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LoCo Arts & JoELoe Productions, LLC Present:

Summer Shakespeare Camp: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Ages 9-16)

Lead Instructor: Sarah Meade

Dates: July 9-14


M-F (July 9 - 13) 8:30a - 5:00p

Saturday (July 14) 8:30a - 10:30, dress rehearsal

11:00a - 12:30p, performance

12:30, pot luck cast party 

Cost: $150

Location: Newport Community Center

LoCo Arts’ Summer Shakespeare camp joins forces once again with JoELoe Productions, LLC to present A Midsummer Night's Dream. This week-long theatrical experience provides an opportunity for young thespians (ages 9-16) to collaborate with an experienced instructor to produce a fun and inventive reimagining of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy! Students will learn the fundamentals of acting and theatre production as they grow into a close-knit cast, and build their confidence onstage. The group’s hard work will be showcased at a matinee performance in the unforgettable, historic Newport Community Center theater on July 14, 2018. Family and friends are invited to the post-production, pot luck cast party. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

SEEDlings @ Mayapple (Ages 3 - 6)

Lead Instructor: Melissa West

Date: June 18-22 & June 25-29

Time: 8:45a-12:00p

Cost: $125 per session

Location: Newport Community Center

REGISTRATION: www.mayapple.org/summer-camps/

Our all-outdoors SEEDlings Summer Camp sessions offer a sampler of art, adventure, literacy, and more, all with a focus on nature.  Each day, campers will learn about a different nature topic and participate in related activities. In previous years, we’ve learned about ants and made an art farm, learned about bears and found a good home for a hibernating bear in the forest, learned about streams and made boats, and much more. Each week, campers will enjoy a campfire and have at least one adventure up into the forest above the school building. Of course, each day will also provide plenty of your child’s favorite: PLAY! Campers can “cook” in our mud kitchen, build with sticks and loose parts, and cool down in Greenbrier Creek with friends daily. If your child thrives outside, with plenty of creative, hands-on experience, this is her camp!Each year, SEEDlings offers something different than the previous year, although this year our two weeks of SEEDlings will offer the same programming. Campers are encouraged to sign up for one week only so as not to repeat programming. For different themes and hands-on activities, as well as different dates, consider signing up for a week at the original SEEDlings at the Price House Nature Center in Blacksburg as well. SEEDlings is appropriate for children who are fully self-toileting and are ready to benefit from a group experience. If you have questions please ask!  A healthy snack is provided for your child daily.

The Mayapple School Adventure Camp (Ages 6 - 9)

Lead Instructor: Melissa West

Date: July 2-4

Time: 9:00a-2:00p

Cost: $105 per session

Location: Newport Community Center

REGISTRATION: www.mayapple.org/summer-camps/

Are you ready to take rock hopping and creek hikes to the next level? Take forest explorations off-trail? Spend hours in the Great Outdoors, testing your daring, ingenuity, and craftsmanship? On the list: fort building, wilderness games, and the muddiest obstacle course you ever built. Our adventure camp for kids ages 6 – 9 is an all-outdoors camp led by two camp counselors for up to 14 campers. It’s the perfect way to create summertime memories you will never forget.This camp is held in the forest above the Mayapple School, and in the creek and fields on our grounds. It is appropriate for children who have previously spent time and are comfortable in natural environments and are able to take advantage of all that a group setting has to offer.  If you have questions, please ask!  A healthy mid-morning snack is provided daily. You are requested to provide your own lunch.