Music. Visual Arts. Culinary. Theater. Dance.
CAC Summer Arts Camp 2016 aims to inspire, encourage, and celebrate the creativity of campers through the powerful combination of characters and stories. Each week campers explore a book that teaches them to appreciate what makes them unique and how accepting their differences can contribute to the world around them. While some characters stand tall from the start, others find their rhythm as they go, yet all will inspire campers to embrace who they are.
Ages: 6 through 14
Camp Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm
Drop off begins: 8am
Camp begins: 9am
Camp ends: 3pm
After Care Hours: After care is available from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. For a fee of $60 per week, per child, the CAC will be offering additional art projects with local artists, a small snack, and other activities. Enrollment is limited, and registration is required in advance.
After care begins: 3:30pm
After care ends: 5:30pm
Last pickup: 6pm
Lunch: Campers are responsible for bringing lunch. Snacks are provided in the morning and afternoon.
Camp Shirts: Campers are required to wear their camp shirts on Mondays and Fridays. Each weekly camp registration includes one camp T-Shirt. Additional T-Shirts are available for $10 each. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering information.
***The CAC is seeking a young artist to design this year's camp t-shirt. Using this year's theme, "Creatively You" have your camper draw, paint, or color an illustration and send to email@example.com no later than May 6, 2016.
Week 1: July 11–15
Bravery: Drum Dream Girl written by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Rafael López
Standing up for what you believe in is not always easy. Campers will come away inspired by drum dream girl’s courage to play her drum at a time when only boys could be drummers. When at last her dream-bright music is heard, everyone sings and dances and decides that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream.
Week 2: July 18–22
Expression: Ish written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Ramon loves to draw. It’s what makes him happy. But a single unkind remark by Ramon's older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, though, his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently and opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just "right." Ish encourages readers and artists of all ages to keep drawing, writing, and capturing the world through art.
Week 3: July 25–29
Self-Confidence: Dancing in the Wings written by Debbie Allen and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Believing in oneself can be difficult at times, especially for Sassy—an aspiring ballerina, who doesn't exactly fit the physical profile of a dancer. Her legs are too long, her feet are too big, and she's clumsy. Nevertheless, Sassy wants nothing more than to be a star. She sees her opportunity when a famous director comes to town seeking talent for a dance recital. Sassy finally embraces her quirks and doesn’t let them get in the way of her dream of going on stage.
Week 4: August1–August 5
Individuality: Cornelius written and illustrated by Leo Lionni
Imaginations will soar with this tale of a crocodile who marches to the beat of his own drum. Unlike other crocodiles, Cornelius walks upright and does tricks no other crocodile can. His friends aren't impressed. "So what?" they say when he demonstrates standing on his head or hanging from his tail. At first, Cornelius is disappointed, but goes on later to learn that all the other crocodiles want to be just like him.