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Review for California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I first mentioned this camp to my nine-year-old daughter, she wasn't at all interested. She eventually changed her mind when she heard her best friend would be enrolling. She had previously participated in some after school musical theater performances and was lukewarm about those. Since she's a very shy kid, I was hoping the camp might give her some positive experiences with performing. I couldn't have been more pleased. Most surprising was that her favorite camp class was combat! It was completely out of character for her and such a fun surprise for me. It was like the camp opened up an alternative universe for her -- one that really brought her to life. She wanted to learn more about Shakespeare and his plays during and after the camp. In fact, our family just went to see Cal shakes perform Midsummer Night's Dream. She had already read a synopsis and a lot of the actual play and was explaining it to me! Needless to say, this camp is on the top of her list for next summer.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching my daughter blossom.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Enthusiastic, bright and kind.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand camp programs to include more children.

Ways to make it better...

The location where the camp was held wasn't shared by so many other groups.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & Daughter was enrolled in camp.