Local Summer Camp Gives Kids the Chance to Perform Like Superstars

If your family is anything like mine, you find yourselves around the dinner table talking about who you’d like to see as the next American Idol, or which judges turned their chairs around on The Voice, or which American really does “got talent.” The popularity of these shows is turning my kids into little performers who love to sing and dance, and I love to watch their concerts from the comfort of my family room.

This year I’ve found the perfect summer camp, open to any boy or girl in grades 2- 5, who has a passion for singing, dancing, or performing in general. Vocal X-Celeration is a week-long show choir day camp where campers learn a show and perform it for their parents and guests at the end of the week. They sing and dance to hit pop songs, and any camper who is brave enough, can opt for a solo part in the show.

I love that the camp keeps kids active and also teaches them the importance of working together, but the best part is that there are no auditions and no one is upstaged. Professional Show Choir Director Stephanie Galemmo works to include every child and helps each boy and girl push the limits and perform to their top potential.

There are two camps offered in the area this year, and hopefully more will be added in future years. This year’s camp dates, times and locations are:

Nolley Elementary School (Manchester Local Schools):

Mon. June 30- Thurs. July 3 from 1:00-4:00pm

The final performance will be held on Thursday, July 3 at 4:00pm. Cost of the camp is $100 per child.

Fairless Elementary School (Fairless Local Schools):

Mon. July 7 – Fri. July 11 from 9:00am-Noon

The final performance will be held on Friday, July 11 at noon. Cost of the camp is $125 per child.

So if you have a child who loves to perform for you at home, check out Vocal X-Celeration and give him or her a summer camp experience that will have them performing for a crowd! Visit the website vocalxceleration.com for all the details or email Stephanie Galemmo at SGalemmo@gmail.com with any questions. And maybe we’ll be talking about your son or daughter around the dinner table in the next few years.

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