Arla Ralston\r\nContributing Writer\r\n\r\nThe Pocahontas Opera House will offer a week-long summer theater camp for students ages six to 14 at Stillwell Park the week of August 2 to August 7, 2021. \r\n\r\n\u201cThis year the emphasis is on fun,\u201d camp director Charlie Maghee Hughes said. \u201cOur Saturday performance will be a series of silly poems and skits based on the works of well-known children\u2019s writers such as Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstien. \r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019re calling the show Nonsense and Nonesuch.\u201d \r\n\r\nThe students will showcase their week\u2019s work at the new Discovery Junction stage in Marlinton in a live outdoor performance Saturday August 7, at 2 p.m.\r\n\r\n\u201cThere will be a lot of other great activities going on, too,\u201d Hughes said. \u201cStudents will get the chance to try their hand at building sets, making props and playing theater games. There will be classes in music, puppetry and movement.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe camp has made some changes in response to COVID-19. The day has been shortened to run from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m., and the activities moved outdoors under the Pavilion at Stillwell Park. The students will be grouped according to age to avoid having 40 kids in close quarters for rehearsals and performance. As a result, masks will not be required.\r\n\r\n\u201cHaving the camp outdoors has some real advantages,\u201d Hughes said. \u201cThe kids will be able to spread out and we hope to offer some nature walks and outdoor play.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe cost for the camp is $20 per student and includes all materials, activities and a snack each day. Applications are available at the Community Wellness Center and by calling the Opera House at 304-799-6645. \r\n\r\nScholarships are available.