July 2006 Diary!
Monday, July 10
We had record attendance for morning yoga - lots of fun and a great way to start the day!
Tuesday, July 11
We welcomed five new children today who are participating in My First Drama Camp! They did face-painting, pantomime, singing and more with Sarah, Phil, Chelsey, Erik, Roberta and the blue and orange groups.
Accompanist Joanne Hines was with purple and red and taught two songs from Pirates of Penzance. Julia taught a fun dance from High School Musical to everyone who signed up to learn it! And Roberta led a meditation workshop for all except orange and blue, who were enjoying mask-making with Jessica, Abby and Sarah (see photo!)
A packed day! We loved it!
Wednesday, July 12
Thursday, July 13
Julia's lunchtime dancers continued to work hard (see photo!)
Friday, July 14
Pirates of Penzance soloists (photo - The Pirate King!) spent most of the morning with Joanne and Roberta - the full camp joined us before lunch. Their energy was amazing! Green group has been enjoying arts and crafts with beads. Yellow group made microphones with Abby and Jessica! Orange and blue got wet again and worked on their plays! Purple and red are very close to finishing our plays. Everyone rehearsed. We're all costumed. Roberta ended the day with a Yoga Nidra experience (a kind of guided relaxation) based on her new CD.
Monday, July 17
Orange, blue, yellow and purple met new campers! Guest teacher Karen Dinehart taught red, purple and green articulation, modulation and volume skills. She also did creative acting games with orange, blue and yellow (see photo)! A steamy day outside the main air-conditioned hall so lots of water games. Red and purple finished their plays. Joanne was here and Roberta choreographed Pirates of Penzance songs!
Tuesday, July 18
Big rehearsing day! We showed our plays to each other (purple group, photo). Everyone is doing a great job. The First Drama Kids joined Orange for a fun crown-making arts & crafts activity.
Wednesday, July 19
Joanne was here in the morning and we polished up our Pirates songs! We had a "costume parade" (checked out all the costumes) and rehearsed with props. The counselors "traded" campers for an hour in the afternoon for some fun activities, including partner yoga with orange and arts/crafts with green. Here's a picture of the yellow group rehearsing!
Thursday, July 20
Our first dress rehearsal! We put the whole show together, starting with Orange's Princess and the Pea and working through all the groups, the dances and the song! Everyone worked hard and did their best. The Pirates of Penzance rock! (see photo) Showtime tomorrow at 2. Door open 1:40
Friday, July 21
Show time! Great job everyone! We'll look forward to seeing many of you in August and hopefully all of you sometime soon! Remember to check the Pirates of Penzance home page for info on auditions, sign-ups for the Performance Workshop (grades 3-4) and save the date info! Here's a photo of my morning yoga kids - it was great doing yoga with so many of you every morning at 8!
Full camp at dress rehearsal Friday, July 21:
Camp Director: Roberta Weiner
Senior Counselors: Sarah Bassett, Alisha Morana, Julia Auster, Phil Bassett, Dan Doane, Becky Pittman
Junior Counselors/CITs: Laura Baker, Erik Bachrach, Taylor Marsh, Chelsey Lyman, Carol Emerson, Emmy Carragher, Abbey Marsh, Jessica Mullen, Andrea Weidknecht