TAPA held its summer camp program during a total of three weeks throughout June and August 2017. This Summer of Seuss was dedicated to honoring and exploring all the wonderful themes that Dr. Seuss presented in his many books. Twenty students and their buddies participated in art, music, dance, drama, drumming, and yoga classes, and enjoyed snack, lunch and outdoor play time together. We had several special guest teaching artists: Lisa Dennett of IDEAS Drama, Jamal Jackson of the Jamal Jackson Dance Company, and Sidiki Conde and Ibrahima Camara (African dance/drumming). Each day, a new Dr. Seuss quote was the focus, presenting opportunities for our talented faculty to incorporate themes of tolerance, acceptance, pride, ambition, positive self-esteem, making new friends, trying new things, and much more into their creative lesson plans.
We are so thankful for our dedicated group of volunteers and staff, who provided our campers with encouragement, support, and friendship. Many thanks, as well, to TAPA and Theresa Foundation donors who generously provided us with scholarships, equipment, and supplies. Because of your support, we were able to sing, dance, relax/rejuvenate, create, and make memories to last a lifetime. We loved each and every day together and are already excitedly anticipating the summer of 2018!