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Summer Camps

Fun for Ages 5-8 and 9-14!
One- and Two-Week Camps
First Camp begins July 10, 2017

For children and teens dreaming of taking the stage, rocking that concert, or creating the perfect masterpiece, the East End Arts School offers a variety of camp experiences where campers will learn and grow creatively in the arts. Our programs are designed to bring out each camper’s unique, artistic ability in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Our instructors are professionals who work every day in the subject areas they teach. Group sizes are small to allow for personal mentoring. Partial scholarships are available.

Enroll and pay in full by May 1, 2017 and receive a 5% discount!


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“I loved it and I’m definitely going to do it next year. Best camp ever!”

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“I liked that the camp was flexible and dynamic. My son wanted to bring his banjo and the camp was able to accommodate him.”

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“The experiences my child had were priceless.”

“Every day after camp my daughter said “I love camp!”

“Both my kids had an awesome time with the activities and counselors. The staff was amazing!”

“My children learned to express themselves and feel healthy and proud of their skills.”

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2017 Summer Camp Programs

 

RENAISSANCE KID CAMP (Ages 5-8)

ANIMALS THAT ROAM THE EARTH
July 17 – 28, 2017
Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Fees
First child:
$650 EEA Members / $750 Non-Members

Additional Children 10% discount:
$585 EEA Members / $675 Non-members

Early Morning Care: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, $10 per day
Aftercare: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, $12 per day (consists of modified camp activities)
Aftercare preregistration and payment is required in advance along with camp registration form.

Renaissance Kid Camp is a two-week program where campers are introduced to a broad range of artistic and creative experiences through a camp-wide theme. In this imaginative summer arts program, campers will immerse themselves in art, theater, music and dance while being inspired by this summer’s theme: animals that roam the earth. Cheetahs, armadillos, hippopotami... the colors, pattern, movement and sounds of these incredible creatures will motivate creative works.

Each day at camp includes the visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpting, and craft activities), music (singing, dancing and trying out instruments) and theater (stories, puppetry, role playing, and other dramatic activities).

The East End Arts School offers a home-like setting with comfortable air-conditioned rooms and fenced-in, park-like grounds for outdoor play. The small group size provides for a supportive camp experience with lots of personal attention.

Camp concludes with a performance, art show and pot-luck lunch for campers, staff and families. Hours on the last day of camp are 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

 

RENAISSANCE ARTS & MUSIC CAMPS
(Ages 9-14)

One-Week Camps
July & August 2017

For anyone dreaming of taking the stage, rocking that concert, or creating the perfect masterpiece. Here’s the opportunity for tweens and teens to immerse themselves in their passion. The East End Arts School offers award-winning camp experiences where campers will learn and grow creatively in the arts. Programs last one-week, and are designed to bring out each camper’s unique, artistic ability in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Our instructors are professionals who work every day in the subject areas they teach. Group sizes are small to allow for personal mentoring.
 

FINE ARTS CAMP 1: DRAWING & PAINTING
Ages 9-14
July 10 - 14, 2017
Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members
Join us for a week of experimentation and creativity as we engage in fun projects while learning new methods and techniques of drawing and painting. We will create observational drawings, visual journals, collage works, relief paintings and collaborative works. Campers will gain skills of perspective, proportion and composition, while working with color, light, shape and texture. Try out new methods, new mediums and express yourself creatively this summer. All projects are appropriate for any skill level, and the teacher works alongside each student. By the end of the week each camper will create a portfolio of works that will be displayed in an exhibit on the last day of camp. Register early: enrollment is limited to 15 students.
 

FINE ARTS CAMP 2: SCULPTURE
Ages 9-14
July 31 - August 4, 2017
Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members
In this week of 3D exploration, we will work with paper, wood, wire and clay to create incredible sculptural art. We will create small scale and large scale works and integrate mixed media – paint, fiber and collage into our expressive forms. Campus allows for indoor and outdoor sculpting. Come join the fun! The camp ends with a display of student work for family and friends on the last day. Register early: enrollment is limited to 12 students.
 

FINE ARTS CAMP 3: MIXED MEDIA
Ages 9-14
August 7 - 11, 2017

Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members

This camp allows students to create a variety of projects while building skills working in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, printmaking and assemblage. Work with new materials, recycle found objects, construct interesting forms, print on the press. Different processes, new techniques and lots of fun! Students will create an exhibit of their works on the last day of camp. Register early: enrollment is limited to 15 students.
 

