Adams County Arts Council – Supporting the arts in Adams County PA

Summer Camps

The ACAC accepts credit card, cash, check, and PayPal transactions for payment. If you experience registration trouble online, please call 717-334-5006. Registrations and payments are accepted by phone.  If you wish to pay with credit card, click the ‘Pay with Debit or Credit Card’ option after submitting the initial sign up form from the ACAC website. If you would like to make a payment through PayPal, a PayPal account is required.

Pre-School

Ballerinas & Bears

August 7-11, 9:30-11:30 am, ages 3-5

Beginner ballerinas and dancers learn ballet basics and movement, wear their favorite costumes, and have a dancing teddy bear party. (Each week has its own music and dance routine.)

Elizabeth Spicer & Abbi Lowman

$90 (member $81)

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Ballerinas & Bears, August 7-11

Instructors Elizabeth Spicer and Abbi Lowman

Let’s Make Music!

July 24-28, 9:30-11:00 a.m., ages 4-5
During this exciting week, students will learn and sing new songs, dance, and play musical games. Activities will introduce musical concepts like beat, rhythm, pitch, melody, and dynamics.

Lisa Cadigan

$71 (member $65)

Registration closed. If questions, please call 717-334-5006.

Let’s Make Music

July 24-28, 1-2:30p.m., ages 4-5

During this exciting week, students will learn and sing new songs, dance, and play musical games. Activities will introduce musical concepts like beat, rhythm, pitch, melody, and dynamics.

Lisa Cadigan

$71 (member $65)

Registration closed. If questions, please call 717-334-5006.

Start with Art for Pre-Schoolers,July 10-14

Instructor Ann Walsh

Visual Arts

Fashion Design & Drawing, July 17-21

Instructor Kim Robinson

Arts-a-Palooza Gone Wild

July 24-28, 9-Noon, ages 7-10
Spend a week throwing paint (on a canvas), drawing with thread, printing with veggies, sculpting, drawing, and more. Learn about modern art, too, using a variety of media like paint, ink, clay, pencil, and pen.

Lori Nelson

$155 (member $145)

Registration closed.  If questions, call 717-334-5006.

Arts-a-Palooza Gone Wild

July 24-28, 1pm – 4pm, ages 7-10

Spend a week throwing paint (on a canvas), drawing with thread, printing with veggies, sculpting, drawing, and more. Learn about modern art, too, using a variety of media like paint, ink, clay, pencil, and pen.

Lori Nelson

$155 (member $145)

Register

Sketchbook Journaling

July 31-August 4, 9-Noon, ages 10-13
Observe and record the world. This unique camp combines drawing and writing to create expressive journal pages with a visual story on every one. You will work with various media and venture outdoors to create Gettysburg sketches.

Lisa Chu

$155 (member $145)

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Create a Super Hero Comic Book

July 31-August 4, 9-Noon, ages 10-13
Quick, Robin, to the Bat Cave! Create your own super hero comic book! Script your story and develop unique panels to support your storyline. Design your hero and villain costumes and decide how they acquired their super powers.

Stanley Gilmore

$155 (member $145)

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Watercolor Basics! ages 13-17

July 31-August 2, 1-4 p.m.
It’s summer, so take a dip and have fun in this introductory watercolor class. Mix, paint, and blend. It’s easy, just add water and express yourself. Art pro Steve Bleinberger will have you creating your favorite subjects in no time.

Steve Bleinberger

$100 (member $90)

Registration closed.  If questions, call 717-334-5006.

Paint like an Artist!

August 3-4, 1-4 p.m., ages 13-17
Recreate a famous painting with the grid method used by renowned photographer and painter Chuck Close who reinvigorated the art of portrait painting. Discover the fun of this cool method and become a painter realist. Erica Werntz

$62 (member $56)

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Drawing Camp

August 14-18, 9-Noon, ages 13-16
Make doodles and drawings look more realistic and three-dimensional when you learn about one and two point perspective. Build skills like observation, composition, and shading; create art inspired by your favorite subjects. Stanley Gilmore

$155 (member $145)

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Fun behind the Lens Photo Camp!

August 14-18, 1-4 pm, ages 11-15
Say cheese! Learn how to take great photos, experiment with composition and expand your camera’s boundaries by using still subjects and class members as models. Camera in hand, you will take a walking field trip, too. Bert Danielson

$155 (member $145)

Registration closed. If questions, call 717-334-5006.

Culinary

Sweet Treat Baking

August 14-18, 9-Noon, ages 9-14

Bake and decorate desserts and edible treats uniquely yours using a theme that you select. Create spectacular effects by rolling, cutting, and imprinting designs on fondant, candy clay, and more. Work with cakes, icings, and chocolate.

Lori Nelson

$160 (member $150)

Registration closed. If questions, call 717-334-5006.

Sweet Treat Baking

August 14-18, 1-4pm, ages 9-14

Bake and decorate desserts and edible treats uniquely yours using a theme that you select. Create spectacular effects by rolling, cutting, and imprinting designs on fondant, candy clay, and more. Work with cakes, icings, and chocolate.

Lori Nelson

$160 (member $150)

Register

Putting it All Together: Cooking Camp, July 17-2

Instructor J’Amy Thomas.

Kitchen 101

July 24-28, 10-12:30 p.m., ages 8-10
Develop confidence and your inner chef as you learn to prepare fresh food and veggies and put a new spin on your favorite go-to dishes. Add flavor and zest to classics such as chicken quesadilla and experience new dishes too.

J’Amy Graham Thomas

$160 (member $150)

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Kitchen Basics Lockdown

August 7-11, 1-4 p.m. ages 11-14
It’s time to shine in the kitchen as you spend the week baking, cooking, cutting, measuring, and more. Develop your skills as a baker and a chef learning the right way to create show-stopping recipes while developing confidence.

J’Amy Graham Thomas

$165 (member $155)

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Clay

Throw a Pot!

July 31-August 4, 9-Noon, ages 11-14
Learn to “throw” pottery on the potter’s wheel! Mr. Jack will teach you how to create mugs, small bowls, and pots while working at your own pace. Choose cool glaze colors to finish your pieces. Lots of personal attention. Jack Handshaw

$170 (member $160) (limited to 6)

Registration closed.  If questions, call 717-334-5006.

Throw a Pot!

July 31-August 4, 1pm-4pm, ages 11-14
Learn to “throw” pottery on the potter’s wheel! Mr. Jack will teach you how to create mugs, small bowls, and pots while working at your own pace. Choose cool glaze colors to finish your pieces. Lots of personal attention. Jack Handshaw

$170 (member $160) (limited to 6)

Registration closed.  If questions, call 717-334-5006.

Basic Wheel-Throwing: Partner Style, June 12th-16th

Instructor Harley Weigle

Pots for Tots, June 26-30

Instructor Jack Handshaw

Reinventing the Wheel

July 24-28, 1-4 p.m., ages 12 and up
Review basic techniques then go beyond to make atypical shapes. Experiment with stacking, stretching, and cutting wheel throw forms to create crazy and interesting objects. Previous wheel experience necessary. Harley Weigle

$170 (member $160) (limited to 6)

Registration closed. If questions, call 717-334-5006.

Print, Press & Throw

August 7-11, 9:30-12:30 p.m., ages 11 and up
Learn the basics of throwing on the wheel as you discover unique ways to add interesting textures and designs to your pieces. Experiment with transferring images onto clay, too.

Erica Werntz

$170 (member $160) (limited to 6)

Registration closed. If questions, call 717-334-5006.

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