Each Summer, RCCA offers three core arts programs for camp and community groups of all ages to engage in free of charge. These typically include ART STUDIO Workshops, PERFORMANCE Series & STORYTELLING Adventures. This year, we are bringing the arts directly to YOU, virtually! We have modified our programs to be accessible and safe for ALL. See below for the details:

 

PERFORMANCES: Watch When You Want!

Join us this July for a Virtual Performance Series! Enjoy stage shows from fan favorite Dinoman and our friends at Virginia Repertory Theatre, all at your own pace. Each week we will release access links to videos and additional content to registered audiences members. You can choose to watch the shows as many times as you’d like within the week!

Contact Noreen Scott Garrity at ngarrity@camden.rutgers.edu to learn more and register!

 

THE LITTLE RED HEN – Available Monday, July 12 – Monday, July 19

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?,” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” say the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “ a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combine with the hen’s common sense to add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel good, foot-stompin’ country musical. Performed by Virginia Repertory Theatre.

(K – 5) Folk Tales, Language Arts, Reading, Science, Music, Peer Pressure, Self Esteem, Character Development

 

DINOMAN – DINOSAURS! – Available Monday, July 19 – Monday, July 26

Dinosaur tracks lead right to your home or summer camp! Have no fear, Dinoman is here! With magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props, the audience is taken on a trip throughout the mesozoic era. How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? This program is fun and informative for all ages. Performed by Theater X Productions.

(K-12 Appropriate) Science, History

 

STORYTELLING: Tall Tales with Kyle J

You can’t miss Tall Tales with Kyle J – Everyone’s favorite storyteller, Kyle Jakubowski will weave his delightful word magic and captivate pre-school aged children through interactive storytelling. This year you can tune in virtually, making it even easier to join in on the fun!

THREE STORIES, ZERO BOOKS! Each weekly session includes three stories, which the children help to tell through call-and-response, creative movement, and other ways that provide engaged learning and encourage a love of words and an interest in reading. While all of the stories are inspired by some of our favorite children’s books, Kyle uses only voice, movement, props, and imagination to make the stories come to life!

Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM a 30-minute Storytelling Session Video will be released on our YouTube channel! Please reach out to Noreen Scott Garrity at ngarrity@camden.rutgers.edu to learn more!

We will also be live premiering the stories each week via our partnership with the Camden County Library – Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch. https://www.facebook.com/camdencountylibrary

 

 

STORYTELLING 2020 ARCHIVE

Can’t catch it live? No problem! We are archiving all of this summer’s storytelling sessions on our YouTube channel and below. Prop lists are included in each video description.

 

MAGICAL PERFORMANCES: 2020 ARCHIVE


Tune in to our weekly summer series on the art of magic and performance starring Magic Ed! Magician and elementary STEM teacher Ed Pietrzak will educate while he entertains with amazing tricks using recycled materials and common household items. Each episode will feature a hands-on workshop revealing his secrets and teaching kids and families how to make a little magic at home!

Magic Ed has been a fan favorite on our Summer Arts Stage for years and we are so excited to bring his incredible talent and enthusiasm directly to you virtually. Check out a new show every Monday through August 10…then watch them whenever you want on YouTube through the end of the summer season :)

Contact Miranda Powell at miranda.powell@rutgers.edu with questions.