"I had more that one communication with the camp director, who couldnt have been any more professional, prompt and helpful. Every person I came in contact with had a great big smile on their face and positive engergy. which is exactly what a parent wants to see and feel."
~ Teresa B., New Jersey
'12 - '14 Parent
Camper Age 13
"My daughter had a wonderful time at camp. She made new friends, learned new moves and soaked up some warm summer heat! She keeps pushing to go back next year and try the travel camp or stay for 2 weeks. She said that on the plane she was doing the world African dance! Thank you ADTC for this great experience that my daughter had and will hold onto forever. Until next year!"
~ Dawn G., White Salmon, WA
'13 - '14 Parent
Camper Age 13
Our outstanding dance program & wide variety of recreational activities allow campers to stay fit, build lasting friendships & gain self-confidence through their accomplishments both inside and outside of the dance environment!
In addition to dance, ADTC campers can enjoy swimming, hiking, horseback riding, tennis, canoeing, arts & crafts and more!
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Organized evening activities may include team competitions (like American Dance Idol, Team Cheers, Dance Trivia, and Flexibility/Strength/Leaps Night), dance-based games, roasting marshmallows around a campfire, an evening barbeque, and outside games like Suitcase Races and Capture the Flag. An optional evening field trip (like to a renowned playhouse to see a summer stock musical production) may also be offered. And, of course, don't forget the big Friday night dance performance, when parents, siblings and friends are invited to cheer on their dancers' progress.
Afternoon & evening open activities include dance electives, yoga, arts & crafts, listening to music & socializing in the ADTC Canteen (which sells refreshments, candy and other snacks along with ADTC dancewear and accessories), working on dance steps with instructors, watching movies, or just hanging out with friends.
At the start of each week, the ADTC staff helps campers get to know each other and to build camaraderie by organizing the girls into teams. The teams earn points by competing in friendly events and working together to complete various tasks throughout the week (photo safaris, scavenger hunts, dance competitions, art projects, etc.). Individuals also earn points for their teams (keeping dorm rooms clean, being on-time to dance classes and camp activities, etc.). More details will be explained at the first camp meeting on Sunday evening. At the end of each week, an awards ceremony is held to recognize each team for their efforts and to celebrate the winning team. Campers should come ready to participate and have fun with their teams!
We recommend that you purchase the ADTC “Unlimited Activities Pass” to save money on optional activities. Or, you can choose instead to register and pay for individual activities later on. Please note that most optional activities also require parental consent. Due to weather, availability &/or scheduling conflicts, we may be unable to offer all activities during your child's session. Campers register for activities during check-in (they can only register for activities if you have signed the necessary waivers!). Campers will be accompanied by ADTC staff who are trained in CPR & First Aid during each activity.
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