Kids are born to create. And move. And explore. Arts camp gives them the opportunity to do that and more. From aspiring Monets and Mirandas to future finance managers and astronauts, children of all ages gain valuable life skills when exposed to the arts.
“Remember what it’s like to be a kid and think anything is possible? Arts camp nurtures that sense of wonder, as well as teaching traditional arts-based skills like drawing, painting and acting,” says Aylin Green, Executive Director of West Windsor Arts Council. “There are countless studies that demonstrate how an arts education teaches collaboration, innovation, tolerance, resilience, empathy, and critical thinking, and builds self-confidence and self-esteem. We see the outcomes every day at the arts center, in the bright eyes and wide smiles of our kids.”
West Windsor Arts Council offers a wide variety of arts camps for children ages 5 to 14 in its open, vibrant space, just minutes from the Princeton Junction train station. It’s a welcoming environment, convenient for working parents, and safe and accepting for kids.
“When children feel comfortable and supported and have the chance to express themselves creatively, amazing things happen,” adds Aylin. Children work alongside professional teaching artists making comic books and sculptures, paintings and apparel. They put on performances and exhibit their work. They discover the connections between art and science in nature.
The program features full- and half-day sessions in these and other disciplines: Multi-Arts, Theater Camp, Musical Theater, Filmmaking, Creative Writing, Fashion, Storytelling, and Illustration. Scheduling options include extended hours before and after camp. With so many options available, some kids come for the whole summer, while others pick and choose favorite sessions and convenient times.
“Our teachers are professional artists, and our counselors are well trained, positive young adults. The curriculum is varied so there is something for everyone,” adds Aylin.
The program is noted for its professional staff and small group sizes that allow each camper individual attention and greater opportunities for learning and connecting.
There are many reasons to send your kids to arts camp this summer. Kids love the casual, creative environment and friendly, upbeat counselors. Parents love the flexible scheduling options and a high quality of staff.
And they all agree. The best reason to send your kid to arts camp is that it’s fun.
Registration is now open for Summer 2019 camp. Early bird pricing is now available. SAVE 10% through March 11th. Members save an additional 10%.
For more information, or to register, visit westwindsorarts.org/camps or call Richard Robinson at 609-716-1931.