Vacation Bible School 2024
Monday at 9:30 AM
Campers will integrate all the elements of showcasing a musical theatre production when they prepare for and perform Matilda Jr! Guided by musical theater teachers and experienced performers through the workshop, audition, and a camp week of rehearsals, campers will prepare and perform at the showcase at the end of the week. All campers will be cast!
In the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to attend electives (selections take place in June), which include drama, dance, guitar, ukulele, photography, and strings, and more! Fun outdoor games and camp traditions like water day are also scattered throughout the week.
NEW! Before and after care now available for 3rd-8th graders registered for daytime camps!
*Please note: while you may see credit card payment options, we currently only accept ACH transfers for payment.
Carrie Albers, Orchestra Adventures Camp Leadership and Strings Electives
My name is Ms. Albers and I will teaching the orchestra adventures camp, beginners bootcamp, and yoga for musicians! I am the orchestra director and Broad Run High school and also teach private lessons. I have been a music teacher for twenty years and I love working with my students and watching them change into young musicians. Teaching at Arcola is one of my favorite summer activities because I enjoy meeting new students and friends from other schools. I’m very excited to debut the new orchestra classes and to bring some zen to us all with the new yoga elective.
Rachael Greenman, Orchestra Adventures Instructor and Strings Electives
Rachael Greenman is a violist and electric violinist who attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been playing classical music on the viola for sixteen years and found a love for playing rock and pop music on the electric violin about four years after she began her classical journey. She just completed her first year as a middle school strings teacher and is excited to continue her career in education.
Miranda Borhauer, Rhythm and Ukulele
I am thrilled to be joining the staff this year! I am an elementary music teacher in Loudoun County and just completed my seventh year of teaching. This summer, I am teaching bucket drumming and soprano ukulele. I'm most looking forward to rocking out on our bucket drums in an ensemble setting! In my free time, I love to spend time with my baby girl Avery and playing board games with my husband. I look forward to teaching you this summer!
Jake Durbin, AV Lead
My name is Jacob Durbin and I'm running all the Audio/Visual equipment for Summer in the Arts! I'm currently a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston and have been involved with music my whole life, so I will be visiting and helping with different classes throughout the week as well. Summer in the Arts is one of my favorite weeks of summer and I'm very excited for another!
Keri Goodfriend, Core Art Classes and Electives
This is Keri Goodfriend’s 6th year teaching Visual Arts for SITA. She owns and instructs at her home art studio, Goodfriend Art Studio, chairs the heART & Soul ministry at AUMC, leads Girl Scouts, and hangs with her teen girls, hubby and -oodle dog when not doing something artsy.
Allison Kipp, Chorus Classes and Singing Electives
I am so excited to return to Summer in the Arts! This will be my 3rd year and I will be teaching Chorus, Star Search, and Parachutes, Basketballs, and Sticks, Oh My! I can't wait to make beautiful music and memories this summer!
Faith Nguyen, Photography Electives
My name is Faith Nguyen and this will be my second year teaching the photography elective, as well as capturing all the fun events that Summer in the Arts has to offer. I am a longtime lover of all things visual arts and have been working in photography professionally since 2019. I am currently studying architecture at Northeastern University, but I am excited to be back home in VA for the summer to teach at Summer in the Arts 2023!
Phil Nichols, Camp Accompanist and Piano Electives Instructor
My name is Philip Nichols and I am the Camp Accompanist and will be teaching piano class electives. I love the arts because it allows me to express myself and see the world in new ways.
Jennifer Roberts, Summer in the Arts Co-Director, and Chimes/Boomwhackers/Recorder Electives
Over the past 25 years, Jenn has been a music educator in public and private schools and is currently teaching music at Legacy Elementary school in Brambleton. Throughout her teaching career, she has also served at several churches in music ministry, and is the current Chair of Music Ministry at Arcola. Jennifer received a B.A. in Music Education from Bethany University in 1995 and a M.A. in Music Education from George Mason University in 2000. Jennifer sings, conducts, plays the flute, piano, baritone ukulele, and many percussion instruments.
Scott Rosner, Beginning and Intermediate Guitar
My name is Scott Rosner, this year at Summer in the Arts I am teaching beginner and intermediate guitar. I love the arts because they have the ability to make you laugh, make you cry, make you think, make you look, and make you realize that we are all fundamentally the same and in this together. There’s nothing better than a great song, movie, painting, or dance to say the things that words just can’t say. Plus, everyone looks cooler with a guitar in their hands.