I can’t believe it’s that time again. Less than a week ago, we were celebrating the amazing work of the Session 1 campers and their final performance festival — a joyous affair tempered by the bittersweet taste of parting from new-made friends. I’d love a bit more time to muse and mourn, but time marches ever forward and tomorrow we kick off Session 2 of the 2017 ASC Theatre Camp.
Five early arrival campers joined the XXW campers in Staunton today, with 27 more set to arrive tomorrow; then we’ve got ourselves a session fitted. Tonight, however, campers and staff had some joyful reunions, new meetings, and general mingling and merriment at the Chez Walzak BBQ.
Old friends making new ones.
Hello friends! How are you enjoying that newly renovated porch?
9 of the session’s 37 campers joined the staff in burgers and beer (root beer for the campers, of course).
Checking back in on the porch. Still standing strong!
Sir King with a Brandon Wallace original on the wall behind him.
Raenna and Sir King enjoying the swing.
Doesn't Nora look like a woodland sprite? Peaseblossom, perhaps?
Tire swings possess a whimsicality which demands aggressive photo filters.
Can’t wait for the campers to arrive!
Lia Wallace is the College Prep Programs Manager for the American Shakespeare Center. She develops and implements educational programming for students of all ages. Her main focus is the ASC Theatre Camp, a residential summer program for teenagers, which she serves as Camp Director.