Cole Arts Camp
Ages 5-12 | 9am - 3pm
Extra care 8am to 5:30pm
One of the East Bay’s most popular drama and storytelling camps for over 20 years, now expanded to include dance, drumming, puppetry, arts & crafts. A relaxed, joyful and safe space for kids to have a ton of fun exploring their innate creativity in order to find and exercise expression through different mediums.
Super funny and adventurous stories from Doug's decades of experience as a storyteller and drama teacher.
Energizing music and dance moves from hip hop, electronic, pop, rock and more with André.
Drum percussion circles: instruments for all.
Arts and Crafts: drawing, paint, designing costume accessories, instruments and more.
Hip Hop creative dance, improv games, choreography at a level accessible to all while being a fun challenge.
Acting skits, puppeteering, theater games, improvisation, singing and original comedy.
- Big theater space and stage
- Outdoor space with lots of nature
- Quality speakers and mics for kids to dance and sing to.
- Drum set, piano and other instruments
- Variety Talent Show every Friday at 2pm for families and friends in the theater!
Campers cycle between drama/puppeteering/storytelling, dance, drums, and visual arts throughout the day divided into older and younger groups. They will hear different stories and learn a variety of dance moves and drum patterns best suited for each age range. All campers are together during drumming, show rehearsals, break times and end of day stories.
Doug leads students in creative drama, theater games, puppetry, improv, comedy and storytelling. Each day he will tell some of his most popular stories about his childhood, years as a classroom teacher and parent, original stories, as well as his favorite myths, legends and fairy tales from around the world. Children will also develop their own original stories, skits and puppet shows individually and in group. Visit DougsDrama.com to learn more.
André guides students through a variety of fun movement activities
while teaching fundamental hip hop dance techniques and popular moves throughout the past five decades of culture. Campers are encouraged to explore their imagination of all types of movements, while integrating moves. Students learn by watching and focusing mentally on patterns and actualizing them in movement. Andre's energy guides students to explore aspects of their imaginations and turn them into moves that tell a story us moves in athletic, musical and theatrical ways. Visit AndreCole.com to learn more.