Written by Tiffany Steinbacher, Camp Woodchuck Assistant Camp Director
Clapping. Stomping. Dancing. Singing. And lots of smiling! These are some of the things you will see or hear during our daily choir practices and performances with the Voices of the Rainbow Camp Woodchuck Choir.
The Voices of the Rainbow Choir is made up of all the campers and staff of Camp Woodchuck at Kids’ Cove. The campers begin to take on their own special roles as they get more comfortable at performing. We have lead singers, backup dancers, soloists, conductors, and even our very own sound manager.
Throughout the nine weeks of Camp Woodchuck, the choir performs three songs for businesses in the Wichita and El Dorado communities. Performing for our community is one way we can say “thank you” to all the businesses that support Camp Woodchuck. With their support, we are able to provide a fun, recreational program for our campers. This summer we have nine scheduled choir performances: KMUW, Cox Communications, The Wichita Eagle, Fidelity Bank, LS Industries, Community National Bank and Trust of El Dorado, Butler Electric Cooperative, and Intrust Bank.
The camp planning staff chooses three songs each summer for the choir to learn and perform for our choir trips. This summer we have chosen A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman, Party in the U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus, and Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake. Each of the songs brings out the campers’ unique and beautiful personalities. If you see us out and about this summer, we’d be delighted to see you dance and sing along as we express our sincerest appreciation through song and dance!
“Singing, dancing, and seeing my friends. Party in the U.S.A. because I sing it at home.” – Camper Phoenix when asked what she loves about choir and what her favorite choir song is.
“My favorite thing about choir is watching the kids dancing and having fun while singing the songs. I also love going out into the community, feeling supported in the community, and helping the campers meet new people. My favorite song this summer is Party in the U.S.A. because the kids seem to really love that song the most. It’s fun and upbeat and the kids love to dance to it! –Jessica M., Staff