Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts


Camp and Teaching Philosophy


While Harand Camp offers an intensive and immersive arts program, we have also been able to set ourselves apart by adhering to a philosophy of inclusion and a non-competitive spirit. We place a premium on social development and uphold the ideals of "No Man is an Island" in everything we do - from camp and cabin unity to our theater program which gives everyone the chance to be a star.

At Harand we strive to provide our campers with all the fun, sports and companionship of camp life, while giving them the opportunity to mature emotionally as they learn to live with each other. Harand Camp has always been a place for campers of all religions, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is our belief that when children of different backgrounds enjoy the camp experience together, living with one another under the ideals of "No Man is an Island," they are better equipped to live together in an ever-changing (and often confusing) society. The entire camp population has the opportunity to grow through social interaction, learn invaluable life lessons, gain greater understanding, and form lifelong friendships.

We believe that through being on stage and gaining an appreciation for the arts, children will gain the confidence that will help them reach their potential in all areas of their lives. Our shows are entirely unique in that lead roles are shared so everyone has their time in the spotlight as well as in the ensemble. Classes are taught in a non-competitive manner and children are encouraged to develop in many different areas. It is our hope that over the course of 3 (or 6) weeks, from rehearsals and classes to fabulous full-length productions, campers will discover that it is possible to achieve excellence without unnecessary competition.


No man is an island
No man stands alone
Each man’s joy is joy to me
Each man’s grief is my own
We need one another,
So I will defend
Each man as my brother
Each man as my friend
We saw the children gather
We heard the music start
The songs that they were singing
Will keep ringing in my heart
No man is an island
No man stands alone
Each man’s joy is joy to me
Each man’s grief is my own
We need one another,
So I will defend
Each man as my brother
Each man as my friend









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