A.C.O.R.N. Theatre Camp promotes and fosters
Artistry, Communication, Opportunity, Resourcefulness and Nurture.
In an outdoor retreat-style environment for the Deaf and hard of hearing middle school and high school aged students use theatre craft to encourage pride, self-esteem, and independence.
The participants will also work with some of artists from the Deaf Arts Festival organization in creating props and costumes for the showcase.
Program Description: ACORN (Artistry, Communication, Opportunity, Resourcefulness and Nurture) Art and Drama Week will help middle and high school-aged students who are Deaf, hard of hearing or whose parents are Deaf develop pride, self-esteem and independence while learning theatre craft in the Family Village's beautiful outdoor setting. Additionally artists from the local nonprofit organization Deaf Arts Festival will help participants learn to create stage props and costumes for the showcase.
This summer's ACORN Art and Drama Week will engage youth participants in a reenactment of the book, Voices in the Park. It is a story told through four people's different perspectives regarding an incident that took place at the park. There is a mean mom and her son, Charles, and a sad father and his daughter, Smudge and their pesky dogs. The story changes with each character's point of view. The same park changes from colorful and cheerful to dark and scary depending on which character is telling the story. Join ACORN this summer to find out what each character thinks of their trip to the park. While the program participants learn the ART (Adjust, Respect, and Teamwork) of life, they will also explore more about community in general and how people in a community work together.