Hey DRAMA Families! You will find all of the information you need to participate in DRAMA this fall below. Please read this letter carefully as we’ve made some significant changes this session!
Parent Meetings: Instead of hosting parent meetings this fall, we decided to try something new: we will send out an email after we’ve confirmed the teams for this session. It is very important that parents read and respond to this email, as it will include important information like the Training Camp meal sign up and dates for potential outreaches. If a member is 18 or older, they may participate in the session independently from their parents by following our Older Member Policy on the website.
Training Camp: Thursday, September 15th (8:30 am) – Saturday, September 17th (7:30 pm), at Woodcrest Retreat (225 Woodcrest Drive, Ephrata). This Training Camp we are adding a family potluck for Saturday supper at 5:30 pm. All families of current members are invited to come for supper and bring a dish to share. After supper, we will have a short wrap up time, after which you and your youth are free to go.
Session Duration: Training Camp through Monday, December 5th. We plan to have two teams again this session, and both will meet at the DRAMA Office (131 Terrace Ave, Ephrata).
-Alpha will be meeting on Monday evenings, 6:30-9:00 pm.
-Beta will be meeting on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:00 pm.
Booked Outreaches: Every member is required to attend our pre-booked outreaches listed below. Times given might change, but only slightly. If there are any conflicts, please talk to your director before sending in your application! Any more outreaches that are confirmed will be shared via email or at practice.
Alpha -Thursday evening, October 20th, at Crossfire Youth Ministries (514 Wabash Rd, Ephrata)
-Friday evening, November 18th, at Crossfire Youth Ministries
Beta: -Sunday, October 16th, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Living Hope Community Church (2823 Columbia Ave, Lancaster)
Alpha, Beta, & Sprouts: -Wednesday evening, October 5th, DRAMA Fundraiser at Woodcrest Retreat
To Apply for Alpha or Beta:
- Fill out your application on the website (here) by August 22nd.
- Send your $60 session fee (made out to DRAMA Ministry) and completed and notarized Release of Liability form (on the website documents page) to Phil Weaver (95 Stobers Dam Rd. Stevens, PA 17578) by August 22nd. If the session fee creates financial difficulty, please contact Phil (717-682-8597) as there are scholarships available.
Sprouts: Here are the details for Sprouts (youth ages 8 to 12): We have decided to go back to two longer sessions instead of three short sessions.
- Session Dates: September 21st – December 14th.
- Time and Place: 3:30-5:30 pm every Wednesday (excluding the week of Thanksgiving) at Christ House Church. (Lower level, 131 Terrace Ave, Ephrata)
- Session Fee: $15 per child. This helps cover costs of t-shirts and supplies.
Our first practice is a Mini Training Camp, on September 21st, from 3:30-8:00 pm! It is an extended practice where we play fun games, learn mimes, and get to know each other. Supper is provided. Any food allergies will be complied with as necessary. If you have any questions you can reach out to Emily Sensenig (email@example.com, 717-826-7137) or Jaimee King (firstname.lastname@example.org, 201-580-0051).You can find the Sprouts application here.