Summer camp fun just around the corner

Pull out your paintbrushes and throw on your stage make-up: Fine Arts Summer Camps are back!

Last year's art and drama camp instructors have signed on for another exciting year of creativity and collaboration with children aged 7-16.

Drama camp instructors, and current University of Lethbridge drama/education students, Erinn Watson and Elyse Whittaker are excited to spend the summer creating new and exciting plays.

"I'm so excited for this summer," says Watson, returning for her third year with the camps. "Every week I look forward to seeing the students' hard work presented on a working university stage, complete with costumes, lights and sound."

Fine Arts summer Camps
All the art and drama camp instructors are back for another year of creativity and collaboration.

Erinn and Elyse's enthusiasm for theatre and passion for sharing that energy with kids is immediately contagious. They've already been hard at work planning themes for each week including Kids in Blue (a parody of Men in Black), When I Grow Up (an exploration of career possibilities) and The Mother Goose Tales (a series of vignettes from classic Mother Goose Rhymes).

They have also come up with something new for this year – the final week of camps for 12-16 year-olds (Aug 12-16), students will have the opportunity to create their own viral video.

Art camp instructors Meagan Foreman and Michelle Sylvestre, also current art/education students, are looking forward to another summer inspiring students through the lives of famous artists and working with a variety of art mediums. Hands-on activities get the students involved in sculpture, painting, drawing and creating. Each week wraps up with a formal exhibition to present to friends and family.

Fine Arts camps at the University of Lethbridge are unique in that they take place in real art and drama settings. Drama camps take place in the David Spinks Theatre, equipped with full stages, lights, sound, costumes and more. Art camps take place in one of the art studios, equipped with all the inspiration, tools and guidance needed to inspire artists of any level.

If you have questions about camps please call 403-329-2691 or 403-329-2227. Registration is now open for University of Lethbridge weekly summer camps. Fees include all camp materials, camp t-shirt and lunch each day. Visit to register today.

This story first appeared in the May 2013 edition of the Legend. For a look at the full issue in a flipbook format, follow this link.