Mad Hatter Arts Camp 2020

Our Virtual Camp is now full.


Session 1- Ancient American Arts

Campers will immerse in the lives of Native American cultures through their dance, music, art and more, including their dependence on and appreciation and utilization of natural resources.  The Abenaki, Shoshonee, Tillamook, Hopi, and Kiowa are a few of over 500 Native American tribes whose diverse lifestyles and rich traditions shaped the New World.

Session 2- African American Arts 

Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, Misty Copeland, Maya Angelou, George Washington Carver, Kehinde Wiley, and Mary Jackson: these are a few examples of African Americans whose contributions we will explore. From Motown to “Nawlins”, and Memphis to Harlem, the influences of their heritage have enriched our lives over many decades.

Session 3- Asian American Arts 

Bambi, Scooby-doo, Epi-pens, fiber-optics, and The Louvre would not exist without the ingenuity and creativity of Asian Americans. Architecture, art, economics, theater, science, dance, and music continually advance or flourish from the lasting influences of Paul Horiuchi, I.M. Pei, Maya Lin, Jokichi Takamine, Yo Yo Ma, Vera Wang, and Anna May Wong.

The Mad Hatter Arts Camp lasts for six weeks each summer.

Each session is held over a two-week period and explores a different theme/time/place/culture.

Camp begins at 9:00 am each morning and ends at 2:00 pm.

We open the doors at 8:45 am for check-in and 1:45 pm for pick-up.

There is an opening show each morning that will feature the talents of our campers and counselors. Campers are treated to a variety of group games or fun activities each afternoon. Our daily program is officially over at 2:00 pm. There is nor before- or after-care.

Each child will experience traditional art (water colors, acrylics, pastels, etc.), dimensional art (clay sculptures, 3D pieces, finger knitting, etc.), science, games, music and rhythm, Culture Clash (exploring the camp theme in-depth through activities and games designed to create awareness of other cultures around the world), drama, and creative movement. Campers will attend four classes the first week, then switch to four new classes the second week.

Campers are sorted into eight age and grade appropriate groups.

Each group has 2-3 teenage counselors assigned to lead the campers to their various classes and assist them throughout the day.

A mid-morning snack and drink are provided, but campers will need to bring their own lunches. Comfortable clothing for active play and closed-toe shoes are a must.

On the last day of each session, campers will participate in our grand finale, Showcase. Parents and grandparents are invited to get a glimpse of some of the many things your children have done this summer. At the end of the show, parents will take home a bag full of their child's master pieces and be treated to post-show goodies,

General registration begins February 1, 2020