Campers will spend the day singing, dancing, creating and having a blast. The week will conclude with a rousing performance of "Seussical KIDS," in which participants will get to portray some of their favorite characters from popular Dr. Seuss books.
Musical Theater Camp, which takes place in Darlington's Thatcher Hall, will be directed by Darlington faculty members and staffed by fine arts students.
Each camper should provide their own water bottle and snacks. Lunch may be purchased at the school for an extra fee or participants can bring their own lunch.
About the directors
Melissa Smyly, head of the English department, has taught at Darlington since 2017 and also coaches varsity cheerleading. She holds a B.S. in Secondary Language Arts from Auburn University and an M.A. in Library Media Technology from the University of West Alabama. Melissa is the mother of Emily Anne ('22), Jake ('24) and Loftin ('33).
Caitlyn Terry has served as Pre-K to 8 music teacher since 2022. She holds a B.M.E. in Music Education from Reinhardt University. In college, she served as assistant conductor for the Reinhardt Chamber Choir. She also plays piano, guitar, recorder and ukulele.
Kim Tunnell, who has been a member of Darlington’s fine arts faculty since 2001, has over two decades of experience in the classroom. She taught music and chorus classes in the lower and middle grades before being named director of fine arts in 2009. She holds a B.M. and B.M.E. from Shorter College and an M.M.E. from the State University of West Georgia. She and her husband, Mark, are the parents of Jack (’15), Hillary (’18) and Sarah (’22).