UNION — The stage in the USC Union auditorium was quite busy Friday afternoon as the children in the USC Union Summer Camp did their final rehearsal for their production of “The Cat in the Hat.”
The play marked the conclusion of the week-long summer camp which provided the participating children a variety of activities that were both fun and educational.
During the week, the children learned about, built and launched rockets; learned about bees and the important role they play in nature; learned about chemistry; learned about law enforcement in a program that included a visit by a bloodhound with the Union County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit; made “flubber,” a fun and easy slime to make and to play with; and, of course, making props for the play.
The children prepared all week for the play with rehearsals including Friday’s dress rehearsal and then finally the production itself which was presented to parents, other family members and friends in the USC Union auditorium.
Once the play was done, it was time for the children to say goodbye to summer camp and go home, no doubt taking with them memories of what it was like to perform before an audience, the importance of bees, the power of rockets, how a bloodhound helps fight crime, and, of course, how much fun it is to make and play with flubber.