The Kentucky Arts Council provides operating support to many nonprofit arts organizations in the Commonwealth. Below is a listing of summer camps hosted by these Kentucky Arts Partnership organizations.


Boyle County

Community Arts Center
401 W. Main St.
Danville, KY 40422
www.communityartscenter.net

June 9 – 13
1 – 4 p.m.
Ages: 2 – 6 grades
$85, $75 if registered by May 9

Arts Exploration Camp – Kick start your children's creativity at the beginning of summer break at this fun, inventive and engaging program, your young artists can paint, play, sculpt, dance and enjoy a variety of art activities. They'll discover talents and interests they never knew they had!

July 7 – 11
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Ages: 7 – 12 grades
$120, $100 if registered by May 9

Teen Art Camp – Attention teens! If you've been going to Arts Exploration Camp since you were little, or if you've been developing artistic talents on your own, it's time to take your skills to the next level. At Teen Art Camp, you'll work closely with professional local artists to delve deeper into a different artistic medium and technique each day.

Daviess County

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
901 Frederica St.
Owensboro, KY 42301
www.omfa.us

June 10 – 13
9 – 11 a.m.
Ages: 6 – 9 years

1 – 3 p.m.
Ages: 1 – 3 p.m.
Free

Flexi Plexi – students explore glass and Plexiglas as art medium in this free camp sponsored by Owensboro Grain Company.

July 15 – 18
9 – 11 a.m.
Ages: 6 – 9 years

1 – 3 p.m.
Ages: 1 – 3 p.m.
Free

In the Open Air – Students learn the art of en plein air painting in this free camp sponsored by Owensboro Grain Company.

Fayette County

Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
251 W. Second St.
Lexington, KY 40507
www.carnegiecenterlex.org

July 7 – 11
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages: rising 6, 7 and 8 grades
$75, $25 if on free or reduced lunch

Carnegie Comics: Visual Storytelling – Have you ever wanted to take your love of science fiction, fantasy, or superheroes to the next level and tell your very own story? We'll look at examples of comics for inspiration and use fiction techniques to uncover great ideas. Then we'll write our plots, design our characters, and sketch our environments. By the end of the week, you'll create your own 3-6 page comic to show off to family and friends.

July 7 – 11
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages: rising 6, 7, 8 grades
$75, $25 if on free or reduced lunch

Travel Writing: The JetSet Lifestyle – Explore the world without leaving Lexington! Learn to capture your journey and share it with other adventure-seekers. Through creative writing exercises, photography, and field trips, we will convert our experiences into engaging and informative stories. By the end of the week, you'll create a colorful and insightful travel presentation, featuring photographs and fiction or narratives, highlighting a noteworthy destination.

July 14 – 18
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages: rising 6, 7 and 8 grades
$75, $25 if on free or reduced lunch

Legal Eagles: Court's in Session – Want to get an up close look at the criminal process? Learn how a case develops from start to finish? See if you are ready for a real-life law and order? In this court-themed camp, you will learn facts about a case on Monday, and by the end of the week, you'll try the case in court in front of your family and friends. Along the way, you will see local courts in action.

July 21 – 25
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages: rising 6, 7, and 8 grades
$75, $25 if on free or reduced lunch

Theater: The Kentucky Imaginarium – This is a fun, fast-paced theater camp. It is designed to unlock the storyteller in every student through the production of a play based on Greek mythology, but told in a uniquely Kentucky way. We'll even create our own fantastical costumes and sets based on what we've discovered. At the end of the week, we will invite our friends and family to a performance showcasing our skills as Kentucky storytellers.

Central Music Academy
219 E. Short St.
Lexington, KY 40507
www.centralmusicacademy.org

July 14 – 18
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ages: rising 5 grade – high school
$100, $0 if on free or reduced lunch

Central Music Academy World Percussion Camp – The World Percussion Camp allows students to study African and Brazilian drums, Chinese percussion, music theory, Caribbean steel pans, and "Stomp"-style musical creation (using any type of cheap household object as an instrument).

