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Public Speaking: 1st-3rd

2017 Theme:

Jump into the adventurous legends that make up the Brainy Bunch Totem. Explore the history of the Pacific Northwest  through the daring tales of Native American lore. Capture the story of your totem character. Create their totem block, learn their story, and play your part in the Totem Legend production.

This summer's mini production is Totem Legends. Each camper is given a unique role of one of our Totem characters hero. Together we learn the tales of each Totem hero. Campers develops public speaking skills while learning their role: practice narrating, acting, and the delivering skills of our acronym: S.P.E.A.K.

S - stand tall

P - push out your voice

E - eyes on your audience

A - act the part

K - keep practicing  

Take the Stage is filled with activities, instruction, practice and games to develop and reinforce Public Speaking competencies. At the same time, we are actively building a supportive camp community. Week-long sessions include scripted mini plays that give campers the opportunity to build poise, volume, audience contact, characterization, and many more public speaking skills.

This is a program for any camper looking for an awesome summer of acting and laughter, and is the camp of choice for any parent looking to help their child gain comfort and confidence speaking in front of groups.


Scripted “Totem Legends” - Campers learn, practice, and perform a mini “Totem Legends” production. This production serves as a theme and instructional tool for developing all of our S.P.E.A.K. delivery skills.

End of Week Production - Parents are welcome to join us for the final performance of our “Totem Legends” mini production. This is a fun opportunity to see the skill development accomplished by each camper throughout the week.

Totem Pole, Totem Masks, Props - Occasionally we need breaks from performances and speaking practice. These are great opportunities to create totem hats, accessories, props and more. Each activity is used to a variety of way to reinforce, improve and motivate further public speaking practice.


Public Speaking, Delivery - An absolutely essential skill set. The best approach to building comfort and confidence in public speaking starts with quality instruction and is further developed with regular practice and exposure. Start building these skills early, then keep it going and growing. Check out our summer programs beyond Camp Brainy Bunch at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and other top schools at


Healthy lunches are provided everyday through School Foodies

Each weeks starts off with professional designed teambuilding to help campers meet new people and build friendships

Daily organized recreation promotes a strong camp community

Morning (starting at 8:00 AM) and afternoon (Till 5:30 PM) extended care is available at most locations

Our outstanding instructors are selected for their love of teaching and their experience in the subjects they teach