Summer Arts Camp: Hollywood Has A Camp For Every Type of Art-Loving Kid

May 26, 2022

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood has been busy creating their Summer Arts Camps for every type of art-loving kid.

For those beginning their lifelong love of the arts, they offer their newest camp: Artistic Adventurers which will introduce Campers ages 5 and 6 to the Wide World Of Art through play in Music, Movement, Artmaking and so much more. The 7–10 year olds then have their pick to focus on Visual and/or Performing Arts in the returning Young Artists + Young Actors camp. Starting at age 9, Campers can take center stage in the 4-week long Broadway Actors camp devoted to staging a full-length production of a musical in our 500-seat theater!

Offered in both half and full-day sessions, this two-week Camp connects 5 and 6-year-olds to the World Of Art through something we know they relate to: play! Campers will spend their Camp Days immersed in Project-Based Art Experiences such as Papier-Mâché and in Drama and Movement Games while learning how to better communicate and work together. Campers will be able to gain experience in both the Visual and Performing Arts while exploring what interests them most. At the end of each two-week session, Campers will perform in a “Sharing Showcase,” in the Arts School backyard, where they will get to present and share something they’ve created for friends and family.

Families may choose half or full-day, two-week sessions. Campers staying all day must bring a non-perishable bag lunch, refillable water bottle and two snacks. Choose the morning and/or afternoon session when registering from the program.

Enrollment Fees for each two-week session are $325 for Members and $350 for Non-Member Campers attending a half-day, or $425 for Members and $450 for Non-Member Campers attending the full-day.

Session 1: June 20th – July 1st - Fables and Fairytales
Session 2: July 5th – July 15th - Creative Critters (No Camp Monday, July 4th)
Session 3: July 18th – July 29th - Seas-the-Day
Session 4: August 1st – August 12th - Fin-tastic Voyage

Young Artists and Young Actors

The Camp for 7 through 10-year-olds allows Campers to narrow their focus by choosing either Visual or Performing Arts in the half-day sessions or to continue to grow their connection to both at the full-day camp. Each two-week session follows a particular theme and culminates in a sharing opportunity for friends and family.

Young Artists 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon:
Students enrolled in Young Artists explore Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Clay and much more. Each session uses these various mediums to explore a different theme and culminates with an exhibition sharing in the Center’s Community Gallery.

Young Actors 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm:
Using Drama, Improvisation, Storytelling, Music and Movement, Campers explore various themes and gain technique and Public-Speaking Skills. Each session culminates in a performance for friends and family at ArtsPark.

Families may choose a half or a full-day of two-week sessions. Campers staying all day must bring a non-perishable bag lunch, refillable water bottle and two snacks. Choose the morning (Art) and/or afternoon session (Acting) when registering.

Fees for each two-week session are $325 for Members and $350 for Non-Member Campers attending a half-day or $425 for Members and $450 for Non-Member Campers attending a full-day.

Session 1: June 20th – July 1st - Fable-ous Fantasies
Session 2: July 5th – July 15th - Marvelous Mythic Monsters (No Camp Monday, July 4th)
Session 3: July 18th – July 29th - Enchanted Seas
Session 4: August 1st – August 12th - Ocean Explorations

Broadway Actors:

The Broadway Full-Day Camp lets Campers experience first-hand the process of staging a full-scale “Broadway Junior” Production while forming friendships and building teamwork skills along the way. Campers will go through the entire process from audition to curtain bow while gaining technique and experience. This exciting journey culminates in two evening “Junior Broadway” Productions at the 500-seat Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center. (Each Camper receives two free tickets for family and friends.) The cost for this Camp is $800 Members/$850 Non-Members, per session.

Due to the ensemble format of this program and the heightened expectations of the final performances, participants must meet minimum attendance requirements and commit to dress and tech rehearsals, as well as the final performance.

Session 1: June 20th – July 15th, shows on July 15th and July 16th (No Camp Monday, July 4th)
Show: James and the Giant Peach JR.

Join James and his insect friends in this adventurous, musical "MasterPeach" tale about courage and self discovery. Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, the friends face all kinds of challenges as they journey in a tremendous stone fruit to the Big Apple, itself: New York City.

Session 2: July 19th – August 12th, shows on August 12th and August 13th (No Camp Monday, July 18th)
Show: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, JR.

Journey "Under The Sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway Production and the Motion Picture. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

The Art and Culture Center Arts Education Programs for children and teens inspire creativity; strengthen the family bond and grow awareness of the arts as an essential resource in a child’s social development and academic success. Research shows that children who participate regularly in the arts improve their attention span, learn more quickly, develop higher level critical thinking skills and that play can help resiliency. They also have loads and loads of fun!

For more information or to register for any of the Summer Arts Camp Programs, visit: https://form.jotform.com/220455097454155 Or call: (954) 921-3274.