Lake Placid Center for the Arts Announces 2023 Summer Camps
Registration is now open for 2023 summer camps at Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Camp LPCA offers opportunities for children ages 7-17 to explore the arts. From hoop dancing to theatre arts to getting creative in the pottery studio, get ready to have some fun with us this summer at LPCA.
“We’re so happy to welcome kids back to campus this summer to learn new skills and have fun discovering visual and performing arts,” said LPCA Director of Education and Outreach Tara Palen. “Summer Camps are a great way for campers to dive in and explore different programs in a hands-on, active way.”
Familiar camp favorites return this summer, along with two new programs.
Camps offered include:
Hoop Dance Camp with instructor Samantha Yelle
July 10 – 14
Ages 7 – 12
This camp series is an introduction to hoop dance. The aim is to build a strong foundation of basic movements with hula hoops. From an established base it is easy to incorporate those movements into dance. Throughout the week campers will be taking the tricks they learn each day and adding them together for a choreographed dance.
Away with Clay with instructor Brooke Noble
Session I: July 11 – 14 & July 17
Session II: August 1 – 4 & August 7
Ages 7 – 13
Clay may come from the earth, but the sky’s the limit in this art camp! From sensational sculptures to functional pottery and more, there is no limit to the mess of fun kids will have. Tiles, animals, masks, coil patterned dishes and extruded artifacts are just some of the projects kids may explore. Finished pieces will be teaming with textures and creativity!
Act Out! Teen Theatre Camp with instructors Tara Palen and Tyler Nye
July 17 – 28 (two weeks)
Ages 12 – 17
Join LPCA’s own Tara Palen and Tyler Nye for 2 solid weeks of theatre camp where we will be rehearsing and mounting a production of the comedy sensation Just Another High School Play by Bryan Starchman. Students will learn all the skills needed to be part of an ensemble: timing, teamwork, memorization, voice projection, improvisation skills, script analysis, and much more!
Circus with Sammy with instructor Samantha Yelle
August 21 – 25
Ages 7 – 13
In this play-based circus program, participants are encouraged to use simple breathing techniques and body alignment alongside the use of a variety of props, such as hula hoops, poi, batons, ribbons, staves, levitation wands, etc. Throughout this class, students are gently encouraged to have fun and let go of inhibition, to engage with the props and each other as a way to increase the awareness of and connection with their own bodies and minds and with each other.
Let’s Pretend! Theatre Games with instructor Tara Palen
August 28 – September 1
Ages 7 – 11
Looking for a fun intro to the world of theatre? Look no further! This camp will focus on building confidence, exploring imagination, and having fun as a team through improv, movement, and acting. Learn basic theatre skills and terminology to help build a solid foundation for a lifelong appreciation of live performing arts!
Times for all camps will be 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Additional camps offerings may be added at a later date.
Please visit LPCA’s website for more information, pricing and to register: lakeplacidarts.org/classes-camps.
About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.