Explorium of Lexington
440 West Short St.
Lexington, KY 40507
www.explorium.com

June 16 – 20
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. half and full day sessions
Ages: Pre-K – 2 and 3 – 5 grades
Half Day – $97.50/members / $107for non-member
Full Day – $195 member / $215 non-member

Legends of the West – Travel back in time to America's Wild West! Learn about real heroes and outlaws who made a name for themselves and imagine some characters of your own. Channel your inner cowboy and corral your lasso slingin' moves for this camp.

June 23 – 27
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. half and full day sessions
Ages: Pre-K – 2 and 3 – 5 grade
Half Day – $97.50/members / $107for non-member
Full Day – $195 member / $215 non-member

Inventor's Workshop – How do things work? Get inspired by discovering important inventions and the master minds that created them. With our new knowledge and brain power, we will deconstruct and invent gadgets using materials ranging from cardboard to electricity!

July 7 – 11
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. half and full day sessions
Ages: Pre-K – 2 and 3 – 5 grade
Half Day – $97.50/members / $107for non-member
Full Day – $195 member / $215 non-member

When I Grow Up – What will you be when you be when you grow up? Imagine what it would be like to become a policeman, scientist, doctor, teacher, or even the president. Participate in inspiring activities and enjoy visits from real people in our local workforce including a visit from our vet hospital sponsor, Banfield Pet Hospital.

July 14 – 18
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. half and full day sessions
Ages: Pre-K – 2 and 3 – 5 grade
Half Day – $97.50/members / $107for non-member
Full Day – $195 member / $215 non-member

Museum Mystery Hunt – Do you want to know the secrets of the Explorium? Put your thinking caps on, this is the Amazing Race – Explorium style. Campers will work together to uncover tricky riddles and discover clues about the history of the museum. Get a behind the scenes experience at your favorite children's museum.

July 21 – 25
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. half and full day sessions
Ages: Pre-K – 2 and 3 – 5 grade
Half Day – $97.50/members / $107for non-member
Full Day – $195 member / $215 non-member

Grossology – Grossology = is the science of really gross stuff. Conduct weird experiments and discover oddities that ooze, stink and slither. Warning: things will get messy, but we assure that campers will have fun in the process.

July 28 – Aug. 1
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. half and full day sessions
Ages: Pre-K – 2 and 3 – 5 grade
Half Day – $97.50/members / $107for non-member
Full Day – $195 member / $215 non-member

Under the Big Top – Create your greatest show on earth. Work with fellow campers to put on a one-of-a-kind circus for family and friends. Learn all about what goes on under the big top and how you can perform amazing and daring acts just like the real ringmasters.

Aug. 4 – 8
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. half and full day sessions
Ages: Pre-K –2 and 3–5 grade
Half Day – $97.50 members, $107 for non-member
Full Day – $195 members, $215 non-member

Time Travelers – If you had the chance, would you go back or forward in time? Let's make believe and imagine a world where humans can do both. At this camp, you'll visit ancient worlds of times past and discover the future of the human race!

Lexington Ballet Company
161 N. Mill St.
Lexington, KY 40507
www.lexingtonballet.org

June 9 – 27 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – noon
Ages: 7 – 10 years
$130 per week

Summer Intensive Junior Program - A one, two or three week comprehensive program for students and professionals. Focus is on classical ballet technique, complementary dance and fitness to challenge each student's potential. Led by School Director Nancy Dominguez, the summer intensive provides exemplary instruction in a safe and nurturing environment. Lexington Ballet studios are located in the heart of downtown Lexington in the midst of restaurants, hotels, galleries and boutiques. Classes begin in the morning with a stretching and warm-up class. Each day includes ballet technique and repertoire classes. Students should bring a water bottle and pack a light snack. There are no audition requirements.

June 9 – 27 (Monday – Friday)
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages: 11 years and up
$300 per week

Summer Intermediate/Advanced Intensive – A one, two or three week comprehensive program for students and professionals. Classes include ballet technique and pointe variations, jazz, conditioning and choreography.

