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ARTS AND RECREATION SUMMER CAMP (HALF-DAY) children entering grades 3-8 from participating youth-serving organizations

Dates: June 26-July 14 (no program on July 3 & 4)
Days & Times: Monday-Friday, 9am-1:30pm


FREE to children entering grades 3-8 from participating youth-serving organizations.

The SPAC School of the Arts (SOTA) and NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are teaming up to offer a 3-week, half-day summer program for children entering grades 3-8 that will provide highly interactive arts education classes & fun-filled recreational trips to local state parks.

Classes at SOTA on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays will introduce a variety of art forms, including acting, improvisational theatre, popular dance styles, group ukulele, puppetry & visual art.

Wednesday excursions to various state parks and historic sites will include recreational activities such as wilderness walks, guided nature activities, and hands-on environmental science lessons.

Transportation Provided: Participants will be picked up by bus between 8am and 9:00am (depending on proximity of pick-up location), and be transported to the SPAC School of the Arts (99 South Broadway) on Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri, and to the following NYS Parks on Wednesdays: 6/28-Moreau Lake State Park, 7/5-Thacher State Park, 7/12-Saratoga Spa State Park.

Participants will return by bus between 1:45-2:45pm each day, depending on proximity of drop-off location, except on Wednesdays, when drop off times will be between 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

Lunch, Snacks, T-shirts, and Water Bottles Provided: Lunch & morning snacks will be provided every day. T-shirts & water bottles will be provided at the start of the program.

FREE to children entering grades 3-8 from participating youth-serving organizations.

Made possible by the NYS Connect Kids to Parks program, with additional support from Michael and Stacie Arpey

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