Wow, I have been so surprised by these spy campers! Personally, I have become terrified by Agent X, and yet these kids seem to not have any fear! The other day Agent X locked the doors to out set, and we had to go on a trail that led us to a very spooky room, and I almost couldn't go inside because it was so terrifying. My group was able to walk in without stopping and got the keys so quickly, it was awesome! It seems like these kids really have what it takes to be a spy. My other favorite thing about this camp is that the kids love to act like silly things. Agent X sent us on a mission last week that had us acting like different things, from a bunny to an old man to even a tree! The kids didn't need help at all, they just saw the pictures and acted like them! I love acting like different things, it is so much fun!! And it helps your imagination grow :)
Now that we have profiles of everyone that could possibly be Agent X, I really hope the kids can figure it out soon, because I certainly would like to know! We have our final spy camp show this Friday at 11:15, so make sure to stop by and see it!!! Who knows... Agent X is supposed to reveal him/herself by the end of it :)
Rehearsing for our show: SPY CAMP: THE (top secret) MUSICAL
Agent Alex here.
(Thumb scan. . . Access Granted.)
(Eye scan. . . Access Granted.)
(Full body scan. . . Access Granted.)
Alright guys, if you are reading this you have passed the thumb, eye, and body scans so that means you are a part of our secret training mission... KIDS POSSIBLE. Now that our show is getting closer it's time to put all of our clues together.
Here's what we have so far... (It's not much, so I hope Agent X gives us a few more clues!)
LET'S THINK ABOUT THE OLD CLUES
-He likes snacks. (Who wasn't there when our snacks were stolen?)
-He can be a boy or a girl. (Hm.. that's not much help!)
-He is a music mastermind. (Was there a suspect who hasn't taught us music?)
-He might have access to the security cameras at French Creek. (Hm... that might be all of the suspects... right?)
-He didn't want us to go down the steps. (Why? could his/her secret hideout be down there?)
Making the costumes for our show!
WE'VE GOTTEN A FEW MORE CLUES
-We got two visual clues: a jar of mulch and a jar of river water.
-A double agent caught Agent Sarah before she could finish the set.
-He hid a lot of balloons.
-He gave us profiles on suspects. (Why would he do that?)
SHH SHH SECRET….SHH SHH SECRET AGENT! (Gosh, that song has been stuck in my head for days.) But today was officially one week from our performance and I am getting STOKED. Our agents-in-training have been working so hard on their show--and not to mention their top secret
missions they’ve have to complete!
Today was a very fun day because we actually got a real clue from Agent X!! To get the clue, the kids had to solve a code and follow Agent X’s instructions. The two clues we discovered were a jar of muddy water and a jar of mulch! Pretty strange, huh? I wonder what Agent X is trying to tell us?!
I can tell a week worth of work is paying off! The kids are having so much fun learning about theatre and most importantly learning about being a top secret spy! They are also really enjoying playing our “theatre get to know you ball” and playing silly warmup games! Can’t wait for all the fun next week!!
Here's what we know about Agent X:
-This is the only picture that has ever been taken of Agent X.
-He likes snacks.
-He can be a boy or a girl.
-He is a music mastermind.
-He might have access to the security cameras at French Creek.
-He didn't want us to go down the steps.
That's all we got so far. I'll keep you informed.
-Commanding Agent Alex
Background Profile: Agent X has been sabotaging the secret training agency (KIDS POSSIBLE) for many years now. He and his double agents don't want anymore GOOD agents in the world. He and his forces will stop at nothing to prevent our agents from becoming master agents.
Today is our third day at Spy Camp!!! The plot thickens with our mystery villain, Agent X. Yesterday, he switched all the logos we made on Monday with ones of his own! In order to find our logos, we had to clap out rhythms Agent X left behind! Thank goodness all our spies are excellent clappers! Tuesday was also music day, and Agent Susan brought in lots of musical instruments for our spies to use. We had a great time and learned a lot!!
I am so excited that this years camp is a spy theme. When I lived in Washington, D.C. I worked at The International Spy Museum so it is great to be back in a spy atmosphere. At the museum, there is an exhibit called Operation Spy where we would take groups of 15 people through an actual spy mission. The mission takes place in the fictional country of Khandar and it has been discovered that a nuclear triggering device has gone missing and the group is in charge of finding it. While on the mission, the group does secret surveillance on a top secret conversation, decodes an encrypted phone call, sneaks into an underground office and searches for clues and interrogates a suspected double agent. While working at the museum, I was in charge of leading the groups through Operation Spy as their Operations Officer.
