First Week: July 12-15, 2021 (West Stanly HS)
Second Week: July 19-22, 2021 (Albemarle – SCC or AMS)
Times: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $85 per camper
Registration Due Date: June 4, 2021 or till camp is full
The Stanly County Arts Council is hosting its annual Summer Arts Camp for two weeks at two different locations in Stanly County. The first week of camp will be July 12-15, 2021 at West Stanly High School in Red Cross, NC. The second week of camp will be July 19-22, 2021. Due to Covid restrictions, the location in Albemarle has not been finalized. It will either be at Stanly Community College or Albemarle Middle School. The camp is for any rising 1st – 6th grader. Each day, campers will explore classes in Theatre, Dance, Music, and Visual Art, all taught by licensed professionals. Camp begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 2:00 pm each day. Campers are responsible for bringing their own bag lunches Monday – Wednesday, but the Arts Council will host a Pizza Party on Thursday, July 15 and July 22. Snacks and bottled water will be provided each day. Cost is only $85 per camper per week which includes all materials plus a camp T-shirt.
Camp Director is Wes Tucker. Tucker initiated the camp in 2008 and has served as camp director each year. Tucker, the director of the West Stanly Players and the Chair of English/Drama Department at West Stanly High School, will be the theatre teacher. Returning visual art teacher from North Stanly Middle School, Rebekah Crisco, will lead your child through creating their own canvas art masterpiece that you will enjoy for many years. Albemarle Academy of Dance teachers Mary Grubbs and Jesse Springer, will teach each camper different types of dances and choreography plus the basics of biomechanics of the human body. Derek Smith, former band/choir director at West Stanly High School, returns for his fifth year, to teach the campers about different aspects of music, from rhythm to genres and different instruments.
Camp registration fee will not be due until all county & state Covid-19 restrictions on large group gatherings are lifted. At that time, we will contact you directly at your “best email” on how to submit payment and confirm your child’s spot. If restrictions are not lifted, camp will be held virtually. Registrations due by June 4, 2021 or until camp is full. Enrollment is limited.
The Stanly County Arts Council was founded in 1974. It continues to promote and support all art forms in the community. Its mission is to encourage and promote broad-based cultural and educational activities in the arts throughout Stanly County. The Stanly County Arts Council is supported by private donations and by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Summer Arts Camp allows the youth in Stanly County to continue their arts education during the summer months in a fun, relaxed camp-like environment.
NEW THIS YEAR: Scholarships funded by Atrium Health – Stanly
Click here to download a Summer Arts Camp scholarship application. (PDF)
Click here to apply for a Summer Ats Camp scholarship online.