Creative Drama: Superhero Adventures
Boys and girls, preschoolers through rising kindergarteners
What to bring: Water bottle, snack, wear clothes that are easy to move in. Costumes are welcome, but weapons are not allowed.
Arrival/dismissal zone: Yellow
Calling all Superheroes-in-Training! Whether your favorite is Superman, Ironman, or PJ Masks, you can hone your super powers and skills of service while taking your imaginations to the extreme. Saving the day has never been this fun!
Our littlest campers will shine on the stage in this exciting drama camp. With two different themes, campers can explore their dramatic side and play different characters in a variety of settings. Each day of camp will center on a story which we will explore using drama, song, movement, and art. Using play, campers will be exposed to literacy skills like identifying the characters, setting, problem and solution. They will learn drama skills like pantomiming, creating characters, and theatrical design. Finally, they will learn life skills like creative problem solving, spatial awareness and teamwork.
We’ll move quickly to keep active minds and bodies engaged. We begin with free play stations and will then circle up for theater games to warm up their imaginations. We’ll read the story of the day and begin exploring it with different whole group activities. Then there will be a snack break and free play outside. After they get some wiggles out, campers can dig in and act out the story in guided dramatic activities. Campers will also be exposed to set, costume, and prop design through daily art projects. On Friday, July 17 or Friday, July 31 at 12 p.m., families are invited to our outdoor amphitheater to watch a performance that the campers created and rehearsed together.
Also check out our Spotlight on Disney and Improv & Theater Games camps for older campers!
Teacher bio: Maria O’Connor has a vast array of early childhood and theatrical experience. She has taught theater to children ages 1-21 at Imagination Stage in Bethesda for seven years, including preschool theater residencies. She also taught preschool gym, art, dance and exploration classes at the Kidville in Bethesda for eight years. She directs plays, acts, and light designs professionally. Maria received her degree in theater from Northwestern University in Chicago and grew up right here in Bethesda. She is dedicated to praising the strengths and nurturing growth potential in each child, cultivating creativity, and doing her part to foster a future generation of compassionate, collaborative innovators.
Fun fact: Maria has played Ultimate Frisbee for twelve years, including on a nationally ranked college club team.