Dancing and Dramatics

This text was taken verbatim from the Kehonka catalog that was in circulation in the 1960s (note: to any parents reading this and thinking Kehonka would be a lovely place for your daughter to attend….the last year camp was open was in 1985):

Breezes off the sparkling lake, sunshine glimmering through the trees and bare feet on the sawdust-carpeted dance court add zest to rhythmic and modern outdoor dancing. All campers, not just the gifted few, have an opportunity to participate.

To write plays, to act, to “dress up,” appeal to a girl’s interest in fantasy. Her individuality, her creative abilities and her love of fun find constructive outlets in original dances, in the dramatization of old folk tales and in operettas with worth-while music.

Through the years, Kehonka has accumulated a storage room full of costumes and a barn full of properties which are quickly remodelled by the campers for their new stagesets. The crafts shops do double duty when a play is in preparation.


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