A Chat with Drama Kids and KidzArt
1. How did you come up with the idea to do a joint summer camp?
Given that both Drama Kids and KidzArt have similar missions – building confidence, communication skills, and self-expression in children of all ages – it was a natural fit! Furthermore, our programs tend to appeal to the same type of children, meanwhile giving those who wouldn’t normally think to try drama classes or art classes, exposure to these two similar, yet different fields.
2. How does it work?
Quite simply, children spend half their camp day receiving drama instruction, and the other half art instruction. High energy, certified instructors – the best in the business! – lead campers in a unique combination of fun, creative, and entertaining theatre and speech activities such as large group improvisations, silent scenes, dialogue development, scene starters, and theater games. Students will also be encouraged to experiment with a wide variety of art mediums, including three-dimensional sculpture, unique surfaces and more. Students will have access to the highest quality, professional art materials.
3. What age group works best for the summer camp services?
We offer two different camps: our traditional full-day camp for ages 6-12 and our half-day KinderCamps for ages 4-5. Camp is specially structured to be fun for ALL kids – beginning or experienced.
4. What has been the response of the children and their parents?
This is our 4th year running our joint camps together, and they keep growing every year! What amazes me each time, are the number of repeat campers we get. About 80% of our kids are returning campers – meaning once they try it, they can’t get enough! As one of the parents commented to me after our Spring Break Camp this year, “This is the one camp I don’t have to force Emily to attend – she talks about it all year long!” We hear our families talking to friends about our camp programs for weeks and months after they end!! Students can’t wait to find out the next theme and parents start planning wall space to frame and display their children’s creations!
5. Is there a specific part or area of the summer camp that seems to be a favorite?
Our end of camp parent presentation seems to be the highlight of the week. It is amazing watching the confidence and self-esteem just ooze from the kids as they perform live for their parents and show off their art work in our impressive art gallery. Parents are amazed at what they kids can create in just one short week!
6. Are there any other comments you would like to make regarding the success of your business; or any new developments you would like to make potential customers aware of?
Registration for our Colonie and Clifton Park Summer Camps is already open and they fill up fast every year, so don’t delay! We are happy to offer The Children’s Guide Parents a special gift when signing up their children. Mention The Children’s Guide when registering and your child will receive a FREE “Drama Rocks” T-shirt and Chalk Pastels from KidzArt! During our program, students are challenged to explore their own creative style. They utilize brainstorming and problem solving techniques to help break down difficult curriculum. This process leads to amazing results that children are proud to display and discuss. Once again building their overall confidence! Fine arts are an exceptional tool for “out of the box thinking”. Kidzart and Drama kids are helping to build tomorrow’ leaders!
Or call for more information: Drama Kids (518) 458-1313 & KidzArt (518) 456-4101.
May 25, 2012 | Category: Article of the Month | Comments: none