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Montpelier, VT 05602
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2018 Camps at River Rock

This spring and summer we're excited to offer camps to engage, educate, and entertain Central Vermont's creative kids! We hope to see you there!

Spring Vacation Camp

Games, Games, and more Games! at River Rock School
--with local artist and TW Wood’s After School Arts program director, Ellis Jacobson

For ages 7–12
8:30­am–4pm
April 16­–19 (M-Th)
$200/week
Register online here

Come spend your April vacation with Ellis at River Rock School being active, cerebral, and creative! Enjoy fun games including Ping-Pong, chess, tabletop games, cards, strategy games, creative group games, and more! A great balance between active and intellectual, Games camp will explore cooperation, coordination, strategic thinking, and friendly competition. We will have Ping-Pong tournaments, learn new games, and revisit some classics. Each day will include time for outdoor play and snacks.

Summer Vacation Camps

LEGO Camp at River Rock School
--with local artist and TW Wood’s After School Arts program director, Ellis Jacobson

For ages 7–12
8:30­am–4pm
June 25-29 (Session 1) and July 16-20 (Session II)
$265/week

Register online here

Our popular summer standby returns this year for two one-week sessions, featuring creative construction play, games, and outdoor fun for kids ages 7 to 12. Working alone or in groups and fueled by their own imagination, participants will build a colorful, collaborative world of their own. Led by local artist and experienced program director Ellis Jacobson, this camp will elevate your child's building skills and take their summer to the next level.

Games, Games, and more Games! at River Rock School
--with local artist and TW Wood’s After School Arts program director, Ellis Jacobson

For ages 7–12
8:30­am–4pm
July 9-13
$260/week
Register online here

Come have summer fun with Ellis at River Rock School being active, cerebral, and creative! Enjoy playing games including Ping-Pong, chess, tabletop games, cards, strategy games, creative group games, and more! A great balance between active and intellectual, Games camp will explore cooperation, coordination, strategic thinking, and friendly competition. We will have Ping-Pong tournaments, learn new games, and revisit some classics. Each day will include time for outdoor play and snacks.

Ellis Jacobson Bio:
Ellis Jacobson is a theater artist, sculptor, and arts educator. He has toured and performed internationally, and has directed fully-staged puppet opera with award winning soloists from the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Opera. His sculpted masks have been featured in performances in the United States, France, Italy, and Mexico. The Vermont Times Argus called his 2014 original solo comedy, Adapted from Samuel Beckett, “elegant and effective” and “more than entertaining, it was touching.” He was an Artist in Residence with the Vermont Arts Council for many years and was the founder and gallerist of Artpath Gallery in Burlington, Vermont 2002-2009. He was a trustee of the T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier, Vermont for a number of years where he was the Chair of the Visual Arts Committee and frequent curator. Jacobson has been a curator/presenter and lecturer at the Provincetown Arts Association and Museum. He is currently the Director of After School Arts at the T. W. Wood Gallery.

Theater Camp: Improv and Ensemble Playmaking
--with Victor Toman (MFA Dramatic Arts), formerly of the San Francisco Mime Troupe

For ages 8+
8:30­am–4pm
July 23-27
$260/week
Register online here

A fun-filled week of Improv and Ensemble Playmaking where participants learn to use theater as a means to artistically and theatrically express their ideas about the world. Daily Improvisation practice will develop spontaneity, creative thinking and ignite the imagination. Another part of the day will focus on team building exercises, current issue discussions, storytelling, character development and playmaking. Over the week the participants will create a short original play and present it to an audience of friends and family.

Victor Toman Bio:
Victor was born and raised in Oregon. After completing his B.A. in Dramatic Arts from the University of Oregon, Victor moved to San Francisco. He joined the Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe in 1997 and toured nationally and internationally as a principal actor in For The Greater Good, 2012 The Musical, Making A Killing, GodFellas, Showdown at Crawford Gulch, Mister Smith Goes to Obscuristan, 1600 Transylvania Ave, Eating It and City For Sale. In addition he has choreographed many of the Mime Troupe’s musical numbers. Other Bay Area theater and dance credits include: Sideshow Physical Theater, El Teatro de la Esperanza, Berkeley Repertory Theater, The Joe Good Performance Group, The Dance Brigade, Intersection for the Arts, The Ellen Bromberg Ensemble and Elbows Akimbo to name a few. Outside the Bay Area he has performed with The Caravan Stage Company in Toronto, and Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis. In 2008 Victor graduated from UC Davis with an MFA in Dramatic Arts. Fruitvale Station is Victor’s first major film credit. He has also been teaching theatre for over 20 years. Currently, he is on the faculty at Essex High School as a Theater Arts teacher.

River Rock School welcomes students of any race, gender, sexual orientation, color, creed, religion, class, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any of these in the administration of any of its programs.

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