Summer 2016 brings one of our Dream Kids to a very special 5 day camp at Riverside Church.
What joy at the end of a 5 day 9-5 theatre camp.
Kids arrive … and the wonderful teacher, Madeline Bender (who is an opera star!) guides the group to write, rehearse and perform a mini-musical!
Our client invited me in to an after-camp theatre pizza party where we watched and video taped our client doling out parts to her extended family … many who were visiting from out of town! As usual, we can not show her face but the family was AMAZING and we all played parts in a sketch called ”The Real Store”. One of our clients relatives noticed that the sketch was actually ‘real deep’ … which it totally was. The kids had come up with a concept where children went to a store and asked for “rock candy” and literally got ROCKS for candy. A request for “gummy worms” got them REAL worms. The moral of the story? BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR! Deep, right?
What a great learning experience for these children. Then after each sketch the children sang a wonderful song that super-sillified their sketches.
At the end of an enriching and super fun time new friendships were made and unique experiences were had by all.
We hug Ms. Bender goodbye and dream of next year!
Special thanks to our sponsors Mady Julian, Richard Kendall and John Dempsey and to the family of our client who took time and energy to make this all happen seamlessly and with great joy and love! You are all heroes to our mission of providing enriching experiences and dreams come true for our wonderful children and families. July 2016.