July 7 – 25 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: 4 – 10 years
$210 per week

Music, Art and Dance (MAD) Camp – Go MAD this summer at the one-stop camp for artists, musicians and dancers ages 4 – 10 years old. Campers will attend two art, two music and two dance classes each day. Pack a lunch, bring a water bottle and wear "art friendly" clothes. Between classes, campers will stretch their legs outdoors and explore Lexington's local culture.

Week One (July 7 – 11)
Dragons, Fairytales and Castles
– Dig into the magical stories that inspire great works of art.

Week Two (July 14 – 18)
Bollywood Tour: Around the World in 5 Days
– Explore Eastern heritage and traditions seen in global pop culture.

Week Three (July 21 – 25)
At the Hop
– Bop along the Gallery Hop map in 1950's style. Campers will meet at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Lexington, next to Gratz Park. Dance classes will be held across the St. in the Lexington Ballet studios.

The Living Arts & Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40508
www.lasclex.org

June 9 – Aug. 8 (Monday – Friday)
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Ages: Pre K – 12th grades
$25 – $100 per week

The Living Arts & Science Center (LASC) will provide more than 140 creative and participatory classes in a wide range of arts and science disciplines and topics. Classes are offered in one-week sessions and students may design their own schedule by up to five different classes per day. Classes are taught by professional artists and educators and, this summer, include: Circus training, animation, drawing, architecture, painting, sculpture, fashion design, digital art, photography, food art, chemical concoctions, pottery, comic books, filmmaking, Chinese dance, fun with physics, puppetry and many more. Registrations must be made in advance and can be made on the LASC's website. Memberships are also available which provide discounts on every class. The LASC also offers payment plans for families registering for multiple children or multiple weeks. The LASC is now in its 45th year of providing creative and educational classes, exhibits, field trip programs and participatory events in the arts and sciences. The LASC's summer programs were selected "Best Academic Camps" in 2012 and 2013 by Lexington Family Magazine's Family Favorites competition.

My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company
P. O. Box 120307
Covington, KY 41012
www.mynoseturnsred.org

Circus camp at the Living Arts and Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40508
www.lasclex.org

June 9 – 13
9 a.m. – noon
Ages: K – 3rd grades
$85 for member, $95 for non-members

1 – 4 p.m.
Ages: 4th – 6th grades
$85.00 for members, $95 for non-members

Let your child run away and join the circus – without leaving! Age-appropriate circus skills include: stilt walking, hooping, low tight wire, juggling, rolling globe, clowning and more! Activities include warm-ups, stretching and creative dramatics. All camps conclude with a performance. No experience necessary. Please register at www.lasclex.org.

Franklin County

Grand Theatre Frankfort
308 St. Clair St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org

June 16 – 20
9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Ages: 8 – 14 years
$175

July 21 – 25
9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Ages: 8 – 14 years
$175

The Grand has once again partnered with the Lexington Children's Theatre (LCT) to host a workshop/camp for students ages 8-14. LCT teachers and interns manage each workshop/camp. The workshop allows participants to improve their acting and performing skills. Students receive classes in acting, improvisation, voice and movement. Each child enrolled in the workshop receives a speaking role in a play which rehearses every day, culminating in a performance for family and friends on Friday evening. Possible script ideas include: James and the Giant Peach, Junie B. Jones, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter and Double Bubble Quidditch Trouble and others!

Jefferson County

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
715 W. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
kentuckyarts.org

June 23 – 27
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (full day)
9 a.m. – noon (morning half day)
1 – 4 p.m. (afternoon half day)
Ages: 8 – 11 years
$200 per full day, $100 per half day

Sculptacular! Clay Camp – Kids will learn a variety of clay techniques through this week-long clay and sculpture camp. Campers will learn slab building, coil building, functional and nonfunctional design, glazing techniques and more. Projects are fired by professional artists in our on-site kiln! This camp also incorporates non-clay projects and three-dimensional sculptures. Choose morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. Drop-off from 8:30-9 a.m. Extended pickup option available from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Full day session campers should bring a lunch to enjoy!

