Church camp keeps kids singing through spring break

Saanich church hosts spring break musical theatre camp

Sounds of youthful glee and music will fill the air of Caddy Bay over spring break. Cadboro Bay United Church will be home to youth for the week learning about musical score, staging and choreography.

“This is our sixth annual spring break musical camp,” said church administrator Meghan Vaughan. “This year we are doing Free to Be … You and Me. We are modernizing it a little bit through vignettes and music and drama looking at the gender stereotypes and sexual stereotypes.”

The show is based on a children’s record created by Marlo Thomas in the 1970s to expel gender and racial stereotypes of the era.

“It was a movement where they did a bunch of skits using humour basically, and it was to empower kids to be who they were,” Vaughan said. “We’re updating it a little bit. … It’s okay that William has a doll and he likes his doll.

“Our big push with the church right now is diversity and celebrating diversity in all forms.”

The group of 20 to 40 kids will range in age from Grades 1 through 6 with middle school kids, all camp alumni, acting as junior leaders.

“Helping them learn lines and that kind of thing,” Vaughan said.

“They’ll be learning musical score and set design and some choreography, but there is an afternoon they go swimming and (they’ll play) games.”

There is still space open for the musical camp, which runs March 10 to 14 at Cadboro Bay United Church (2625 Arbutus Rd.).

Performances for the public round out the week on March 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are by donation.

Visit cadbayuc.org or call 250-477-2715  to register for camp ($140 for the week).

reporter@saanichnews.com

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