It’s summertime! Some kids spent their vacations glued to their gadgets, but there are other kids, like Rhian Udalve, Geof Liwanag, and Jade Lawrence Yusiong, who joined Promil Four’s i-Shine Talent Camp this summer, the breeding ground for talented children in the arts, dance, and music.
Promil Four’s i-Shine Talent Camp, now on its 7th season, continues to provide parents withvenues for a much more productive summer break for theirchildren. These three kids, along with hundreds like them every year, look forward to the camp as a stepping stone to reach their dreams of shining in their respective fields of interest.
Rhian Udalve of Dance camp
For Rhian, 10, this summer was all about honing her skills in dance. Promil Four’s i-Shine 7 Dance Camp taught her hip-hop moves that she picked up from the talented G-Force choreographers. She dreams of becoming an actress and professional dancer, just like her idol Maja Salvador. Her aspirations are fully supported by both parents. “Para sa anak ko ito. Nakita namin na may potential siya at susuportahan namin ang pangarap niya,” her dad Rolly said. He also said he is willing to work thrice as hard if that’s what it takes to provide her with opportunities to learn.
Another kid who made the mostof summer vacation is Geof, 9, who spent his break thinking outside the box at Promil Four’s i-Shine 7 Art Camp. His mom, KC Enerva, is happy with the outcome. “I enrolled him in i-Shine because alam ko yung quality ng camps based on previous i-Shiners. Perfectionist kasi si Geof, pero ngayon natuto siya na it’s okay to make mistakes and ask for help from others,” she said
Mentored by teachers Robert Alejandro and Kara Escay, Art Camp is a place where children have fun exploring, growing, and learning about themselves, the people, and the world around them.
Geof Liwanag of Art camp
Geof was three years old when his mom noticed that he was skilled in arts and sciences. Admittedly a fast learner, Geof has not only improved on his art structures and 3D paintings, but also his social skills. “I’m so happy that I have new friends and I learned that it’s okay to make mistakes because that’s how I grow,” he said.
Indeed, growing is an integral lesson in the camps. This new environment gives them the chance to try take on new challenges and pick up new skills, as Jade, 6, discovered as he explored and honed his musical gift.
Mentored by none other than National Artist Ryan Cayabyab himself and teachers from his Music School, Jade had the time of his life discovering and developing his craftc. According to his mom Annie Yusiong, Jade taught himself to play the piano at age 2, and has showed serious signs of interest since then.
Jade Lawrence Yusiong of Music Camp
Jade is one of the youngest in the camp. He is very obedient and keeps his mind open to new musical possibilities. “My new friends and I always enjoy the activities in camp because we learned that everyone is gifted in their own way,” he said.
As Promil Four’s i-Shine Talent Camp stays true to its mission of nurturing the gift, the next generation of awe-inspiring kids is guided by some of the country’s finest experts andmentors to help them reach their full potential through mental, physical, and social stimulation workshops.
After a summer of unique learning and growth opportunities, Promil Four i-Shiners will graduate from the camps with more than just new relationships; they learned to cooperate with and respect others, as well as take responsibility as young individuals. Promil Four’s i-Shine Talent Camp experience gave them an advantage to shine not just on stage or in the studio, but also in life.