July 7 – 11
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: 11 – 14 years
$200

Middle school students have the opportunity to work intensively with professional artists to complete four different in-depth art projects and learn about working artists over the course of this week-long camp. This camp explores a variety of two- and three-dimensional media, is providing campers individual artistic development and skill-building experiences. Drop-off from 8:30-9 a.m. Extended pickup option available from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Campers should bring a lunch to enjoy!

Note: This camp takes place at Blackacre Nature Preserve, Tucker Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

July 21 – 25
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (full day)
9 a.m. – noon (morning half day)
1 – 4 p.m. (afternoon half day)
Ages: 5 – 8 years
$200 per full day, $100 per half day

July 28 – Aug. 1
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (full day)
9 a.m. – noon (morning half day)
1 – 4 p.m. (afternoon half day)
Ages: 8 – 11 years
$200 per full day, $100 per half day

Mixed Media Mania! – Young artists will get the chance to explore their creativity with a different art medium each day during this week-long camp. Campers will be introduced to an array of art media such as fiber, wood, paint, paper, printmaking and more! Choose morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. Extended pickup option available from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Full day session campers bring a lunch to enjoy!

Aug. 4 – 8
1 – 4 p.m.
Ages: 14 – 18 years
$100

Clay Sculpting from Second Life – Designed specifically for high school students, this week-long camp focuses on sculpting from life. Taking cues from the upcoming summer exhibition Second Life, which stems from the animal study work of John James Audubon and the art of taxidermy, students will work directly in the KMAC galleries and art studio to make clay studies from observation of animal anatomy and human head models. This camp will focus on incorporating material from the animate world into artistic practice.

Kentucky Shakespeare
323 West Broadway, Suite 401
Louisville, Ky 40202
hannah@kyshakespeare.com

June 23 – Aug. 3
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Ages: 4 - 18
$100 - $495

Camp Shakespeare fosters an appreciation for the words and works of William Shakespeare by providing opportunities for children and young adults aged 4 –18 to explore the theater arts through imaginative play, visual arts, movement, storytelling, design, text analysis and more!

The Groundlings: Ages 4–6 half and full day options available

The Noblings: Ages 7-10

The Revelers: Ages 11–14

Frankfort Camp Shakespeare: (Liberty Hall Historic Site) Ages 7-15

Lexington Camp Shakespeare: (Sayre School) Ages 4-18

The Globe Players: Ages 15-18

Find more information at www.kyshakespeare.com or by calling Hannah Pruitt, education programs manager at 502-574-9900, ext. 14!

Louisville Visual Art Association
609 W. Main St.
Floor 2
Louisville, KY 40202
www.louisvillevisualart.org

June 16 – Aug. 8
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (full day)
9 a.m. – noon (half day)
Ages: 7 – 12 years (for full day)
10 – 14 years (for half day)
$230 (full day), $150 (half day)

The Louisville Visual Art Association is offering six full-day camps with themes such as woodworking, papermaking, collage, sequential art, monsters and shadow boxes, Back to the Future and many more! Half-day camps include clay camp and photography camp! High school students can participate in a two-week stop motion camp.

Louisville Youth Choir
3105 Lexington Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
www.louyouthchoir.org

July 21 – 25
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: rising 4th – 8th grades
$225

Summer Vocal Camp – This day camp will involve daily choir rehearsals, music theory, group voice instruction, audition preparation, rhythm and time for outdoor activities. The camp is for 4 – 8 .There is no audition required, all registrants will be accepted. The week's work will be presented at a concert at 4 p.m. on Friday of the camp week. The concert is free and open to the public. A completed registration form and fees are due no later than July 15, 2014. Camp will take place on the campus of Sacred Heart School for the Arts. Camp will travel to a local attraction on Wednesday for a group outing. Campers will be given the opportunity to audition for Louisville Youth Choir's 2014-15 season.

