ORCA theater camp stages outdoor play at Sandy Beach


August 3, 2023

Lizzie Thompson / Petersburg Pilot

Participants in the Petersburg Medical Center's Orca Theater Camp strike a pose before rehearsal Monday afternoon at Sandy Beach Park. Community members are welcome to attend their live performance of "Room in the Forest" on Thursday, August 3 at 5 p.m. at Sandy Beach Park's shelter #2. From left to right: Atlas Short, Summer Wells, Gillian O'Soup, Abby Knight, Etolyn Turland, Aniyah Aguirre, Libby Taiber, Brad Younts, Cecilia Kvasnikoff, Kaili Watkins, Sage Durst, Jozlyn Turland, Noelle Craig, Adee Luppino, and Lizzie Hutto.

Eighteen Petersburg youth ages 7 to 12 have been spending their afternoons at Sandy Beach Park participating in Petersburg Medical Center's ORCA (Outdoor Recreation Creation Adventure) Theatre Camp, an eight-day experience that uses nature as a backdrop to educate and inspire children with their local environment while practicing life skills through theater with Camp Director Brad Younts.

Younts, who earned his BFA in theater at Boston's Emerson College, has been involved with theater for more than twenty years. Because he recently decided to go back to school to earn a masters in theater...

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