REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1ST
Summer Spree at the Community Arts Center is the perfect place for kids to have fun, be creative, and work alongside experienced teaching artists. This year, campers will explore the theme Re-New. We will find artistic inspiration in the earth, nature, environmental and ecological issues, recycling, re-using, and much more. Join us this summer to have fun, explore nature and make art! There are endless possibilities for discovery. We look forward to spending a magical summer with your children!!
Click on the grade your child is going into in the Fall to register! Camp meets Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Spree cost per week: Memeber price: $405 Non-Member Price: $435 / July 4th week costs: Member Price: $325 Non-Member Price: $355
BRIDGE TO SUMMER: June 17 – June 21
SESSION 1: June 24 – June 28
Our Land, Our Water, Ourselves
Join Exhibiting Fellow Priscilla Bell Lamberty in creating a giant multi-medium map of our local ecosystem, providing us with the opportunity to understand our interconnectedness within the larger whole. This will involve shaping landforms and bodies of water. We’ll also incorporate the places in which we live, including plants and animals and their habitats. We will get to share our map and what we have learned about our ecosystem on the last day of the week.
SESSION 2: July 1 – July 5 (4 days only, no class on Thursday, July 4)
Exhibiting Fellow Eurhi Jones will show campers how to create a playful, collaborative outdoor sculpture from colorful plastic bottle caps. Campers will experience how they and other artists can divert trash away from landfill to make cool art. Along the way, there will be plenty of kid-appropriate conversations about making our systems more sustainable. After being on view in the CAC gallery the last day of the week, their creations will go on to become part of an immersive rainforest installation in Woodmere Art Museum’s Millard Children’s Gallery this September.
SESSION 3: July 8 – July 12
From the Ground Up: The Floor and Middle of the Rainforest
Working alongside Exhibiting Fellow Mindy Flexer, campers will create trees and some of the critters who live in them and under them. They will get to enjoy the awesome biodiversity of lemurs and monkeys, jaguars and tigers, frogs and insects, turtles and snakes. Artists can work individually or collaboratively on a whole range of possible rainforest projects. After being on view in the CAC gallery the last day of the week, their creations will go on to become part of an immersive rainforest installation in Woodmere Art Museum’s Millard Children’s Gallery this September.
SESSION 4: July 15 – July 19
The Sky and Things that Fly: The Top Layer of the Rainforest
Working alongside Exhibiting Fellow Mindy Flexer, campers will celebrate the top of the rainforest. They will create some of the insects, bats, birds, and butterflies that fly through the sky. Artists can work individually or collaboratively on a range of possible rainforest projects. After being on view in the CAC gallery the last day of the week, their creations will go on to become part of an immersive rainforest installation in Woodmere Art Museum’s Millard Children’s Gallery this September.
SESSION 5: July 22 – July 26
What’s the Buzz?
Join teaching artist Juanita Gaspari as we BEE-come a part of a solution to help save our pollinators. Together we will repurpose cardboard to create, conserve, and protect by communicating our message through art! Collaboratively we will transform cardboard into fascinating flying creatures and their wondrous habitats bursting with color and form. Blending art with nature in a fun filled, educational, and inspirational journey learning and sharing how to do our part in preserving and sustaining pollinators right in our own backyard.
SESSION 6: July 29 – August 2
Expedition Earth Monster!
Join teaching artists Bob Deane and Drew Arata for a week of fun creating earthy sculpture! We will Re-Imagine a world where all of our art materials are either rescued from the trash stream or made from scratch with natural materials. Using our hands and our imagination, we will launch Expedition Earth Monster in search of proof of an underground mud monster! We will be digging in the ground and sculpting together to create a mysterious earthen creature out of clay and recycled materials! Campers will also create their own wheat paste paints and to decorate the monster!
SESSION 7: August 5 – August 9
Garden Gateway Mosaic
Explore the mosaic process with an emphasis on creating patterned designs. Teaching artist David Woods will introduce campers to mosaic traditions and techniques that inspire his work, such as patterns in Islamic designs and Amish quilts, and the use of reclaimed tiles. Campers will collaboratively create a mosaic gateway on concrete pillars in the CAC Children’s Garden!
SESSION 8: August 12 – August 16
Campers will learn how to create a shadow box community garden model using recycled materials to imagine, discuss and demonstrate ways that neighbors can work together to create healthy food and spaces. Teaching Artist Nadïne LaFond will guide campers through various techniques such as collage, decoupage and assemblage that employ fundamental art elements and principles to design their works.
Bridge to Fall: August 19 – 23
Rock and Roll Camp presented by Rock Garden: Ages 8-17
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
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 $25 Processing fee). No refunds or credits thereafter.
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.
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.
Spree COVID Protocols
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.
In an effort to limit interactions between campers we have made some format and logistical adjustments to camp this year:
- Only full day camp will be offered (9am – 4pm) so that cohorts stay the same throughout the day. Groups will interact with special project facilitators one group at a time.
- Students will typically have lunch with two groups. Lunch will take place outdoors when feasible.
Summer Spree always involves lots of outside time for campers. 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 are not required.
We reserve the right to make changes to these policies as necessary to address evolving concerns related to COVID.
Summer Spree is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.