Summer Camps

Edutain your kids this summer Art Play Learn-style with our fun ONLINE integration camps.

Due to COVID19, we have re-framed our summer camp offerings. All camps will now be virtual camps. The duration will vary based mostly on age, but also on topic. All camps will still run for one week at a time and will meet once per day, Monday-Friday. All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Our camps are limited to 12 campers per time slot. 

Shakespeare Camp

Get your Shakespeare on with this camp that never stops moving. Taught by acclaimed actor

and Director of Theater Education at St. Anne Rock Hill School, Saluda Camp. Saluda is a veteran teacher of Shakespeare and theatre integration to kids from 4 years old to adults. Your kids will not only know exactly what they are doing and saying using the real Shakespeare text, they will come away feeling like super-heroes. Join the non-stop fun.

For more details on each age group, click on the ages: 5-8   8-10   10-12   teens

June 22nd - 26th 

ages: 5-8 (10AM)   ages: 8-10 (11AM)   ages: 10-12 (1pm)   ages: 13-18 (2pm)

Song and dance camp

Are your kids performers at heart? Do they love to sing and dance? This is your camp! Hook into the style of music you love and create a performance together. Perform virtually for parents at the end of the last day. Taught by Art Play Learn's Dana Parker, Professional Singer and Electrical Engineer. Let it go!

June 22nd- 26th

ages: 5-8 (10AM)            ages: 8-10 (2PM)                 ages: 10-12 (3PM)

August 3rd- 7th

ages: 5-8 (2PM)                ages: teens (4pm)

June 22nd-26th

ages: 8-10 (1pm)

June 29th-July 3rd

ages: 10-12 (2pm)

July 6th-10th

ages: 5-8 (10AM)

ages: teens (3pm)

July 13th-17th

ages: 8-10 (10am)

Spanish Immersion Camp

Do you want your kids to speak Spanish better or not lose the Spanish they learned in school? Heritage speakers, Immersion school students, kids who just enjoy learning Spanish: this camp is for you! Full of games, songs, hands-on activities with a language acquisition strategy, your kids will be having so much fun they won't realize they're learning Spanish. Taught by Alejandra Zuñiga, native speaker from Peru and one of Art Play Learn's Spanish teachers. ¡Ven y disfruten!

July 20th- 25th

ages: 8-10 (10AM)

July 27th-31st

ages 10-12 (10AM)       

August 3rd-7th

ages: 10-12 (10AM)    

ages:  8-10 (1PM)

August 10th-15th

ages: 5-8 (11AM)        

ages: 10-12 (1pm)

Coding Camp

Learn how to code your own webpage using HTML. Each class will teach you how to create one or more elements using HTML and you will apply those skills to create your own custom webpage. Taught by Art Play Learn's own Dana Parker, Electrical Engineer, Science and Music teacher. 

Coding Camp Part 2 

 For campers with a basic knowledge of HTML. In this camp we explore CSS and creating style sheets for websites. We'll explore best practices in web design such as finding and using images on the web and plagiarism checks, and we'll discuss the different tools available to build a website. 

June 29th- July 3rd

ages: 8-10 (10AM)      ages: 10-12 (11AM)       ages: teens (4pm) 

August 10th 

ages 8-10 (10am)

Slimed! Camp

Get ready to get slimed with this one-of-a-kind summer camp dedicated to crafty, creative kids. Create your very own slime bank with this slippery summer theme. Learn how to create tons of different slimes like cloud slime, glitter slime, crunchy slime, cloud slime, and good old-fashioned slime, and get creative while creating your own slime recipes. Receive all the materials you need for an hour full of slimy fun. Each day, campers pull out the day's materials and we get to work creating unique slime while learning a little science along the way. Taught by Art Play Learn's own Dana Parker, Science and Music teacher. Get slimed with us.

July 6th -10th (local to Bowie, MD only to receive box of materials)

ages: 5-8 (11AM)      ages: 8-10 (1pm)       ages: 10-12 (2pm) 

July 27th-July 31st (after  July 13th local to Bowie, MD only to receive materials)

ages: 5-8 (10AM)          ages: 8-10 (3pm)           ages: 10-12 (4pm)

Inventor's Camp

Get ready to create in this hands-on summer camp. Learn how to create small electronics like the Wiggle Bot, a small robot you build and engineer on your own, and learn about important components of modern inventions like batteries and energy. Each engaging activity gives campers the knowledge they need to create their own inventions. Receive a box of materials with everything you need to explore and invent. Taught by Art Play Learn's Dana Parker, Electrical Engineer, Professional Singer and Entrepreneur. Start something amazing!