July 21 – 25
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: rising 9th – 12th grades
$225

Bella Voce Camp - Bella Voce Camp engages serious solo singers. The camp curriculum will include study of vocal literature (various genres from Classical style to musical theatre), the study of vocal pedagogy, resume preparation, breathing and vocal mechanisms, vocal health, keyboarding and theory for singers (rhythm and pitch basics, interval recognition and solfege). The camp will include private voice lessons and master class opportunities with faculty members of area colleges/universities and performing arts institutions as well as ensemble singing and the opportunity to work with a teen life coach. The week's work will be presented at a concert at 4 p.m. on Friday of the camp week, which is free and open to the public. Singers interested will need to submit a singer information sheet no later than July 15, 2014. Once this information has been received, the singer will be contacted regarding a vocal assessment (if needed). Camp will take place on the campus of Sacred Heart School for the Arts. Camp will travel to a local attraction on Wednesday for a group outing. Campers will be given the opportunity to audition for the Louisville Youth Choir's 2014-2015 season.

Stage One Family Theatre
323 W. Broadway
Suite 600
Louisville, KY 40202
stageone.org

June 16 – July 25
9 – 11:30 a.m. (half-day camp)
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (full-day camp)
Ages: 4 – 18 years
$145 and up before June 1

A sensational drama experience is in store for students ages 4 – 18 this summer at Stage One Family Theatre DramaWorks Camps! All classes take place at the state-of-the-art Lincoln Performing Arts School, 930 E. Main St. in Louisville with 17 different camps available, including half-day, full-day and multi-week sessions. Younger students will act out stories and become their favorite characters with imaginative play, while older students build their performance skills; all with the professional guidance of StageOne Family Theatre's artists/educators. All DramaWorks classes encourage students to explore the fundamentals of acting and movement through the use of their body, voice and imagination to gain self confidence and poise in an atmosphere of fun and laughter. New this year: "Imagination Stations: Make it, Act it, Move it:; "Seussical, Jr.". and Disney's "Peter Pan Jr".

Walden Theatre
1123 Payne St.
Louisville, KY 40204
www.waldentheatre.org

June 9 – 28 (Monday – Friday, plus performance on final Saturday)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 8 – 13 years
$495

June 23 – July 12 (Monday – Friday, plus performance on final Saturday)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 8 – 13 years
$495

June 30 – July 19 (Monday – Friday, plus performance on final Saturday)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 8 – 13 years
$495

July 7 – 26 (Monday – Friday, plus performance on final Saturday)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 8 – 13 years
$495

July 14 – Aug. 2 (Monday – Friday, plus performance on final Saturday)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 8 – 13 years
$495

July 21 – Aug. 9 (Monday – Friday, plus performance on final Saturday)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 8 – 13 years
$495

Summer Academy – Walden Theatre's Summer Academy is a theater camp for young people ages 8 to 13. For three weeks each summer, campers can work under the direction and attention of Walden instructors on the production of a hilarious play. This year's offering is "Dorina and the Plague: A New Fairy Tale of Epidemic Proportions" by Diana Grisanti – a mischievous, smart and original new story that's sure to delight actors and audiences alike! Students get the exciting experience of rehearsing and performing a professional-quality play while having fun and making new friends. Novice and experienced young actors work together, learning to use their voices and bodies as tools for communication and expression through fun exercises and theater activities. The Summer Academy is a place where students receive a strong foundation in theater arts, develop concentration, self-reliance and cooperation, and have lots of fun with new friends.

June 16 – 20
9:30 a.m. - noon
Ages: 5 – 11 years
$150

July 28 – Aug. 1
9:30 a.m. - noon
Ages: 5 – 11 years
$150

Art Camp – Kids explore their inner Picasso in this hands-on art program where each day they get to create an original project using a fun variety of materials and techniques. This may include drawing, mask-making and paper mâché, wood sculpture, junk art, t-shirt designs and more. All art materials are provided, and kids bring home their many projects at the end of the week.

June 16 – 28 (Monday – Friday)
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages: 5 – 7 years
$350

July 21 – Aug. 2 (Monday – Friday)
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages: 5 – 7 years
$350

Imagination Junior Academy – Kids bring characters and a story to life through a series of fun theater-based games that ignite a child's creativity and give them the skills to perform the play "Have You Seen My Little Lamb?", by Sherrill B. Cannon. Kids learn the basics of acting through exciting activities including movement, tableaux and pantomime, and they participate in the creation of costumes/props for three culminating performances on the final Friday and Saturday!

