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Summer Art Camps for Youth

04.20.2006

Scroll down for more pictures. Photos contributed by Bristol Ballet, Rocky Mount Museum, Central Presbyterian Church, St. Anne's School, and Kingsport Ballet.
Scroll down for more pictures. Photos contributed by Bristol Ballet, Rocky Mount Museum, Central Presbyterian Church, St. Anne's School, and Kingsport Ballet.
Youth art camps are available throughout the Mountain Empire. Here you will find descriptions and photos from art camps that have posted information so far.....They are offered by arts centers, schools, churches, and more. Programs range from half-day to overnight to week-long camps and they include dance, theatre, arts and crafts — you name it, it's probably available! Note that space is limited in most cases, so early registration is encouraged.




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BRISTOL, VA — Central Presbyterian Church will hold its ninth annual Summer Music Camp July 10-14. The program will conclude with the presentation of Dennis and Nan Allen's All I Want For Christmas: A Musical for Children Exploring the Gift and Giver Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. It will be like "Christmas in July" as children apply the lessons they learn from this musical by creating gift boxes for needy children overseas and collecting food for Second Harvest Food Bank. Children in rising grades 2-7 stay from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., while ages 4 through first grade stay from 9 a.m.-Noon. Full-day campers are engaged in activities including choir, handchimes, handbells, crafts, swimming, and a daily "special interest." Half-day campers may participate in choir, crafts, recreation and a special interest. $30-$60 (discounts available for more than one child per family). Registration deadline is Monday, June 26. Auditions for speaking/singing roles in the musical will be held Monday, June 26 at 7:30 pm. For additional information and a free brochure, call Bob Greene, 276-669-3157.

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Richlands, VA — Southwest Virginia Community College is offering Summer Experience: A Music, Art & Drama Camp July 17-21 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for rising 3rd-9th graders. $100 includes fees, lunch and art supplies. Registration deadline is June 1. Call Mary Lawson, 276-964-7348.

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Tazewell, VA — Boys and girls ages 8-14 will be encouraged to dress in period clothing for the Overnight Pioneer Camp at the Historic Crab Orchard Museum. The event will begin Friday, June 23. In addition to learning pioneer survival skills, participants will enjoy storytelling, singing, dancing, a hay ride, roasting marshmallows, and a night's sleep in log cabins circa 1800s. Dinner, snacks and breakfast included. Cost $45 non-members. Registration deadline is May 15. Contact Joan Yates, 276-988-6755 or jyates@craborchardmuseum.com.

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Kingsport's Imagination! Theatre will present Living Newspapers! July 5-18 for ages 5-12. In this two-week workshop, children will create, costume, design, direct and perform in their own plays which will bring to life stories found in local and national newspapers. At the conclusion, students will present their works at FunFest as part of a playwright festival. $100 includes snacks and drinks. Please bring sack lunches. Registration deadline is Monday, June 19. 423-392-8427 or email ktg@charter.net.

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Abingdon, VA — Highlands Ballet is offering Summer Dance Camps for youth age 4 and up. Professional master teachers will instruct Intermediate and Advanced Dancers. Registration takes place May 1-29 for one, two, three and four-week sessions between June 12 and July 21. 276-623-0822.

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Abingdon, VA — Call William King Regional Arts Center to see if space is still available for Summer Art Camps for youth. The theme this summer is "Many Faces of Art." Taking a hint from the exhibition "Virginia Collects: Art from Capitol Square," participants will look at the different ways that art shapes the present and the past. Camps are scheduled June 19-23 from 10 a.m.-noon for ages 4-5 and from 12:30-4:30 p.m. for ages 13-17. Ages 6-8 may participate June 26-30 from 10 a.m.-noon or from 1-3 p.m. The camp for ages 9-12 will be held July 10-14 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. $65-$95. 276-628-5005.

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Bristol, VA — The Cameo Theatre has scheduled three art camps for ages 5-12: June 19-23, July 10-21 and July 24-28. The theme is "History — Mystery." Participants may attend one class, half a day or the entire camp schedule. Activities include pastel drawing, patriotic songs, puppetry, landscape painting, radio drama, stagecraft, stage makeup and reader's theater. Call 423-878-6279 to register.

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Bristol, VA — St. Anne's School is offering two 30-hour day camps, June 19-23 and July 10-14. Classes will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Students will draw, paint, sculpt, and make prints, working on five incredible projects that are both challenging and fun. Each camp is limited to 20 participants. $200. Call Paulette Leonard, 276-669-0048.