The museum is also full of spy gadgets that have been used by real life spies. You are also given a secret identity that you must use through out your visit in the museum. So if your little spy enjoys Spy Camp and you happen to be in Washington, D.C., the International Spy Museum is definitely worth a visit!! Follow the link to the museums website for more information or go to their Facebook page for fun facts about Spies!
Today may be one of the best days ever! Why? Because The
Teddy Bear Picnic show was today! Yesterday, we rehearsed our solos for the show and everyone did such an awesome job! There were so many great singers, my favorite song was probably "Take Me Out To The Ball Game!" because I LOVE baseball. We also played an exciting game called "Charlie Over The Ocean," and that was my first time playing it! "Charlie Over the Ocean" reminds me of the game "Duck, Duck, Goose" except with fish, sharks, whales, dolphins and SINGING! We also went on another adventurous bear hunt and found a Panda Bear! Did you know they live mainly in the mountains of China? Luckily they have thick curly hair to keep them warm, which also makes them look very fluffy and huggable!
Everyone was so excited to perform for their audience today! Everyone got to introduce their bears to the audience! We also sang and danced with our bears, and showed off all the cool moves we have been learning! It was a boogie-down good time!!
I can't believe we are over halfway done with Teddy Bear Picnic camp! Time sure does fly by when you're having fun :)
Our 19 campers have been great, it is really awesome seeing how much they love singing and dancing! the other great thing we've been doing at camp has been learning about different kinds of bears. For instance, I had NO idea that even though polar bears have white fur, their skin is black. I would have never guessed that! This fact got me thinking a little bit. We all have to remember that things are not always as they seem. Someone might seem mean, but if you get to know them then they can turn out really fun and great! Also, a task might seem really hard but if you give it a try then you could realize how easy it is!
I am absolutely pumped for our show on Friday. All of the campers have been working very hard and are going to show off their talent very nicely tomorrow :) Make sure to come see the show Friday at 11:15!!
I've been watching "Beauty and the Beast" on Disney Channel and am getting very excited for summer! (They must have known I needed to do my research. Haha. )
As the choreographer for this summer's production I've got a lot of work ahead of me. How do you take a well-known cartoon movie full of magic and create the same magic live onstage? With an amazing production team and a talented group of campers - any magic is possible!
We are going to be busy with our show choreography and learning technique but I want to make sure we also have a lot of fun. When I teach, I want my students to not only know their dances but to also instill a love of dance, theater, and the arts in general that will last them all through life. I hope this love of dance is also something that campers can go home and share with their family and friends.
Today was a wonderful day at camp!! All the kids are starting to bond and make
new friends with each other! Everyone has a partner for when we go outside for
bear hunts and those partners are staying pretty consistent! Today we met a new
set of friends....... OUR TEDDY BEARS!!!! All the kids went on a bear hunt and
picked their new teddy bear friends! We also gave all of our new friends names!
Some of my favorite names were, Rosie, Teddy Bear, Princess and Police. Even the
counselors got to name our bears! My bear is big, fluffy and white so I named
him Snowball. We practiced dancing with our bears and ended the day singing
goodbye to them and giving them GREAT BIG HUGS! Hopefully more new friendships
will develop as the week goes on! When we are all dancing, singing and having
fun together its hard not to build wonderful friendships!
AH! After weeks of preparation, theatre camp has started! Day 1 of Teddy Pear Picnic Camp=SUCCESS! We had SO much fun
today! I could tell some campers were a bit nervous, but most of them were ready for fun!
The preschoolers did so well! For the first day, Mrs. Susan played us some fun songs on her guitar, and Mr. Alex taught us the Teddy Bear dance for our performance on Friday. And everyone did so WELL! The kids will be pros by the end of the week! After our snack time, we went on the trail to find a hiding bear. We found and discovered a picture of a
GIZZLY BEAR! Mr. Bobby even told us some cool facts about them…Did you know that Grizzly bears live to be 20 to 25 years old? (That’s pretty old for a bear!)
I already can’t wait for tomorrow because the kids will find THEIR teddy bear and name it! Throughout the week we will also be learning about other types of bears…so stay
P.S- Did anyone watch the 66th Annual Tony Awards last night? I sure did. There were so many amazing performances! I think my favorite was the opening performance, What If Life Were More Like Theater. Check it out!