June 23 – 27 and July 7 – 11 (both weeks with time between for writing)
2 – 4 p.m.
Ages: 12 – 18 years
$325

Playwriting – Do you have an incredible story you're dying to tell? A chilling image that came to you in a dream? A wacky cousin you think would make an amazing character? This writing intensive will give you a chance to turn that brilliant idea into a play. Through a mix of writing prompts, contemporary script analysis, group workshopping and one-on-one feedback, each student will craft an original short play. The class culminates in a staged reading of the playwrights' new works presented by talented local actors.

June 30 – July 3
July 7 – 11 and/or July 14 – 18
(can be 1, 2 or 3 weeks)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (June 30 – July 3 only)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (other weeks)
Ages: 13 – 18 years
$125 per week, $325 for three weeks

Teen Acting Intensive – Recent Walden Theatre alumni share techniques and knowledge gained from college theater programs to expand skills in acting, voice and movement with teens who are interested in the serious study of theater. The camp will focus on a range of topics from using imagery in monologue and scenes, to training in vocal honesty and power, to basic movement for actors. Students may sign up for all three weeks or any one or two weeks. Some acting experience required.

July 14 – 18
2 – 5 p.m.
Ages: 14 – 18 years
$175

Playmaking: Art of the Streets – Offered in cooperation with Blue Apple Players and The Speed Museum at Local Speed (822 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206) – Working together with theater professionals and art educators, The Playmaking: Art of the Streets camp will teach teens to expand their skills at art appreciation and the practice of theater by creating and performing an original scene based on artworks in Local Speed Art of the Streets poster exhibition. This integrated approach to art and theater is a challenging new way for teens to participate in the arts while cultivating interdisciplinary problem-solving skills. As a bonus, the culminating performance will be featured during Friday afternoon of the exhibition!

July 28 – Aug. 1
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 9 – 17 years
$175

Audition Skills – For anyone who has thought about auditioning for a play or musical OR for anyone who has an upcoming audition and wants to be PREPARED! Students will learn or improve the process of selecting, studying and performing a monologue, learn how to approach "cold readings" from a script, and even navigate their way through a 16-bar musical piece and a dance break. Time will be given to help create an audition package of two song cuttings (one up-tempo, one ballad) and a monologue. All levels welcome.

July 28 – Aug. 1
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Ages: 13 – 18 years
$175

Clown Camp – Create a clown character and develop a performance with your clown posse (to be performed for the public!) all while learning to play passionately, fail proudly and live in the moment. Great for beginners or for students who want to brush up on their clowning skills. Space in the camp is limited to 16 and there are opportunities to perform publicly the following week.

Aug. 4 – 8 (Monday – Friday)
9:30 a.m. – noon
Ages: 3 – 5 years (Pre K)
$150

Jack & the Beanstalk: A Blue Apple Players residency – Kids help Jack save the day as they climb into an enchanted world of exciting characters and strange happenings! The camp is an interactive, adventure filled with activity and problem-solving, as Blue Apple Players Teaching Artists guide kids through the world of pretend. This is experiential creative dramatics at its best. A nurturing environment where social and emotional growth blooms. Participants develop skills in creative expression as they experience the story through movement, music and role play. On the last day we'll share the story of our adventure with families.

Aug. 4 – 8
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 9 – 17 years
$175

Scene and Song Study – Explores the triple discipline of musical theater: acting, singing and dancing. Students will train in all three areas as they work together on scenes and songs from musical theater. Students will break down text and gain skills in vocal production, movement, dance, physical attack and character development. This class is a blast and all levels of experience are welcome.

Kenton County

Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Rd.
Devou Park
Covington, KY 41011
www.bcmuseum.org

June 11 and 12
10 a.m. – noon
Ages: 4 – 6 years
$30 members, $40 nonmembers

June 17 and 18
10 a.m. – noon
Ages: 7 – 10 years
$30 members, $40 nonmembers

Makin' Music Junior Camp – Grandparents and grandchildren can enjoy summertime activities together with crafts, music and snacks! At camp we will learn about music and make some simple musical instruments.

