KIDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM

WHERE KIDS BUILD CONFIDENCE, CHARACTER AND SELF-AWARENESS AS THEY LEARN TO LEAD

Program Overview

Kids in the Spotlight (KITS), created and run by Denise Goldbeck, is a one-of-kind program where children and youth of all ages work and play as a group to mount a fun and rewarding musical production, which results in personal growth, leadership experience, and lifelong friendships, all taking place over just five memorable days.  Kids in the Spotlight is hosted at venues across the world, with 7 programs held at the Haven Institute on Gabriola Island, B.C.

Over the course of the 5 day program, participants play as a group to mount a fun and rewarding musical production. The show is not  the only astonishing product.: All through the process your children are led and lead others through powerful experiences, which help them to grow into social and caring individuals.

Parents or guardians are expected to attend the opening session on the first evening of the program, and the performance on the last evening (the program ends at noon the following day). Parents or guardians are expected to be with their children outside of session times. Older children have evening sessions; younger children generally do not. Children will stay at The Haven with a parent or guardian.

Activities

Games are played to help create a child-led culture in the group. Participants are cast according to which roles will benefit them the most. Leaders support the mounting of a show to enhance self-awareness and its subsequent debriefing to increase social skills. Fun is had by all!

Benefits

  • Self-awareness
  • Increased confidence
  • Increased poise
  • Greater social understanding
  • Increased social interaction skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Enhanced family relationships
  • Improved academic performance
  • Increased ability to hold attention
  • Sense of belonging
  • Understanding of one’s own development
  • Ability to participate in small and large groups

Beyond the Program

Over the course of the 5 day program, participants play as a group to mount a fun and rewarding musical production. The show is not  the only astonishing product.: All through the process your children are led and lead others through powerful experiences, which help them to grow into social and caring individuals.

Location & Schedule

KITS has been hosted at venues all across the world, from Russian to Kenya to China. Below are descriptions of active and up-coming venues:

The Haven

Denise Goldbeck has been leading Kids in the Spotlight at the Haven since 1987. The Haven Institute is an accredited educational training center that offers courses in personal and professional development, focusing on communication, relationships, and self-understanding.

Families may rent a cabin at the resort for the five days while the program runs. Various other services are offered to guests, such as a pool and gymnasium. Please visit www.haven.ca for more information.

The program takes place in the Phoenix Auditorium, a spacious facility perfect for energetic and theatrical nature of the program . . .

Schedule

KITS is held at the Haven in March and in July each year, as well as at different times at different venues across the world. Please stay in touch to learn when new venues and times may be available.

Next Kids in the Spotlight:

July 4 – July 9, 2017
July 10 – July 15, 2017
July 17 – July 22, 2017
July 23 – July 28, 2017
July 30 – Aug 4, 2017

The Haven

haven.ca

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