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Camp Calendar Overview

July 6 - July 10 - one week camp (9 yrs. to 14 yrs.) Arts & Music
July 6 - July 10 (5 yrs. to 8 yrs.) half day or full day one week camp Everything Wild


July 13 - July 17 - (5 yrs. to 7 yrs.) & (8 yrs. to 10 yrs.) half day or full day one week camp Everything Wild


July 20 - July 24 - (5 yrs. to 7 yrs.) & (8 yrs. to 10 yrs.) half day or full day one week camp Everything Wild


July 27 - July 31 - one week camp (9 yrs. to 14 yrs.) Arts & Music
July 27 - July 31 (5 yrs. to 8 yrs.) half day or full day one week camp  Everything Wild


August 3 - August 7 - one week camp (9 yrs. to 14 yrs.) Arts & Music
August 3 - August 7 (5 yrs. to 8 yrs.) half day or full day one week camp Everything Wild


August 10 - August 14 (5 yrs. to 7 yrs.) & (8 yrs. to 10 yrs.) half day or full day one week camp Everything Wild


August 17 - August 21 (5 yrs. to 7 yrs.) & (8 yrs. to 10 yrs.) half day or full day one week camp Everything Wild


August 24 - August 28 (5 yrs. to 7 yrs.) & (8 yrs. to 10 yrs.) half day or full day one week camp Everything Wild



Everything Wild!
UNEXPECTED DISCOVERIES CAMP
Creative Arts, Music, & Theater Camp

Ages 5 - 10
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Unexpected Discoveries Camp are one-week camp cycles over an 8-week period 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:
Everything Wild! Wild animals, nature, music, colors, and forms will motivate creative works.

Each day at camp includes the visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpting, and craft activities), music (singing, dancing, and exploring different 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 a ton of personal attention.

Everything Wild
Camp art workshops based on children’s books introducing the importance of the environment and climate change, combining art, music, and theater.

click HERE to register for any of our camps >>

Looking for the early bird special? Register before April 18, 2020 and get 5% off all of your camp registrations!
Use code earlybird2020


July 6 - July 10 -- (5 yrs. to 8 yrs.)
Based off the book, Bee & Me, by Alison Jay
Young readers learn about the importance of bees in our ecosystem.  We will explore all the things that bees do to benefit our world.
They will do multiple mixed media projects discovering the beauty of the bee.

July 13 - July 17 -- (5 yrs. to 10 yrs.) 
Based off the book, The Watcher, by Jeanette Winter
This picture book biography traces Jane Goodall's life from her childhood in the U.K. to her years studying chimpanzees in Tanzania to her environmental advocacy.
The children will make sock monkey animals and other related works.

July 20 - July 24 -- (5 yrs. to 10 yrs.)
Based on the book, Follow The Moon Home, by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson
This book shows how young people can make a difference through determination and teamwork.  The children will learn to collaborate on projects and learn about turtles.

July 27 - July 31 -- (5 yrs. to 8 yrs.)
Based off the book, Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
The children will create a story about their own monster friends
We will develop their own story, create their own monster puppets and put on a puppet show.

August 3 - August 7 -- (5 yrs. to 8yrs.)
Based off the book Don't Let Them Disappear, by Chelsea Clinton 
This book details 12 species of endangered animals around the world and shares ways to help prevent their extinction. 
Each day the children discover and understand one of the endangered animals and will work in a different medium to create a tribute to these animals.

August 10 - August 14 -- (5 yrs. to 7 yrs.) & (8 yrs. to 10 yrs.) 
Based off multiple books on Dragons, The Reluctant Dragon/Dragons Love Tacos
This workshop camp is all about imagination.  We will read two wonderful books about dragons.  The children will then create their own imaginary creature.
They will then bring their imagination to life as they create a paper mache rendition of their creature.

