Creative Arts & Music Programs (CAMP) is one of North Brooklyn’s most renowned and celebrated creative arts day camps for youth (ages 4-11). Our two summer sessions are each based around a different cultural theme and culminate in an amazing original theatrical performance. CAMP’s summer home is the beautiful dance theater at the Center for Performance Research in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
This year’s CAMP themes feature “New York City ’77-‘78: Disco vs. PUNK!” and “Indonesia.” The two sessions run from July 5-July 22 and July 25-August 5 respectively. Previous themes include North Africa, Brasil, Japan, and the Harlem Renaissance.
Teaching artists Seth Ginsberg, Terence Murren, Rozz Nash, and Villi Vilhjalmsson created CAMP in 2009 to provide an enriching and fun arts experience for young people in Williamsburg and the surrounding areas in Brooklyn. Using the teaching artist model, a progressive teaching style that encourages critical thinking, risk taking, and persistence as exemplified by the working artist-teacher. CAMP provides a robust cultural education through language, music, dance, theater, and visual arts culminating in a final original theatrical presentation filled with song, art, movement, beautiful scenery, brilliant costuming, and regalia! We are owned and operated by local teaching artists with many years and varieties of experience working with children in both public and private schools in and around New York City. CAMP believes in the power of children's imagination and energy to transform the community and the world.
"A teaching artist (artist-educator) is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts." Eric Booth, Carnegie Hall
At CAMP we strive to make cultural, educational, global, and physical connections across music, visual art, dance, and theatre arts. Our action-based, hands-on approach enables us to guide our campers in learning new arts skills, creating exceptional work, and showcasing their knowledge at the highest level possible.
New and Very Cool for 2016: CAMP will offer “film and video making” including scriptwriting, storyboarding, camera work, and editing!
Registration is now open, and CAMP will be accepting applications until we reach our maximum enrollment of 50 students per session.
JAM CAMP is CAMP's newest offering for children aged 10-14 with at least 6 months prior experience on a musical instrument.
This year's focus is "music for animated films."
A small group of young musicians work with JAM director, guitarist Ava Mendoza, to develop instrumental skills, compose music for animated films, learn songwriting and composition skills, and digital music production technique. In addition to music skills, Jammers create an original music video, T-shirts, posters, and their own music 'zine.
Jammers hang out in the amazing Firehouse Space, with sofas, grand pianos, drum sets, projectors and pool table.
Three week session runs from July 5th -July 22nd. All instruments are welcome!
Located at the amazing Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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