NATURE'S THEATER • DAY CAMP • SUMMER CAMP
2018 Registration is Open!
DAY CAMP in DAVIS - SLIDE HILL PARK by Manor Pool
The Campers will learn and perform a story about FIRE. We have chosen to feature the fire element because of the devastating Napa fires in 2017.
KIDS CARE ABOUT WHAT THEY FEEL CONNECTED TO -WE USE HUMOR AND STORY TO CONNECT THEM TO NATURE.
Kids will learn and perform a NATURE'S THEATER walking Play called "Fire Spirits", and present it to parents, family and friends on pickup day. During their week, they will learn acting skills that can be applied to public speaking, leadership and performing on stage. We add the perfect balance of swimming, fun, reflecting on the Fire element and musing, with splashes of natural history and environmental stewardship stories that stay with them as a life long gift.
12:00-1:30 | Drop off and registration
1:30-5:00 | Orientation and staff performs a Nature's Theater play for the campers
5:00-6:30 | Dinner
6:30-7:45 | Warm-up games and Improv with an overview of the week
7:45-8:45 | Campfire
8:45-9:15 | Bedtime and lights out
7:30 - 8:30 | Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 | Cabin Cleanup and Prepare for the day
9:00 - 9:30 | Assembly, songs, skits - Snack at the end
9:30 - 12:00 | Rotating 2 groups: Rehearse Nature's Theater, Improv, Acting, Nature Awareness
12:00 - 1:00 | Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 | Free Play, Rest
2:00 - 5:00 | Half the group swims, the others engage in : mask making, spirit animal activities, firefighter presentation, creature makeup, - then SWITCH; Snack at 3:30
5:00 - 6:00 | Dinner
6:00 - 7:24 | Free choice with a specialty activities offered : Survival skills, kayak/canoe outings, yoga, games
7:30 - 8:45 | Campfire with stories and songs. On Wednesday night sub a night hike
8:45 - 9:15 | Prepare for bed and lights out
Same as above with dinner moved earlier (4:30-5:30) - and families and friends of campers arriving at 5:30
5:30 - 7:30 | Welcome families with snacks before and after "Fire Spirits" , a walking play performed by the campers.
7:30 - 7:45 | Camper and their families pack up and head home with hearts full of memories and stories
Director: Lyndsay Dawkins | BFA Dramatic Arts UCSB, Co Creator Nature's Theater, Screen Actors Guild, Improv teacher, Writer, Director for Plays and Film
Associate Director: Deb Comeau | Camp Director experience for 20 years, Art teacher for elementary and middle school over 20 years, , New Jersey Governor’s Award for Teacher of the Year 3 time winner, MA Art Education, resident camp health supervisor
Improv: Cam Stoufer | Master's in Education, Non-Profit Administrator & Fundraiser, Stage Manager & Lighting Designer, Performer, Improv Teacher
Water Sports: Jeff Falyn | Master's in Psychology, Program Director Stebbins Canyon (7 yrs), UCLA Director Kayak Program & Team Building (7 yrs), co-creator Nature's Theater, Writer, Director for plays & Film
Specialty instructors | Include Survival Skills Expert, Firemen, Yoga Instructor, Camp Rangers and a host of Young Adults with lifeguard, CPR, Acting, Cooking and counselor experience
This SLEEP AWAY CAMP will ignite your child's imagination, and forge a connection to Nature that lasts a lifetime.
You can REGISTER Here - or call us to get more info: 530.231.5921
Join our program to offer FREE CAMP to some of the children who live in Napa Sonoma Counties - where recent fires affected all the residents. Please DONATE to sponsor a CHILD who would otherwise not be able to attend cam; the experience brings understanding and empowerment.
OUR SUMMER CAMP Theatrical PLAY IS ABOUT FIRE
Stories heal, and bring understanding.
With unprecedented fire tragedies in California , we introduce a new FIRE themed walking play this year called "Fire Spirits". We feel it will help children understand fire and its management, and express themselves if they have had any personal experiences with fire. When the campers lead, mentor and comfort other kids, it empowers the budding performers to become leaders.
At pickup, we encourage parents to bring siblings and the camper's friend or two to experience the walking play.