Arts Together is thrilled to offer a series of fun and enriching summer camp programs for 6-to-8-year-olds at Raleigh Charter High School, conveniently located only a five minute drive away from Arts Together. Campers who participate in the Arts Together Summer Sparks camps will be able to take advantage of Raleigh Charter's gorgeous facilities. Families looking for special arts and educational enrichment programs for their children won't want to miss out on these exciting camps, taught by full-time teachers (many from the Wake County Public School System).

Sign up for one half day camp or do a full day with two camps! All campers should pack a snack and a reusable drink container each day. Those attending all day will have a supervised 30 minute lunch period and will need to bring their own lunch and two snacks.

Take a look at our new, interactive 2019 Summer Programs brochure to see our full line-up of exciting summer arts programming for ALL ages!


Summer sparks junior camps (AGES 6-8)


HALF DAY • 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM & 1:00 – 4:30 PM

Sign up for one half day camp or do a full day with two!

Rate: $165 per camp


FULL DAY • 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Rate: $330 per camp


NEW THIS YEAR –
Pay for camps in monthly installments!

Scholarships available for full and half day camps.


JUN 17-21

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Full Day)

Art Bots

Instructor: Sandy Gifford

Want a robot to clean your room, help with homework or just be a friend? Campers create robot plans through drawing, designing, painting and collaging, and then construct their Art Bots from a variety of mixed media materials. We even build a working Art Bot! Eric Gifford, ATI Manager of Engineering, also shares about robots and their functions. NOTE: Because full day camps meet in the morning and afternoon, campers should bring two snacks and a lunch each day.

JUN 24-28

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Tap to the Beat (ages 6-12)

Instructor: Katie Padgett Brown

This tap dance camp for 6-to-12-year-olds gets toes tapping and bodies moving! Campers learn basic tap principles, warmups, skills, steps and combinations. A focus is placed on rhythm, musical concepts, such as dynamics and tempo, and basic musical structure. We also explore the dance’s history – looking at past and present tap dance performances and choreographers! NOTE: Dancers must wear tap shoes, bring a water bottle and be dressed in clothes that are comfortable for movement. Long hair must be pulled away from the face.

1:00 – 4:30 PM

Let’s Play Guitar

Instructor: Matt Vooris

Journey through different guitar and string instrument styles in this guitar camp! We have fun learning about what’s it’s like to play a guitar, stamina and trying our best, plus how to respect the real instruments we will use. Campers are welcome to bring their own string instrument and/or use one of the instruments provided.

JUL 8-12

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Movement in Nature

Instructor: Maegan Eichinger

Look at the outdoors in a whole new light! Join us for a week of practicing nature-inspired yoga poses, playing movement games and creating unique art projects inspired by the natural world around us.

1:00 – 4:30 PM

Art in Nature

Instructor: Joanna Moody

Let’s increase our appreciation for nature! We learn about the natural world by creating images with materials found around us every day and by taking hikes to observe, draw and collect objects in nature that inspire us.

JUL 15-19

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Storybook Art

Instructor: Shari Kohlhepp

Explore art in the world of books! Delve into stories like Owl Babies by sculpting an owl with modeling clay; wrap a yarn dust bunny while reading Big, Mean Dust Bunny; watercolor a pigeon puppet to go with Mo Willems’ pigeon books; and learn to draw Pete the Cat in style. Let’s read and create!

1:00 – 4:30 PM

Animal Art Globetrotting

Instructor: Shari Kohlhepp

Experience the animal kingdom through art! We travel around the globe to create different birds, reptiles, mammals and more, as well as their habitats. Animal necklaces, 3D animals and animal painting are just a few activities in store. Unleash your spirit animal!

JUL 22-26

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Full Day)

Take the Stage Theater Camp

Instructors: Carolyn Shade-Gray & Sherri Pekks

Do you enjoy singing, dancing, acting, making music and/or designing costumes and scenery? This week uses all of our creative skills and talents as we produce a musical! Campers spend the mornings working on the music and script and the afternoons focusing on staging and show design. NOTE: Because full day camps meet in the morning and afternoon, campers should bring two snacks and a lunch each day.

JUL 29 – AUG 2

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Full Day)

Wild Beasts

Instructor: Sandy Gifford

Take a walk on the wild side! Using bright, vivid and unrealistic colors, campers create their own wild beasts with pastels, acrylic paints and watercolors. We also model 3D beasts from papier-mâché and other fun art materials. NOTE: Because full day camps meet in the morning and afternoon, campers should bring two snacks and a lunch each day.


Late Departure OPTION

Late Departure • 4:30 – 5:15 PM

$30 per week

Available at Raleigh Charter High School only, campers can stay for up to an additional 45 minutes, rounding out their day with extra activities. As a parent, this option gives you more flexibility in your travel time! Children enrolled in afternoon camps may be picked up as late as 5:15 PM.