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Short-Term Camps for Spring Break By David Lion Rattiner Easter is getting closer and in the Hamptons that means that there are plenty of opportunities for kids to take advantage of the Easter break camps that some of the best institutions on the East End offer. From Bay Street to Guild Hall, there are opportunities for your little tots to enjoy a wide array of activities that include learning about the arts and learning new crafts, to being a part of live performances taking place in the Hamptons. If your son or daughter is looking for something to do during the Easter break, these camps provide a wonderful learning
environment for kids that also has them smiling the whole time. Check out what you can do. At the Kids Theater Camp at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, each day will be filled with classes and theatre games incorporating every aspect of theatre – from acting to singing to dancing. They will also have fun breaks for snacks and lunch (from home), allowing time for teachers and pupils to get to know one another as well as for groups to perform for each other. The week long camp will be taught by several professional Broadway performers and educators. Bay Street’s own artistic director, Murphy
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Davis, will be overseeing the camps, with Debra Barsha at the helm as director. Barsha is a professional teacher as well as a Broadway performer and musician. All of the kids will be divided into different groups, based on scene requirements, age levels and experience. Children grades K-12 (ages 5-18) are eligible to join in the fun with parental approval. No experience required, although those with experience are very much encouraged to join. Groups will be divided to best suit the needs of each child and the class size will be limited to 20 kids per class. The camp runs from April 6 to 10 and they are expecting to sell out, so sign up as soon as you can. Cost is $300 per child for the week. Call 631-725-0818. At the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, your kids can participate in the Performing Arts Camp during the week of April 6 and at the end of the week watch them perform live on stage. Enroll your kid to perform in a fabulous rendition of Robin Hood during Spring Break. WHBPAC is offering a one-week performing arts camp beginning April 6 from 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily. Kids will enjoy daily rehearsals of a musical tale plus classes in acting, improvisation, singing, movement, theatre games, a talent show and more. It is limited to 60 boys and girls, grades K – 12. The week long camp costs $325. The performance takes place on April 10 at 7 p.m. To sign up, call 631-288-1500. At the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, from April 6 to 10, kids can enjoy morning arts and crafts sessions from 10 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions from 1 to 3 p.m. and you can make a choice which class you want to take. Each day of the week they choose a different medium and artist. On April 6 enjoy “Paint a Picture To Music,” April 7 is “Build a Book,” April 8 is “Make A Print,” April 9 is “Self Portrait Collage” and April 10 is “Paper Art” – all very fun and exciting options. The age range goes from age 4 and up. Cost is $25 per session for Parrish members and $35 for non-members. A snack is served at each session. 631-283-2118 ext 30 to register. Advanced registration and payment are required. At the Children’s Museum for the East End in Bridgehampton, you can enjoy all kinds of activities, especially with your toddler, during the Easter break. CMEE is offering a series of wonderful programs including a “Get Creative” workshop and toddler program that is a full fledged play date for your little guy or girl. Definitely call them and find a program that works for you. The number there is 631537-8250.
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