Know a performer who's ready to dazzle? Penguin Point Productions offers great mix of summer camps
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Think back to childhood; specifically, the summertime. Does it conjure up memories of playing in the grass with friends, chasing fireflies, slurping down melting ice cream cones and summer camp?
What a fun concept: camp. Summer camps offer a structured opportunity for children to grow and refine some of their hobbies and interests along the way. Best of all, camp can be truly transformational -- teaching kids to become independent and self-confident, while they socialize, make new friends and learn new skills.
Let’s say your child is interested in theater, acting, productions or anything to do with musicals or shows. Penguin Point Productions is offering the perfect summer camp -- and it just announced its 2019 camp roster.
The programs are intended for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, and then there’s another set of camps for the older kids, in grades six through 12.
Camp leaders will separate the participants for activities, based on their grade level and experience.
Camp for the younger kids runs from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Best of all, your little actors and actresses won’t get bored, considering each week will have a new theme. (More on the themes in a minute!)
Parents get some entertainment out of the deal as well, with “family and friends showcase performances” being held at 11:30 a.m. every Friday.
The camp is inclusive, meaning everyone gets to play and no one will be left out. Plus, each student will receive one free ticket to Penguin Point Production’s July 27 production of “High School Musical.”
Here’s a schedule with what to expect.
Week one -- June 10-14: Broadway-Bound Week
The kids will partake in Broadway and New York-themed activities and performances.
Week two -- June 17-21: Fairy Tales and Dragons Week
Get ready for some fantasy-themed activities and performances.
Week three -- June 24-28: Time Travel Week
Skip through time from the 1920s to today, with performances from every decade.
Week four -- July 8-12: Movie Magic Week
We hope the kids are ready for Hollywood-themed activities.
Week five -- July 15-19: Shakespeare for Kids Week
Shakespeare and British-themed performances are on the docket.
Week six -- July 22-26: "High School Musical" Week
This week’s students will be invited to appear in “High School Musical” at Lake Howell High School on Saturday, June 27.
If your child likes to tap into his or her creative side, but perhaps acting isn’t exactly that route, the camp also offers "Talk to the Camera" summer programs for children in the first through sixth grades.
Public speaking is often cited as the world's most common phobia, beating out trips to the dentist, spiders, and even death -- yes, really! -- on the list of biggest fears.
This “Talk to the Camera” camp will teach your kids practical skills, how to embrace their personalities and will truly let them share those personalities on camera.
Best of all, parents, you’ll be able to enjoy your kids’ videos, the improvement of their self-confidence, communication and social skills. You're setting them up for life.
These classes are available for students ages 6-12 and the experience runs $180 for a five-day session.
For the older campers, Penguin Point Productions offers a program that goes from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Two separate three-week sessions are available, at $400 per session.
Ready for the fun details?
Penguin Point Productions will host public weekend and evening performances so that you can watch your budding actor or actress shine. All players will have “significant stage time,” organizers said.
A schedule is below.
- Session one: “The Great Gatsby” -- starts June 10
- Session two: “High School Musical” -- starts July 8
- A “Drawing Comics” session begins July 8
- A dance camp session called “Greatest Showman” is set to launch June 24
- Another dance camp session, “Journey Through Oz,” starts July 8
Each student in the older group receives one free ticket to the July 27 production of “High School Musical,” as well.
For families needing extended day care after camp hours, Penguin Point Productions recommends its neighbor in the mall, O2bKids, which provides a wide range of activities for kids. Camp organizers know how busy the summer can get, so they want to make it easy for your young performers to participate.