THE Children’s Paradise Montessori School (CPMS) is holding a summer program that will help youths develop their creativity while at the same time build their strengths.
Professional artists will be training the participants during the seven-week Integrated Boot Camp (IBC), which carries the theme: “Theater Arts and Creative Ecology.”
CPMS president Marivic Bathan said the IBC aims to provide programs that will bring children and the youth closer to the realities of life, particularly in areas affecting the environment.
“With a very relevant theme on ecology, theater arts will be the effective means to inspire, educate and empower the participants and its audience to take heed of the challenge to go back to the basics to save Mother Earth,” she said.
The IBC, which will run from May 20 to July 6, will focus on different forms of art each week, including allegorical form of theatre, photography, music studies and rhythmic instruments, and musical theater.
IBC is a one-of-a-kind and a full-packed camp with not only quality theater and visual arts, dance, songwriting and music composition workshops, but it will also have fun and adventure with an overnight family camp-out, safari tour, and a cultural exposure through RAFI’s Gabi-i sa Kabilin.
The program will conclude with an actual production of “The Integrated Boot Camp Musical Play.”
CPMS will be bringing together a competent pool of professional creative artists to serve as trainers and facilitators of the IBC participants.
Leading the group is Rudy Aviles, who will act as the creative director.
Emman Mante is his assistant creative director. He is the founder and director of independent theatre group Young Thespians of Cebu.
Dennis Gregory Sugarol, internationally multi-awarded choir director of CPMS Choir, will act as the musical director.
Professional songwriter, record producer and musical director Jude Gitamondoc will be the composer and arranger of the songs.
Other trainers are Niño Bañares for percussion and rhythmic instruments; Alfie Mosqueda, a choreographer; Crisanto Etorma, a visual artist, photographer and videographer known for his unconventional and fresh style; and the internationally-trained and experienced Rosebelle Daculan, camp facilitator.
IBC will be held at the Order of the Discalced Augustinians’ Tabor Hill in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City.
The summer program will have three groups: the Children’s Circle (4-7-year old); the Tween’s Circle (8-12-year olds); and the Teen’s Circle (13-16-year olds).
The seven-week, 35-day boot camp will include a visit to the Cebu Safari in Carmen, farm camp-out, clay art and pottery, and overnight family camp-out.Participants will receive a boot camp welcome kit.
Registration fees for the IBC also depend on the groups: P13,000 for children, P16,000 for tweens and P18,000 for teens.
For more information, visit the Facebook page of Children’s Paradise Montessori School or call: 0920-9522509 or 422-3446.