Published On: Thu, Apr 25th, 2019

Swain Arts Center to offer summer camps

 

The Swain Arts Center will offer two summer camps this year.  The Cultural Arts Camp will be held on July 8-11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.  Camp activities will focus on Cherokee culture including Cherokee language, arts and crafts with instruction by native artisans, and field trips to archaeological field studies.  The Swain Arts Center will partner with Western Carolina University to provide instruction for camp activities. There will be a Celebration Dinner at 6 p.m. on Aug. 11 with a traditional Cherokee meal.  This camp is open to students who have completed grades 3-5. Bus transportation is available. The camp is free of charge due to a grant from Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources and Cherokee Preservation Foundation.  Registration forms are available at swain.k12.nc.us/east/west. Registration will close on Friday, May 31, or when the camp fills.

The Swain Arts Center will offer its first Theatre Arts Camp on July 29 – Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.  The Showstoppers Camp will focus on singing, dancing, and acting. All levels are welcome. No experience is necessary.  The camp is open to rising 3rd-8th graders. The camp will be led by Nicole Huett, drama and vocal ensemble teacher at Swain County High School, and Laurie Sutton, SCHS teacher and dance instructor for the Swain County Arts Enrichment Program. The students will present a closing of camp Showstoppers Performance at 5 p.m. on Aug. 2.  There is no fee for the camp, but bus transportation will not be available. Registration forms are available at swain.k12.nc.us/east/west/middle. Registration will close on May 31, or when the camp fills.

Info: Rachel Lackey 488-7843 or rlackey@swainmail.org

– Swain County Arts Center

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