New this summer to MERA is a week long drama camp.
Imaginative children will explore what it would have been like to be a student in a one-room schoolhouse at the time when MERA was built in 1860. We will explore local history through stories, songs and dances.
This camp will be led by Alexis Scott and assisted by art camp expert Jan Griffiths. Alexis is passionate about sharing her love of creation and performance. With her guidance, children will create an original play to be performed at the end of the camp.
Drama camp will be held July 25 to 29, 9am to 3:00pm for ages 10 to 14. This camp will accommodate 15 children and COVID protocols will be observed as needed.
“Creating theatre can be an incredibly rewarding and fun process. The art of play encourages children to follow their curiosities and to share them with a group in collaborative processes. Self expression craves a nurturing atmosphere with lots of space to run free and play. I’m convinced MERA is the right environment for that.”
Alexis Scott is a theatre professional with intensive training in physical theatre and creation. After living in multiple cities, she returned to her hometown in Lanark County. Longing to live in nature and convinced she can make a difference here. She has a deep love for community and storytelling. She strongly feels these two loves come together at MERA.
The camp fees are $200 per child for MERA members or $220 per child for non- members. Please note: grandchildren of MERA members are entitled to members’ rate. To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.