<h1><\/h1>\r\n[caption id="attachment_28287" align="aligncenter" width="640"]<img class="size-large wp-image-28287" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/06\/Lauren-Rodgers-GVT-camp-2000x3000.jpg" alt="" width="640" height="960" \/> (Photo courtesy of Greenbrier Valley Theatre)<br \/>Lauren Rodgers in the 2017 GVTeens I Showcase The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet by Peter Bloedel.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Registration is now open for the Youth Education Program\u2019s Summer Drama Camp \u2018ACTions Speak Louder Than Words\u2019 at Greenbrier Valley Theatre. Drama camp is offered to children age 5-14 and runs July 24-Aug. 6.<\/h1>\r\nStudents in GVT\u2019s summer drama camp experience intensive study in theater arts. Campers age 5-14 spend two weeks exploring creative dramatics, acting for the camera, scene study, voice and movement, creative writing, storytelling and technical theater. Camp culminates in a performance written, developed and produced by students.\r\n\r\nReturning summer camper Lauren Rodgers has been participating in this intensive program for many years, and her mother, Christy Clemons-Rodgers, has noticed what a positive influence it has had on her life.\r\n\r\n\u201cGVT\u2019s Summer Drama Camp has not only introduced Lauren to the world of theater arts, it has impacted her personal growth in many wonderful ways,\u201d Clemons-Rodgers said. \u201cThrough drama camp and other GVT experiences, she has learned that it\u2019s okay to try something new, make mistakes, accept guidance, make adjustments and be resilient in forging on to make something incredible happen.\u201d\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_28289" align="aligncenter" width="640"]<img class="size-large wp-image-28289" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/06\/Lauren-Rodgers-winning-at-GVT-camp-1-3000x2000.jpg" alt="" width="640" height="427" \/> (Photo courtesy of Greenbrier Valley Theatre)<br \/>Lauren Rodgers winning Best Character Voices at GVT\u2019s 2016 Summer Camp.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nWhile her mother gets to watch her daughter grow and learn, Lauren gets to spend time with old friends, make new ones and create something original that she can be proud of.\r\n\r\n\u201cOne of the things I enjoy most about drama camp is working with our groups and performing a play we created ourselves! By the end of our showcases it feels great to know that you\u2019re doing something that you created and people enjoy,\u201d the returning camper said.\r\n\r\nCampers age 5-8 attend for half days from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at a cost of $285. Older campers spend whole days, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the theatre for $385. Need-based scholarships are available. Registration for drama camp closes July 15. Space is limited.\r\n\r\nFor registration or more information, contact Education Director Courtney Susman at 304-645-3838 ext. 111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.