July 13th- 17th (after  June 29th local to Bowie, MD only to receive materials)

ages 10-12 (1pm)      ages: 8-10 (2pm)            ages: 5-8 (4pm)

Big & Littles

Join Ms. Val, creator of the delightfully fun program "Songs for Young Whippersnappers", for this movement and music adventure! In this exciting online class, we will explore a weekly theme as we work on our gross motor skills, core strength, balance, and learn age appropriate music & dance fundamentals! A perfect first class for your little!

www.SongsforYoungWhippersnappers.com

July 13th 1:00-1:30 & 1:30-2:00

ages: 2-4

Special Effects Make-up

Learn special effects makeup techniques in this fun hands on summer camp. We'll be getting our hands dirty and creating art through makeup. Learn old age  makeup techniques, changing your face shape, illusion makeup techniques, color mixing, scars and bruises, making teeth, and much more! Receive a kit filled with the products you need to create everything you'll be learning and more. Cosplayers! Makeup enthusiasts and hobbyists! Theater artists! Learning about movie makeup has never been easier and more fun! Taught by Art Play Learn's Dana Parker, Professional Singer and Entrepreneur. 

July 20th (after  July 6th local to Bowie, MD only to receive materials)

ages: 8-10 (11AM)          ages: teens (1pm & 3pm)      ages: 10-12 (4pm)

August 10th- 15th (after  July 27th local to Bowie, MD only to receive materials)

ages 8-10 (2pm)            ages: 10-12 (3pm)                    ages: teen (4pm)

Musical Theater

(5-8 yo)

Join Val for this MAGICAL exploration of Musical Theater!  No previous experience required! In this camp we will learn the basics of singing, dancing, and acting as well as exploring the many other exciting elements of Musical Theater: from Costumes and Makeup to Props and Set Design! Selections from Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, & Beauty & The Beast help us bring this theater magic to life! 

(8-10 yo)

Join Val for this MAGICAL exploration of Musical Theater!  No previous experience required! In this camp we will learn the basics of singing, dancing, and acting as well as exploring the many other exciting elements of Musical Theater: from Costumes and Makeup to Props and Set Design! Selections from Mary Poppins, & Beauty & The Beast, The Greatest Showman help us bring this theater magic to life! 

July 20th-24th @ 2pm                  August 3rd-7th @ 3pm

ages: 5-8                                         ages 8-10

Theater for Teens

With a fun mix of improvisational and scripted activities for students, this camp will give students the chance to work on their stage skills AND create their own work! Join us as we explore a variety of theatrical performance styles-from contemporary conversation to heightened greek theatre.  We can't wait to meet your budding actor! and No previous experience required.

July 27th-31st @ 1pm            

teens                                     

Beginner Ballet

Join Val to learn the fundamentals of Ballet in a joyful and exuberant way! This class presents the basics of Ballet Technique while encouraging students to self express and create. Students will work on strength, focus, coordination, performance & stamina while accompanied by a fun mix of classical, contemporary, and popular music. 

July 27th-31st @ 2pm            

ages: 5-8                                   

Back to School Bridge Camp

8:00am - 2:00pm

Get back into the swing of school schedules with this camp that will help you re-establish bedtimes and wake-up times but also give your children some space to gently get their brains working again by participating in a series of fun activities that will keep them moving and get them thinking. Each online meeting will last between 30- 45 minutes and will focus on having them actively participate. Start with yoga and then move through Moving Math, English, Fitness, Science and Spanish. Taught by a whole team of Art Play Learn's specialists, including Meredith Kaunitz, Master Teacher; Dana Parker, Electrical Engineer and Professional Singer; Alejandra Zuñiga, Spanish Teacher; Candise Jordan, Yoga, Physical Education and Nutrition and more.

August 17th-21st & August 24th-28th

age groups

5-8,    8-10,     10-12,    teens

Pricing

Weekly Camps: $60 per week

Materials Fees

Slimed!: $82 

Inventors: $113

Special Effects Makeup: $150

Meet the Teachers

Saluda Camp

Shakespeare Camps

Saluda has worked in professional theater as an actor, teacher and director for 20 years now. As an actor, Saluda received her post-graduate diploma from Judi Dench’s London conservatory Mountview Academy for Theatre Arts, where she focused on classical theater, training with Royal Shakespeare Company actors and directors and in workshops on The Globe stage in London. After graduation, Saluda embarked on a 15-year career as an actor on Off-Broadway stages and in regional Shakespeare companies. She performed in 4 seasons at both The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and Connecticut Free Shakespeare. As a teacher, Saluda is currently the Director of Theater for the John Paul the Great for the Arts Program at Saint Anne School in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Saluda worked for 7 years as a teaching artist, in all 5 boroughs of NYC, a catholic school in NJ and a homeschool society in upstate NY, teaching acting, Shakespeare and playwriting to children ages 3-18. Saluda’s sister, Anna Camp from the Pitch Perfect movies, is also a professional actor and singer. 

Alejandra Zuñiga

Spanish Immersion, Back to School Bridge Camps

Alejandra is a native of Peru who has lived in the United States for many years with her husband and 2 children, whom she homeschools. She represented Peru at the Latin American Cultural Expo at the College Park Community Center, educating the public about Peruvian geography, history and culture. Alejandra was teaching Spanish at Small Wonder Day Care until recently and is now teaching Spanish for Art Play Learn's Toddler classes and Homeschool program. She is a dynamic personality who brings joy to every room and creates active, student-centered programs wherever she goes.