June 16 – 20
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 11 – 15 years
$190 members, $240 nonmembers

Senior Archaeology Camp - Campers return to Big Bone Lick State Park to excavate at a real archaeology site. They will learn archaeology history, how to prepare and excavate a dig site, and how to clean and classify artifacts, plus have a whole lot of fun! Do you have what it takes to dig into history this summer?

July 8
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages: 7 – 13 years
$40 members, $50 nonmembers

Junior Archaeology Camp - Introduces campers to archaeology through hands-on activities like "Peanut Butter & Jelly Archaeology," "Penny for your Thoughts" and other simulated excavations.

July 22
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages: 7 – 13 years
$40 members, $50 nonmembers

Campers will discover more about birds through hands-on activities.

July 29
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages: 7 – 13 years
$40 members, $50 nonmembers

Entomology – Investigate the world's largest animal group. Learn more about creepy crawlers. Go on a bug hunt and start your collection.

Aug. 1
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 5 – 14
$20 member, $25 nonmembers

My Doll and Me Camp, 1815 Era – Girls ages 5-14 and their "American Girl" type doll are invited to step back in time and have a great time learning about history. Campers will make fun craft for themselves and their doll and learn a song and dance of the era. The highlight of the camp will be a Little Lady and Doll tea.

My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company
P. O. Box 120307
Covington, KY 41012
www.mynoseturnsred.org

July 14 – 18
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Ages: 4 – 7 years
$90

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 7 – 16 years
$195

Let your child run away and join the circus – without leaving home! Age-appropriate circus skills include: stilt walking, hooping, low tightwire, juggling, rolling globe, clowning and more! Activities include warm-ups, stretching and creative dramatics. All camps conclude with a performance. No experience necessary.
Note: Camp is held at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park in Covington, Ky.

Madison County

Berea Arts Council
116 Main St.
Berea, KY 40403
www.bereaartscouncil.org

June 16 – 20
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages: 6 – 8 years (6 year olds must have completed first grade)
$160

June 23 – 27
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages: 9 – 12 years
$160

Each day of the one-week camp will be filled with hands-on activities that will get your children thinking creatively and using their imaginations to create unique works of art. Your child will learn skills in painting, dark room photography, ceramics, printmaking and more. Each week will end with a gallery show displaying your child's artwork for family and friends to enjoy!

Richmond Area Arts Council
399 W. Water St.
Richmond, KY 40475
www.artsinrichmond.org

June 23 – 27
12:30 – 4 p.m.
Ages: 11 – 17 years
$100

Puppet Fantasy Camp - Did you ever want to put on a puppet show? Well, here is your chance. Join the "Puppet Fantasy" as you design and make your own foam puppet. You will join other campers as we write our own crazy original puppet show and present it to family and friends at the end of the Friday session. Bring a snack for a daily break and short puppet show. Presented by Mary and Richard Brown of Puppets and Such in Berea.

June 23 – 27
9 a.m. – noon
Ages: 6 – 10 years
$75

Puppet Antics Camp – Do you like puppets? Were you in kindergarten through third grade this year? If you answered yes to both questions, then you will love "Puppet Antics". Join us as we make several simple puppets and learn to make them dance, sing and perform a variety of silly antics. We will share our fun with family and friends with our own short puppet show at the end of our Friday session. Bring a snack for a daily break and a short puppet show. Presented by Mary and Richard Brown of Puppets and Such in Berea.

July 7 – 11
9 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Ages: 11 – 16 years
$250

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Camp – Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia where they meet a fawn, beavers, witches and more. Will they be able to help save Narnia from the White Witch's cold grasp? Presented by the Lexington Children's Theatre.

July 28 – Aug. 1
9 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Ages: 8 – 12 years
$225

Charlotte's Web Camp – Wilbur is the runt of the litter and is slated to be killed, but through the efforts of a caring spider, Wilbur's life is forever changed. Presented by the Lexington Children's Theatre.

