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Summer in the Arts Camps
@ Arcola Church

July 22-26, 2024
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR ALL CAMPS!

We're so excited to welcome children, youth, and adults to a week full of art, rhythm, instruments, singing, dancing, and more, at Summer in the Arts Camp! Summer in the Arts at Arcola Church encompasses FOUR performing and visual arts camps for rising 3rd graders through adults, lead by a staff of professional musicians, artists, and teachers, who pass on their genuine love of their crafts to their campers and students. Scholarships are available - see below for details. No refunds after July 1. 

Camp Descriptions

Exploring the Arts Camp (Rising 3rd-6th Graders)
9am - 4pm, Camp Showcase Friday @ 4:15pm

Campers will explore the basics of performing and visual arts by rotating between daily core classes in art, rhythm, voice, and instruments. In the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to attend the electives that they chose before camp (selections take place in June), which include drama, dance, guitar, ukulele, photography, and strings, and more! Fun outdoor games and camp traditions like water day are also scattered throughout the week. Before and after care available!

Learn More and Register  Before/After Care

Musical Drama Camp (Rising 7th-12th Graders)
Performing Mary Poppins Jr.
9am - 5pm; Performances July 26 @ 7pm, July 27 @ 11am
Workshop: July 16, 4-6pm
Auditions: July 17 & 18, 4-6pm

Campers will integrate all the elements of showcasing a musical theatre production at this full day drama camp! Guided by musical theater teachers and experienced performers through a workshop, auditions, and a camp week of rehearsals, campers will prepare and perform Mary Poppins Jr. at the end of the week. In the afternoon, students will also participate in elective classes and fun camp activities. Before and after care available!

The Drama Camp is full. If you would like to be put on the waitlist, please register below.

  Learn More and Register for Waitlist  Before/After Care

Orchestra Adventures Camp (Rising 6th - 12th Graders)
9am - 4pm, Camp Showcase Friday @ 4:15pm

Campers will spend the morning in their chosen beginner or intermediate/advanced path on their violin, viola, or cello. In the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to attend the electives that they chose before camp (selections take place in June), which include drama, dance, guitar, ukulele, photography, and more! Fun outdoor games and camp traditions like water day are also scattered throughout the week. Before and after care available! 

Learn More and Register  Before/After Care

Evening Arts for Adults and High Schoolers
Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25 • 5-8pm

Our evening camp is offered for adults and high schoolers who have always wanted to explore new artistic endeavors through art, singing, or learning to play an instrument. CClass offerings include a one-night destressing through art workshop, new sight-reading music class, sign language, beginning/intermediate guitar, cello, calligraphy, learning to read music, and more! Classes are held in the evenings to accommodate daytime work schedules. Registration now open!

Learn More and Register

Meet The Directors

Tianna Durbin, Summer in the Arts Director

Tianna and her co-director Jenn Roberts were both inspired to craft a summer camp with a focus on performing and visual arts about 8 years ago. It is the value of how various art forms impact our lives and just make everything better. I recognize the benefit of the arts and the connection to our souls. I lead an arts camp because I want everyone, regardless of age, to experience the richness and quality of life that the arts ushers in. Everyone has the potential and capability to be an artist--it is part of our soul work. Everyone is an artist!



Deb Porter, Summer in the Arts Co-Director

Our goal is to inspire artists of all ages to discover their creativity through the performing and visual arts.  My hope is that our students have a lot of fun while learning new skills that improve the quality of their lives.  I'm inspired each year by hearing our students'  laughter and seeing their joyful smiles! I look forward to meeting new campers this summer and greeting those that have returned year after year. 

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for campers with financial need. Please contact Deborah Taylor for an application.

Photos from Exploring the Arts, Orchestra Adventures, and Drama Camps 2023

Day 1 - Summer in the Arts 2023

Summer in the Arts 2023 - Day 2

Summer in the Arts 2023 - Day 3

Summer in the Arts 2023 - Day 4

Summer in the Arts - Days 3 & 4

Summer in the Arts 2023 - Day 5

Summer in the Arts 2023 -  Creative Crafting

Summer in the Arts 2023 - Photography Showcase

Adult Summer in the Arts Classes 2023