The Norfolk Youth Theatre camp attracted 53 participants ranging in age from 9-18, up from 10 from the 2017 camp. The majority of the camp staff are from Norfolk and surrounding towns, and the camp serves children from Norfolk, Tilden, Stanton, Pierce and Battle Creek. The grant money allowed more of the budget to be used to provide food for the volunteers this year, allowing them to place their full focus on kids like Katy Edmisten.
“Katy’s week with Norfolk Youth Theatre gave her precisely the confidence boost she needed at the time. In September, when she auditioned for the Norfolk Community Theater’s ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ she landed a leading roles, which – before NYT – she didn’t think herself capable of.” -Karen Edmisten, Katy’s Mother