Summer Arts Day Camp to Bring Plays to Life in Concluding Performance

Jul 03, 2019
The 11th annual Claflin University Summer Arts Intensive (CUSAI) Day Camp will conclude with a performance of Tales from CUSAI Day Camp, on Friday, July 5, at 5:30 p.m., on the campus of Claflin University in Ministers' Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. 
The Day Camp, which is funded in part by the Claflin University Faculty Student Seed Grant, provides high-quality arts education, exposure to a college campus, and college student mentors to youth entering grades kindergarten through fifth grade. 
This week, student mentors assumed the teaching duties in the areas of acting, dance, music, art, and video production while preparing for Friday's culminating presentation. The student mentors are  Tyler Benjamin (music), Myles Coverson-Springs (dance), Nucreatia Gamble (acting), Lauryn Graham (art), Kenyanna Howard (music), and Djimon Smith (video production). 
Last week during the CUSAI's Residential Camp, the professors taught the camp students and the college mentors assisted. CUSAI Residential Camp concluded Saturday, June 22, with its culminating production of Romeo and Juliet, A Hip-Hop Affair
CUSAI Residential Camp is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission and provides support for rising sixth through tenth grade students. Generous tuition subsidies were offered to students living and attending school in Hampton and Newberry counties. The South Carolina Arts Commission provided a third year of funding for CUSAI Residential Camp for 2020, which will offer generous tuition subsidies to students living and residing in Allendale or Clarendon Counties. 
Led by Annette Dees Grevious, associate professor of speech and drama and founder of CUSAI; and Cedric Rembert, professor of speech and drama, the r esidential and day camps are open to all youth meeting the age and grade requirements regardless of where they live or attend school.
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