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Scarlet Ibis in a tree (and other theatrical moments)

It was dual camp week for Calvin. Two half day camps, both in the same building but from different though related companies. The morning camp was theater camp with the Wild Swan company that he performed with last year in The Wizard of Oz. Afternoon camp was musical theater camp with Arts in Motion, the dance school where we took mom and me dancing classes when Calvin was still a toddler.

Thematically the morning camp was about the rain forest. The group read the story The Great Kapok Tree and made it into a skit which they proceeded to perform for the parents in a fifteen minute show on Friday. Throughout the week they worked on lines, sets, and costumes, and they also did some research on the rain forest and its denizens. Calvin did most of the research for the group, coming home proudly having volunteered to look up whatever question the group had, and spending a half hour or so with the computer and encyclopedia, taking notes so he'd have a good answer the next day. If only he approached all his work with such gusto.

Thematically the afternoon camp was a review of songs from the shows Cinderella, Into the Woods, and Peter Pan. This was another thing Calvin eagerly tackled at home without nagging, or even reminding, from either of us. He fired up You Tube and sang along with Broadway performers on a nightly basis. He had his moves down, too.


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