Cultural Camps 2019

Your camper will take a journey across the globe during Cultural Camp. Each one or two-week session is a fun and in-depth exploration of the arts and culture of a country. Depending on age and interest, students will choose a performing or visual arts track. Each two week session culminates in a camp exhibition and performance on the last Friday at 1:30pm. Cultural Camps run from 9:00am – 3:00pm with early drop off beginning at 8:00 AM. DAC provides a fresh fruit snack. If your camper has food allergies to fruit, please pack a snack. Please pack your campers a lunch (no refrigerator or microwave available).

9:00am – 3:00pm (Drop-off begins at 8:00am)

Two Week Camp: $360 ($340 per additional child of same household)
One Week Camp: $180 ($170 per additional child of same household)

For Cultural Camps, choose your arts track based on the campers age and interest.
Age 5 & 6: Creative Kids – For Rising K and 6 year olds, this camp offers storytelling, dance, music and fun age appropriate art activities for our youngest campers.
For ages 7-13 – Choose between a visual or performing arts track.
Visual Track Classes include: Painting, Clay, Mixed Media
Performing Arts Track Classes include: Dance, Theater, Chorus

Session A: Scintillating Singapore, June 17-28 (2 weeks)
Session B: Picturesque Portugal, July 8-12 (1 week)
Session C: Eclectic Ecuador, July 15-26 (2 weeks)
Session D: Noteworthy Nigeria, July 29-August 9 (2 weeks)

Afternoon Adventures
Need a full day? Add the Afternoon Adventures program from 3:00 – 5:30 PM
Afternoon Adventures includes visits by extra special artists and performers as well as field trips to fun cultural destinations.
One Week: $70 ($65 per additional child of same household)
Two Weeks: $140 ($130 per additional child of same household)

(To Register for summer camp you will need to select the program group “Summer Camp 2019” before searching. To register for a full week of Afternoon Adventures click “bundles” before searching.)

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Session Descriptions

Session A: Scintillating Singapore

Singapore is one of only 3 surviving city-states, and as such is one of the smallest countries in the world. Despite its size the country’s culture is surprisingly diverse. While the 3 main cultural groups are Chinese, Malay and Indian, settlers from each group originated from different regions resulting in Singapore having multiple official languages. Cultural activities are all rooted in major civilizations, but shared across all groups. You will find Malay, Chinese and Indian music widespread, as well as Indian and Chinese painting and drama practiced by many. Come explore the diverse culture of this scintillating city-state!

Session B: Picturesque Portugal

As the Roman Empire declined and Europe moved into the middle ages there were many battles happening in the Iberian Peninsula with Visgoths and Moors migrating in, but those tumultuous times have given us beautiful castles! With the building knowledge and creativity of the Romans and Moors combined; castles were built that were far stronger than any others of the time and still overlook the diverse landscape of beaches and mountains found in Portugal. Take a step back to this exciting time as we explore the castles of Portugal!

Session C: Eclectic Ecuador

Lying close to the equator Ecuador doesn’t experience the 4 seasons as we know them; just a dry and a wet. What they lack in seasonal diversity they make up for in spades of cultural diversity. Fourteen indigenous groups, a strong Afro-Ecuadorian influence and Spanish settlers have led to a diverse and stratified culture. Cultural traditions have been passed down by generations, including woodcarving and weaving. Music has played an important role in society in Ecuador since ancient times, long before the evolution of the Marimba music of today. Come learn about the arts of this eclectic country!

Session D: Noteworthy Nigeria

An Africa nation located on the western coast, Nigeria has a diverse climate, landscape and population. The culture of Nigeria is grounded in its heritage but also has Arabic and European influence. The art is reflective of the countries diversity, with artists creating sculptures, statues and masks from traditional materials such as bronze and terra cotta, with some artist also using more contemporary materials such as oils. Traditional music and dance is used throughout the country for ceremonies and festivals. Come discover the traditions of this African Nation!