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Not Just for Tents
The arts are an increasingly strong
part of summertime for youth.
BY DAN SMITH
SUMMER CAMP GENERALLY brings up visions
of canoes, mosquitoes and archery, but these days
they can range from sports of all kinds, reading and
writing, music, hiking and, well, just about anything.
Among the popular camps in the Roanoke Valley are
those dealing with art and theater. Here is a look at
four opportunities this summer.
MILL MOUNTAIN THEATRE
Mill Mountain Theatre has the oldest of the region's
popular camps for the stage and this year's camps will
run June 8-July 10 with week-long, hands-on, performance-based camps for kindergarteners through
The cost ranges between $225 and $275 and like the
other camps, scholarships based on need are available.
The MMT camps study fundamentals of acting, music
theater, dance, audition preparation and technical aspects. Each camp ends with a performance.
Says Education Director Anna Kimmel: "Summer
camps at Mill Mountain Theatre are creative, confidence building and rewarding."
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The goal at RCT, says education director Meghan
Griffith is "to show young people a world where
imagination soars and creative expression thrives.
Our students have spent the summer studying music,
dance, voice, movement, character, improv, storytelling, comedy, ensemble work, yoga and theatre production. They have built friendships, gained confidence,
developed as artists, created a community, and made
some unforgettable summer memories."
RCT features camps for kids between pre-kindergarten to 18 years of age, most a week long, four hours
a day with a production at the end. A few are full-day
camps. Costs range from $250-$375 a week, less for
registering ahead of time. RCT also has Camp Kaleidescope for special needs children aged 5-12 in late July.
TAUBMAN MUSEUM OF ART
The children's summer camps at the Taubman Museum of Art in downtown Roanoke "offer a multiTHE
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The Roanoker - May/June 2015