One of the favorite activities for kids at day camp, drama
classes arent just a ton of fun; they help kids grow, gain self-confidence and learn to function as a team.
Although drama classes are offered in after school
programs, at magnet schools and at community
theaters, many kids find it especially fun and laid back to
take the classes at summer day camp.
A great way to spark a childs interest in the arts, drama classes introduce
youngsters to a wide range of theatrical activities.
They learn about writing, directing,
performing, auditioning, designing
and building scenery and maybe even
dancing, singing and choreography.
Kids in drama classes benefit greatly by learning to work
together in a cooperative venture, taking others ideas into consideration, working through creative differences and learning to accept feedback.
Not only do actors need to work cooperatively, but all
members of the theatrical ensemble have to figure out
how to work together toward the best possible production.
Though some parents worry that
getting involved in theatrical arts
will impede or take important
time away from academic
pursuits, studies have found
quite the opposite.
In general, students involved in
the creative arts tend to do
better academically, and a study
by The College Board showed ...
... that these students scored
nearly 100 points higher on the
SAT than those not involved in
The benefits of drama classes include opportunities for
improvement of communications skills, particularly
public speaking and projecting the voice.
Kids in drama classes can also develop emotional skills
such as empathy when they try to relate to their
characters feelings and motivations.
The ability to walk in someone elses shoes and see things from a different point of view are skills that will be useful
throughout your childs life, and by learning to understand their characters emotions they can become more in tune with their own.
Youll probably find that taking drama classes will result in a
noticeable improvement in your
childs social skills.
Your youngster will meet and
bond with new friends in class,
developing a sense of
camaraderie with them as their
characters interact during
rehearsals and performances.
If your child has expressed an interest
in the theater, there are a variety of
places to find classes.
On the budget end, you may find
instruction at community centers and
town recreation centers or as part of
summer camp programs.
Kids who are more intensely
interested in the theater may
benefit from classes at a
professional theater group
where they can study the art
with professionals in a real
Performing arts schools offer classes
in musical theater, voice, singing and
dance as well as drama.
Let your kids enjoy the experience of drama classes and
summer day camp at Maplewood Summer Day Camp.
Experienced staff will keep your child both safe and
busy with drama classes, arts and crafts, games, water
sports, gymnastics and more.
Visit the site at
MAPLEWOOD COUNTRY DAY CAMP
AND ENRICHMENT CENTER
150 Foundry St. (Route 106)
PO Box 88 (Mailing)
South Easton, MA 02375
Telephone: (508) 238-2387
FAX: (508) 238-1154