Drama camp helps students express emotions

The School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC) and UMFS have similar visions—to help kids develop skills to prepare them for productive lives and leadership. For the second year in a row, Child & Family Healing Center residents from UMFS will get to participate in a summer drama therapy camp.Capture

Drama provides a way to confront difficult emotional issues through an alternative form of expression. Through active movement, role playing and play, students can express themselves without inhibition. A participant from last year’s camp said “I was able to be goofy and funny without being judged.”

SPARC’s drama therapy camp allows students of all abilities to have performance training designed to build performing arts skills, deepen the ability to connect with peers and strengthen the personal foundation of each individual. Students will show off their talents in August with a performance at the end of the four week camp.

Programs like the SPARC camp would not be possible without the generosity of our donors. Your individual gift to our annual fund allows UMFS to provide exceptional programs to the children and families we serve in communities across Virginia. Visit for more information.