Art, science, superheroes and classic fairy tales! Kids will be having a new adventure every week in summer camps at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Camp sessions run June 10 through Aug. 30, with Summer Arts Camps open to children ages 6 to 12 and the Totally Terrific Tots Summer Camp for children ages 3 to 5. Sign up for one, a few or the whole summer.
Summer Arts Camp brings in teaching artists who specialize in a vast array of arts curricula to inspire campers. Participants are split into age groups, and camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each session is $420 ($378 for BAC members). For additional fees, parents can opt to extend the day to include pre-camp, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and/or after care, 4 to 6 p.m.
Summer Art Camp sessions start with Art Attack!, a variety of visual , fine art and performance art workshops that range from drawing and sculpture to improv comedy and crazy crafts; Weird Science uses art to explore aspects of STEM and Common Core standards including engineering, geometry and chemistry; Super Heroes vs. Villains covers comic book art from creating characters to filming original action-packed movies, including a premiere showing on the big screen; You Can’t Stop the Beat uses music and dance to explore music theory, composing and rhythm, and creating music videos; Broadway Bound concentrates on the theatre arts from song and dance to clowning to puppetry, and culminates with a live performance in the Baffes Theatre; and camp sessions finish with the Weird Wacky Wonderful End of Summer Extravaganza, an anything-is-possible adventure in all aspects of the arts.
In the Totally Terrific Tots Summer Camp children will experience dynamic programming that includes theatre, music, dance and visual arts. The camp runs Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,, and costs $161 per week ($145 for BAC members).
Tot camps start with Once Upon a Time, experiencing fairy tale classics through dramatic play and visual arts; I Like to Move It will keep campers dancing to new rhythms and beats; Every Child is an Artist will help children discover their inner artists; Happy Holidays celebrates Christmas – and a lot of other holidays – in July; dress, act and play as favorite Disney characters for All Things Disney week; campers will go from page to stage with the works of Eric Carle in Little One, Little One, What Do You See?; You Are the Music in Me will unleash inner rock stars; Little Scientists will explore the world around them with creative ways to learn scientific method; and the camp sessions finish with the Greatest Week on Earth covering clowning, juggling, balloon art, hula hoop, carnival games and even face painting.
Get a complete schedule of BAC summer camps for the kids and classes of all ages at www.beverlyartcenter.org, 773-445-3838 or by stopping by the Center.