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Summer Spree Art Camp

SPREAD YOUR WINGS!

Registration opens March 1st!

We are excited to hold in-person Summer Spree Art Camp for children  this summer!  Campers will spread their wings into a summer filled with creativity, exploration and discovery!  The inspirations are endless, prepare to soar!

Summer Spree is a weekly camp running from 9 am – 3 pm for children entering grades 1 – 6 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!

Student forms need to filled out, signed and returned BEFORE THE START of you child’s session:  2021-Student-Information-Form.pdf (communityartscenter.org) and LETTER OF AGREEMENT (communityartscenter.org).

BRIDGE TO SUMMER MINI-CAMP
June 21 – 25
For children entering 1st – 6th grades this fall
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $340, Non-Member: $370
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 

SESSION 1: POLLINATORS with Martha Knox
June 28 – July 2
For children entering 1st – 6th grades in fall 2021
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $360, Non-Member: $390
Join artist Martha Knox in an exciting printmaking journey exploring birds, bees and butterflies! Pollinators are essential to our native plant, animal and insect ecosystem. Campers will learn about winged pollinators and create their very own relief print of a pollinator, a plant it pollinates or both!
TO REGISTER: Campers Entering 1st Grade  |  Campers Entering 2nd Grade Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  | Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

SESSION 2: LET IT POUR & LET YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR with Nicole Tymowczak
July 5 – 9
For children entering 1st – 6th grades in fall 2021
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $360, Non-Member: $390
Join Exhibiting Fellow Nicole Tymowczak in a painting exploration that will let your imagination soar. Leave your paint brush in the studio, campers will explore Nicole’s wet on wet painting technique and pouring with acrylic paint. Pouring paint creates an element of surprise as the paint moves in new and interesting ways. Campers will create their own canvas that will be exhibited at the CAC!
TO REGISTER: Campers Entering 1st Grade  |  Campers Entering 2nd Grade Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  |  Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

SESSION 3: INSPIRED WINGED FLYERS with Juanita Gaspari
July 12 – 16
For children entering 1st – 6th grades in fall 2021
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $360, Non-Member: $390
Join Exhibiting Fellow Juanita Gaspari exploring butterflies, beetles and bees, oh my! We’ll let our imaginations fly by shaping, twisting, twirling and whirling wires to no end! Campers will be inspired by artists like Alexander Calder, Robin Wight and Juanita herself, as they create their very own flying creatures!

During this session, campers entering grades 2 through 6 will participate in a special ukulele workshop with the Linda and Karen from the award winning acoustic music group Simple Gifts. Instruments will be provided for the campers to use. Students will perform a short concert for parents on Friday. Simple Gifts has toured extensively, performing and facilitating workshops with children and adults. They will also be performing at the Tie Dye Music Festival on Saturday, July 17th. You can learn more about them at their website: www.simplegiftsmusic.com. Their residency is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
TO REGISTER: Campers Entering 1st Grade Campers Entering 2nd Grade  |  Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  | Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

SESSION 4: TILE TECHNOLOGY FOR FLYING MACHINES with Drew Arata & Bob Deane
July 19 – 23
For children entering 1st – 6th grades in fall 2021
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $360, Non-Member: $390
Join Summer Spree favorites Drew Arata and Bob Deane for some serious fun. Campers will play, dig and process their own clay to create tiles for the CAC’s very own air traffic control tower!
TO REGISTER: Campers Entering 1st Grade  |  Campers Entering 2nd Grade  |  Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  | Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

SESSION 5: BIRDS OF A FEATHER with Rinal Parikh
July 26 – 30
For children entering 1st – 6th grades in fall 2021
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $360, Non-Member: $390

Like people who love art, birds of a feather flock together! Join artist Rinal Parikh as she leads campers through an Indian Folk inspired mobile project with a focus on our fine feathered friends! Come fly with us!
TO REGISTER: Campers Entering 1st Grade Campers Entering 2nd Grade  |  Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  | Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

SESSION 6: FLYING MOSAIC FACTORY with Drew Arata & Bob Deane
August 2 – 6
For children entering 1st – 6th grades in fall 2021
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $360, Non-Member: $390
Join Summer Spree favorites Drew Arata and Bob Deane for some serious fun. Campers will play, dig and process their own clay to create a funky, mosaic flyer!
TO REGISTER: Campers Entering 1st Grade  |  Campers Entering 2nd Grade  |  Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  | Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

SESSION 7: FLYING FORMATIONS with Andrea Mogck
August 9 – 13
For children entering 1st – 6th grades in fall 2021
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $360, Non-Member: $390
Join Andrea Mogck in a sculptural exploration! Campers will create a collaborative sculptural work of art focusing on winged insects. We will imagine the symbolic meaning of winged creatures and explore how these fascinating flying animals are celebrated around the world!
TO REGISTER: Campers Entering 1st Grade Campers Entering 2nd Grade  |  Campers Entering 3rd Grade  |  Campers Entering 4th Grade  | Campers Entering 5th & 6th Grades

SESSION 8: THE SKY’S THE LIMIT with David Woods
August 16 – 20
For children entering 1st – 6th grades in fall 2021
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $360, Non-Member: $390
Reusing materials and breathing new life into objects has a long and important history in art and culture. Join artist David Woods to creatively reuse materials, transforming objects into new and exciting works of art! Let’s breathe new life into the mundane and create something beautiful together, the sky’s the limit!
TO REGISTER: 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 23 – 27
For children entering 1st – 6th grades this fall
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $340, Non-Member: $370
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
August 23 – 27
For children ages 8 – 17
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $375, Non-Member: $390
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: Rock & Roll Camp

   

If you have questions about Summer Spree Art Camp, please contact 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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