Summer Camps & Classes

Summer 2020 Participants

During this time of the COVID-19 outbreak, we hope that you and your family are well. Please know that the health and safety of our students and faculty will always be our top priority. We are continuing to monitor everything that is happening, as well as listening to all guidance provided by our local, state, and federal officials.

As of May 2020, we are still planning to host our Dance Intensive Summer Camp in August. Our in-person camps for June and July have been canceled. Please see our online options below. Please, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns and we will be excited to announce online summer experiences soon.

Online Summer Camp Experiences

Registration Now Open!
2020 Summer Arts Camps Online Experiences
Even though COVID-19 shifted what Summer Camp looks like this year, we are excited to have new creative ways to share our love of Arts and Academics with youth in our community!
 
From dance and theater to science and literature with coding and gaming options as well, we are certain we have an Online Summer Experience that your student will enjoy.
 
Through a combination of live online interactive experiences as well as prerecorded supplemental materials each experience will be a full week of fun.
 
With options for students going into grades K-12 and weeks ranging from the end of June through the end of July, we are sure you will find a camp that is right for your family. Click through the weeks below to see what classes are offered!

Online Summer Camp Experiences

Click through the weeks to see classes.

*Zoom link & printable materials provided upon registration

**Computer, internet access, video camera, and microphone needed for all

Week of June 22nd

Dancing From the Inside Out
Grades: K-3rd
Join Lori Vasquez for a fun virtual dance/movement experience where students will learn how movement affects the bones and muscles. Together the group will explore the 206 bones in the body and how they shape the muscles used every day. This online experience is a great way to promote physical activity and explore the way the body moves.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 10am-11am
 Areas of Study: Dance movement & anatomy
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts
 Supplies Needed: Comfortable clothes that students can move in, cleared floor to be able to move, scarf or piece of lightweight fabric
  Price: $60



Musical Theatre Workshop
Grades: 3rd-6th
Join Michelle Haas for a fun virtual Musical Theatre Workshop that offers drama, dance, and performance skills for young actors. Students will learn choreography, vocals, and movement techniques from popular musical theatre songs. By the end of the last session, students will have a full performance they can share with friends and family.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 1pm-2pm
 Areas of Study: Dance & Performance
 Supplemental Materials: Link for music
 Supplies Needed: Comfortable clothes that students can move in, cleared floor to be able to move
  Price: $60



Whimsical Weaving
Grades: 3rd-6th
Join Monica Barrera in this virtual art experience that revolves around weaving. During the first lesson students will learn painting techniques in both watercolor and tempera paint to prepare for paper weaving and a mixed media art piece. In the following lessons, students will learn the basics of weaving and gain skills in a variety of different yarn weaving techniques. By the end, each student will have multiple finished art pieces as well as the tools and knowledge to make more weaving projects throughout the summer!

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 2pm-3pm
 Areas of Study: Weaving (fiber arts), painting (tempera & watercolor), math (lots of measuring!)
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts
 Supplies Needed: Wooden ruler, scissors, pencil, white heavy duty paper plate, tape, glue ( 1 bottle of Elmer’s white glue), 6×8 piece of cardboard, paint brushes, table cloth or newspaper (to cover work surface), weaving needle (Michaels), Assortment of yarn (Amazon), 9×12″ watercolor paper pad (Michaels), Tempera Paint (This neon assortment is very fun! Michaels), Watercolors (Michaels)
  Price: $60



Hands-On Science
Grades: 3rd-6th
Explore science concept with Teresa Williams in the kitchen with simple materials. Students will receive coaching during the interactive sessions and then be provided with instructions to duplicate the experiments (with adult supervision) again. The group will make color changing shakers, elephant toothpaste, grow crystals, and write and decode secret invisible messages.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Thursday
Time: 10am-11am
 Areas of Study: Physical properties of matter, density, crystallization, use and care of triple-beam balance, scientific process, math measurement skills
 Supplemental Materials: Prerecorded readings & printouts
 Supplies Needed: Solid open workspace, safety glasses (available at Walmart or Hardware store), old t-shirt to work in, red lamp oil (can be found ate Walmart, Michaels, or on Amazon), various household items (plastic jar, 2 empty water bottles, empty canister with pop top such as a film canister, tray to work on and contain mess, measuring cups and spoons, food coloring, cooking oil, bolt or metal screw, plastic bead or button, un-popped raw corn kernel, baking soda, dish soap, white crayon, lemon juice, yeast, hydrogen peroxide, pipe cleaners)
  Price: $55



