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Summer Camp Day of Theater and Art a great partnership

FSCA, RSCT and RAL create new experiences
August 29, 2013
Peter Pan, played by Jamiah Eley, has Hook, portrayed by Jordan Walker, walk the plank in the last scene of the play Aug. 2 in Georgetown. BY DENY HOWETH

Each summer, First State Community Action Agency, Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre Camp and Rehoboth Art League partner together to broaden horizons and create new experiences for the children in the camp.

One week, campers travel to First State Community Action Agency's Georgetown location, where they spend a couple of days preparing for a skit in front of a live audience. Karen Murdock with Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre Camp organized 25 children to perform in three separate plays. This year "Peter Pan" was presented with two separate casts, and the "Magic Paintbrush" was performed once.

In addition to the plays, they exhibited their art from the summer programs with the Rehoboth Art League. Some groups made puppets, ceramic crafts, paintings, balloon-powered cars and hand-painted T-shirts. RAL has expanded its outreach program, in its 10th year, to include after school programs in addition to summer camps. Art Instructors travel to at least eight locations with 650 students to provide state-level instruction in the arts. Corporate and state grants and donations from foundations and individuals allow RAL to continue to grow this program.