Theater camp that helps kids find their joy

By Good Medicine Productions May 7, 2021

Eight-year-old Graham was struggling with the isolation. Last summer when kids normally run around with other kids, in the middle of a pandemic, Graham and his younger brother were feeling very stuck at home.

“I decided to sign them up for Good Medicine’s Virtual Wizard Camp,” said Graham’s mom, Carissa Richardson, a Dublin resident.

“The boys were in absolute heaven,” said Richardson and they continued to take Good Medicine’s classes through the fall.

“They help you have a funner time,” said Brooks Richardson, 6.

This summer Wizard Camp is back in-person, completely outdoors, masked, and sanitized. For two consecutive mornings, young wizards will use theatrics, innovative storytelling, and improvisation to create daring acts of kindness and magical wonder. June 14-15 and June 17-18.

“I feel like they make your imagination run wild. You feel like you can do anything!” said Graham Richardson, 8.

While Good Medicine’s class offerings for kids are theater-based it’s also an opportunity for kids to create some joy within themselves and for others.

“It’s a great balance of engaging in the theater arts and just being silly,” said lead teaching artist, Pam Chermansky.

Parents appreciate the focus on emotional health as well. “My son was horseback riding last week and nervous on the horse. Suddenly he broke out his Dragon Breath exercise from Wizard Camp, to control his emotions. It was amazing!” said Richardson.

Proceeds from Good Medicine classes go to their signature program which brings professional performers bedside to pediatric facilities and nursing homes in central Ohio to help reduce anxiety, isolation, and sadness in the medical environment.

Check out Good Medicine’s upcoming classes: In-Person Wizard Camp: Whoopie’s Army Light starting June 14. More info at