TEK Drama Camps Taught by Amy Koo & Nancy Torborg (Root's music & media specialist) and Amanda Daley (Root's Art teacher) 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.
Lion King Jr. Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life on the stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle.... and back again, in this inspiring, coming of age tale. Dates: August 3rd- August 7th Time: 9am-4pm Location: Root Elementary School Ages: Rising 3rd- 6th Cost: $325
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! NEW THIS YEAR! Root's amazing art teacher, Mrs. Daley, will be joining the team and working with the cast on creating their own masks to wear as part of their costume, as well as creating details to add that "WOW" factor to our sets. Each child will work in small groups with Mrs. Daley every day to create paper mache masks as well as paper crafting and painting for other set and prop projects!
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 The camp week 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! Date: July 13-17 Age: Current enrolled 4’s and 5’s Time: 9:00-12:30 (Bring a lunch from home) Cost: $165 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
Treasure Island Date: July 13-17 Age: Rising 3’s and 4's Time: 9:00-12:30 (Bring a lunch from home) Cost: $165 Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church Taught by: Maggie Lohr and Jen Page, Underwood Elementary School teachers A’hoy matey! We are in search of a few Buccaneers ready for the ride of their lives. Come join us as we explore the life of a pirate, as well as build pirate ships, explore the life of mermaids, go on a treasure hunt, build treasure maps, and have an all around Arrr-Mazing time. Register Online
Shark Week Date: July 27-31 Age: Current enrolled 4’s and 5’s Time: 9:00-12:30 (Bring a lunch from home) Cost: $165 Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church Taught by: Liza Cates and Caroline Whitley- White Memorial Preschool teachers It’s Shark Week! We are going to explore the depths by playing with shark teeth, learning about all the different kinds of sharks, finding out WHY sharks are important, making shark crafts, having shark-related center activities and games, and watching some awesome and amazing shark videos (age appropriate). Come be marine biologists with us! It’ll be a week you can really sink your teeth into!! Register Online A Bug's Life Date: July 27-31 Age: Rising 3’s and 4’s Time: 9:00-12:30 (Bring a lunch from home) Cost: $165 Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church Taught by: Maggie Lohr and Jen Page, Underwood Elementary School teachers Calling all bug lovers! This camp is a creepy, crawly paradise, full of fun for everyone. Have a STEAMtastic time creating bug art, building bugs, inventing new bugs, and exploring our world from a bug’s point of view. Come explore with us! Register Online
Kindergarten Blast Off Date: August 10-14 Age: Rising K Students Time: 9:00-12:30 (Bring a lunch from home) Cost: $165 Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church Taught by: Liza Cates and Caroline Whitley-White Memorial Preschool teachers 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
STOMP! Date: August 17-21 Age: Currently enrolled 4's and 5's Time: 9:00-12:30 (Bring a lunch from home) Cost: $165 Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church Taught by: Liza Cates and Caroline Whitley-White Memorial Preschool teachers Calling all paleontologists! Come explore with us as we play, dance, experiment, create, and learn about all kinds of amazing dinosaurs. There may be some stomping involved. And lots of Jurassic fun. It will be dino-mite! Register Online