Alliance for the Arts Presents Summer Arts Camp, Summer Gallery Exhibitions to Offer Fun, Creative Arts Opportunities

April 6, 2018

The Alliance for the Arts has limited space available for visual and performing arts summer camps for grades 1-6. The program is coupled with a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly summer gallery exhibitions.

Summer Arts Camps allow children to discover their creative abilities by taking part in visual and performing arts with a different theme each week. Alliance camps focus on painting and visual arts, theatre, music and dance instruction, which come together for an art exhibition and performance each Friday afternoon. Camp is held at the Alliance located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended care available from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for a fee. Summer Arts Camp is $160 per week for Alliance Members or $200 per week for non-members. You may become a member to receive a 20% discount.

Themes include:

  • June 4 – June 8: Once Upon A Time
  • June 11 – June 15: Trapped in a Video Game
  • June 18 – June 22: Robot Mayhem
  • June 25 – June 29: The Search for Yellow Beard’s Hidden Treasure
  • July 9 – July 13: Are You Game?
  • July 16 – July 20: Broadway: Another Opening, Another Show!
  • July 23 – July 27: Super Heroes
  • July 30 – August 3: Let’s Rock Out!

For the duration of the summer, the Alliance will present two educational gallery exhibitions to enrich camper experiences.

From June 1 – June 30, the Alliance invites campers to explore historical spaces and artifacts in new ways through its exhibition, Augmented Reality. With Augmented Reality, the Alliance will superimpose virtual world over what’s actually in front of you through cutting-edge technology.

The traveling Smithsonian Exhibition Hometown Teams: Sports in American Communities is on display from June 30 – Aug. 4. This project gives patrons an opportunity to share these stories, celebrate local legends and collect memorabilia from the community. The show provides educational initiatives about sports and ideals such as team work, fair play, leadership and respect.

For students in grades 6 -12, the Alliance also presents Musical Theatre Intensive, held at Broadway Palm’s rehearsal space in Royal Palm Plaza and offers students the unique opportunity to work with Broadway Palm’s resident Choreographer Amy McCleary and with actors from current Broadway Palm shows. Camp runs 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daily arrival time 8:45 – 9 a.m. with no extended care available. There is a final performance each Friday at 3:00 p.m. Each week is $175 for Alliance Members or $220 for non-members. Camps run June 4 – 8 and July 9 – Aug. 3.

For more information on Summer Arts Camp or Musical Theatre Intensive Camp, visit www.ArtInLee.org/SummerCamp or call 239-939-2787. You may become a member at www.ArtInLee.org/Join to take advantage of discounts.

Teen volunteer and scholarship applications are also available. Volunteer positions are offered to students at least 14 years of age who want to gain experience and confidence through assisting the Summer Arts Camp Education Team. Scholarship applications are awarded on need and based on availability of funds. They are due by April 30 and rewarded by May 14.

Summer Arts Camp is kindly sponsored by Family Thrift Center in Fort Myers.

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