Towering the Arts Summer Camp
Towering the Arts Summer Camp provides high-energy programs that allow young people to fully engage their imaginations as they experience the thrill of creating live theatre. From learning the basic techniques of acting for the stage, to developing improvisation and physical comedy skills, it’s a summer your child will never forget.
Taught by Middle Georgia’s best-known theatre professionals and educators, Towering the Arts Summer Camp is a great way to discover the joys of drama, explore the creative self, and make wonderful new friends. Campers participate in a wide variety of theatre activities—including improvisation, scene study, storytelling, creative writing, group singing, and mime—all taught by caring artists and teachers dedicated to meeting each child at his or her level. Classes emphasize drama games and exercises designed to increase spontaneity, engage the imagination, promote self-confidence, and encourage ensemble spirit.
At Towering the Arts, we also understand that kids can not live by drama alone. That is why each day includes group games and sports, arts and crafts, social time, free play, board games, and more.
We provide each child with:
We do not participate in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. We prepare all meals onsite for our children. Therefore, you do not have to worry about buying your child breakfast every morning, preparing their lunch, or being concerned about if your child is eating quality meals. Rest assured, we will take care of your child’s nutritional needs this summer!
Camp Curriculum: (Brief Listing)
Instructor: Thelron Pleas, Morehouse College, B.A in Theatre
We will also have Tae Kwon DO lessons twice a week!
Enrollment Materials (Please Download)
(Please keep handbook for your reference)
*Please complete the “Summer Camp Application Packet” and send using any method below:
1. Email: Admin@ThelronPleas.com
3. Drop Off: 4025 Villa Ave Macon, GA 31204
1. Tuition: $73/wk
***We have sponsorships available to help offset the cost of tuition. Please call us at 339-70P-LEAS for more information.
***CAPS (Subsidized Child Care Assistance Program) is available through The Division of Family and Children Services to help with tuition payment. For more information, visit https://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/subsidized-child-care-assistance
1. Towering the Arts Program Director:
Phone Number: 339.70P-LEAS
Center Address: 4025 Villa Ave Macon, GA 31204
2. Center Director, LaTrenda’s World for Learning, Inc
Phone Number: 478.405.7628
Center Address: 4025 Villa Ave Macon, GA 31204
3. Center Owner, LaTrenda Hugley
Phone Number: 478.785.1114
LaTrenda’s World for Learning, Inc. (LWFL) is committed to supporting children’s social, emotional, physical, and educational development while respecting their individual differences. We strive to help children learn to live and play cooperatively and to promote children’s health, self-awareness, competence, self worth, and resiliency.
Our program is a child centered developmental program based on the interests of the children in our care. Our goal is to stimulate cognitive growth, social and emotional maturity. We promote learning through play and a quality curriculum. We are committed to serving children and parents by providing high quality care and education in a professional, effective, and caring manner.
LWFL is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has policy making and legal responsibility for the center’s operation. The center Director is responsible for the daily operations of the center in accordance with the policies set forth by the Board of Directors and Bright from the Start.
Thelron Pleas, CEO of Pleas Studios, is currently a senior at Morehouse College pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama. In 2011, when Thelron was a high school senior, he was notified that he was one of 1,000 students in the nation to be named a Gates Millennium Scholar from more than 23,000 applicants. In the acceptance letter, Vice President of the United Negro College Fund Larry Griffith wrote, “We commend you on your strong leadership, community service, and academic achievements that contributed to your selection.” Given this prestigious award Thelron will be able to matriculate to any college or university of his choice in the country for free until he completes his PhD.
Thelron has written, directed, and produced seven plays in Macon and Atlanta. His play titles include Don’t Look Back and Stay, You Betta Keep It Mov’n, Are You Your Brother’s Keeper, Thru It All; I Am Convinced, When It’s Time, It’s Just Time, Break Out: The Emotional Scars That No One Sees, and Unanswered Questions. At 15, Pleas started writing, directing, and producing his plays (performing the first two at his church and subsequently at a local theatre in Macon.) Thelron continued to write and staged his next four plays at the historic Douglass Theatre in Macon. His sixth and seventh productions were taken to the campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta after debuting in Macon.
Position: Summer Camp Activity Leader
Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this job is to oversee summer camp youth and enhance their development through educational, recreational, cultural, and social enrichment activities. We serve youth in grades K-8 for 9 weeks. Duties include but are not limited to the following: working cooperatively with administration and camp staff, supervising youth, planning and implementing activities, promoting camper participation, maintaining facilities and supplies, providing superior customer service, attending meetings, completing reports, instructing campers in emergency procedures, abiding by organizational policy and procedures and performing other duties and required.
Essential duties and responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.
• Under the supervision of the Program Director, you will carry out an engaging creative arts curriculum.
• Create and implement art and enrichment that correspond with weekly themes age and skill-level appropriate.
• Activities should provide for growth in skills, self-awareness, self- expression and group relationship building.
• Supervise campers in activities and daily camp operations.
• Collaborate with staff to establish and maintain a supportive and structured environment.
• Utilize superior human relation skills when dealing with officials, administration, employees, parents, guests or visitors.
• Promote and comply with organizational policies and procedures.
• Identifies and meets camper needs daily.
Planning and Organizing:
• Plan and implement educational, cultural and social enrichment activities for campers.
• Develop and implement camp lesson plans.
• High School Diploma or GED.
• Authorization for background check for criminal and child protective findings.
• Must pass a drug screening.
•Summer Camp starts June 1, 2015. This is a Part Time Position.
•Most likely will work 2-3 days a week. 8 hours each day. Vacations during this time will not be approved. No benefits will be granted. Position requires candidate to be with campers all day, even during lunch. Candidate will have to pay a $45 fingerprinting fee.
• Please email resumes to: CHarden@ThelronPleas.com, and CC: Admin@ThelronPleas.com. Please include three professional references.