APAA to Hold Summer Theatre Camps for Asheville Children

APAA to Hold Summer Theatre Camps for Asheville Children

Performing art summer camps are a fun getaway for kids to help fill the time during a school break and keep them active. If you are considering a summer camp program for your child, you may be wondering if it is the right fit for your child’s personality. 

Although each child is unique, we believe performing art at summer camp is beneficial for all kids because it helps your child find sparks of inspiration that continue to foster, nurture, and develop original ideas by introducing them to the arts as soon as possible. 

Best of all, children create lifetime memories with new friends, and they will be able to take risks when trying something new, which instills confidence and inspires your child to continue to grow.


6 Reasons to Send Your Child to Summer Camp

1) Drama Camps Encourage Kids to Express Themselves 

Verbal communication is an important part of development for any child, but in addition to speaking, kids also need to learn how to express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings in other ways. Creative art camps help kids explore visual mediums of self-expression while those focus on performing arts and music that allow kids to sing, dance, act, and play musical instruments. Performing is one of the ways children learn to be themselves, explore their interests, and grow as people. Encouraging kids to be expressive and honest will help them have healthy adult relationships. 

2) Drama Camps Offer Instruction in a Variety of Styles and Instruments

Performance programs across the United States feature instruction in rock and roll, classical, country, modern, acoustic, as well as other musical styles. Children can often find a drama or music camp to suit their individual tastes. At camp, kids can participate in musical performances and learn the songs, dances, and characters. The performing arts are often a very special experience for the kids who attend because every child has the chance to be in the spotlight and celebrate their own special talents.  If kids get to study music and practice performing, then they get even more excited about spending the summer away from homes

3) Kids Gain Self Confidence When Involved

Drama, music, and dance camps are a great place for kids of any age to improve self-confidence. In an atmosphere that is accepting, creative, and positive, children are able to face the fact that they will never be perfect, but they can live life with passion and be the very best they can be. Furthermore, children often learn to love themselves and see themselves as strong, productive, and unique. Summer camp is a supportive, creative, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow physically and emotionally, which improves self-esteem.

4) Kids Explore Various Creative Mediums

Children can experience music, dance, and drama, and other creative outlets. They can discover what kinds of mediums and art forms they prefer. Many children will find out they excel at different styles of art and enjoy using different tools at different times. Summer camps also provide the opportunity for both specific and general instruction, so children can focus on one medium or explore multiple types of artistic outlets. 

5) It Keeps Them Busy

If you have work, the obvious reason for camp is that you know your kids are engaging in an enriching activity while they’re out of school. While the kids are away, take advantage of that time to do something you don’t usually have time for when kids are at home. Summer camp is the perfect opportunity to plan summer activities for when your kids’ return, organize their closets and drawers, or maybe redecorate their rooms. You could also take long walks after work, visit family and friends, and do other things you can’t seem to find time for when your children are home. No matter how you use your time when your kids are away, summer camp has proven to be a benefit for the whole family. 

If you want your child to become involved in the many opportunities in Asheville during the summer, Asheville Performing Arts are hosting their Summer 2021 Drama Camps at the Performing Arts Academy for grades 1 - 8. These two-week camps will run from 9-3 pm, with early drop-off and late pick-up available for additional fees. Registration is $300 - $325 per camp, and registration information can be viewed from theapa.com/programs/summer; and for more information, contact 828-253-4000 or visit the Asheville Performing Arts website. 

Join us this summer by enrolling in any of our weekly summer camps!