Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, May 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Pathfinders Creativity Camp for Writing and Drama offers local kids, ages 8-14, a distinctive opportunity. Kids will create their own live stage production from writing through performance. On the last day of camp, the artists will present their work to family and friends.
Veteran theatre lover and graduate of the prestigious USC School of Theatre Lauren G. Browne loves sharing everything about the stage. But she learned the hard way that behind all the "glitz and glamour" of performance hides a mountain of hard, but fun work. For the first time in Orange County, a group o select students will spend time with Lauren developing a theme, writing, re-writing, rehearsing, costuming, and finally performing an original drama production.
"Living this close to Hollywood you would think that everyone would know all the steps that have to take place," Browne said in a recent interview. "But I find that most students don't really understand the process. This is a chance for kids to start at the beginning, with the idea, and then through creative writing develop that idea into something special."
Writing is the key to making it all work. Campers will develop and strengthen
their writing abilities no matter what their skill level is. "At Pathfinders we give struggling students the tools they need to succeed in school and life,”says Brenda Lana owner of Pathfinders in Rancho Santa Margarita. This summer they are offering writing strategies to all students, both those who are struggling and those who are looking to get ahead.
Parents gave past programs rave reviews. "I couldn't believe that my son would come home and work on his writing all by himself," said Diane, mother of a 3rd grader. Mr. Bailey said, "The performances were great and the kids had written the plays by themselves."
Parents can choose from two camp sessions: July 14th-24th, or August 4th-14th. Each camp session will meet Monday through Thursday from 9AM to 1PM in Rancho Santa Margarita. For each two week session tuition is just $397. For information call: 949-713-2300 or visit: