If you haven’t checked out the Mountain Arts Community Center Summer Camps in a while, you are in for a big surprise-- no organization on the mountain offers more camps for children and adults. “And we’re adding camps every day,” said Barb Storm, executive director.
Log on to SignalMACC.org to see the more than 30 offerings available at all hours of the day and night. Barb Storm says kids aren’t the only ones that can take advantage of learning a new skill, “We’ve got something for every age level and just a lot of variety. Not all of our camps are full day camps, some are an hour camp, some are a two hour camp, some are one week and others are two week camps.”
An example of an adult camp would be the, “Singer song writer workshop taught by Trish Wileman and Butch Ross and it will be an interesting exploration about how to write lyrics to songs, creating songs and melodies, and how to be a song writer,” said Storm.
Michael Huseman will be teaching a new camp aimed at preschoolers called Bing, Bang, Boom just in time for the 4th of the July. “’Bing, Bang, Boom,’ for preschoolers is an hour a day. Kids will learn patriotic songs, choreography, and presenting so it’s going to be really fun for preschoolers,” she said.
Another fun camp for preschool and elementary aged kids will be the “Language Around the World” camp. This camp will introduce children to language while doing everyday activities such as art, music, dance, playing with friends and cooking.
Maybe you’d like to take camp with your child. This summer you can try the Ukulele Boot Camp with Butch Ross. Or maybe you’re an adult that would love to try your hand at playing the violin or cello, “we have a week long, one hour per day, intro to strings camp June 16. Anybody who has ever wanted to try a string instrument violin or cello, just come; Alex Ricks and Mindy Grohman are teaching that-- all ages.”
Barb Storm says the MACC is still accepting campers for the summer courses and students can sign up as late as the day of class. Call 886-1959 or log on to SignalMACC.org. She asks that you also “friend” them on Facebook at MACCStaff or Mountain Arts Community Center.