It was a warm San Francisco summer. Three good floors for dance and circus skills. Big rooms that worked beautifully for visual arts studios, theater and rehearsals. A perfect little theater with great acoustics. And a summer the kids will not soon forget.
This was our first Summer Camp in the Mission, at Horace Mann Middle School. Kids were represented from over 85 schools, and 21 of them had students receiving scholarships!
Events for all of us? Taking our creative writing students to local cafes to compose like famous poets and novelists. Seeing showings of the kid’s final work viewed by scores of friends and families. The ability to give scholarships to 17% of our kids. And having our Superintendent of Schools, Carlos Garcias, come to see showings for our Broadway Adventure and tour programs with Horace Mann’s Principal, Mark Sanchez.
There was outdoor play spaces for the youngest Summer Camp students and ample room to display visual arts at the end of each of our sessions. And, we enjoyed 6 young former SFArtsED Players who joined to assist in the Broadway Adventure Camps with vocal coaching demonstrating in dance classes, choreographing and directing.
What did you do last summer?