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Ditch the Screens! The Alliance is once again encouraging young children and teens to set their inner artists free at a variety of summer art camps happening in Wichita Falls. Summer camps can include everything from animals, nature, flying things, animation, comics, and even the world of dreams and fantasies.


Chocolate Camp for Kids: REGISTER HERE

Join B Cocoa Artisan Chocolates for a three-day chocolate camp for children ages 8-11. Children will learn how to taste chocolate, temper chocolate, how to make hand-rolled truffles, bonbons, ganache, and all things chocolate, all in our professional kitchen with our chocolatiers.

All supplies and chocolate are provided, all you need to bring is a lunch the first two days and then we’ll enjoy a pizza party on Friday. Campers will take home all of their chocolate creations at the end of the week.

Date: June 29, 30 & July 1
Time: 10-4
Cost: $275
Please note: this is a long day of kitchen work in our kitchen and we are focused on teaching campers a lot about chocolate. Consider this when deciding if this is a good fit for your child’s personality and attention span or not.

Little Hearts Dance Summer Camp: REGISTER HERE

Each week Little Hearts Dance will have a new theme to dance, craft, party and tumble to! Camps are designed for 2-12 years old’s who are ready to explore, play and make new friends in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment. Under the supervision of our experienced dance instructor, campers have fun, develop new skills, try new things, gain confidence and grow in ways that will benefit them long after the program is over.

HALF-DAY CAMP | EVERY FRIDAY IN JUNE | 11AM – 1PM

Dancers will explore dance each week with an action-packed theme! Each day will include; dance, arts and crafts, and activities with a small performance at the end of each week! Our camps are taught by our professional and well-experienced teachers. Specific dance attire and shoes are not required, just come comfortable and ready to MOVE! Students will have lunch, water, snacks, and all necessary supplies for all activities provided and are included in your camp tuition. Spaces are limited and camp will fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today!

WEEK ONE | Marquee Mix-Up: Movie Magic!
Cue the paparazzi and get ready to shine like a star in Marquee Mix-Up: Movie Magic! Dancers will explore the magic of our fav movie musicals: The Greatest Showman, Newsies, Grease, Mary Poppins, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, while learning musical theater, jazz, and hip hop! Your dancing movie stars will create their own sets and props to prepare for their big premiere where they will walk the red carpet and showcase a fabulous performance from each of these movie musicals! Dancers will also shine on the big screen when they star in their very own mini-movie featuring their magical dance moves! (THIS FEE COVERS THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE’S CAMPS LISTED BELOW)

WEEK TWO | Twirltopia Princess Academy
This is not your average Princess camp…Cool jewels rule at the Twirltopia Princess Academy! But the Royal Queen only grants the three sparkling crown jewels to princesses who prove they are confident, fun + friendly, and kindhearted! Your princess (or prince charming) will love this royal ballet and tap adventure dancing through the magical kingdom of Twirltopia and learning important lessons from their animal friends who will help them reach their crowning moment at the Palace Princess Crown Ball!

WEEK THREE | The Donut Spytacular
Donut panic! Someone has stolen the donuts, and it’s up to your dancers to debunk this deliciously devious mystery! Your team of dancing detectives will uncover clues through their super sleuthy jazz moves and funky fresh hip hop grooves as they discover whodunit! Dancers will fill their spy kit with sprinkle-tastic spy tools as they prepare to uncover the Donut Bandit at their final performance!

WEEK FOUR | Academy of Magic
Harry Potter fans unite, and join us at Little Hearts Academy of Magic! Your young witches and wizards will dive into their studies of spells, potions, and of course, dance moves to earn their Little Hearts school crest upon graduation day! Dancers will experience an extraordinary week of jazz and hip hop moves while sharpening their spellbinding skills to earn their badges in a variety of magical moves. Grab your books, quills, cloaks, and cauldrons–school is officially in session at Little Hearts Academy!

ALL fees are non-refundable and will not be pro-rated. By purchasing our camp you understand and agree to our studio terms, conditions, rules and policies.

VC Mixed Media Camp: An Art Experience: REGISTER HERE

Hosted by CrashWorks STEAM studio & Makerspace and Vernon College Continuing Education Wichita Falls.

WHO: Ages 6-10

WHEN: July 4 9-12 PM, July 5 9-12 PM, July 6 9-12 PM, July 7 9-12 PM

ATTENDANCE: Drop-off; kids only

PRICE: $100/child (Members contact us for more info!)

ABOUT: Join us as we dive into the many facets of art! From paint pours and pinch pots to an exploration in mixing multiple textiles, this camp is sure to be an art experience your kids* will love!*Ages 6-10This camp is a collaborative event with our friends at Vernon College! Your child will receive a t-shirt, snack and bottle of water included with their camp ticket!

