OAKHURST — This year, Vision Academy of the Arts Summer Camps presents Better Than Ever! The Rally! as the first in their three-week series of creative and affordable summer programs for youth starting Monday, June 18.
The trio of camps are designed to stand alone or as a group, taking place at Oakhurst Elementary School where participants break into different groups for expression of dance, art, music, poetry, and other creative disciplines. Camp continues for a total of three weeks, with a different theme each session, and concludes each time with a Friday evening performance where all the elements will come together in spectacular fashion.
“We’re putting on a rally,” say insiders, talking about the first week’s production. “The spirited week encourages and promotes the values of coming together for a common goal while teaching inclusion of all the various students that make up our schools’ student bodies today.”
As as tradition, there will be a show for family and friends at the end of the week, on Friday, June 22 at 5:15p.m.
Vision Academy summer camp is open to students going into 2nd – 8th grades in the fall. Students are required to bring a bag lunch. Snacks are available for small fee. Recorder, recorder book and singing books are available for an extra cost. For more information visit the Vision Academy of the Arts page on Facebook or phone Jackie Byers at (559) 683-7071. Copies of registration are available at the Oakhurst Branch Library.
“Your star shining softly on its own, but brightly when shared with others.”
- June 18 – 22, Better Than Ever, The Rally! Students will learn songs, make posters, write, dance, and act in skits, perform music they learn on instruments, and lots more.
- June 25 – 29, Update Earth. Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. This is a 20-minute musical review about our ongoing quest to better the world’s environment. It features seven original pop/rock songs.
- July 2 – 6, Let’s All Sing Broadway. Celebrate musical theater with hits from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Les Miserables, and Rent.Show each week for family and friends: Friday at 5:15.Full day: $180, half day (mornings or afternoons): $80.
Payment plans and partial scholarships are available.
Students need to bring a bag lunch. Snacks are available for $0.25.Cost includes a T-shirt and professional instruction in:
art (Rita Adams), musical theater (Jackie Byers), writing (Monika Moulin), band (Jamie Hellwig), guitar and ukulele (Kirk Moulin), dance (Elseana Skowronski)
Vision Academy of the Arts, founded in 1994. “This is our Vision – Our community enriched with art, music, poetry, drama and dance; Our children’s lives enhanced with experiences in the arts; Our community as extension of our children’s classrooms; Our lives enriched while we learn as if we, too, are children. We are dreamers who believe in vision. Go and Let your Light shine in the world!”