This year over 80 students in grades 1-9 attended the annual six-week long Summer Drama Camp, sponsored by the DeForest High School Drama Club. According to camp director, and recent DAHS graduate, Emily Nelson, high school students active in the high school’s drama club served as camp counselors, leading activities that help build confidence and develop public speaking skills. Nelson and her fellow camp director Brad Urban organized small and large group activities that included songs, games and rehearsals. At the end of the six weeks, students performed four plays for their family and friends, directed by the high school camp counselors.
Summer Drama Camp performances included:
- Grades one through four performed Porrige Eaters from Planet Puggeldorf, directed by Brittany Sullivan and Hannah Sultze
- Grades five and six performed The Old Folk’s Home, directed by Heidi Pullen and Kyle Samuel
- Grade seven performed Princess, directed by Anna Barton and Jordan Taylor
- Grades eight and nine performed Shakespeare’s Next Top Model, directed by Nicole Stewart, Tayler Seeley, and Brenna Stoddard
Other drama camp counselors included: Marcus Kenney, Carson McCann, Jade Seeley, Haven Olsen, and Jessiney Bass. Camp supervisor was high school English teacher and drama coach Jan Williams.