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Summer Spree Art Camp

BIG TIME!

REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1ST!

We are excited to hold in-person Summer Spree Art Camp for children this summer!  Our theme this year is BIG TIME.  Campers will tap into their HUGE amounts of creativity, explore the MASSIVE world around them, dive deep into their ENORMOUS imaginations, discover MAGNIFICENT brilliance, and have some BIG TIME summer fun!

Summer Spree is a weekly camp running from 9 am – 4 pm for children entering grades Kindergarten – 6th this coming fall.  Arts activities and experiences form the foundation of our camp, which is designed to foster creativity and freedom of expression. Visual arts, music, play, and nature form the creative engine of this unique experience.  Campers will explore visual arts, ceramics, movement, dramatic play, hiking, music, tie dye, and weekly special projects taught by visiting artists!

 

BRIDGE TO SUMMER MINI-CAMP
June 20 – 24
For children entering 1st – 6th grades in fall 2022
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $380, Non-Member: $410
This mini-camp encourages young people to experiment with many different art mediums and techniques including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. We will draw inspiration from nature as we spend time outdoors hiking, exploring and creating. Join us!
TO REGISTER: Campers Entering 1st – 3rd Grades  |  Campers Entering 4th – 6th Grades 

 

ROCK & ROLL CAMP PRESENTED BY ROCK GARDEN
June 20 – 24
For ages 8 – 17
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Do you play an instrument? Have you always wanted to sing or be in a rock band? Learn what it’s like to be a part of a band and prepare for a musical showcase! Learn to play rock staples by such legendary bands as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin! This music-based camp is for the camper who has at least one year of music lesson experience (or equivalent) if you play an instrument, and no experience necessary if you are a singer.
TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER: June 20 – 24 Rock & Roll Camp 

 

SESSION 1: Majestic Mandalas with Erika Matyok
Join visiting artist Erika Matyok to learn the ancient art of Mandalas. We will work in a variety of art materials to create mandalas big and small! We will learn about radial symmetry, different cultures and their use for making mandalas throughout time! Campers will create a working 12-point mandala clock using their original artwork!
June 27 – July 1
For children entering kindergarten – 6th grades in fall 2022
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $380, Non-Member: $410

TO REGISTER: Campers Entering Kindergarten | Campers Entering 1st Grade  |  Campers Entering 2nd Grade Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  | Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

 

SESSION 2: Pieces of the Puzzle with Jeff Waring
Are you the missing piece? Join visiting artist Jeff Waring for a week of creative collage where every camper contributes to the puzzle! We’ll explore warm and cool colors, angles and curves, vertical and horizontal lines, and how it can all work together to create our colossal collage!
July 5 – 8 (4 days only, no camp on Monday, July 4)
For children entering kindergarten – 6th grades in fall 2022
Tuesday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $310, Non-Member: $340

TO REGISTER: Campers Entering Kindergarten | Campers Entering 1st Grade  |  Campers Entering 2nd Grade Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  |  Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

 

SESSION 3: Soak up the Sun with Emie Hughes
Does it get any bigger than water and sun? Join visiting artist Emie Hughes to learn about the amazing art of cyanotype! Cyanotype is one of the oldest photographic processes and uses the sun to create magical blue prints. Emie will lead campers in a wet cyanotype process harnessing the enormously powerful forces of sunlight and water to create brilliant blue masterpieces!
July 11 – 15
For children entering kindergarten – 6th grades in fall 2022
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $380, Non-Member: $410

TO REGISTER: Campers Entering Kindergarten | Campers Entering 1st Grade  |  Campers Entering 2nd Grade  |  Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  | Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

 

SESSION 4: Castles in the Sky with Drew Arata & Bob Deane
Join Summer Spree favorites Drew Arata and Bob Deane for some BIG TIME adventures!  Campers will play, dig and process their own clay to create castles stacked high to the sky!
July 18 – 22
For children entering kindergarten – 6th grades in fall 2022
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $380, Non-Member: $410

TO REGISTER: Campers Entering Kindergarten | Campers Entering 1st Grade  |  Campers Entering 2nd Grade  |  Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  | Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

 

SESSION 5: Humongous Hoopla with Juanita Gaspari
Join Juanita for some Big Time Weaving as we explore an art form that dates back to prehistoric times and beyond!  We will dive into colors, textures, and different fibers.  We’ll even take a closer look at the work of natures master weavers, SPIDERS, as we create webs of our own.  The end result…a colorful collaboration of epic proportions!
July 25 – 29
For children entering kindergarten – 6th grades in fall 2022
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $380, Non-Member: $410

TO REGISTER: Campers Entering Kindergarten | Campers Entering 1st Grade Campers Entering 2nd Grade  |  Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  | Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

 

SESSION 6: Walk on the Wild Side with Patti Kelly
Join botanical artist Patti Kelly in exploring the massive natural world around us! Using the expansive grounds of the CAC, campers will gather and forge, observe, and create one of a kind armatures using found materials. They will discuss how the seasons change our native local ecosystem and create works of botanical art!
August 1 – 5
For children entering kindergarten – 6th grades in fall 2022
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $380, Non-Member: $410

TO REGISTER: Campers Entering Kindergarten | Campers Entering 1st Grade  |  Campers Entering 2nd Grade  |  Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  | Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

 

SESSION 7: MEGAfauna with Martha Knox
Campers will learn about and make prints inspired by the giant sloths, bears, lions and other megafauna of North America that went extinct after the last Ice Age, then collaborate on a life-sized sculpture of a baby mammoth!
August 8 – 12
For children entering kindergarten – 6th grades in fall 2022
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $380, Non-Member: $410

