TEK Drama Camps Taught by Amy Koo & Nancy Torborg (Root's music & media specialist) Meet Amy Koo: Amy has produced 6 productions at Root Elementary and is currently working on her 7th show! Past shows include 101 Dalmatians Kids (2013), Willy Wonka Kids (2014), Dear Edwina, JR (2015), The Lion King Kids (2016), James and the Giant Peach, JR (2017), and Shrek JR (2018). She lives in Raleigh with her husband, 5 kids, and grandmother. She is thankful for all her amazing students, past and present, for being her constant inspiration.
Meet Nancy Torborg: Mrs. T. has loved musicals forever. She grew up in NY and was lucky to see a ton of Broadway shows growing up. Her work with "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR" is her 7th production at Root Elementary. She feels blessed to work with the directors and the talented students that make each play a magical experience.
Willy Wonka Kids Roald Dahls' timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure. Camp Dates: July 22-July 26 from 9 -4 Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church Cost: $285 Ages: Rising 3rd-6th grade students Register Online
ELF Jr. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Camp Dates: July 29- August 2 from 9-4 Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church Cost: $300 (this show is more expensive due to licensing) Ages: Rising 4th- 9th Register Online
Join us for a week of camp where we will prep, learn, and produce our very own musical! During this camp we will act, dance, sing and even do some set and prop making! Although we will have a flexible schedule depending on the needs of our cast, here's an example of how a day may go during camp: Daily Schedule: 9am- Arrival and acting games 10am- Vocal work 11am- Choreography 12- Lunch and break 1pm-Theatre skills (topics will vary from rehearsal etiquette, to audition skills, to directing, etc) 2pm- On stage to put it all together! 4pm- Dismissal Both weeks of camp will end in a full performance of the show we've been working on! Students should bring lunch and 2 snacks each day. We will also need to have an all black outfit for the performance. Register Online
Preschool Summer Camps LEGOMANIA! (Full-waitlist available) Date: July 22-26 Age: Current 4’s and 5’s Time: 9:00-12:30 (Bring a lunch from home) Cost: $160 Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church Taught by: Liza Cates and Caroline Whitley- White Memorial Preschool teachers For the Lego enthusiast, this camp is a Lego explosion of building, creativity, activities, and fun. Rotating centers with varied themes, including princesses and Star Wars, to name a few, will encourage and enhance creativity and imagination, along with engineering skills! Register Online
Let’s Go! (Full-waitlist available) Date: July 29-August 2 Age: Current 3’s,4’s and 5’s Time: 9:00-12:30 (Bring a lunch from home) Cost: $160 Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church Taught by: Liza Cates and Caroline Whitley-White Memorial Preschool teachers Come explore and have fun with things that GO, by air, water, and land! We will make our own rockets, planes, and cars, and a variety of take-home modes of transportation. Engaging and interactive, this camp appeals to all who love vehicles and how they work! Register Online
Kindergarten Blast Off (Full-waitlist available) Date: August 12-16 Age: Rising K Students Time: 9:00-12:30 (Bring a lunch from home) Cost: $160 Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church Section 1 Taught by: Liza Cates and Caroline Whitley-White Memorial Preschool teachers (Full) Section 2 Taught by: Lauren McCallum -Joyner Elementary Teacher (spots available) We’re clearing out the summer cobwebs and preparing for a kindergarten year that is “out of this world”! Join us as we revisit some academic skills in super fun ways and get these rising kindergartners ready and excited for the responsibilities and challenges that lie ahead. And all disguised so that our campers don’t even know they’re learning! Register Online
Under the Sea Adventures Date: August 12-16 Age: Rising 3’s and 4’s Time: 9:00-12:30 (Bring a lunch from home) Cost: $160 Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church Taught by: Maggie Lohr and Jen Page, Underwood Elementary School teachers Ahoy there! Let's set sail on an under the sea voyage into the world of fantastic sea creatures, pirates, mermaids, and more. During our fun filled camp we will have treasure hunts, ocean adventures, sand castle creations, and many other special sea activities. All these hands-on adventures will immerse your child in literacy, art, music, and movement. Don't miss the boat on this unbelievable Under the Sea Adventure! Register Online
LEGOMANIA! Date: August 19-23 Age: Current 4’s and 5’s Time: 9:00-12:30 (Bring a lunch from home) Cost: $160 Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church-Whitaker Mill Road Taught by Liza Cates and Caroline Whitley-White Memorial Preschool teachers For the Lego enthusiast, this camp is a Lego explosion of building, creativity, activities, and fun. Rotating centers with varied themes, including princesses and Star Wars, to name a few, will encourage and enhance creativity and imagination, along with engineering skills! Register Online
Elementary Summer Camps Animal Art Safari and Stories Date: July 29-August 2 Age: Rising 2nd-Rising 6th Time: 9:30-1:00 (Bring a lunch from home) Cost: $160 (plus a $15 supply fee which will be collected prior to camp starting) Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church Taught by: Lauren McCallum- Joyner Elementary teacher Join us for a week art camp where we will take a Safari through art and create your very own animal inspired masterpieces along with reading some fun safari stories! Design a unique snake sculpture out of clay, paint a colorful toucan, learn how to draw lions, tigers and bears (oh my!),create collages of owls, paint Koi fish and more. We will learn all about color theory, balance, symmetry,contrast, sculpture and painting. Artists will get a chance to use colored pencils, markers, crayons, watercolors, acrylics, and clay as they create their own art portfolios focused on Safari Animals. Along with the animal art we will tie in the projects with some engaging animal safari literature to keep our reading skills sharp. Don't miss out on this amazing animal experience! Register Online