At Summer Arts campers create their own schedules by choosing from over 100 courses in Visual Arts, Drama, Music, Dance, Photography, Writing, Sports, Gymnastics, and Video. A student newspaper is produced daily, and there are several full scale productions and a variety of sports options during the day. A healthy lunch and all materials are provided. Every day after lunch there is a performance in the theatre, which is open to the public. The show is followed by a free-choice period, which allows the campers to try new things. The program culminates with a full-day Arts Festival on August 1st. On this day students share their talents through performances of theatre, music, dance, and gymnastics. There are nine galleries of art, including exhibits of pottery, painting, quilting and sewing, mosaics, sculpture and photography. Original animation and video projects are also shown.
Summer Arts Jr. and Summer Arts Kids are half-day programs that provide a multi-arts experience for our youngest campers. The program activities are designed to stimulate each child’s imagination and to build creative confidence. The children have the opportunity to begin exploring their artistic talents in a supportive and exciting atmosphere.Summer Arts provides a high-quality arts experience in a supportive atmosphere. There is a spirit of cooperation and respect, where freedom of expression is encouraged. Don’t miss out on a creative and dynamic summer! Financial aid is available for all programs. Receive a discount on tuition if campers register by March 1st.
In addition Derby offers a variety of one-week specialty camps, including Robotics, Fishing, Visual Arts, Musical Theatre, Super Science Explorers, Sewing, Rugby and Neighborhood Playhouse for our youngest campers. Derby also hosts two weeks of Nike Basketball this summer. Watch for information on our new camps that focus on science, technology and engineering and will take place in the recently built Innovation Center.
For brochures and registration forms for all Derby summer programs, please call (781) 740-4766 or visit our website, www.derbyacademy.org/summer.