Each summer, we provides Summer Learning Camp programming to over 1,000 students providing them with opportunities to read, learn about the wider world, and have fun. As this year’s Phipps Neighborhoods Summer Camp came to an end, students from 10 camp sites came together to showcase their experiences of what they learned throughout the summer. The theme of our 2017 summer camp was “Broadway in the Bronx,” meaning each site chose a Broadway show to learn about through theater, dance, script writing, and art. After watching and exploring each musical’s material, students collaborated to adapt the show to their lives and perform it at All Camps Day.
On August 10th and 17th, elementary and middle school campers gathered at Phipps Neighborhoods’ Justice Sotomayor Community Center. With hundreds of students in attendance, groups rotated between educational games like ‘Human Scrabble,’ acting activities, and arts & crafts. The Sotomayor Community Drum Line and a photo booth also gave campers exciting moments to remember the day by.
All Camps Day concluded with performances by each of the Campsites. Campers danced, sang, rapped, and acted out their adapted scenes from musicals such as Aladdin, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and West Side Story. You can find photos from the day’s events on our Facebook page. Congratulations to our campers on your performances and summer of hard work.
See you all next summer!