TO REGISTER: Campers Entering Kindergarten | Campers Entering 1st Grade Campers Entering 2nd Grade  |  Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  | Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

 

SESSION 8: Big Time with David Woods
Join mosaic artist David Woods to create some Big Time fun at the CAC! Inspired by the passing of time, campers will make an outdoor collaborative mosaic time piece. We will creatively reuse materials, transforming and breathing new life into objects to create a beautiful outdoor sculpture!
August 15 – 19
For children entering kindergarten – 6th grades in fall 2022
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $380, Non-Member: $410

TO REGISTER: Campers Entering Kindergarten | Campers Entering 1st Grade  |  Campers Entering 2nd Grade Campers Entering 3rd Grade Campers Entering 4th Grade  | Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

 

BRIDGE TO FALL MINI-CAMP
August 22 – 26
For children entering 1st – 6th grades this fall
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $380, Non-Member: $410
This mini-camp encourages young people to experiment with many different art mediums and techniques including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. We will draw inspiration from nature as we spend time outdoors hiking, exploring and creating. Join us!
TO REGISTER: Campers Entering 1st – 3rd Grades  |  Campers Entering 4th – 6th Grades 

 

ROCK & ROLL CAMP PRESENTED BY ROCK GARDEN
 

June 20 – 24
August 22 – 26
For children ages 8 – 17

Do you play an instrument? Have you always wanted to sing or be in a rock band? Learn what it’s like to be a part of a band and prepare for a musical showcase! Learn to play rock staples by such legendary bands as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin! This music-based camp is for the camper who has at least one year of music lesson experience (or equivalent) if you play an instrument, and no experience necessary if you are a singer.

The camp covers the fundamentals of rock performance, including guitar power chords, bass riffs, backbeat-driven rhythms, and emotive vocals. In addition to daily jams, band rehearsals, and general music instruction, we will listen to music and watch concert films as well as participate in several fun arts activities, including designing a band logo and name, posing for a band photo, and tie-dying band t-shirts! We play ultimate frisbee and other fun outdoor sports/games for our afternoon breaks! Participating instruments have been: guitar, bass, keyboard, drums/percussion, strings (violin, cello, etc.) vocals, and many more! It can be a great opportunity for you to try out a secondary instrument The camp-culminating music showcase concert is open to family and friends.
TO REGISTER:
June 20 – 24 Rock & Roll Camp
August 22 – 26 Rock & Roll Camp

 

If you have questions about Summer Spree Art Camp, please contact CAC Program Director Tracy Buchanan at tracy@communityartscenter.org.


REFUND POLICY
COVID Refund Policy for Summer Spree
If a student misses part of a session as a result of a COVID exposure that takes place at the CAC, family will receive a pro-rated refund for the days missed. For example, if a student is identified as a close contact of another student who is ill, tests positive, or is a probable case and cannot return to camp, the family will be refunded or credited a pro-rated amount for remaining days of camp that session and days of other sessions the student is registered for that may be impacted by the exposure.

If a student misses part or all of a session as a result of becoming ill, testing positive for COVID 19, or being identified as a close contact or probable case based on a COVID exposure that takes place somewhere other than CAC, Standard Summer Spree Refund Policy applies. If a student must miss an entire session due to one of these reasons and CAC is able to fill that spot with another student, the family of the withdrawn student will receive a full refund or credit less a $25 processing fee.

Standard Summer Spree Refund Policy
Student is withdrawn 14 days or more before the first class: 100% Refund or credit (Less a $25 Processing fee)
Student is withdrawn 7 -13 days before the first class 80% Refund or credit (Less a $50 Processing fee).  No refunds thereafter.


Spree COVID Protocols
Daily Screening
Families are asked to self-screen children prior to arriving at camp each day, ensuring campers do not have a temperature above 100.4 F and are not experiencing COVID like symptoms.

Cleaning + Sanitizing
CAC staff sanitize high touch surfaces daily.  Additional cleaning and sanitizing is performed by contracted cleaners.

Groups
In an effort to limit interactions between campers we have made some format and logistical adjustments to camp this year:

  • Students will be in groups of no more than 10 people (up to 8 students and 2 staff) for the majority of camp time.
  • Only full day camp will be offered (9am – 3pm) so that cohorts stay the same throughout the day. Groups will interact with special project facilitators one group at a time.
  • Students will stay with their group for lunch.  Lunch will take place outdoors when feasible and students will be distanced when eating whether indoors or outdoors.

Outdoor Space
Summer Spree always involves lots of outside time for campers.  We intend to increase that this year, encouraging teachers to take classes outside frequently and do some projects outdoors.  Ceramics will be held outdoors under tents and other special projects will take place outside when feasible.

Hand Sanitizing / Washing
Hand sanitizer will be available to all groups and teachers will encourage frequent washing and sanitizing.

Masks / Distancing
All students and staff will wear masks at all times except when eating/drinking and during periodic mask breaks which will take place outdoors with at least 6 feet of distance between campers. While a distance of 6 feet between campers may not be feasible at all times, student seating will be distanced and teachers will encourage physical distancing throughout the day.

Equipment / supplies
Most supplies will be used by only one student and teachers will take steps to avoid situations where multiple students touch the same supplies. Shared equipment will be sanitized between uses.

We are monitoring CDC and PA state guidance for summer camps and will follow COVID management protocols set forth by Chester County Health Department (serving Delaware County) if situations arise.

 

 

Summer Spree is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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