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! 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!!
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