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Summer Fun Activities for Kids - Arts


Arts Alive



Much more than just a theatre camp!
Enrollment Fee - $200
Looking for a life changing experience for your teen?  Thinking about a worldview camp, leadership camp, church camp, or mission trip?  Or are you just looking for something fun to do with other Christian teens?  What if you could accomplish all these things in one awesome 11-day camp?   Arts Alive!'s Teen Extreme Camp is a fun and challenging camp that's purpose is to impassion, equip, and train the Christian leaders of tomorrow. Through group Bible studies, team challenges, theatrical exercises and performance, and outreach events, students are impelled to discover, increase, and apply their talents and giftings for kingdom purposes and the greater glory of God.  Keeping the roster small allows us to identify and encourage each individual student's gifts and help them improve in areas where they are weaker.  It's ten incredible days of camaraderie, teamwork, leadership, worldview studies, evangelism, improv, creativity, public speaking, assertiveness, physical challenge, problem-solving, finding purpose, fun, and more!  But don't just take our word for it.  Listen to what our students are saying: 

  • "I love how the camp mixes acting with Biblical studies.  You really learn a lot while having a blast at the same time!"
  • "This camp has trained me to utilize the talents that I have and apply them - but not for myself, instead for the glory of God."
  • "Teen camp is an exciting 11 days that pushes you to work hard and better yourself.  The friends I made are lifelong, and the skills I learned will always be with me.
  • "I've been three times, and look forward to next summer."
  • "Teen camp is not only one of those happy, hazy, summer memories, it is an easy algorithm for increasing your boldness for Christ."
  • "Definitely strengthened my ability to work as a team.  It was also a lot of fun to learn to think on my feet."
  • "This camp isn't just about acting.  I walked away with life skills, like confidence and leadership, and a more confident faith in God."
  • "Best camp ever!"

Because our Teen Extreme Camp is so popular, we are offering two sessions again this year!    
June 15 – 26   or     July 6 - 17 
Students will attend camp 9 a.m. – 6 p.m each day (camp will not meet on Sunday).  
Showtimes will be the final Friday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
June 29 - July 3,  9  – 5 pm. 
Enrollment Fee - $100

Our full day camp for tweens, gives them more opportunity to experience the world of theatre, explore God's truths, and find their own confidence and voice! A challenging class for both new and experienced performers.

Youth ages 4 - 9 will meet half days Monday through Friday to experience life in the spotlight.  Throughout the week they will discover the magic of theatre while rehearsing, building a set, and finally presenting a short play with a Christian theme.
4-5 year olds 
July 20 - 24,  9 - 11 am. 
Enrollment Fee - $75
This year our Little Stars get a full week of camp!!  Students will rehearse a short play, paint a set, put together a costume, and perform at the end of the week!
6-9  year olds 
July 20 - 24,  1 – 5 pm.  
Enrollment Fee - $75
Instruction will focus on building confidence, stage presence, and public speaking skills, as well as the art of developing a character and portraying it on stage.  

YOUNG ADULT RETREAT  (ages 18 and up)  "Thriving in the Eye of the Storm"
June 1-5, 5pm. - 9pm.  (Dinner included)

Enrollment Fee - $75 per person, or $100 per married couple
Calling all young adults trying to make it in the world today!  Do you feel like the church has lots of programs for youth and older adults, but not much that you seem to fit into?  Could you use some refreshment and encouragement for the weary road?  Could you use some vision for living a life of purpose in today's world?  Would you just like to have some fun but can't afford to do anything because you are just trying to pay the bills?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, Arts Alive's young adult retreat might be a good fit for you. If you answered yes to all these questions, you definitely need to join us for our young adult retreat!
Biblical study, Christian fellowship, and physical, mental, and creative challenges, are just a few of the things you will experience as part of the retreat.  And, of course, the week will be filled with fun!  Who says you have to grow up in every way?  Prepare to enjoy yourself and grow closer to Christ at the same time!
(If you are familiar with our other summer camp programs, this retreat differs in that theatrical performance is not a focus of this event.  We will not be producing a play.  For those that enjoy this type of activity, we will be offering some options during the retreat, but not all participants will be required to do this. )

All 2014 camps will meet at The Connexion (824 Parkland Way, Bowling Green), with final day rehearsals and performances in a local theatre (TBA).  Slots  for all our camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Limited scholarship and work-trade may be available. Don't wait to enroll - we can hold a spot for you with a $30 (non-refundable) deposit!  (deposits will be applied to camp fees)

  "Let your light shine before men, that they might see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.”   Matthew 5:16
For more information contact us at (270)-535-3212 or


BG On Stage Theatre Camp

Join BG OnStage for our fourth-annual summer camp! This year, we are offering three camp options: “Musical Theatre Camp: Newsies,” “Junior Theatre Camp,” or “Acting OnStage.”

BG OnStage strives to provide the best theatrical experiences for youth of all ages taught by professional educators with degrees in their fields! Participating in theatre programs helps students build creativity, gain confidence, become stronger public speakers, strengthen social skills, and more!

“Musical Theatre Camp: Newsies”
Come sing and dance with BG OnStage as we present selections from the hit Broadway musical Newsies!

“Junior Theatre Camp”
Perfect for beginning actors, ages 6 – 9, this camp teaches the basics of acting, memorization, blocking, costumes, and props.  Students will perform an adaptation of a favorite fairy tale or children’s story.

“Acting OnStage”
Students will receive training in Movement, Speech & Diction, Character Development, Ensemble Work, and Script Analysis as they prepare for a final showcase, which will include One-Act Plays and/or Scenes from classic and contemporary works.

For more information, please contact Kathy McCauley at 270-782-9090 or by email at


Crossland Community Church VBS Fun Run

Fun Run at VBS on June 8-10 at 9am-12pm.

For more information, please contact Aimee Miller at 270-842-4428 or email at  


Kentucky Museum Summer Day Camps

  • Kentucky Museum offers four weeks of summer camp in June for kids ages 6 years to 12. Each camp has its own specific age range.
  • All camps are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12 pm in the Kentucky Museum education classroom.
  • There is a snack break daily around 10 am with snacks supplied by the Museum.
  • Children may register for more than one camp. Please remember space is limited and spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Camp fees are:    Members - $110     Non-members - $125
Summer Camp Exhibit
  • Each student will have work exhibited during Kentucky Museum's Summer Camp Exhibit in the Dorothy Grider Garden Gallery. The exhibit opens Friday, July 12 and runs through Sunday, August 16th.
  • A reception honoring the campers and teachers will be open free to the public on Friday, August 7, 5 pm - 8 pm during the Bowling Green Gallery Hop.

Kentucky Museum Friends receive a discount on all camps.

 June 1- 5         Art Paper Palooza with Lynne Ferguson              Ages 6 - 10

All things paper - paper making and casting, marbling, paper folding, booklets, bookmaking, printing and dying. Each student will have work selected for exhibition in the Summer Camp Exhibit.

 June 8 - 12      Clay Camp with Suzanne Renfrow                       Ages 6-10

Campers will learn basic hand building techniques to create a variety of functional and decorative ceramic pieces. Students will have an opportunity to paint their work. Pottery will be fired after the camp and participants will need to pick up kiln fired work approximately two weeks after camp. One work from each student will be selected for exhibition in the Summer Camp Exhibit.

June 15 - 19     Painting Camp with Lynne Ferguson                     Ages 7 - 12

Painting camp activities will be rich in contemporary art exploration. Students will use the techniques and imagery from the poured canvases of Pollock, paper cutouts of Matisse and Liechtenstein's pop art paintings. Students will also create and paint their own assemblage. Each student will have a work selected for exhibition in the Summer Camp Exhibit.

June 22 - 26      Sculpture Camp with Missi Carini                         Ages 7 - 12

Campers will create in 3 dimensions. We will make portraits in the style of Giocometti, word sculptures, Calder Mobiles along with Chihuly sculptures. Campers will tour Western Kentucky University campus to view a wide variety of outdoor sculpture. One work from each student will be selected for exhibition in the Summer Camp Exhibit.


The Makery

Description: A creative arts studio in which kids and adults can learn various skills ranging from knitting to pottery. Please visit the website for more information: 

Dates: year round; please see website for class listings 

Cost: vary per class 

Contact: Rebecca Stewart at 270-991-6475 or at


Phoenix Theatre's Sunburst Youth Theatre's Shakespeare Day Camp

 Sunburst Summer Day Camp

June 1-5:  Once Upon a Shoe

June 8-12:  Shakespeare Unshackled (Musical Version)

Directed by:  Chandler Smith

Ages 7-12

$100 per student per week

Students will work as an acting troupe: build their own props, do

scenic painting, sound, lighting, costuming and act in a play. While

learning about these exciting aspects of theatre, students build self-

confidence, learn teamwork, nurture their creativity and of course

have tons of fun!

Click the Link Below for Registration Brochure 

2015 Theater camp brochure

Acting Workshop

Tentative Dates:  June 22-26

Ages 10-18 non-college

Instructor:  Ben Pyle

$50 per performance slot

Individual students prepared with a memorized monologue (no longer than 5 minutes) and/or groups of students prepared with a memorized scene (no longer than 10 minutes) will meet with the instructor for 30 minute-1 hour sessions 2-4 times  during the day Monday-Thursday.  That Friday all performers will come together to rehearse for a showcase to be presented Friday night.  All materials should be chosen and memorized by the students before meeting with the instructor in order to focus on performance work during the sessions.  Space will be limited.  Registration will open as soon as dates can be confirmed, so stay tuned!

For more information, please contact Jennifer Wells at 270-781-6233 or by email at


Showstoppers Groovy Music and Movement Class

This class is simply for those who just love music! No experience necessary. Children will learn about music and movement!

When: The class will meet on Tuesdays for 6 weeks beginning on June 9th. The class will not meet on the week of July 4th.

Cost: $75 registration Fee

Ages: 6 months to 4 years

Private music lessons will also be offered.

For more information, please contact Sarah VanMeter at 270-792-3218 or by email at


SKyPAC and Capitol Arts Youth Theater

Sign up now for a create summer at SKyPAC! It's going to be a great summer packed with musical theatre, magic and visual arts! Sign up now! Download all the details here or check out the line up below.

Missoula Children's Theatre Summer Camps:
- Sleeping Beauty - June 22, 2015 - June 27, 2015 (Monday-Thursday 10:00AM-4:00PM; Friday and Saturday, Times TBA)
- Aladdin - July 13, 2015 - July 18, 2015 (Monday-Thursday 10:00AM-4:00PM; Friday and Saturday, Times TBA)

Who: Students in rising grades 1-12

Where: SKyPAC (601 College Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101)

Pricing:  Early Bird Registration: $175.00 (Before May 1, 2015)

Regular Registration: $200.00(After May 1, 2015)

Paper Works Camp - July 6-10, 2015 (Monday-Friday 8:30AM-12:00PM)

Who: Ages 8-18

Where: Capitol Arts Center Houchens Gallery (416 East Main Street, Bowling Green, KY)

Pricing: Early Bird Registration: $150.00 (Before May 1, 2015)

Regular Registration: $175.00(After May 1, 2015)

Summer Arts Mixed Works Camp: July 20-24, 2015 (Monday-Friday8:30AM- 12:00PM)

Who: Ages 8-18

Where: Capitol Arts Center Houchens Gallery (416 East Main Street, Bowling Green, KY)

Pricing: Early Bird Registration: $150.00 (Before May 1, 2015)

Regular Registration: $175.00(After May 1, 2015)

Summer Arts Clay Works Camp: July 20-24, 2015 (Monday-Friday 1:30PM-5:30PM)

Who: Ages 8-18

Where: Capitol Arts Center Houchens Gallery (416 East Main Street, Bowling Green, KY)

Pricing: Early Bird Registration: $150.00 (Before May 1, 2015)

Regular Registration: $175.00(After May 1, 2015)

Magic Camp with Kevin Spencer - July 27 - July 31, 2015.

Morning Session (Ages 8-10) 9:00M-12:00PM

Afternoon Session (Ages 11-16) 2:00PM-5:00PM

Who: Ages 8-16

Where: (601 College Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101)

Pricing: Early Bird Registration: $150.00 (Before May 1, 2015)

Regular Registration: $175.00(After May 1, 2015)

*Applications will be available, click here to download. A limited number of camp scholarships are available. Click here for the scholarship application. If you have questions please feel free to contact Tiffany Deaton at 270-904-7009.

For more information visit or call 270-904-1880


Starz Elite Performance Academy

Performerz Dance Camp

  Week Long Camps 
Performerz Dance Camp:
July 14th-18th, Open to all
Ages 6 and up, 5 day camp ($150) M-F 8:00am-3:00pm
Ages 3-5, optional 3 days ($100) on M,W,F 8:00am-3:00pm
Must Be Potty Trained
Please wear proper attire, and hair style, as stated under the classes you will be participating in at camp.  You must bring your own lunch each day, and a refillable water bottle.

Gymnastics Fun Camp:
Registration Deadline:  June 14th
Camp Dates: July 21st-25th, Open to all
Ages 6 and up, 5 day camp ($150) M-F 8:00am-3:00pm
Ages 3-5, optional 3 days ($100) on M,W,F 8:00am-3:00pm
Must Be Potty Trained!
Please wear proper attire, and hair style, as stated under the classes you will be participating in at camp.  You must bring your own lunch each day, and a refillable water bottle.
*Please note: This camp must have a minimum number of students or it will be canceled!  You will be notified by email before June 15th if camp is canceled due to low enrollment, otherwise check back here, or assume we are good to go this week!

Dance Company Camp:
July 28th-Aug. 1st, Dance Company Members ONLY
5 day camp ($150) M-F 8:00am-3:00pm
Please wear proper attire, and hair style, as stated under the classes you will be participating in at camp.  You must bring your own lunch each day, and a refillable water bottle.

Gymnastics Team Camp:
July 7th-11th, Gymnastics Team Members ONLY
5 day camp ($150) M-F 8:00am-3:00pm
Please wear proper attire, and hair style, as stated under the classes you will be participating in at camp.  You must bring your own lunch each day, and a refillable water bottle.

