The students in our camp enjoy learning many songs and games that help teach confidence on the stage. These skills not only help students in theatre, but the kids also benefit from these lessons in numerous situations throughout their lifetime.
Many kids that began the camp very reserved were seen center stage in the performance, showing self-awareness that truly demanded respect and attention.
The ability to speak before an audience and present one’s self on stage is a tremendously useful skill for the real world as well as theatre. These kids will have great advantages during job interviews and presentations as they grow to become responsible, confident adults.
Enrolling kids in camps like “Stages of Summer” also helps them to step outside their comfort zone and get exposed to different career options. We talked to the children about how awesome it is that people in the Performing Arts industry get payed to “play” their whole life. The secret of the stage and the magic behind it is that the fun careers help people to enjoy their work and the amazing opportunities that come with them. We taught the kids that not only is it tremendous fun to be an actor, but also about the many other professions that take part in the behind-the-scenes aspects of theatre, like make-up and hair artists, stage hands, and directors, not to mention the designers for lighting, sets, and costumes.
These children have bright futures ahead of them, and we are here to help them make the most of their youth. Introducing them to the astounding options ahead is important to do now while they are discovering true passions that they will follow over the course of the rest of their lives.