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Storytellers Theatre Camp
June 19-30
Instructor: Alisha Jean Bond
Ages 4-17
Preschool Session (ages 4-5): $45 per student
Morning Session (ages 6-16): $85 per student
Afternoon Advanced Class (ages 13-18): $125 per student

Welcome to our very first Storytellers theatre camp at OCAC where we will celebrate community and creativity through drama, movement, music and visual art!

The morning session, devoted to kids from 4 to 16 years old, will explore theatre options from one of our favorite children’s books - Pete The Cat and take it  “from page to stage”.

The afternoon Advanced Session will present our High School aged students with a Musical Theatre intensive.  Come join us to bring out the artist in you, push you to your fullest potential and have a blast in the making!

The camp will end with a family/community celebration and performance on June 30th.

 

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READY, SET, GROW!
Gardeneering Camp
SATURDAYS, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Instructor: Caroline Croswell
Ages 6-12
Price $40.00/Session
Session A: Jun 24, July 1, & 8
Session B: Jul 15, 22 & 29
Session C: Aug 5, 12, & 19

Ready, Set, Grow! Immerse your child in the magical world of a garden where experience-based learning creates connections through gardening, play and the inspiration of story … A place just waiting for the child’s imagination!

Gardeneering is a Saturday morning adventure allowing children the chance to explore the garden, plant and harvest flowers & vegetables, create garden-themed art and prepare their own snacks right out of the garden. The Gardeneers will help produce a beautiful garden for Oxford residents and its visitors to enjoy!

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Circus Arts Camp - My Nose Turns Red
Monday - Friday, June 26 - June 30
Instructor Steve Roenker
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Ages 4-7           Price $130.00
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       Ages 7-16         Price $170.00 

Youth circus is a magical blend of theatre, movement, physical fitness, imagination and childlike wonder. My Nose Turns Red Circus campers have an opportunity to build strong friendships as they learn some of the most entertaining tricks of the circus arts. Participants will be taught such skills as juggling, diabolo, and German Wheel, to name a few. The camp will culminate in a free public performance where students will display their newly acquired talents and abilities as friends and family watch and cheer them on.   Instructors blend the ability to play with the precision of circus arts skills to create programs where youth learn teamwork and trust in a non-competitive environment.  Through the art of the theatrical clown and the one-ring circus, My Nose Turns Red cultivates a supportive environment that inspires youth to challenge themselves, develop essential life skills and engage audiences.

My Nose Turns Red was founded in 1984 when co-founders Jean St. John and Steve Roenker began touring as theatrical clowns Juice and Shootang, bringing their art form to thousands of children through school performances, workshops and residencies. In 1997, MNTR created a circus program designed to give youth the opportunity to experience the challenge of circus training with the joy of performing.

 

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Bi Okoto Camp - Images of Afrika
July 31 - August 4
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ages – 6-13
COST: $125

Images of Afrika is an arts and culture summer camp focusing on Nigeria, Ghana, and Guinea. Students learn through languages, songs, art, craft, drumming and theatrical games presented by Bi-Okoto
Bi-Okoto aims to preserve, promote and share the rich cultural heritage of Africa and Africans using drums, music, dance, food, languages and other arts to help create a world where individuals, families, and communities take pride in their cultural heritage while appreciating the cultural expression of others.

Bi-Okoto has earned a reputation as one of the country's finest professional African traditional dance companies and cultural organizations. Bi-Okoto currently tours and performs in 48 states in the US. They have also toured internationally representing Nigeria in South Korea's Youth Festival, Presidential welcomes in Italy, Germany, Bulgaria and France. They were also selected by United States Armed Forces Entertainment for five-week military tours in the United Kingdom, Norway, The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium where seven of our artists performed for our troops on American and United Nation bases, in honor of Black History Month for each of those years.