A top secret message from Weathervane Playhouse! Weathervane Playhouse is offering the second annual spring break camp at their “secret headquarters” in Akron. Join the agents at the all new Spy Academy. Last spring, agents-in-training were put to the test. This year will take that to the EXTREME! Overcoming obstacle courses, tackling self-defense training and diving into intelligence coding skills are just a bit of what will ensue. Prepare to test intelligence and imagination in this non-stop camp!
“Last spring, our spies were tiptoeing around the theatre, questioning the staff and trying to solve the daily mystery. It was exciting to come into work and play my role,” said Director of Education Sara Bailey. “The kids would burst through the doors in the morning eager to learn science and engaged in imaginary play!”
Weathervane’s Spy Academy, offered for ages 5 to 12, will take place at the Playhouse, March 28 – April 1 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Secret Agents in Training (SAT) will rotate through three exciting classes. Missions Training will teach stage combat with a focus on safety techniques, self-confidence and mutual respect. Agent Dane CT Leasure is an associate member and certified in stage combat through the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) will lead SAT’s through the right way to make a battle look intense. Challenging obstacle courses and decoding skills will be put to the test. Jennifer Klika (BS and MS Microbiology, MA in Secondary Ed) will help SAT’s apply the principals of science with experiments and teamwork to overcome bad guys in Spy Science Lab. Marissa Leenaarts, Actors Equity Association (AEA), who has worked in such tropical arenas as Disney World, will teach Secret Identity Workshop where she will emphasize how to blend in and create an alias or alter ego should the need arise. SAT’s will explore costumes, accents, and imagination to become an undercover spy.
Weathervane Playhouse, located at 1301 Weathervane Ln, Akron, 44313 will double as headquarters for this special week. Students should pack a lunch to keep up their energy.
Weathervane’s Spy Academy costs $200 for the week of fun and learning from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Camp will combine the arts and principals of STEM into STEAM that will keep your Secret Agents moving all week long. They will be experimenting, inventing and creating.
Registrations are taken by phone at 330 836-2626 or through the web www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/youth.
In addition to the Spy Academy offered for Spring Break, Weathervane is gearing up for their Summer Theater Academy. All offerings are available at the website. —this message will self-destruct in 10, 9, 8, 7….
Weathervane Community Playhouse produces high-quality live theater with volunteer artists, designers, and technicians under professional direction, provides education and training in theater arts and appreciation, and engages and entertains its audience and constituents to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Ohio.