BLT Proud to Announce Scholarship for Summer Kids Theatre Camp!

May 6, 2017

We Are Monsters!

Bradford Little Theatre is thrilled to announce a scholarship opportunity now available for its 2nd annual Kids Summer Theatre Camp. The scholarship, made available by a generous donation by Jeffery Carson and Damian Sipko, is being offered for 2 kids or teens with financial need to attend the 2 1/2 week camp free of charge.

Applications are due by June 1st and all applicants will be notified of the decision on June 7th. Application and registration forms are available for download at www.bradfordlittletheatre.org.

“We were so excited that Jeff and Damian stepped up to offer this scholarship for our kids camp,” said Chelsea Place, Bradford Little Theatre secretary. “This will open the camp up to kids whose parents would otherwise not be able to afford it and that is wonderful.”

The camp is open to children and teens, going into first grade through age 17. The participants will perform in the final show of the theatre’s 20th season “We Are Monsters.”

There are also open spots available for the camp for kids and teens who wish to register and do not want to be considered for the scholarship.

“There are still 5 or 6 spots available,” Place said. “And that number is a little flexible based on the number of registrations we receive.”

All scholarship applications are due by June 1st, without exception. Forms can be sent to Bradford Little Theatre, ATTN: Monster Camp, P.O. Box 255, Bradford, PA 16701. The date for regular registration without consideration for scholarship is June 15th.

A separate scholarship application and/or registration form is required for each child. The $20 deposit is waived if submitting a scholarship application, unless the parent would like to register the child for the camp regardless of the outcome of the scholarship application.

By applying and/or registering you are committing your child to a 2 1/2 week theatre camp beginning on July 6th. Camp will be held Monday thru Friday from 10am to 3pm. All participants are expected to attend the camp every day as well as bring a bagged lunch.

The show will be held on July 21st and 22nd at 7:00pm, your child will need to be there by 5:00pm, and July 24th at 2:00pm, your child will need to be there at noon.

An “Orientation/Casting Day” will be held on June 25th from 4-6pm which both a parent and the child need to attend. A list of all the materials needed for camp will be given at the Orientation meeting. Arrangements can be made if you are unable to attend on this day.

Anyone with questions can contact Bradford Little Theatre at contact@bradfordlittletheatre.org or call Chelsea at 814-598-9956.

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WHY GET YOUR CHILD INVOLVED IN THEATRE?

HIGHER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Studies suggest schoolchildren exposed to drama, music and dance are more proficient in reading, writing and math. Children also learn to take instruction from adults and respect authority.

CONFIDENCE & SELF-PRESENTATION SKILLS

One of the most obvious benefits of theatre is the development of skills in self-presentation. They develop the ability to converse with adults in a mature manner. Participation in theatre allows them to grow their self-esteem and self-confidence, developing poise and learning to overcome anxieties.

Theatre also about social interaction and cooperation. Your child will no doubt make life-long friends with those who share the same passion as they do.

A MEDIUM FOR SELF EXPRESSION

The theatre allow for deep self-expression from a child’s heart. It can help them make sense of their emotions and develop new ideas to express themselves.

PROBLEM SOLVING & PERSEVERANCE

Theatre helps teach children both self-reliance as well as collaboration with others in order to reach a goal. They learn that there are many different pathways to develop a skill. Theatre participation develops reasoning and creative thinking, as well as motivation, concentration and teamwork.

EMPATHY & COMPASSION

Theatre helps promote interpersonal skills, performing arts especially helps promote and develop certain skills and characteristics such as empathy and compassion for others. The creativity involved in performing arts extends to emotional creativity and can open children to new ways of seeing the world.