17th Annual City Arts Camp for Kids!

Date: May 08, 2015

17th Annual City Arts Camp for Kids!

June 22 – 26, 2015

Registration deadline is: June 17, 2015

Allentown, PA – The 17th Annual City Arts Cultural Camp for Kids will be held this year at the end of June. This year’s camp runs from June 22--26, 2015 and offers an amazing opportunity for youngsters from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas to explore various art and cultural educational activities in the heart of the city’s downtown cultural center. 

City Arts Camp is a collaborative project presented by the Allentown Art Museum, Allentown Symphony Association, The Baum School of Art, Civic Theatre of Allentown, Community Music School, and Repertory Dance Theatre.  Campers participate in activities and classes at various downtown arts venues, all led by professional staff from each organization.   Providing exposure to the worlds of art, history, dance, theatre, and music, the weeklong camp culminates with a showcase and reception for all participants and parents.

The best part…you don’t have to live in Allentown to participate.  In fact, City Arts is a wonderful way for children and families from outside the Allentown area to experience the cultural offerings of the city.   The camp also provides a fun and interactive way of introducing youth and their families to the various artistic venues in Allentown and exploring diverse artistic disciplines.

The program has experienced growth over the years and such wonderful acclaim from the participants that a good number return each year. The organizations involved remain committed to providing a camp session that is open to ALL youngsters from with a sense of creative adventure who are looking to have some fun this summer.

Here is a glance at what each organization will be showcasing this year:

Allentown Art Museum

At the Allentown Art Museum, campers will explore how a museum enriches the cultural life of a city.  Kids will weave a section of the WOVEN WELCOME project and join other organizations in a gigantic work of community-made art that will be on display at the Museum all summer.  They’ll also look at our temporary and permanent collections of photography, painting, and sculpture.  After seeing what’s on the walls, they’ll see what’s off the walls as curators take them behind the scenes to show how we keep art in good condition and ready to exhibit.  All week they’ll use what they learn to add features to a mini-museum of their own original design. 

For more information on Allentown Art Museum, please contact Laine Little at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Allentown Symphony Association

Musical Instruments…and more!!

Join us as we explore all about the instruments of the Symphony Orchestra!  Campers will get a backstage tour of historic Symphony Hall and learn about arts, culture, music and how it all fits inside of this historic building. 

At the conclusion of our exploration, campers will have the opportunity to try their hand at making their own music with the instruments of Allentown Symphony Orchestra’s Instrument Petting ZOO.  So much fun and a lot to explore!  For more information about ASA, contact Stephanie Kocher at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Baum School of Art

This year campers at The Baum School of Art will create their own masterpieces inspired by Allentown’s growing cityscape.  Students will experiment with different types of drawing, painting, and sculpture techniques, as well as different art media with a focus on the rejuvenation of our city and its changing skyline.  At The Baum School of Art students will explore their creativity and learn about self-expression.  For more information about The Baum School of Art, contact Amanda Madea at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Civic Theatre of Allentown

“All The World’s a Stage!”

Join Civic Theatre of Allentown at City Arts Camp as we put a little DRAMA into your life!  Students will learn about the amazing craft of acting by participating in performance-based activities.  Students will delight in playing theatre games and work on developing skills in articulation, improvisation and creative movement, all designed to foster creative thinking and positive risk-taking in a safe and respectful environment.  Civic Theatre of Allentown is passionate about encouraging youngsters to unlock and explore their creative potential.  The exciting week of camp culminates with a student performance of a dazzling showcase of their work for family and friends.  Enjoy a sample of what Civic Theatre School has to offer. For more information on Civic Theatre, contact Michael Traupman, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Community Music School

Flutophone Fun!

CMS welcomes campers for a week of flutophone fun!  From the very first day, students will learn to read simple music notes and experience playing their very own instrument.  Under the direction of CMS educator and professional musician, Clifford Tracy, they will learn to play several songs as an ensemble.  The end of the week will culminate with a showcase performance for family and friends.  A flutophone is included as a keepsake for each child.  For any camper already enrolled in music study, more advanced music will be available.  For more information about CMS, contact Carolyn Clarke at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Repertory Dance Theatre

Campers will be led through a basic dance warm-up daily and then learn new dance moves in different dance genres, including ballet, jazz, modern and hip hop. They will explore the concepts of musicality and the basic elements of movement and choreography, including personal & general space, levels, and making shapes with their bodies. With different styles of music, the campers will be introduced to the creative process by incorporating their new dance skills and try their own choreography. A small & informal performance by the students will be presented Friday afternoon. For more information about Repertory Dance Theatre, contact Jennifer Haltzman-Tracy at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuition for City Arts Camp is $210 and includes all program materials and daily snack. Deadline for registration is June 17, 2015.Campers are responsible for bringing lunch.  For more information, or to register, call The Baum School at 610-433-0032 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).   Space is limited.