NACKARD PEPSI AND THE ORPHEUM THEATER BRING VIRTUAL KIDS CAMP TO FAMILIE’S HOMES
For the last four years, Nackard Pepsi has worked with the historic Orpheum Theater in downtown Flagstaff to offer a free summer movie series to kids and their parents. This year, with theaters closed and safety at the forefront of everyone’s minds, Nackard Pepsi’s usual programming looks very different.
“Nackard Pepsi has been a valued partner of The Orpheum for many years and continues to support us,” said Orpheum General Manager Susan Walter. “We knew it was necessary to put safety first and not bring families into the venue this summer, but we wanted to find a way to pivot our programming to still bring quality content to children and their families, especially when they are missing that connection to their community.”
The camp, which begins next Monday July 6 will stream every Monday at 6:30pm from The Orpheum Theater’s YouTube channel and features seven local organizations including Little Music Makers of Flagstaff, Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA), Momentum Aerial, Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival, Lowell Observatory, Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, and The Arboretum of Flagstaff. With content for all ages, the camp will take viewers on virtual tours of The Force is With Our People exhibit at MNA, the mushroom garden of The Arboretum, and the night sky through a telescope at Lowell Observatory. Kids will learn how to sing traditional African songs, write a haiku, juggle, and even build their own at-home worm composting bin.
“I have been working and meeting with many local organizations and nonprofits in town, and the overwhelming message was that they were all looking for a way to connect with the community,” said Walter. “This just seemed like a perfect opportunity to highlight what Flagstaff has to offer and give families something to do together while they’re stuck at home.”
For the full schedule of the Nackard Pepsi presents: Kid’s Virtual Summer Camp and to register visit orpheumflagstaff.com.
July 6: A Virtual Vacation with Little Music Makers of Flagstaff
July 13: The Force is with Our People Virtual Tour with Museum of Northern Arizona
July 20: Funtown Circus Camp with Momentum Aerial
July 27: Behind the Scenes with Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival
August 3: A Solar System Celebration with Lowell Observatory
August 5: Exploring Worms with Willow Bend Environmental Education Center
August 10: The Amazing Garden Adventure Tour with The Arboretum Flagstaff