On the first day of camp, we jumped right in by taking fun group pictures with photo booth props and making group banners. We then had our morning huddle by our creative tree (ask your camper more about our tree) and we jumped right in with getting-to-know-you games and our famous skit in the bag game was a hit! This was a great way to get our campers interacting, laughing, and having fun! We continued the week with bonding exercises, participating in our karaoke and lip-synch lunches, learning about the process of theater (education, auditioning, ensemble work), soaking up the secret sauce of StarQuest empowerment, and of course spending time in acting, dancing, voice classes and auditions and rehearsals for The SpongeBob Musical, Youth Edition.
All of our counselors worked with their groups, daily, on gaining trust in one another and achieving comfort levels that allow all the campers to feel nurtured. Our voice, dance, and acting specialists focused on setting up basic skills and foundations, helping our stars gain confidence in their abilities. We also had auditions, and casting, started our character and scene work and learned several songs and dances for The SpongeBob Musical, Youth Edition.
To top off the week, our appreciation circle today brought all of our campers together to share their gratitude for each other and for the moments they loved most all week! We also gave everyone a bracelet on the first day of camp to remind them we are all a part of a theater family, our StarQuest family… where you are safe, supported, loved, and loving! Oh and don’t forget the ice cream bar we had today YUM!