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It is hard to believe that it is already July. Summer is just flying by! Last week campers’ creativity abounded at the Dietrich with our Kid TV and Digital Arts camps. In Kid TV camp, students learned all about developing a TV style webisode from directing to shooting news segments, to creating zany commercials and weather reports. Students added sound and visual effects and also learned how to edit the broadcast. In Digital Art Camp, students created cartoons, developed LEGO animation movies, learned how to morph images and more.

Summer camp fun will continue next week at the Dietrich with Monsters Art School: Theatre and Visual Arts Camp. During this camp, which will be held July 8 through 12 from 10 a.m. to noon, students ages five to 12 will create their own monster characters and a monster play. The group will also use their amazing imaginations to create costumes, artwork, a set and monster gadgets. At the end of the week, students will present a casual performance for family and friends filled with fun, scary and silly creatures. Admission is $60. For more information or to sign-up, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.

The following week, July 15 – 19, students ages five to 12 will have an opportunity to create masterpieces in Trash to Treasures Camp. Instructor Steve Colley will show students how to create unique 3-D collages out of recycled household items. It will be a great opportunity for young inventors to brainstorm unique ways to make “green” art. Admission is $60 for the week, and classes will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to learn more or to register for this camp or other Dietrich Theater camps including Despicable You: Theatre and Visual Arts Camp, Art Explorers Camp and Your Epic Journey Theatre and Visual Arts Camp.

If you are looking for an activity that the whole family can take part in, be sure to join us Saturday, July 20 from 1 to 8 p.m. for Tunkhannock’s River Day in Riverside Park. This day will be full of live music, kayak demos, nature exhibits, farm vendors, a zoo mobile, activities for kids and more. River Day is a free rain-or-shine event.

A new component of River Day is the Volunteer Spirit Trail Walk, which will be held at Tunkhannock’s Iroquois Trail. Check-in time starts at 10 a.m. on July 20 at the Gathering Place next to the Tunkhannock Little League Park on Sunnyside Road. The walk starts at 10:30 a.m. and you can walk as much or as little as you like. Admission is $10 per adult and children to age 15 are free. All proceeds will be donated to purchase playground equipment for Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park.

As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies!

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