The Wichita Falls Parks and Recreation Department is all set and ready for Summer Day Camp 2022. The 2 week-long sessions are available at 2 different locations for kids ages 6-12. The first session gets underway Monday, June 6, 2022. Registration is underway for Sessions 1 and 2 right now. Just log onto https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofwichitafalls/Home and register your kids for two fun weeks full of field trips, games, and activities. The camps take place at Scotland Park Elementary and Jefferson Elementary. Breakfast and Lunch will be served daily. The cost of the camp is $100 a session per child. That’s only $10 a day. Here is what you need to know: Session 1: June 6-June 17 Session 2: June 20- July 1 Session 3: July 4-July 15 Session 4: July 18-July 29 The registration deadline for each session is Friday before the session starts. For more information call the Recreation Office at (940 761-7490. 

Summer Community Education for Ceramics: REGISTER HERE

HANDBUILDING (SCULPTURE)

When: May 16 – June 27. Monday nights from 5-9 p.m.

Where: MSU’s Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Art, ceramics studio (C119)

Tuition: $200 (Includes all materials and firings)

Please contact Gerber Pease (elisha.pease@msutexas.edu or 940-397-4264) if you have any questions.

WHEEL THROWING 

When: May 16 – June 27. Monday nights from 5-9 p.m.

Where: MSU’s Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Art, ceramics studio (C119)

Tuition: $200 (Includes all materials and firings)

Please contact Gerber Pease (elisha.pease@msutexas.edu or 940-397-4264) if you have any questions.

 SIGN UP HERE FOR WHEEL THROWING!

Summer Strings Camp 2022: REGISTER HERE

The Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra welcomes all beginner and intermediate strings students and looks forward to serving everyone with fun and challenging music education opportunities.

Camp will be held at The Forum in Wichita Falls July 25-29. There will be a camp concert on Friday.

Please complete application and return with camp fee by July 1, 2022. After this date, there will be a $10.00 late fee and we cannot guarantee the correct size t-shirt.

Enrollment is $90 if paid by July 1 and $100 after July 1. All current YSO students will receive a 10% discount. You may mail a check payable to Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra or pay by Venmo @WFYSO. For other payment options or to request financial assistance, contact the office 940-723-6202 or jhall@wfyouthsymphony.org.


Summer Dance 2022 – REGISTER HERE

Young Dancers’ Program June 6, 2022 – July 1, 2022
*$10.00 Registration fee to hold spot

Mommy & Me

  • Age: 18 months-2 1/2 yrs. old
  • Time: Monday 9:30-10:00am
  • Cost: $45 for 4 weeks

Toddler Class

  • Age: 2-2 ½ yrs. old
  • Time: Tuesday 4:00pm-4:30pm
  • Cost: $45 for 4 weeks

Pre Ballet

  • Age: 5-6 yrs. old
  • Time: Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Cost: $85 for 4 weeks

Beginner Ballet

  • Age: 6 and up/ no prior experience
  • Time: Monday 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Cost: $95 for 4 weeks

Creative Movement Kids Dance Camps
Week 1   

  • Sleeping Beauty    
  • Ages 3-4 yr. old
  • June 13-16       
  • 10:00- 11:00 am            

Week 2    

  • Encanto                    
  • Ages 3-4 yr. old   
  • June 20-23       
  • 10:00 -11:00 am

COST: $115.00 a week   

Price for two weeks of Dance Camp – $195.00

Summer Intensive 2022June 6, 2022 – July 1, 2022

NEW STUDENTS to WFYB will be placed on the first day of the Summer Intensive Workshop, or can contact WFYB to take a placement class during March, April or May.

TUITION PAYMENT: To ensure placement in the assigned level, a non-refundable registration fee of $10.00 must be received by June 1, 2022.  Full tuition must be paid the first day of classes.

Find full schedule and levels here.


KEMP CENTER FOR THE ARTS: REGISTER HERE

Camp: ArtZeum Kids Art I

  • Ages: 5 – 9
  • Dates: Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $80

ArtZeum is The Kemp Center’s annual interactive children’s art exhibit and this year’s theme is HerStory: Seven Famous Women Artists. Campers will use a variety of media to explore and learn about the work of these gifted artists. This camp is for our youngest campers, giving them an opportunity to learn about visual arts of many kinds.

Camp: ArtZeum Creativity

  • Ages: 7 – 12
  • Dates: Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24
  • Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Cost: $110

This camp is for our elementary aged campers interested in many forms of art, including performance.  For our visual arts only camp please see our ArtZeum Kids Art I and II camps (two separate sessions). Campers should be prepared to work with visual art, music and participate in a dramatic performance.  The final performance is open to family and friends and will happen the last day of camp.  Campers should plan to attend ALL camp sessions and the final performance.  This is to ensure that all the parts in the play are filled on performance day. Campers must be able to read at a Grade 1 level.