Coding 101
Grades: 4th-6th
Join Teresa Williams to learn basic computer programming skills using Logo, a computer language designed specifically for kids at USC/Berkley. Logo relies on the student’s love of drawing and art to make learning computer programming skills fun. Students will also be exposed to and discover practical uses for other academic topics such as X/Y coordinates, angles, and polygons. This experience has the extra bonus of being co-taught by an elementary teacher and 30-year veteran programmer and will include interactive lessons with explanations and guided practice in a hands-on lab which can be worked on additionally if desired before the next session. Each participant will be granted access to a website specifically for this course and their access will continue after the course ends so they can expand their learning.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 2:15pm-3:15pm
 Areas of Study: X/Y coordinates, angles, polygons, practical applications for each concept
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts for game template & instructions
 Supplies Needed: None
  Price: $60



Dancing From the Inside Out
Grades: 4th-6th
Join Lori Vasquez for a fun virtual dance/movement experience where students will learn how movement affects the bones and muscles. Together the group will explore the 206 bones in the body and how they shape the muscles used every day. This online experience is a great way to promote physical activity and explore the way the body moves.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 11:15am-12:15pm
 Areas of Study: Dance movement & anatomy
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts
 Supplies Needed: Comfortable clothes that students can move in, cleared floor to be able to move, scarf or piece of lightweight fabric
  Price: $60



Home of the Brave Book Club
Grades: 4th-6th
Join Teresa Williams for a virtual book club reading the wonderful book “Home of the Brave.” This is an amazing book about a refugee who experiences life in America as a newcomer. It is full of humor and an exciting plot with unexpected twists. The instructor will provide live readings, project support, science and cultural information, and other discussions to help the book come alive. The author, Katherine Applegate, is gifted at creating word pictures and making her story come alive. You do not want to miss out on this club!

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 1pm-2pm
 Areas of Study: Literature, idioms, science, social studies
 Supplemental Materials: Prerecorded readings & printouts
 Supplies Needed: “Home of the Brave” by Katherine Applegate* (available at Scholastic.com & Amazon.com)
*Make sure to order the correct copy. The same title exists by a different author.
  Price: $50



Out of the Dust Book Club
Grades: 6th-8th
Join Teresa Williams for a virtual book club reading the wonderful book “Out of the Dust.” This book is a fictional account of the dramatic experience of a young pre-teen girl during the dust bowl. The text is arranged in stanzas. The instructor will provide live readings, project support, science and cultural information, and other discussions to help the book come alive. You do not want to miss out on this club!

  Live Interactive Login Days: Wednesday & Friday
Time: 1pm-2pm
 Areas of Study: Literature, analysis of theme and characterization, science explanation for dust bowl experience, historical basis for story
 Supplemental Materials: Prerecorded readings & printouts
 Supplies Needed: “Out of the Dust” by Karen Hesse (available at Scholastic.com & Amazon.com)
  Price: $50



Explore the World Through Dance
Grades: 7th-12th
Join Lori Vasquez for a fun virtual dance/movement experience where students will learn about a variety of environments and energy through movement. While connecting dance to a place, participants will explore the smooth ocean, swinging jungle, sharp desert, and shaky South Pole. This online experience is a great way to promote physical activity and explore the way the body moves.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 1pm-2pm
 Areas of Study: Dance movement & geography
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts
 Supplies Needed: Comfortable clothes that students can move in, cleared floor to be able to move
  Price: $60



Fun with Google Docs
Grades: 7th-12th
New to Google? Join Nancy Kirby as she helps students access their Google Drive and manage and organize their files. During the sessions, students will utilize the sharing and collaborating features, create a slide show with a virtual partner, and collaborate on a form. At the end, students will create and play a tic-tac-toe game with their virtual partner while keeping score using the commenting tool.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 11am-12pm
 Areas of Study: Managing and organizing files in Google Drive, sharing documents, collaborating docs, slides, forms, drawings
 Supplemental Materials: None
 Supplies Needed: Google Account
  Price: $60



Week of July 6th

Dancing From the Inside Out
Grades: K-3rd
Join Lori Vasquez for a fun virtual dance/movement experience where students will learn how movement affects the bones and muscles. Together the group will explore the 206 bones in the body and how they shape the muscles used every day. This online experience is a great way to promote physical activity and explore the way the body moves.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 10am-11am
 Areas of Study: Dance movement & anatomy
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts
 Supplies Needed: Comfortable clothes that students can move in, cleared floor to be able to move, scarf or piece of lightweight fabric
  Price: $60



