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PG Summer Drama Camp Celebrates 8th Year with Mysteriously Dramatic Performance

posted Jul 7, 2014, 9:19 AM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 11, 2014, 11:14 AM ]
“We have had a dramatically good time this week-getting to know each other, making daily crafts, playing lots of improv games, and competing in a mystery challenge and challenging mysteries each day.” -Summer Drama Camp participant

“And we’ve had FUN! So thanks Mom and Dad for sending us to Prairie Grove’s Summer Drama Camp!” -Summer Drama Camp participant

Prairie Grove’s Summer Drama Camp celebrated its eighth year, June 23-June 27, with crafts, games, and dramatic activities that support the learning standards we teach during the school year. Our theme of mystery was inspired by our campers’ interest in creating and writing their own skits and commercials for the annual end-of-camp performance on Friday evening.

At drama camp we practice performance skills; we work-in lessons that include speaking, listening, writing and reading. From our youngest camper, going into 4th grade, to our oldest, 8th graders, all are involved in the creation of the final Friday night performance for family and friends.

Our drama camp participants get a feel for live performance, stage direction, and set design; in an atmosphere of authentic activities that are motivating and engaging. Campers worked in small groups and learned about the many aspects of performance and stage settings.

The twenty-five 2014 group of Summer Drama Camp participants did really well and showed so much growth. as the camp coaches, PG teachers Paulina Levy, Mary O’Leary, and Sandra Rosner observed. The students had a chance to come out of their shell by participating in activities that got them up and moving around with their peers, both older and younger, acting things out toward a common goal.

Although some expressed stage fright before the final performance, the teachers continually encouraged them and were pleased by the outcome. “We are really proud of them for being able to perform well and practice their public and performance speaking skills which greatly improved throughout the week.”

Look for Drama Camp Year 9 (2015) at PG School next year for another dramatic week of summer fun!