Greenbrier Valley Theatre Offers Summer Drama Camps In July and August

Summer is officially here and Greenbrier Valley Theatre is preparing to beat the heat with their annual summer drama camps, scheduled for July 22nd through August 7th.  Kids of all ages are invited to join the GVT community this summer to learn about theatre arts from a team of professionals. The theme of this year’s camp is “It’s About Time.”

“Camp is a fun and interactive time where we encourage kids to put their screens away for a bit and learn valuable teamwork and communication skills, as well as embrace their imaginations through play,” said Education Director Dorothy Jo Oberfoell.

Each week features a unique camp for different age groups. Weeks one and two will be targeted for rising second through tenth graders. Week three is for rising kindergarteners through third graders. Participants do not need to have prior experience in theatre to sign up.

During week one, students will spend their camp time creating a new play from scratch. Kids will work in groups with a director to write the script, cast the show, rehearse, and create costumes, props, and more.  Week two is the “musical theatre week,” where there is more focus on singing and dancing. This year students will work on a full musical and perform it at the end of the week. This show was specifically chosen to accommodate campers of all skill levels in a safe and fun environment.

“The students are going to be involved in the whole show process – from learning music and making costumes to helping with the set,” said Oberfoell.

All three weeks will be filled with activities, crafts, and classes to engage the mind of students and get their creative juices flowing.  To register or for more information, you may visit the theatre’s or call the box office at (304) 645-3838 ext. 111. Camp tuition for week one is $200 per week for second through fifth graders, and $250 for sixth through tenth graders. Week two is $250 for all students, and the cost for week three is $100.  Need-based scholarships are available for all three weeks.

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Heather Niday

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