FWAHS partnered with the Academy of Arts, a drama ministry founded in 1971 and based in South Carolina, in 2005, to produce a full length, homeschool only, drama. Since then, we have held week long drama camps every year. Ministry teams spend this week with our homeschool students, instilling in them the belief that professionally produced drama can effectively teach and reach a community. They are firmly committed to Biblical principles and a conservative worldview and many area homeschoolers can testify to the impact this ministry has had in their lives.
We have been blessed to be able to expand this popular event to two weeks in two different locations, which allows more students to participate and more members of our community to be impacted with the truths of the gospel. Read the following information carefully as you consider enrolling your student for this unique opportunity.
If your student participates in drama camp, he/she must:
- Attend all auditions, sessions, rehearsals, and performances.
Be sure there are no conflicts in your schedule.
- Be prepared to work hard. The schedule can be fairly grueling. Be sure to keep the maturity of your younger children in mind when registering. Elementary students are not involved in learning about makeup, props, sets, etc. and often there is a lot of time spent sitting still, not talking to your neighbor and being patient. If this is a challenge for your child, consider giving them one more year of maturity.
- Donations help defray our cost. Information on how you can help will be provided at the parent meeting held during auditions.
- DO NOT call the church for information. They graciously allow us to use their facility but have no specifics about drama camp or its operation. If you have questions, email (with DRAMA in the subject line) Barb Powers your questions. For more information about the Academy of Arts, visit their website.
More exciting information about this years plays and registration can be found other places on the website.