Dana Parker

Song & Dance, Slimed!, Inventor's, Special Effects Make-up, Back to School Bridge Camps

Dana has been a professional singer for over 30 years. Her first stage performance was at the age of 10, and by age 13 she was signed to her first of 3 major record labels. She has worked alongside many in the music industry and is currently the lead singer in a band based in Washington, DC. A writer and producer, Dana has studied voice for the span of her career and continues to work with choirs and vocal groups. She is a certified Audio Engineer, having studied sound design and studio techniques, and also holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Network Engineering, Cyber Security. Dana teaches Science and Music at Art Play Learn. She homeschools 3 boys who keep her teaching skills sharp and the ideas for active learning flowing.

Meredith Kaunitz

Back to School Bridge Camps

Meredith is the Chief Education Officer at Art Play Learn where she teaches, develops curriculum, administrates and keeps things hopping. With a professional acting resume boasting over 100 credits, Meredith's two passions come together in her arts integration programs. She has developed seven 5-star levels of Japanese classes on a popular distance learning platform. She teaches Japanese, English, math and Social Studies at Art Play Learn.

Candise Jordan

Back to School Bridge Camps

Candise has been a professional in the fitness industry for 13 years. She holds certifications from the American Red Cross and ASHI as a Certified CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor, Aerobics Fitness Association of America as a Certified Group Exercise Instructor, the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer​ and is an SDTS Self-defense Instructor. She has continuing education certificates in Functional Fitness, Senior Fitness, Youth Fitness, Boot camps, Power Jump, PiYo, Medicine Balls, Bosu, Spin, Kickboxing, and Core Strength. Candise has published two books, 

Pot Belly to Flat Belly: A 28 Day Rapid Fat Loss Transformation and The Fit & Flavorful Kitchen Makeover​. She is a homeschooling mom.

Val Williams

Big & Littles Camp, Theater Camp, Musical Theater Camp, Ballet Camp

Val is an Austin based creative originally from Pittsburgh, PA. For over 15 years, Val has worked as a teaching artist, director, and choreographer with numerous arts education organizations across the nation including work with Tex-Arts (Austin, TX), HITS Theatre (Houston, TX), Inside Broadway (NY, NY), The New York Kids Club (NY, NY) and serving as Director of The Henry Mancini Arts Academy, Midland, PA .  Val is also a skilled preschool teacher currently working with NYC based "Village Community", founded by Nicole Ivey (MBA, Harvard Class of 2020) 

 

As a professional performer, Val has been seen off Broadway, regionally, and internationally. Some of her favorite performances include: 

 

Finian's Rainbow In Concert (Irish Repertory Theater, NYC), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit, Town Hall, NYC), & The Light Princess, (The Queen - an original work of sensory friendly theater for early childhood, Jumping Jack Theater Co. Pittsburgh, PA). Val has also performed as a featured vocalist with The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Norwegian Cruise Line.

 

Val is the founder and producing director of Vintage Entertainment Company: Vintageous Productions whose work has been seen at events in TX and PA. 

 

Her original CD for children, Songs for Young Whippersnappers, and first children’s book Dilber the Cranky Banana are now available online!

 

Val holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in musical theater and continuing education credits from The City College of New York in early childhood education.

AGES 5-8
10AM
11AM
1PM
2PM
3PM
4PM
June 22nd
Shakespeare
Song & Dance
June 29nd
Shakespeare
July 6th
Spanish
Slimed!
July 13th
Inventors
July 20th
Musical Theater
July 27th
Slimed!
Ballet
August 3rd
Song & Dance
August 10th
Spanish
AGES 8-10
10AM
1PM
11AM
2PM
3PM
4PM
June 22nd
Shakespeare
Song & Dance
Spanish
June 29nd
Coding
Shakespeare
July 6th
Slimed!
July 13th
Spanish
Inventors
July 20th
Spanish
SPFX Makeup
July 27th
Slimed!
August 3rd
Spanish
Musical Theater
August 10th
Coding
SPFX Makeup
AGES 10-12
10AM
11AM
1PM
2PM
3PM
4PM
June 22nd
Shakespeare
Song & Dance
June 29nd
Coding
Shakespeare
July 6th
Slimed!
July 13th
Inventors
July 20th
SPFX Makeup
July 27th
Slimed!
August 3rd
Spanish
August 10th
Spanish
SPFX Makeup
AGES teens
10AM
11AM
1PM
3PM
2PM
4PM
June 22nd
Shakespeare
June 29nd
Shakespeare
Coding
July 6th
Spanish
July 13th
July 20th
SPFX Makeup
SPFX Makeup
July 27th
Theater
August 3rd
Song & Dance
August 10th
SPFX Makeup

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