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Bristol Ballet's summer program will be June 12-23 for ages 4-up. Registration deadline is June 12. Students will have movement/ballet classes and do crafts or studies about famous ballet stories. Classes will be held Monday-Friday and divided by age and technical skill. Prices still to be set. 276-669-6051 or bristolballet@yahoo.com.

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Johnson City, TN — East Tennessee State University will offer a Summer Music Camp for students (grades 6-12) July 10-14 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily classes will include private lessons, master classes, piano ensemble, ear training, chorus, and percussion ensemble. Registration deadline is May 25. 423-439-4418 or paolini@etsu.edu.

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The Johnson City Parks & Recreation Department has scheduled an Abrakadoodle Summer Art Camp entitled "Feeling Pretty Fancy" July 24-27 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Princeton Arts Center. Youth ages 3-12 will make their own unique creations while learning about the renowned French jeweller and watchmaker Cartier, shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, fairy tale artist Arther Rackham, art terms, and multicultural art. Registration deadline is May 26. $135. 423-461-4850.

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Johnson City, TN — Hands On! Regional Museum offers several arts-related programs during its Kid's Kaleidoscope Summer Camps. Youngsters ages 7-9 may participate in Throwing Pottery June 12-16, get a behind-the-scenes experience in Actor Factor June 19-23, or learn about famous artists and their techniques in Art Smarts June 26-30. Classes are held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Registration deadlines are one week before each camp starts, but most fill up before that. 423-434-4263.

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Kingsport Ballet's three-week Summer Workshop Intensive is scheduled for June 12-30. Deadline for registration deposit of $100 is May 1. Classes will be taught by profession hal guest teachers as well as artistic director Valeria Sinyavskaya. Advanced classes (ages 14-up, en pointe a minimum of three years) will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The stimulating and challenging curriculum will include variations of ballet/pointe, jazz, modern, character, Pilates, dance history, injury prevention and physiology, nutrition, careers in dance, and more. Intermediate (ages 10-13, en pointe two years) and beginners (ages 8-9, pre-pointe and beginning pointe) will attend half-day sessions, morning or afternoon. Their curriculum will include ballet, pointe (for intermediate), choreography, jazz or modern, historical (children's court and folk dance), seminar and video instruction, injury prevention, nutrition and more. An end of workshop performance will be held at the Renaissance Center. A half-day Ballet Camp for ages 6-7 and Preparatory Ballet classes for ages 3-6 will also be offered. A $50 deposit for Ballet Camp is due May 12. 423-378-3967.

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Piney Flats, TN — Rocky Mount Museum will hold its 24th annual Summer Apprentice Program in June and July for children ages 8-12. Participants learn through traditional arts and crafts what life was like for children in 1791, while wearing appropriate period clothing. Activities may include blacksmithing, weaving, basket making, and natural dyeing, as well as playing games of the 18th century. Camps will be held Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: June 5-9 and June 26-30 for ages 8-10 and June 12-16 and July 3-7 for ages 11-12. $75-$125. Each session is limited to 10 participants. 423-538-7396.

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ABINGDON, VA — The Arts Depot and William King Regional Arts Center (WKRAC) have once again been selected as sites for Virginia's TimeTravelers program. The program encourages students K-12 and their families to gain a better understanding of Virginia history and culture by visiting museums, arts venues, and historical sites where their TimeTravelers Passports are stamped. Six or more stamps earn a certificate of completion signed by Governor Tim Kaine and the student becomes eligible to receive an official TimeTravelers T-shirt. This statewide program includes 36 sites in Southwest Virginia. Note: You do not have to be a Virginia resident to parti-cipate. www.timetravelers.org

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Nashville, Tennessee — The 2006 Tennessee Young Writers' Workshop (TYWW) will be held July 23-29 at Austin Peay State University. Registration deadline is June 30. Participants do not have to be experienced writers; they must only have an interest in writing and a desire to develop that interest. The development of writing skills has a positive impact on all areas of a student's academic life, from writing papers and reviews to preparing college essays. Students attend classes during the day and spend afternoons and evenings in individual writing time, recreational activities, and presentations by visiting authors, songwriters, and performers. Sessions are geared toward general writing assignments and students' interests, including poetry, short stories, playwriting, and essays. Students who have just completed grades 8-12 are eligible and scholarships are available. For more information, go to: http://www.tn-humanities.org/youngwriters/currentworkshop.php

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