DRAMA QUEENS & KINGS

Four children and countless classrooms later, we realize the value of drama as an outlet for kids. It’s a place to let their creativity take flight, a scene where you can vent frustrations good-naturedly, and a setting in which to be seen, heard and celebrated. So that’s why every summer we marry the idea of our Kids Inc entrepreneurial camp with a piece of literature that allows room to be dramatic. This year the choice was Rowling’s The Chamber of Secrets. And sure, the campers (or first years) embraced being part of the magical school and the prefects/CITs loved leading the shenanigans, but noone got into it more than the staff who embodied everyone from Madame Hooch on the Quidditch field to Rita Skeeter on photo day. Madame Pomfrey was there when anyone got a dragon bite, Professor McGonagall appeared whenever unauthorized magic was being used and Dumbledore even made a special appearance at the finale. It was a week not one of us wanted to end. No matter the age, it feels good to be a drama queen (or king!)