Ballet Intensive Camp:
Registration Deadline:  May 14th!
Dates: June 30th-July 11th, Experienced Ballerinas ONLY
No Class July 4th!!!  Starz Elite is Closed this day!
Ages 8 and up, 9 day camp ($250) M-F 9:00am-3:00pm
Please wear proper attire, and hair style, as stated under the classes you will be participating in at camp.  You must bring your own lunch each day, and a refillable water bottle.
Please Note:  We have enough enrolled and will be having this camp!  Registration is now closed, and we can not add students

Day Camps    
New this summer:  No pre-registering for day camps!
You can just show up on any day we offer day camps!  Students can now feel free to bring a friend, just be sure they have their parent sign a wavier, and they do not need to pay a registration fee for day camps.  We will except students on a first come first serve basis, once we reach capacity, we will not be able to accept more, so be sure to be on time! 
Each camp runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and is for ages 3-7 (must be potty trained).  Ages are approximate, we love older students, its just around age 7 they tend to be too 'old' for the activities.
Camp includes four hours of a gymnastic, cheer, dance, or acting lesson, fun organized games, free time in the gym, craft time, lunch and more!
Cost is $20 per child per day if you bring your own lunch, or Starz Elite will provide a pizza lunch for $25 per child, which includes pizza, cheese puffs, snack cake and Capri Sun drinks or bottled water.  

What to Wear:  Students may wear any summer outfit, or dance or gymnastics clothing.  Some activities can be messy so be sure they are in play clothes that may get dirty!  We prefer flip flops, or shoes easy to put on quickly, if the teacher wants activities to do any outside, kitchen, or front studio activities!

What to Bring:  Please bring a refillable water bottle or cup, so your student has access to water at all times!  Please don't forget your lunch, if not wanting the pizza lunch provided by Starz Elite!  And flip flops, or shoes that are easy to put on.

Camps are offered on the following days:

 June 9th-July 24th  
 Monday through Thursday

For more information, please contact heather Cochran at 270-793-0004 or by email at


Summer Theatre Camps

Shakespeare without Tears July 6-July 17

A fun half-day camp introduction students aged 8-11 to the basics of theatre and acting. Explore, experiment, and play while staging a short play for performance the final evening of classes.

Advanced Shakespeare Workshop July 6-July 17

Stage a hour long version of one of Shakespeare’s major plays in this intensive, performance-based full day camp for 12-18 year olds who are interested in doing in-depth work with a classic text.

Music Theatre Intensive July 20-July 31

During this full day camp for 8-18 year olds, stu    dents will develop their skills in singing, acting and dancing while creating an original musical theatre piece to perform on the final day of camp.

We are currently working on online registration but in the meantime they can contact Karen at Lifelong Learning 270 745-3120.

If you have any questions, please give me a call.


 WKU String Explosion

String Explosion! is a week-long day camp for string students ages four and up. The camp will be held in the Music Rehearsal Hall on the campus of Western Kentucky University. There are two session of String Explosion. The Violin Twinklers Session is for young children (Ages 4-8) and is open to beginners and young children who have recently begun learning the violin. The Twinklers session runs during the morning, 9:00-11:30 am. 

The Orchestra Session of String Explosion is for elementary, middle and high school students who’ve been playing their instruments (violin, viola, cello or bass) for at least one year and can read music.  This session focuses on orchestral playing; students are divided into orchestras based on their playing level. They will gain skills and improve their playing through a variety of activities including string orchestra, sectionals, group classes and outdoor games. The Orchestra session is held from 9:00am-3:00pm and includes lunch and the newly renovated Downing Student Union. 

The camp will conclude Saturday morning with the Finale Concert featuring performances by each of the camp's ensembles.

Dates: July 20-25th, 2015
Cost: Twinklers Session: $85, Orchestra Session: $150
Contact: For more information: Sarah Berry 270-745-5146 or




Acting Camp: Scenes and Monologues- Campers are divided by age/experience into two groups. Each camper will be assigned a monologue (solo) & a scene (duet) dealing with modern youth social issues. Daily acting workshops teach auditioning and performance skills at individual experience level. Daily Tech workshops teach campers to prepare scenery, costumes and props.
Performance Friday, June 19 at 6:00pm.
June 15-19, 2015

Music Theatre Camp: Musical Movie Medley- Campers are divided by age/experience into two ensemble groups to learn music & choreography for a youth musical movie medley! Daily music workshops teach proper vocal technique & performance songs. Daily dance workshops teach choreography based on individual skill development and experience level.
All campers sing at least one short musical solo!
Performance Friday, June 26 at 6:00pm.
June 22-26, 2015

Contact: Christopher Cherry at 502-708-5739 or



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