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Get Real
Teen Arts Camp 2014

Report by Stephany Suarez


“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”  Romans 12:2a (NLT)

Romance.
Drama.
Horror.
& Comedy. 

These are four Reality TV themes that reflect issues teens face today. Our goal with Teen Arts Camp 2014 was to show how Christ can be honored and restore us through them in these everyday life-altering situations.

Last June, teens from across the Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Division gathered for five days to “Get Real” with these four genres in their everyday lives. While writing, shooting and starring in their own Bible story/reality show--from “Noah’s Ark Extreme Makeover” to “Cain & Abel’s Court Room Chaos,” delegates studied scripture in order to make a connection and apply it to the reality of their daily lives.

Delegates were also able to choose one of three majors that they were passionate about:  dance, drama or choreodrama. These sessions focused on developing artistic craft through technique and then a final performance.

Together we became a body. We shared our weaknesses, our fears, and our mistakes.
We shared our real side. We challenged attitudes and opinions. We opened up, studied scripture. We wanted to reveal what life could be like - what it means to:

Give God the “horrors and dramas” in our lives.

Be accountable with the “Romance” in our lives

To embrace the comedic moments in our lives.

In essence, We Got Real.