With our new surprise budget, the bean had her pick of summer camps and ended up deciding on a Musical Theatre Camp that looks to be amazing and has won "Best of the City" for 3 of the past 4 years! The camp focuses on all the skills needed to put on a Musical. Students spend 2 weeks expanding their acting, vocal and dance skills as a group and they even build a set! At the end of the camp, there's a final showcase performance for family and friends and I just know that I'm going to cry my eyes out when I see my little diva girl perform for the first time! She has talked about nothing else since deciding on this camp and watching The Greatest Showman for the first time this past weekend only further intensified the beans obsession with performing. She simply lives for this stuff!
The camp required that all participants be 7 years or older, which we didn't find out until after Gracie picked this "perfect for me" camp, so mama had to make it happen! After talking with the executive vice president and director of the theatre, I convinced them that because Gracie's been in school since she was 2.5 years old and can read like a champ, she would do just fine - and they said agreed! The timing could not be more perfect because this camp starts 1 week into her summer break and ends the day before her next camp begins. It's going to be a great summer for this STAR!