Reading with a Science Twist
Grades: 1st-3rd
Join Teresa Williams for quality children’s literacy paired with science enrichment and fun activities. Stories paired with mini lessons to learn about whales, butterflies, weather and the water cycle. Students will work together to create their own readers’ theatre script complete with simple props.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Wednesday & Friday
Time: 10am
 Areas of Study: Literature & science
 Supplemental Materials: Prerecorded readings, videos, and printouts for game template and instructions
 Supplies Needed: Card stock or cardboard, crayons or markers, tape, wooden spoon or ruler to hold, small cutout prop, plain paper plate, spiral, medium shell & bowtie pasta, dried peas, found leaves, drawing or copy paper, salt, two small containers for mixing (marine tub size), spoon
  Price: $50



Reading with a Math Twist
Grades: 2nd-4th
Join Teresa Williams for entertaining stories with a math twist. Students will enjoy multiple stories and have fun with math games and activities that will help make math more approachable. This enrichment is a great fit for 2nd-4th graders who are already math lovers or who need some help becoming more fluent with math calculations and understandings. The group will explore shapes, fun ways to count using addition and multiplication, and simple tricks to make math easier. Support literacy and enjoy art enriched activities that have a splash of math. Participants will receive an additional list of resources and apps that support math learning.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 10am
 Areas of Study: Shapes, tessellations, tangrams, subitizing, combinations of ten, multiplications, arrays
 Supplemental Materials: Prerecorded readings, videos, and printouts for game template and instructions
 Supplies Needed: Counters (fun objects from around the house that can be used for counting), any colored copy paper or card stock, ruler, crayons, markers, scissors, construction paper (optional)
  Price: $50



Tornado Reading and Science
Grades: 2nd-4th
Join Teresa Williams for an exciting read about a dog that pulls some amazing stunts including card tricks and saving the life of a turtle. Tornado got his name because he was actually blown into Pete’s life by a twister. This science and reading enrichment will give support to third grade readers for their required summer reading and project, but will also tickle the fancy of any 2nd-4th grade scientist. Mini lessons about the science behind tornados including instructions and a demonstration for making your very own tornado model is a guaranteed hit.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Thursday
Time: 1pm
 Areas of Study: Story elements (character, setting, plot & theme) around the importance of “Be(ing) kind to every kind, not just mankind.” The science of tornados.
 Supplemental Materials: Prerecorded readings & printouts
 Supplies Needed: “Tornado” by Betsy Byer (Scholastic.com, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com), empty water bottle, food coloring or glitter, dish soap
  Price: $55



Whimsical Weaving
Grades: 3rd-6th
Join Monica Barrera in this virtual art experience that revolves around weaving. During the first lesson students will learn painting techniques in both watercolor and tempera paint to prepare for paper weaving and a mixed media art piece. In the following lessons, students will learn the basics of weaving and gain skills in a variety of different yarn weaving techniques. By the end, each student will have multiple finished art pieces as well as the tools and knowledge to make more weaving projects throughout the summer!

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 2pm-3pm
 Areas of Study: Weaving (fiber arts), painting (tempera & watercolor), math (lots of measuring!)
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts
 Supplies Needed: Wooden ruler, scissors, pencil, white heavy duty paper plate, tape, glue ( 1 bottle of Elmer’s white glue), 6×8 piece of cardboard, paint brushes, table cloth or newspaper (to cover work surface), weaving needle (Michaels), Assortment of yarn (Amazon), 9×12″ watercolor paper pad (Michaels), Tempera Paint (This neon assortment is very fun! Michaels), Watercolors (Michaels)
  Price: $60



Dancing From the Inside Out
Grades: 4th-6th
Join Lori Vasquez for a fun virtual dance/movement experience where students will learn how movement affects the bones and muscles. Together the group will explore the 206 bones in the body and how they shape the muscles used every day. This online experience is a great way to promote physical activity and explore the way the body moves.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 11:15am-12:15pm
 Areas of Study: Dance movement & anatomy
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts
 Supplies Needed: Comfortable clothes that students can move in, cleared floor to be able to move, scarf or piece of lightweight fabric
  Price: $60



Coding 101
Grades: 4th-6th
Join Teresa Williams to learn basic computer programming skills using Logo, a computer language designed specifically for kids at USC/Berkley. Logo relies on the student’s love of drawing and art to make learning computer programming skills fun. Students will also be exposed to and discover practical uses for other academic topics such as X/Y coordinates, angles, and polygons. This experience has the extra bonus of being co-taught by an elementary teacher and 30-year veteran programmer and will include interactive lessons with explanations and guided practice in a hands-on lab which can be worked on additionally if desired before the next session. Each participant will be granted access to a website specifically for this course and their access will continue after the course ends so they can expand their learning.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 2:15pm-3:15pm
 Areas of Study: X/Y coordinates, angles, polygons, practical applications for each concept
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts for game template & instructions
 Supplies Needed: None
  Price: $60



