The Center for the Arts is proud to present a variety of in-person and virtual summer camps for community youth ages 8-17. Sessions begin July 20.
In-person class sizes have been reduced to 10 students to allow for social distancing. We are committed to the safety of the students, instructors and staff. We ask for your assistance in creating a healthy safe space. Read more about our COVID-19 Protocols for 2020 Summer Camps.
5-Day Camps Beginning July 20
- Session 1: July 20 – 24
- Session 2: July 27 – 31
- Session 3: August 3 – 7
IN PERSON CAMPS
AirAligned will teach you tricks and skills on Aerial bungees, Aerial silks, and Aerial hoops. Fly, climb, and swing in Aerial Circus!
Painting & Collage
Our traditional camp, Paint Like the Masters, has expanded to two separate camps taught by your favorite instructors! Students can now practice painting as well as mixed media and collage in a socially distanced room.
Ages: 8 – 14
Price: $200 per session
Session 1: July 20 – 24, 9am – 12pm
Session 2: July 27 – 31, 9am – 12pm
The Center for the Arts – Dance Studio #2 [map]
Session 1: Paint Like the Masters with Denise Wey
Budding young artists paint in acrylics on canvas, recreating their own versions of the works of great masters such as Van Gogh, Monet & Picasso!
Session 2: Painting and Mixed Media Adventures with Valerie Stuart
Young artists will be guided through a week of acrylic painting, water color and mixed media collage celebrating summer! All materials are included and lessons are designed to encourage discovery of water-based art materials, color mixing, design and imagination in a studio setting.
Session 3: Mixed Media Mania! with Nancy Schaefer
Our young artists will create a number of artworks while experimenting with the use of mixed media which combines many materials such as paint, collage, charcoal, chalk pastel, printing, found objects etc. In addition, each child will create an altered book art journal, where they can explore and express themselves. This fun camp is open to all levels.
Enjoy your morning in song! Learn to sing classics in a socially distanced room and perform them for your parents at the end of the week.
Drawing projects for skill building and imagination taught by Valerie Stuart.
Ages: All Ages (must have reading skills)
Instructor: Dinah Smith
Price: $195 per session
Session 1: July 20 – 24, 1 – 4pm
Session 2: July 27 – 31, 1 – 4pm
Session 3: August 3 – 7, 10am – 1pm
Off Center Stage [map]
Strengthen Your Monologue/Song & Ace Your Audition
Gain insight and technique to strengthen your work thru step by step interpretation incorporating meaningful movement, blocking, and focus. Gain new proficiency and skills. Please bring a short memorized poem, song, reading or monologue to the first class. If you are performing a song, bring the music as a digital recording on a device. You will walk away from this class with confidence that demonstrates your true ability as a performer.
Skills You Will Learn:
- • Learn how to use your digital camera to take better photographs.
- • Understand aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- • Learn lighting and composition techniques
- • Explore portraiture and landscape photography
Prior experience in photography is not needed to enroll in this camp, but all students must have their own digital camera with manual settings to use for the duration of camp.
Teen Writing Matters
Instructor: Kirsten Casey
Price:$100 for one week | $175 for both weeks (discount applied at checkout)
July 27 – 31, 2 – 3:30pm
Online via Zoom
Are you longing for a creative escape? Let’s gather virtually and write together! Join Kirsten Casey for a week of creative writing prompts, discussion, sharing, and fun through your screens! (Unlike regular camps, you are free to come in your pajamas, writing wherever you are most comfortable!) This is a great opportunity to meet other teen writers in our community, and to share in and support one another’s writing. From poetry to character studies, short stories to flash fiction, you will practice a different type of writing each day of the week. Although we can’t be together in the usual way, we will connect and create through the internet, with the same goal: to become better writers.
This class is an introduction for kids to learn how to write and perform jokes, and ultimately, be funnier than their dads. Kids will learn an appreciation of humor and comedy, plus discover what makes things funny. We’ll cover various forms of humor. By the end of class, they’ll be able to write and tell a joke they made up themselves.
Thanks to our Youth Arts Sponsors and anonymous private donors, we are proud to offer $10,000 in Scholarships for Summer Camp Programs in order to increase access to the arts for under-served and low-income youth in our community.
Covid-19 Protocols for 2020 Arts Education
Face coverings will be required for students participating in day camps/classes. Free disposable face masks will be available in each camp and must be used if children are not able to be six feet apart. Cloth face masks will be required for all instructors and aides in the classrooms.
Capacity Limitations will be strictly enforced to ensure children are spaced six feet apart. A maximum of 10 participants will be allowed in each session regardless of square footage of space.
Social Distancing must be maintained at all times during day camp/classes. This will be monitored by the instructors and the aides. Class activities will encourage distancing throughout the programs.
Hand Washing will be required at the beginning of the class and after the break time for all students in the session. Students should wash their hands for more than 20 seconds.
Wellness Checks will be conducted for all students upon arrival with a no touch thermometer and questionnaire at check in.
Hand Sanitizer Ethyl alcohol-based hand sanitizers are preferred and available for use by students.
Hours The Center Day Camps and Classes are kept at a 3 hour maximum to avoid lunches and long breaks.
Food and Drink Snacks and water will not be provided and should be brought from home. Sharing of food or snacks will not be permitted among students.
Drop off and pick up Parents and family members are not allowed to enter the building or classroom spaces. Center staff performs a wellness check at the curb.
Center Staff are not permitted to enter the classroom or day camp settings at any time to minimize contacts.
For more info please refer to our COVID-19 Business Operations Plan.
Thank you to our Youth Arts Sponsors Make A Contribution | Scholarships are offered for Summer Camp Programs in order to increase access to the arts for under-served and low-income youth in our community. A donation of $250 will sponsor a one student for one week of Summer Camp.
For more information contact Brynn Farwell at 530.274.8384 ext. 208, or email@example.com
Thank you to our Youth Arts Sponsors
Make A Contribution | Scholarships are offered for Summer Camp Programs in order to increase access to the arts for under-served and low-income youth in our community. A donation of $250 will sponsor a one student for one week of Summer Camp.