art and science, and a week-long competition made up of different events from art to science to sports. Camp will take place at Flood Brook School in Londonderry from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an early camp available for an extra fee. The camp will also offer swimming lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays at Memorial Park starting at 1:30 p.m. for no extra charge. Registration is open now; call 802-824-4200 or visit thecollaborative.us.
Broadway Theatre Camp
The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s Broadway Theatre Camp is back for its fourth year and registration is underway for students in grades 9 through 12, as well as graduating seniors. Produced in collaboration with the creative arts department at Burr and Burton Academy, the camp is held at their impressive theatre and dance facilities in Manchester. The program offers high school students with an interest in musical theatre an incredible opportunity to learn what it takes to be a Broadway performer in a challenging yet supportive environment, with unsurpassed instruction from Broadway and national artists.
This year, participants can enroll in one or two weeks of camp. Week One is a ‘West Side Story’ workshop from July 16 to 20. Students will learn the original Jerome Robbins choreography, songs and scenes from the show, explore scenes from the musical’s source material, ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and engage in special workshops such as stage combat, audition technique and tap. Week Two is a Musical Theatre Intensive from July 23 to 27. Students will work on songs, scenes and choreography from major Broadway and off-Broadway musicals, and leave the week with a monologue and a song picked just for them, for use at school and community auditions. At the end of each session, students share what they have learned on the Weston Playhouse Main Stage and attend a professional production. Broadway Theatre Camp runs Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A tuition discount is available if attending both weeks. Enrollment ends June 15. For information or to register, contact Piper at [email protected]