Jacob’s Ladder plans ‘The Little Mermaid’

Twenty-seven years ago Jacob’s Ladder held its first camp at Christchurch School.

The camp will celebrate its return to campus with Climber presentations of the “The Little Mermaid” at 2:30 and 7 p.m. July 28 in the Marston Performing Arts Center, Christchurch School Campus, 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch. The community is invited at no charge.

For Climbers, storytelling, speaking to defend a position in a debate, or the reading of a poem or vignette is an everyday occurrence at camp, reported grants coordinator and manager Madge H. Vosteen. These skills are further enhanced as each Climber is required to participate in a drama class.

Director of academic studies and performing arts Nicole Pearson sharpens the Climbers’ skills in an intense two weeks of practice, costume design, set design and making, sound and lighting coordination…