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Summer Camps

Fun for Ages 5-8 and 9-14!
One- to Two-Week Camps
First Camp Starts July 7, 2014

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 by May 31, 2014 and receive a 5% discount!

Voted Best of the Best by Dan's Papers

“I loved it and I’m definitely going to do it next year. Best Camp ever!” 2012 Camper

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

“I liked the music, art and theatre. One thing that would make it better is if it was all summer!” 2012 Camper

“Excellent, as always!” Camp Parent

“I am amazed at the confidence your camp gave my son – Thank you! Art saved our summer!” Camp Parent

“It was super fun!” 2012 Camper

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

“This is the first camp my daughter actually enjoyed. Terrific!” Camp Parent

“The experiences my child had were priceless.” Camp Parent

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

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

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2014 Summer Camp Programs

RENAISSANCE KID CAMP
Going Back in Time!
A Visit to Colonial America
Age: 5-8 years
July 21 - August 1
Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-3:00PM
Fees: First child $650 EEA Members / $750 Non-Members

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. This summer we'll take an imaginary trip back in time! We’ll sing, dance, act and create just like the early settlers did in Colonial America!

Each day includes visual arts with painting, sculpting and craft activities, music where campers sing, dance and try musical instruments, and theatre, which includes stories, puppetry, role playing, character creation and other dramatic play 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.

Early morning care is available between 8:30-9:30 am, and after-care between 3:00-5:00PM. After-care consists of modified camp activities.
Camp concludes with a performance, art show and pot-luck lunch for campers, staff and families. Hours on the last day are 9:30AM–1:00PM.

RENAISSANCE ARTS CAMPS (First Camp begins July 7)
Ages 9-14 years

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 or two-weeks, 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.

DRAWING & PAINTING – FINE ARTS CAMP I
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members
Ages 9-14 years
July 7-11, Monday-Friday 9:30AM-2:30PM

A series of fun projects will be used as platforms for experimentation, learning, and creativity. Campers will create a self-portrait in the style of Andy Warhol, learn to draw simple gestural action figures using oil pastel and then paint over them in paint, and more. Some projects will even center on the camper’s imagination for a solution! All projects are appropriate for any skill level and the teacher works alongside each individual student. By the end of the week each camper will have created a series of unique images that will be displayed in a show on the last day of camp. Please register early. Enrollment is limited to15 students.

SCULPTURE – FINE ARTS CAMP II
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members
Ages 9-14 years
July 14-18, Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-2:30PM

Various sculpture techniques will be explored, while creating a series of projects using a variety of sculptural mate¬rials. Campers will create an additive sculpture using styrofoam pieces coated with sculptamold. The subtractive method will be visited by creating a carved faux stone sculpture using a mixture of plaster and vermiculite. Try a sculpture using sturdy sheets of colored paper, and also a kinetic sculpture us¬ing different types of wire. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves, while learning and creating with other artists their age. The camp ends with a display of student work for family and friends on the last day. Please register early. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

MIXED MEDIA - FINE ARTS CAMP III
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members
Ages 9-14 years
August 18-22, Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-2:30PM

Let’s explore multiple manipulations of mixed media in this fun-filled and imaginative Fine Arts Camp. Inspired by the EEA Gallery National Show “The Creative Process”, campers will get creative and experiment with various artistic mediums while learning about different artists and their creative journeys. It is all about the creative process, the campers exploring their inner artist, and expressing it all in paint, print, collage and clay. The week will end with an art show for family and friends. Please register early. Enrollment is limited to15 students.

WHAT’S MY LINE? – THEATRE CAMP I
Cost: $325 EEA Members / $375 Non-Members
Ages 9-14 years
July 14-18, Monday-Friday 9:30AM-2:30PM

“We’re going to need a bigger boat,” is an iconic line from the movie Jaws. What many people may not realize is that line was completely improvised and not present in the script! Campers interested in acting and being on stage will get to let their creativity flow by exploring improvisation in theatre and comedy. In addition, you'll learn acting basics like projection and enunciation, character creation, and blocking. At the end of the week long session, the young performers will get to share their new skills in front of an audience of family and friends. Please register early. Enrollment is limited to12 students.

ROCK THE HOUSE! - MUSIC CAMP
Cost: $650 EEA Members / $750 Non-Members
Ages 9-14 years
August 4-15, Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-2:30PM

Every year, this two week camp rocks the EEA Carriage House with R&B, Rock, Blues, Soul and Pop standards, featuring singers, guitarists, bass players, drummers, horns, woodwinds, piano players, and string players in this fun and dynamic music program. All instruction is hands-on, where campers will learn as they play and play as they learn. By joining this Rock Band, campers will learn how their instruments all work together, and how using music theory on their instruments becomes fun! Campers will also learn to understand rhythm and dynamics, the techniques of improvisation, and composition skills. Included is an introduction to the EEA Recording Studio. Campers will demonstrate their newly learned skills in a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp. One to two years of playing experience preferred. Please register early. Enrollment is limited to12 students.

THE VIRTUAL ORCHESTRA SONGWRITING CAMP
Cost: $325 EEA Members / $375 Non-Members
Ages 9-14 years
August 18-22, Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-2:30PM

By using computer music software and a piano or guitar, students learn
how to write their own songs in this five day workshop. We’ll first get an introduction to the orchestra, then we’ll create a melody and add lyrics. Learning about tonal centers, modes and harmony, we’ll create our own song forms in group and individual projects. Campers will get the chance to present their masterpiece in a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp. Please register early. Enrollment is limited to12 students.

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General Information

REGISTRATION
To register for EEA Renaissance Kid and Renaissance Arts Camps call 631-369-2171, email education@eastendarts.org, or download registration forms from this page. 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. The School offers professional studios with comfortable air-conditioned rooms and scenic grounds for outdoor breaks and lunch.

EARLY MORNING & AFTER-CARE
Early morning care is available between 8:30-9:30AM, and after-care between 3:00-5:00PM. After-care consists of modified camp activities.
Early Morning Care 8:30-9:30AM: $7 per day
After-care 3:00-5:00PM: $10 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 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 15, 2014.

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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