Theatre camp inspires, educates youth

Photo from “Matilda Jr.” by Phillip Michael LeBlanc

Summer camp options can be overwhelming, but one camp offers education, entertainment, exclusivity and affordability. 

Tami Lockwood Alexander is offering a variety of theatre camps this summer for children between the ages of 7 and 12. From focusing on fairy tales to Broadway, Alexander offers something for all. 

“The camps are a very fun way to gain some experience in live theatre,” Alexander said. “The students will play games and work together to perform a show for their families on the final day of camp.” 

The Funny Fairy Tales and Fables camp is offered June 6-10 and June 20-24, while the Kids on Broadway musical theatre camp is available June 13-17 and June 27 through July 1.  

“Theatre creates community, strengthens leadership skills and fosters creativity,” Alexander said. 

Alexander, the director for the camps, has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in theatre. She has directed numerous shows for Ruston Community Theatre, including most recently, “Matilda Jr.,” and is currently overseeing a directing workshop for RCT’s Youth Council Scene Festival. 

Camps will be held at New Prospect Baptist Church, located at 3438 Hwy. 167 in Dubach, and is $150 for a camper with discounts for siblings.

“We also offer discounts to families with more than one child attending the camp,” Alexander said. “There are 20 spots per camp, so don’t miss out on signing up.” 

For more information, contact Alexander at 318-503-4473. 

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