Camp: Watercolor

  • Ages: 9 – 13
  • Dates: Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • $80

Campers will learn the basics of creating with watercolor.  They’ll also have a chance to explore multiple types of watercolor media (including water pencils and crayons, wet and dry paint, and different types of papers).  Watercolor is one of the most accessible and convenient forms of painting, making it the go-to media for traveling artists around the world.

Camp: Kawaii Cute

  • Ages: 9 – 13
  • Dates: Wednesday, July 6 – Friday, July 8
  • Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Cost: $60

Kawaii is the hyper-cute anime style hugely popular in Japan and around the world (think Hello Kitty and Pokemon).  Campers will learn how to draw in the kawaii style and create a bunch of fun kawaii cute projects!

Camp: Anime Basics

  • Ages: 10 – 18
  • Dates: Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 14
  • Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Cost: $95

Learn the basics about the Japanese art form of anime.  Students will learn to draw in the anime style, including basic anatomy; sketching, coloring and inking; and creating dramatic facial expressions.  Students will also learn about the history of anime and how it fits into the broader Japanese culture, including sampling many Japanese treats!  (Please note the allergen waiver below: Japanese snack food frequently contains common allergens like sesame, shellfish and seaweed.)

Camp: Anime Advanced

  • Ages: 12 – 18
  • Dates: Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15
  • Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Cost: $95

Our afternoon anime camp is for more advanced students who already have a basic foundation in sketching and drawing in the anime style.  Students will continue to work on their drawing skills, (including anatomy, sketching, coloring and inking) while learning how to develop original characters and being to plan out storylines. Students will also learn about the history of anime and how it fits into the broader Japanese culture, including sampling many Japanese treats!  (Please note the allergen waiver below: Japanese snack food frequently contains common allergens like sesame, shellfish and seaweed.)

Camp: Drama

  • Ages: 7 – 14
  • Dates: Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 29 (No weekends)
  • Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Cost: $135

Lights, Camera, Action!! Campers will learn all aspects of Theatre Arts from audition to production. There will be a performance for family on the last day of camp. Campers must be able to attend each day for both weeks, including the final performance on Friday, July 29.  This ensures no parts are left open at the final performance.Campers must be able to read at a Grade 2 level and follow directions. Registration for camp closes a full week before camp starts.  They gives the teachers time to be sure all campers have a part in the performance.

Camp: ArtZeum Kids Art II

  • Ages: 5 – 9
  • Dates: Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $80

This is the August version of the annual interactive children’s art exhibit and this year’s theme is HerStory: Seven Famous Women Artists. Campers will use a variety of media to explore and learn about the work of these gifted artists.This camp is for our youngest campers, giving them an opportunity to learn about visual arts of many kinds.

Camp: Digital Art

  • Ages: 10 – 18
  • Dates: Monday, Aug 8 – Friday, Aug 12
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $80 (plus supplies)

Learn the world’s most popular premier digital art software!  Students will learn how to use Procreate, rapidly becoming the industry standard for digital artists across the world.

Students must have the following for class:

Optional supplies:

  • Digital Stylus
  • Apple Pencil or Apple Pencil 2 (check compatibility with your device)

River Bend Nature Center Summer Camps – REGISTER HERE

Join in on all the cool activities and make new friends as you explore nature and science at Camp River Bend! Camps are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12 pm. All of our camps involve exploration of the trail and exhibits. Registration fills up fast, so hurry and sign up using the form below today! All forms must be received by 6 pm the Wednesday before each camp. Call 940-767-0843 for more information.

RAWR for Dinosaurs! June 13th – June 17th

Ready, set, roar for dinosaurs! Campers will dig for dinosaur bones and fossils, build a dinosaur, discover dinosaurs that lived in Texas and create a fossil and dinosaur footprint, and more!

Wild About Wildlife! June 27th-July 1st

Prepare to explore the world of animals! Campers will go on a track hunt, see us feed our live exhibits, explore the critters in our pond, meet local animals, construct an insect habitat and a birdhouse, make animal tracks, and more fun activities!

Science Detectives! July 11th – July 15th

Roll up your sleeves, dust off your science goggles, and prepare to have some fun! Campers will create different concoctions of slime, make their own science tool kits, build terrariums, create vehicles, use digital scopes to investigate the microscopic world of nature, create chemical reactions using kitchen chemistry, and so much more!

AstroKids! July 25th – July 29th

All systems ready, 3,2,1 we have lift off! Campers will explore the planets, the universe, and the birth of a star; create a galaxy and design a spaceship and so much more. Off you go to infinity and beyond!

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