The program focuses on developing strong acting skills while emphasizing self-confidence, expression, creativity, concentration, self-esteem, individual style, and public speaking and group cooperation skills, all in an atmosphere of fun and excitement.
The environment is welcoming, rewarding, challenging, and supportive. We have built variety into the program, so that campers remain involved and everyone has an opportunity to participate fully. Students have the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills, and have FUN.
The program grew out of our many years of experience as arts educators and camp leaders and our strong belief in the value of education in and through theatre and music theatre. Our goals are to nurture each student’s imagination, develop theatre skills, boost self-esteem and enable students to perform in a safe and supportive environment. Based on our philosophy that theatre skills mirror life skills, our programs develop theatre skills that will be valuable in academic, social and personal contexts.
Studies have shown that the benefits of drama education include an increase in:
- Self confidence
- Presentation and speaking skills
- Concentration and focus
- Problem-solving skills
- Organizational skills
- Physical fitness
- Sense of commitment
- Social awareness
- Capacities for cooperation and collaboration
- Communication skills
- Aesthetic appreciation