Montgomery County

Gateway Regional Arts Center/Montgomery County Council for the Arts
P.O. Box 128
101 E. Main St.
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
www.gatewayregionalartscenter.com

June 16 – 20
10 a.m. – noon
Ages: grades 7th – 8th
$50

Using the system David Melton has set up in his own tried-and-true "Written and Illustrated By" workshops, this class will guide students of any age through writing and illustrating their own book. The final result will be a combination of writing and art every participant can display with pride.

June 16 – 20
1 – 3 p.m.
Ages: grades 9 – 12
$50

In this workshop, students will explore several different artists and styles. Each class will lead the participants to create an inspired piece of art using a variety of materials from cut paper to paint.

June 23 – 27
9 a.m. – noon
Ages: grades 4th – 9th
$40

Youth Choral Camp - Attention all rising fourth-graders through rising ninth-graders: You are invited to join the fun at a weeklong summer choral camp, including songs, games and meeting new friends. This camp will teach students about proper vocal technique, posture and performance habits, all while practicing fun songs, and preparing for a concert.

July 7 – 11
10 a.m. – noon
Ages: grades 1st – 3rd
$50

What can you do with cloth, wax, crayons and dye? This beginners class in batik will give young artists the experience of creating a batik work of art.

July 7 – 11
1 – 3 p.m.
Ages: grades 4th – 6th
$50

Students will explore the vast, unique world of three-dimensional artworks. We will use a variety of media and techniques to create amazing, one-of-a-kind sculptures.

July 28 – Aug. 2
9 a.m. – noon
Ages: 7 – 9 years
$45

Summer Playhouse & Summer Stock are opportunities for young people ages 7-9 to learn about and participate in a theatrical production. Knowledge, hands-on activities, a play of their own and fun are the goals of this drama camp.

July 28 – Aug. 2
1 – 4 p.m.
Ages: 10 – 12 years
$45

Summer Playhouse & Summer Stock are opportunities for young people ages 7-12 to learn about and participate in a theatrical production. Knowledge, hands-on activities, a play of their own and fun are the goals of this drama camp.

Warren County

SKyPAC
601 College St.
Bowling Green, KY 42104
www.theskypac.com

June 16 – 20
June 23 – 28, July 7 -12

10 a.m. – 4 pm (Mon. –Thur.)
12 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Fri.)
Sat. 10 a.m. 1 p.m.
Ages: 1st – 12th grade
Fees: $150 - $170

SKyPAC is excited to partner with the Missoula Children's Theatre this summer for three exciting weeks of camps where youth actors will be active participants in every phase of staging a full-length theatrical production.

The Phoenix Theatre
545 Morris Alley
Bowling Green, KY 42101
www.ptkbg.org

June 9 – 13
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 7 – 12 years
$90

Sunburst Youth Theatre – Students do scenic painting, sound, lighting, costuming and act in a play while building confidence, learning teamwork, exercising creativity and having fun!

July 15 – 16
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages: 13 – 18 years (non-college)
$100

July 22 – 23
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ages: 13 – 18 years (non-college)
$100

Sunburst Youth Theatre – Students will come with a monologue, no longer than two minutes, memorized and ready to work.

Woodford County

Woodford Theatre
275 Beasley Dr.
Versailles, KY 40383
www.woodfordtheatre
.com

July 7 – 11
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ages: 3rd – 5th grades
$150

Woodford Jr. Summer Academy – In this one-week academy, students will explore the fantastical world of storytelling. Learning to physicalize a story using their bodies, voices and imagination, students will be challenged and encouraged to think creatively and collaboratively. With the encouragement of our teaching artists, your child will gain self-confidence, lifelong skills in collaboration and creative problem-solving and will make new friends!

July 14 – July 18
Noon – 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 8th – 12th grades
$175

Woodford Actor Training Summer Academy – This one-week intensive will be a highly focused look into the world of theater. With classes in acting, scene study and movement for the stage, this academy will offer students hands-on experience of the study, rigor and physical demands an actor must prepare for. With a strong focus on collaboration, creative problem-solving skills and trust, each student will walk away with tools that will help them navigate the creation of a character, a deeper confidence and a new vigor for work ethic and creativity.

 

Kentucky Arts Council