Apply now for Kids & Company Drama Camps — one for kids ages 6-10, one for kids & teens 11-17


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WILMINGTON — The 11th annual Kids & Company Rising Star Drama Camp for children ages 6 to 10 will be held 10 a.m.-noon each day July 11-15 at the Wilmington Performing Arts Studio.

Rising Star Drama Camp offers children the chance to create their own plays, and act in them as well.

Karie Gipson from The Gigglebox Theatre Experience and Madcap Puppet Theatre will be leading the camp. She is a passionate child educator with a background in children’s puppet theater and theatre.

From 1999 to 2007 she was an actor, director, and consultant for Madcap Productions Puppet Theater in Cincinnati. Karie has a B.A. in Theatre from Wilmington College.

Applications are available online at www.wilmington.edu/kidsco or by calling Lois Hock at Wilmington College at 937-725-8449. An application and participation fee is required and must be mailed and received by July 8.

Please mail your application and participation fee to Kids & Company, 1091 Timber Glen Drive, Wilmington, OH 45177. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants so send in your application as soon as possible. Scholarships based on financial need or special needs are available.

Camp for kids & teens ages 11-17

The 28th annual Kids & Company Drama Camp for kids and teens ages 11 to 17 will be held 1-5 p.m. each day July 25-29 at the Wilmington High School Auditeria.

This year’s theatre-intensive camp will be led by Ken and Tara Lydy. Guest artists and drama camp staff will teach special sessions during the week on acting, stage combat, dance, singing, theatre games and costumes.

Applications are available online at www.wilmington.edu/kidsco. An application and participation fee is required and must be mailed and received by July 22.

Please mail your application and participation fee to Kids & Company, 1091 Timber Glen Drive, Wilmington, OH 45177. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants so send your application soon. Scholarships for financial need are available. Call for details at 937-725-8449.

Season sponsors

Kids & Company’s 2022 Season Sponsors are The Galvin Family Foundation, Charles Fischer Trust Fund, Wilmington College, Mrs. Barbara Bayless, Fred & Carolyn Matthews, Phil & Vicki Snow, Wilmington Kiwanis Club, Wilmington Eagles Auxiliary, Wilmington Rotary, Wilmington News Journal, D & E Equipment, State Farm Insurance — Carrie Ziegler, and many additional private donations.

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