Explore the World Through Dance
Grades: 7th-12th
Join Lori Vasquez for a fun virtual dance/movement experience where students will learn about a variety of environments and energy through movement. While connecting dance to a place, participants will explore the smooth ocean, swinging jungle, sharp desert, and shaky South Pole. This online experience is a great way to promote physical activity and explore the way the body moves.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 1pm-2pm
 Areas of Study: Dance movement & geography
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts
 Supplies Needed: Comfortable clothes that students can move in, cleared floor to be able to move
  Price: $60



Week of July 13th

Dancing From the Inside Out
Grades: K-3rd
Join Lori Vasquez for a fun virtual dance/movement experience where students will learn how movement affects the bones and muscles. Together the group will explore the 206 bones in the body and how they shape the muscles used every day. This online experience is a great way to promote physical activity and explore the way the body moves.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 10am-11am
 Areas of Study: Dance movement & anatomy
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts
 Supplies Needed: Comfortable clothes that students can move in, cleared floor to be able to move, scarf or piece of lightweight fabric
  Price: $60



Musical Theatre Workshop
Grades: 3rd-6th
Join Michelle Haas for a fun virtual Musical Theatre Workshop that offers drama, dance, and performance skills for young actors. Students will learn choreography, vocals, and movement techniques from popular musical theatre songs. By the end of the last session, students will have a full performance they can share with friends and family.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 1pm-2pm
 Areas of Study: Dance & Performance
 Supplemental Materials: Link for music
 Supplies Needed: Comfortable clothes that students can move in, cleared floor to be able to move
  Price: $60



Whimsical Weaving
Grades: 3rd-6th
Join Monica Barrera in this virtual art experience that revolves around weaving. During the first lesson students will learn painting techniques in both watercolor and tempera paint to prepare for paper weaving and a mixed media art piece. In the following lessons, students will learn the basics of weaving and gain skills in a variety of different yarn weaving techniques. By the end, each student will have multiple finished art pieces as well as the tools and knowledge to make more weaving projects throughout the summer!

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 2pm-3pm
 Areas of Study: Weaving (fiber arts), painting (tempera & watercolor), math (lots of measuring!)
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts
 Supplies Needed: Wooden ruler, scissors, pencil, white heavy duty paper plate, tape, glue ( 1 bottle of Elmer’s white glue), 6×8 piece of cardboard, paint brushes, table cloth or newspaper (to cover work surface), weaving needle (Michaels), Assortment of yarn (Amazon), 9×12″ watercolor paper pad (Michaels), Tempera Paint (This neon assortment is very fun! Michaels), Watercolors (Michaels)
  Price: $60



Hands-On Science
Grades: 3rd-6th
Explore science concept with Teresa Williams in the kitchen with simple materials. Students will receive coaching during the interactive sessions and then be provided with instructions to duplicate the experiments (with adult supervision) again. The group will make color changing shakers, elephant toothpaste, grow crystals, and write and decode secret invisible messages.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Thursday
Time: 10am-11am
 Areas of Study: Physical properties of matter, density, crystallization, use and care of triple-beam balance, scientific process, math measurement skills
 Supplemental Materials: Prerecorded readings & printouts
 Supplies Needed: Solid open workspace, safety glasses (available at Walmart or Hardware store), old t-shirt to work in, red lamp oil (can be found ate Walmart, Michaels, or on Amazon), various household items (plastic jar, 2 empty water bottles, empty canister with pop top such as a film canister, tray to work on and contain mess, measuring cups and spoons, food coloring, cooking oil, bolt or metal screw, plastic bead or button, un-popped raw corn kernel, baking soda, dish soap, white crayon, lemon juice, yeast, hydrogen peroxide, pipe cleaners)
  Price: $55



Home of the Brave Book Club
Grades: 4th-6th
Join Teresa Williams for a virtual book club reading the wonderful book “Home of the Brave.” This is an amazing book about a refugee who experiences life in America as a newcomer. It is full of humor and an exciting plot with unexpected twists. The instructor will provide live readings, project support, science and cultural information, and other discussions to help the book come alive. The author, Katherine Applegate, is gifted at creating word pictures and making her story come alive. You do not want to miss out on this club!