August 17 - August 21 -- (5 yrs. to 7 yrs.) & (8 yrs. to 10 yrs.) 
Based off the book, Calabash Cat and His Amazing Journey, by James Rumford
“Calabash Cat, a West African cat, sets out one day to find where the world ends. His adventures take him across a desert, grasslands, a jungle, and the ocean, until he finds what he is looking for.
A wonderful discovery about understanding our world and the importance of seeking knowledge and finding wisdom.
Create and draw your own animals in the style of the West Africa’s Ivory Coast
Senofu Spirit Drawings and Adire Eleko Designs

August 24 - August 28 -- (5 yrs. to 7 yrs.) & (8 yrs. to 10 yrs.) 
Based off the book the Lonely Polar Bear, by Khoa Le
This book about a polar bear in the arctic introduces kids to climate change issues in a gentle way.
Using recycled objects the children will create pictures/sculptures/3D works to express why it is important to take care of their planet. 
Beautiful animals, beautiful sceneries, beautiful future.
That teach kids how to take care of the environment.


UNEXPECTED DISCOVERIES:
ONE-WEEK ARTS & MUSIC CAMPS

Ages 9 - 14
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Take one or more of our arts & music camps!


VISUAL ARTS CAMPS

Drawing & Painting (Session 1)
JULY 6 - 10, 2020

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. Campers will create observational drawings, visual journals, collage works, relief paintings, collaborative works and more. They will gain skills of perspective and proportion while working with color, light 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 images that will be displayed in a show on the last day of camp. Register early: enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Drawing & Painting (Session 2)
JULY 27 - JULY 31, 2020

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. Campers will create observational drawings, visual journals, collage works, relief paintings, collaborative works and more. They will gain skills of perspective and proportion while working with color, light 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 images that will be displayed in a show on the last day of camp. Register early: enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Mixed Media & Sculpture
AUGUST 3 - 7, 2020

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.

MUSIC CAMPS

Group Guitar
JULY 6- 10, 2020

Enjoy a fun, creative week learning the basics of guitar technique including rhythm, chords and strumming. Play along with others, learning new music and gaining new skills. Open to beginners and beginner/intermediate levels. Students are required to bring their own guitar.

Rock That Band
JULY 27 - JULY 31, 2020

This weeklong rock band camp offers instrument instruction and an opportunity to play alongside your peers. Flute, trumpet, sax, clarinet, electric guitar, drums, vocals, piano…whatever instrument you play- you will develop skills in musicianship and have fun writing your won pieces and practicing and performing for an audience at the end of the week. Open to all levels.

Singing Camp
AUGUST 3 - 7, 2020

For campers who love to sing! Enjoy singing a variety of music while having a lot of fun! Campers will learn about musicianship and receive instruction in voice techniques. Experience the wonderful feeling of singing with a group. The week will culminate in a concert of song! 

Click HERE to register for any of our camps >>

Looking for the early bird special? Register before April 1, 2020 and get 5% off all of your camp registrations!
Use code earlybird2020


IMPORTANT INFORMATION
 

REGISTRATION
To register for any East End Arts Camp Programs CLICK HERE >>
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 2:30/3:00 - 5:00 PM.
Aftercare consists of modified camp activities.
Early Morning Care 8:30 - 9:30 AM: $15 per day
Aftercare 2:30/3:00 - 5:00 PM: $25 per day

STAFF
Counselors are chosen for their expertise, dedication and enthusiasm with children. Unexpected Discoveries Creative, Arts, Music, & Theater 2-Week Summer Camp maintains a comfortable ratio of 1:6 counselors to children. Unexpected Discoveries Weekly Summer Arts & Music Camps maintain a comfortable ratio of 1:12. Our small group sizes provide for in-depth learning with personal attention and an encouraging arts camp experience.

SNACK & LUNCH
Campers bring their own snacks & 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/guardian.

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 1, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Camps have limited space. Campers will be registered on a first-come first-served basis. East End Arts School will maintain a waiting list for any camp that becomes full. Each camper will receive a call confirming their spot in camp a week prior to the beginning of camp.


CAMP REFUND & CREDIT POLICY

  • If you notify East End Arts before May 15, you can receive a 75% refund.
  • If you notify East End Arts less than one month (30 days) but at least two weeks (14 days) before the start of that specific camp week, you can receive 50% refund.
  • If you notify East End Arts less than two weeks (14 days) before the start of that specific camp week, you may receive a 50% credit on your East End Arts account.
  • Once a program begins, we cannot make any adjustments or offer any credit.

 



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"My daughter said she learned more about drawing technique in the one week than in two years of art in junior high school. I was very glad to hear that she enjoyed the camp and took pride in her work."