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City of Farmington Hills Offers Theater, Music, Art Summer Camps

World music, art and theater camps begin later this month and continue throughout the summer.

The City of Farmington Hills offers a wide variety of summer camps for children ages 5 and older: 

Youth Theater Camps

A summer full of popular theater camps taught by Sky’s the Limit Productions will be taking place at the , in one and two-week sessions. Dancing, acting, mime, improvisation, blocking, auditioning, and other activities will be included.

The first camp begins June 18, and runs through June 29, for students in grades 4 - 9. A second two-week camp will take place July 23 – August 3. One-week camps for grades 1 - 3 are offered July 9 - 13 and August 27 - 31. The camps feature an on-stage performance at the end. A four-day Intensive Acting and Performing Camp for grades 4 - 6 will be taught August 13 – 16. 

Music Camps

Glee Camp offers youth in grades 6 - 12 lessons in performance techniques for ensemble and, if desired, solo performances, including vocals and dance, ending the week with a show for their family and friends. Glee Camp takes place at the Farmington Players Barn Theatre July 16 - 20.

The Next Stage camp teaches singers in grades 6 - 12 vocal techniques and stage performance skills, as well as learning to overcome stage fright, and utilize and expand their vocal range and musical styles. Taught by professional performers, The Next Stage takes place August 20 - 24, ending with an on-stage performance.

World Rhythm Music Camp takes off with two sessions for ages 5 - 7 (1 - 4 p.m.) and 8 - 12 (9:30 .am. – 12:30 p.m.) and runs from August 13 - 17. Students experience a variety of instruments in musical styles from various countries, including African, Celtic/Irish, Japanese, Spanish, and more.

Art Camps

Camp Creative takes off with its first session, beginning Monday, June 18. Camp Creative offers children ages 5 - 7 (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) and 8 - 12 (1 - 4 p.m.) a half-day full of art experiences in mixed media, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, printmaking, and more. The camps take place in the historic Stables Art Studio in . Session 2 of Camp Creative runs August 20 - 24.

Art Adventure Camp allows students ages 5 - 8 and 9 - 12 the opportunity to explore the creative worlds of art, music, and performance in Heritage Park. The first session runs from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., from July 23 - 27, July 30 - August 3, and August 6 – 10.

Art Explorers: 20th Century Artists will introduce young artists to the styles of famous 20th Century artists such as Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Henri Rousseau and many more.  Morning sessions are for ages 5 - 7 and afternoons for ages 8 - 12, July 9 - 13.

Art Explorers Around the World (half day, August 13 - 17), allows children 5 - 7 and 8 - 12 to discover ancient, traditional, and contemporary art forms from many countries while creating their own works of art. 

Young Rembrandt Junior Zoo Animals, ages 5 - 7 (June 26 - 28) and Animal Cartoon Drawing, ages 7 - 12 (June 25 - 29), are three and four-day camps with a fun-filled, light-hearted approach to drawing and other media.

Step by Step Classes offer one-hour classes for ages 5 - 6, 7 - 8 and 9 - 12, from July 16 - 20, with instruction in drawing geared to different ages and skill levels. Younger students will learn basics shapes, lines and curves, with advancement to the fundamentals of 3-D and other techniques.

Wearable Art Camp, a full-day camp, gives youth and teens ages 10 - 16 an opportunity to create individually designed pieces of altered clothing or jewelry including pins, hats, patches, shirts, headbands, leg warmers or scarves. This class takes place August 27 - 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visit https://recreg.fhgov.com, call the Cultural Arts Division at 248-473-1859, or stop by the Costick Center, at 28600 W. Eleven Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to learn more. 

--City of Farmington Hills press release

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