Nearly 80 children attended three, one-week camps sponsored by the Vision Academy of the Arts during June and July.
The camp program was titled "Arts Around the World: An Excellent Adventure," under the direction of Jackie Byers.
Byers said the three camps were open to second through eighth graders from the Mountain Area and focused on musical theater, dance and writing around different themes.
The first camp, "Lights, Camera, Action," featured a musical revue with songs from the hit movies "Sponge Bob Square Pants," and "Finding Nemo," "Shrek" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
The camp, "A Kid's Life," centered around the fictitious electromagnetic attack from outer space that jammed all technical systems including cell phones and internet. The children go into a panic and don't know what to do until Grandpa and Grandma show up and introduce them to a day filled with adventure, music and imagination. without any fancy gadgets.
"I Need a Vacation," explored all the possibilities for the summer vacation.
Assisting Byers were volunteers Rita Adams, Shirley Lay, Kirk and Monika Moulin, Dana Wilhite and former Vision Academy students from Yosemite and Minarets High Schools.
All three camps concluded with a musical produced by the students and attended by friend and families.