Camp Monarch is an annual two week summer day camp intended for children with a genuine interest in music, art, dance and musical theatre. Students of all abilities are welcome.
For 13 years, our goal has been to motivate children to achieve their true potential in the arts within a positive and encouraging environment.
This year, we are going to explore the story of Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples’ Ears by Verna Aardema through song, dance, drama, percussion, and art. In this West African folk tale a mosquito brags to an iguana that he spied a farmer digging yams as big as mosquitoes. The iguana scoffs at such a notion and refuses to listen to any more nonsense. Grumbling, he puts sticks in his ears and scuttles off through the reeds and sets off a chain reaction among myriad animals inhabiting the same landscape.
Winner of a Caldecott medal in 1976, this is a timeless story sure to charm and inspire the young artists this summer.
The second week of the summer camp finishes with an informal performance for family and friends. The performance runs from 2:30 to 3:30 on the last day, followed by a reception and gallery showcasing the camper’s art.
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