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Summer Camps

Fun for Ages 5-8 and 9-14!
One- to Two-Week Camps
First Camp begins July 6, 2015

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 30, 2015 and receive a 5% discount!

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2015 Summer Camp Programs

RENAISSANCE KID CAMP (Ages 5-8)

Off To Outer Space!
July 20 - July 31, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Fees: First child $650 EEA Members / $750 Non-Members

Additional Children 10% discount, $585 EEA Member, $675 Non-member

Early Morning Care: 8:30 - 9:30 AM, $7 per day
After Care: 3:00 – 5:00 PM, $10 per day
After Care needs to be signed up for and paid 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. This summer let asteroids, shooting stars and moon walks inspire you! We are off to outer space! The science, art and mystery of the solar system will be a resource for creative projects of all kinds.

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 provide for a non-threatening camp experience with lots of personal attention.

Early morning care is available between 8:30-9:30 AM, and after-care between 3:00-5:00 PM. 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 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM.



RENAISSANCE ARTS CAMPS (Ages 9-14)

First Camp begins July 6, 2015
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.
*Those campers who register after camps have filled will be placed on a waiting list.

DRAWING & PAINTING – FINE ARTS CAMP I
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members
Ages 9-14
July 6-10, 2015 // Monday-Friday 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a completely NEW series of fun projects that will be used as platforms for experimentation, learning, and creativity. This year the focus will be on the face and figure. Create the cover and pages of your own book of drawings that center on the five senses. Learn how to draw each facial feature, and learn about the proportions of the head and body. Create a cartoon or caricature of a famous person or friend. Challenge yourself with interesting sketchbook exercises. All projects are appropriate for any skill level, and the teacher works alongside each student. By the end of the week each camper will have created a portfolio of images that will be displayed in a show on the last day of camp. Register early. Enrollment is limited to 15 students.

SCULPTURE – FINE ARTS CAMP II
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members
Ages 9-14
July 13-17, 2015 // Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a completely NEW series of interesting sculpture projects. As always, a variety of techniques and materials will be explored. Create a paper mache figure in the style of artist Alberto Giacometti. Work with modeling material, fiber and wire to create a fantasy portrait sculpture. Discover how to turn an old book into a sculpture by manipulating the pages. Use clear packing tape to create a bottle that looks as if it’s pouring liquid. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves while learning with other artists their age. 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.

MIXED MEDIA - FINE ARTS CAMP III
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members
Ages 9-14
August 10-14, 2015 // Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-2:30PM

Let’s explore multiple manipulations of mixed media in this fun-filled and imaginative Fine Arts Camp. Campers will have a chance to experiment with printmaking techniques, create collage works, make their own handmade paper and construct a unique sculpture from natural materials. Register early. Enrollment is limited to15 students.

RAP POETRY! – PERFORMANCE CAMP
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members
Ages 9-14
July 6-10, 2015 // Monday-Friday 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Poetry, rhythm and rhyme! Experience the positive creativity, energy and beat in the creation and performance of Rap Poetry. This young writer’s camp offers freedom to express yourself while engaging in fun writing exercises and storytelling. A group poetry performance will take place the end of the week. Register early. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

ROCK THE HOUSE! - MUSIC CAMP
Cost: $650 EEA Members / $750 Non-Members
Ages 9-14
July 6-17, 2015 // Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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. Register early. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

VOICES UNITED! – CHORUS CAMP
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members
Ages 9-14
August 10-14, 2015 // Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

For campers who love to sing! Enjoy singing a variety of music and having a lot of fun! Campers will learn about musicianship and receive instructions in voice techniques. Experience the wonderful feeling of singing with a group. The week will culminate in a concert of song! Register early. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

THE VIRTUAL ORCHESTRA SONGWRITING CAMP
Cost: $349 EEA Members / $399 Non-Members
Ages 9-14 years
August 10-14, 2015 // Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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 visit www.eastendarts.org to download registration forms. 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, 2015.

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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