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 1pm-2pm
 Areas of Study: Literature, idioms, science, social studies
 Supplemental Materials: Prerecorded readings & printouts
 Supplies Needed: “Home of the Brave” by Katherine Applegate* (available at Scholastic.com & Amazon.com)
*Make sure to order the correct copy. The same title exists by a different author.
  Price: $50




Coding 101
Grades: 4th-6th
Join Teresa Williams to learn basic computer programming skills using Logo, a computer language designed specifically for kids at USC/Berkley. Logo relies on the student’s love of drawing and art to make learning computer programming skills fun. Students will also be exposed to and discover practical uses for other academic topics such as X/Y coordinates, angles, and polygons. This experience has the extra bonus of being co-taught by an elementary teacher and 30-year veteran programmer and will include interactive lessons with explanations and guided practice in a hands-on lab which can be worked on additionally if desired before the next session. Each participant will be granted access to a website specifically for this course and their access will continue after the course ends so they can expand their learning.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 2:15pm-3:15pm
 Areas of Study: X/Y coordinates, angles, polygons, practical applications for each concept
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts for game template & instructions
 Supplies Needed: None
  Price: $60



Dancing From the Inside Out
Grades: 4th-6th
Join Lori Vasquez for a fun virtual dance/movement experience where students will learn how movement affects the bones and muscles. Together the group will explore the 206 bones in the body and how they shape the muscles used every day. This online experience is a great way to promote physical activity and explore the way the body moves.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 11:15am-12:15pm
 Areas of Study: Dance movement & anatomy
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts
 Supplies Needed: Comfortable clothes that students can move in, cleared floor to be able to move, scarf or piece of lightweight fabric
  Price: $60



Out of the Dust Book Club
Grades: 6th-8th
Join Teresa Williams for a virtual book club reading the wonderful book “Out of the Dust.” This book is a fictional account of the dramatic experience of a young pre-teen girl during the dust bowl. The text is arranged in stanzas. The instructor will provide live readings, project support, science and cultural information, and other discussions to help the book come alive. You do not want to miss out on this club!

  Live Interactive Login Days: Wednesday & Friday
Time: 1pm-2pm
 Areas of Study: Literature, analysis of theme and characterization, science explanation for dust bowl experience, historical basis for story
 Supplemental Materials: Prerecorded readings & printouts
 Supplies Needed: “Out of the Dust” by Karen Hesse (available at Scholastic.com & Amazon.com)
  Price: $50



Explore the World Through Dance
Grades: 7th-12th
Join Lori Vasquez for a fun virtual dance/movement experience where students will learn about a variety of environments and energy through movement. While connecting dance to a place, participants will explore the smooth ocean, swinging jungle, sharp desert, and shaky South Pole. This online experience is a great way to promote physical activity and explore the way the body moves.

  Live Interactive Login Days: Tuesday-Friday
Time: 1pm-2pm
 Areas of Study: Dance movement & geography
 Supplemental Materials: Printouts
 Supplies Needed: Comfortable clothes that students can move in, cleared floor to be able to move
  Price: $60



5-Day Tabletop RPG Adventure: Tales from the Loop
Grades: 7th-12th
Join Phillip Garrott in a virtual tabletop role playing game. This collaborative storytelling activity involves shared narrative construction and theatrical performance. Tales from the Loop has participants play as students in a strange and fantastic alternative version of the 1980s, going on adventures and solving mysteries together. Think Scooby Doo meets Stranger Things, with a bit of The Goonies and The Breakfast Club mixed in. Don’t miss out on this!

  Live Interactive Login Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 1pm-5pm
 Areas of Study: Critical thinking, problem solving, creative storytelling, theatrical performance, teamwork, cooperation
 Supplemental Materials: Character Sheet Printout
 Supplies Needed: Headphones, (6) six-sided dice
  Price: $150

Week of August 3rd

Dance Intensive In-Person
Ages: 8-19
For intermediate to advanced level dancers, this camp focuses on ballet and jazz technique (in leveled classes) in the mornings while discovering different master classes, improvisation skills, and elements of composition in the afternoons.

 Location: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, 3901 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, Texas 76109
 Days: August 3-7, 2020
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Price: $300 per week

Contact

For more information, please contact,
Sheyna Ferraro
Community Programs Director
Sheyna.Ferraro@ArtsAcademics.org

What Our Campers Say

I love drawing and it was so fun to meet other people who also love to draw!

Sam B.
Visual Arts Camper

I can’t wait to go back next summer. I’m practicing dancing all the time now!

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Dance Camper

Online Summer Camp Experiences Registration Now Open!

The TCAA Summer Camp Experience

In addition to building a memorable summer camp experience where children are inspired and encouraged to pursue their talents, these camps are a great way for potential parents and students to check out the FWAFA and TeSA experience. Families who are wondering if their child would thrive at one of our schools get to experience bits and pieces of our curriculum and work with our wonderful school faculty. It’s a win-win situation!