Published DateLACONIA — The Winnipesauke Playhouse is holding an open house for the 2013 summer camp program on the beautiful new Meredith campus. Taking place on Friday, June 7 the public can stop by at anytime between 4:30- 6:30 p.m. where they will get the chance to meet instructors, take a tour of the building, sample classes, and meet other campers.
This summer there will be new and returning staff for the children and tween summer camp program. Patte Sarausky will be the head of the K-2 grade program. She is a teacher at Belmont Elementary School and will be returning to work for the program after taking several years off.
Kerry Gaudreau will be returning for her second year and will be working with children grades 3-5. Working with the tweens, grades 6-8 will be Jude Bascom. She has over 25 years of experience in the Performing Arts. She is best known for her directing, but also has experience as an administrator, instructor, coach, stage manager, costumer, mentor, storyteller, vocalist, and street performer. She will also be the house manager for the upcoming summer season.
For grades K-5, the first six weeks consist of mornings, afternoons, or full day sessions. The morning session, 9 a.m.-noon, focuses on theatre, performance, and storytelling. The afternoon session, 1-4 p.m., allows the children to experiment with visual arts, music, and dance based on that week's theme.
Students who join for the full day session, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., will benefit from a fully integrated arts approach to the theme of that week. During the tween program, tweens will spend a full day devoted to the program where they will script and perform their own play each week based on that week's theme. After the first six weeks there will be a bonus full day week at the end of the summer for all ages.
Alice in Wonderland at 2012 summer camp program. (Courtesy photo)