MUSIC CAMP 1: COMPOSING ON THE KEYBOARD
Ages 9-14
July 10 - 14, 2017
Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members

In this five day workshop students will learn to play and compose music on the keyboard. Learn about rhythm, beats, melodies and harmony while playing individually and in group numbers. Campers will get the chance to present their works in a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp. Register early: enrollment is limited to 12 students.
 

MUSIC CAMP 2: GUITAR SENSEI (BILINGUAL)
Ages 9-14
July 31 - August 4, 2017
Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members

This program is designed to guide both the beginner, and/or the intermediate, to their musical goals. Guitar Sensei covers all needed guitar techniques and gives each student the tools to become a fine player. In this approach, students are advanced to the next color of guitar belt, similar to Karate. The camp week will focus on the first three; white, yellow and orange. Enjoy a fun, creative time learning new skills and playing innovative music. Spanish speakers welcome. The week culminates in a group performance. Register early: enrollment is limited to 12 students.
Este programa está deseñado para ambos el principante o el intermedio, a sus metas musicales. Sensei guitarra cubre todas las téchnicas necesarias de la guitarra y da a cada estudiante las herramientas para convertirse en un jugador fino. En este entoque, los estudiantes avanzan el siguiente color de la correa de la guitarra, similar al Karate. La semana de campamento se centrará en los tres primeros; blanco, amarillo y naranja. Disfruitar de una divertida y creativa tiempo aprender nuevas habilidades y musica innovadora. Hablantes de español la bienvenida. La semana culmina con una actuacion del grupo. Registro temprano: la inscripción es limitada a 12 alumnos.
 

MUSIC CAMP 3: BAND CAMP
Ages 9-14
August 7 - 11, 2017
Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members

This week-long band camp offers instrument instruction and an opportunity to play alongside your peers. Flute, trumpet, sax, clarinet - whatever band instrument you play - you will develop your skills in musicianship and have fun writing your own pieces, and practicing and performing for an audience at the end of the week. Open to all band instruments and all levels.
 

MUSIC CAMP 4: SING YOUR HEART OUT - IDOL STYLE!
Ages 9-14
August 7 - 11, 2017
Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members

Whether musical theatre, pop or classical songs, have fun with your voice and polish up your pipes this summer! Learn cool moves and lyrics, increase your range, sharpen your pitch and refine your tone. You will be talent show ready for the Fall!
 

*NEW* TEEN CAMP: INTRO TO AUDIO RECORDING
Ages 15-18
July 31 - August 4, 2017
Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members

Welcome to our new recording studio! Have fun learning the basic principles of recording and mixing music. Instructed by a professional sound engineer, students will have the opportunity to work with their peers to track, mix and edit their own recording, through live performances by the group. Sound mixing is an art form all on its own. You will learn the features and functions of professional studio equipment, the art of the process, and put it to use in producing your own recording. Musicians as well as non-musicians are welcome.

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General Information

 

REGISTRATION
To register for any East End Arts Camp Programs call 631-369-2171, email education@eastendarts.org, or download registration forms above. Mail registration forms to East End Arts School, 141 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. We are pleased to offer a 10% discount for each additional child.

LOCATION
All camps are held at the East End Arts School, located at 141 East Main Street in Riverhead, NY. The School offers professional studios with comfortable air-conditioned rooms and scenic grounds for outdoor breaks and lunch.

EARLY MORNING & AFTERCARE
Early morning care is available between 8:30 - 9:30 AM, and aftercare between 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Aftercare consists of modified camp activities.
Early Morning Care 8:30 - 9:30 AM: $10 per day
Aftercare 3:00 - 5:00 PM: $12 per day
Please note that After Care is not available on the last day of each camp.

STAFF
Counselors are chosen for their expertise, dedication and enthusiasm with children. Renaissance Kid Camp maintains a comfortable ratio of 1:6 counselors to children. Summer Arts Camps maintain a comfortable ratio of 1:12 along with an assistant. Our small group sizes provide for in-depth learning with personal attention and an encouraging arts camp experience.

SNACK & LUNCH
A daily snack is provided. Campers bring their own lunch in an insulated container.

CAMP PERFORMANCE & ART SHOW
On the last day of each camp, campers show off their creations to family and friends. Details provided at camp.

TRANSPORTATION
Transportation is the responsibility of the parent; however, a carpool list is maintained for Renaissance Kid Camp for interested families.

SCHOLARSHIPS
A limited number of partial scholarships are available, based on financial need. An application can be requested by calling the School at 631-369-2171, email education@eastendarts.org or download a scholarship form. Deadline for application is June 16, 2017.

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Check out this video from when our camp programs started back in the 90's...


Video Credit: Cornell Cooperative Extension News, Lou Turner, Lori Turner