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Rowan-Cabarrus Unveils New Camp Creativity

CAMP WILL INCLUDE CREATIVE WRITING, DRAMA, SPOKEN WORD, MUSIC AND ART; RUNS JULY 29-AUGUST 2, 2013

CONCORD, N.C. — Summertime is a great time for fun, sun and learning, too! In recent years, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has expanded its summer camp offerings for youth to include game development, healthcare and graphic design. This year, the college is proud to expand its annual Literary & Fine Arts Festival focus with Camp Creativity.

 Camp Creativity serves as an alternative to the traditional summer sports programs available in the summer months. The one-week camp helps students gain self-confidence, learn hands-on skills and apply their creativity.
Camp Creativity is geared at participants between the ages of 8 and 14.

The college’s English and fine arts faculty have teamed up to organize and facilitate this multi-disciplinary summer arts camp that blends together creative writing, drama, spoken word, music and art.

“We are so excited about Camp Creativity! Motivated youth will be given opportunities to explore the visual, performing, and literary arts while reaching for their true creative potential,” said Jenn Selby, chair of the college’s fine arts program.

Taught by professional artists and instructors who are passionate about and love the arts, the camp is structured to provide a broad spectrum of artistic experiences. During this week, students will focus on arts and crafts, writing, games, music, theater and light recreational activities.

“The week will be filled with fun and learning. This hands-on camp is a great option for anyone between ages eight and fourteen,” said Jenny Beaver, chair of the college’s English department.

The camp will run the week of July 29, 2013, and activities are scheduled in multiple classrooms at the Rowan-Cabarrus South Campus in Concord. Monday through Thursday sessions will meet 8 a.m.-4 p.m. while the Friday session is scheduled from 8 a.m.-12 noon and will include a showcase for parents.

Early drop off (7:30 a.m.) and late pick-up (5 p.m.) is available for extra fees ($50 extra for early drop-off all week; $75 extra for late pick-up all week OR $100 for early drop-off AND late pick-up), but the college must be notified in advance of those individuals taking advantage of these services.

The camp is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. Participants will be divided into three groups of 10 (organized by age group/grade level). The week will also include full group participation for selected activities. Each group will participate in three stations per day on a two-hour rotation.

Early registration before June 28 is $175. After this date, registration will be $200. The registration fee includes snacks, art supplies, creative writing journal, and tote bag. Students will need to bring their own lunches/drinks each day. At the end of the week, students will have products to take home and display.

Those interested in the camp should contact Jenny Beaver (jenny.beaver@rccc.edu, 704-216-3797) or Jenn Selby (jenn.selby@rccc.edu).

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