LITTLE ARTISTS Summer Camp (ages 3-5)

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general Information

Camp runs daily from 9:00am-4:00pm at Nola Spaces, 1719 Toledano Street, 70115.

Before/After Care is available from 7:30-9am & 4:00-5:30pm. Before and after care can be paid for when you register online, at a cost of $100 for the full 2 weeks. If you choose to do a daily drop-in option for before/after care, you must pay in cash/check that day.

The cost for a one week session is $225 by April 15 ($275 after April 15).

The one week sessions may also be attended as a daily drop-in, for a fee of $65 per day.

A one-time, non-fundable supply fee of $5.00 will be charged per student at the time of registration or by cash or check the first day of camp.

Breakfast, lunch and a healthy snack is provided every day to every young artist in partnership with Volunteers of America’s Fresh Food Factor program!

REQUIREMENTS

Young artists must be potty trained to attend camp. A full change of clothes should accompany young artists each day to camp. In the event an accident occurs and the young artists does not have a change of clothes, a parent or guardian will be notified for pick up immediately.

REGISTRATION & REFUNDS

All registrations will be subject to a nonrefundable $4.95 processing fee. Registrations cancelled more than one week prior to the camp starting (Sunday at midnight), with or without prior payment, will be subject to a cancellation fee of $50 plus processing and supply fees. Accounts will be refunded in full less the processing and cancellation fee up to one week before the camp begins. Registrations cancelled less than one week before the camp will be refunded 50% of the payment, less the processing and cancellation fee.

If no payments have been made, you are still responsible for paying the cancellation and processing fees. You will not be eligible for scholarships in the future unless this balance is settled.

SCHOLARSHIPS, BALANCES & PAYMENT PLANS

To apply for a scholarship, email Alli at alli@upturnarts.org with the number of children in the household requiring financial aid and the session(s) in which you are interested in your young artist(s) attending. As scholarships are based on a sliding scale, a copy of 2016’s tax return showing the applicant as head of household is required to be considered for financial aid.

Scholarships will be awarded on a case-by-case basis from Wednesday, March 1 until Saturday April 15.

A $30 deposit and the $4.95 registration fee is due to secure a spot. Please email Alli at alli@upturnarts.org to apply.

Any registrants with an outstanding balance will not be eligible for scholarships in the future unless this balance is settled.

All balances must be paid in full one week prior (Sunday at midnight) to the start of the first camp session. If a balance is not paid, spots may be given to a young artist on the waitlist.

Families registering online are eligible to select a payment plan option as a direct debit to alleviate the up-front cost of camp. Additional payment plan options are available on a case-by-case basis by contacting alli@upturnarts.org.


sessions

JUNE 5 – 9  | JUNE 12 – 16  

 RECYCLE CAMP  | ONE OR TWO WEEKS

Reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle! Young Artists will be given the opportunity to develop their artistic skills and engage with their peers while making original artwork with everyday objects. In theater new spins will be put on old tales. The dance and music classes will build on already acquired skills and turn them into new choreographed works and compositions.      Young Artists will also explore the concept of  sustainability as they turn waste into wonderful works of art.

JUNE 19 – JUNE 23  |  JUNE 26 – JUNE 30

CampNOLA  | ONE OR TWO WEEKS

Laizzes les bon temps router! Young Artists will explore the culture, history, and art of their hometown. Upturn Arts teachers will share the lives of such musicians as as Dr. John, Fats Domino and Mahalia Jackson. Young Artists will create art inspired by the beauty they pass by everyday. Dancers will learn to second-line and strut their stuff and actors will play out some very traditional and uniquely New Orleans stories.

JULY 5, 6, 7

RED, WHITE AND BLUE CAMP  | DAILY DROP-IN

Young Artists will spend this shortened week discovering what makes them feel free, independent, and proud while united at the same time. Each day will have a different color theme – Wednesday (red), Thursday (white) and Friday (blue).

JULY 10 – JULY 14  |  JULY 17 – JULY 21

INTERNATIONAL CAMP  | ONE OR TWO WEEKS

Around the world in ten days! Young Artists will discover world music from Folk to Indigenous melodies. They will learn about different types of theater such as: Kabuki , Commedia dell’arte and Noh theater styles. They will also explore ethnic dances from Africa to Spain. Additionally, they will learn styles of visual art inspired by cultures all around the globe. This will be a great place for children to learn and experience diversity through multicultural artistic experiences.

JULY 24 – JULY 28  |  JULY 31 – AUGUST 4

SUPERHERO CAMP  | ONE OR TWO WEEKS

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Upturn Arts Young Artists! This session is all about Super Powers: the powers we already have, the powers we wish we already had, and the powers we see in each other. Young Artist’s will draw inspiration from their favorite superiors, cartoons, and real-life experiences to create a Marvel-Esque performance that’s outta this world!

AUG  7 – AUG 11  |  CAMP EXPLORE  | ONE WEEK OR DAILY DROP-IN

Young Artists will use this week to explore their uniqueness and creative imaginations through dance, visual arts, theater, and music. Self-exploration as an artist will be encouraged.


Sample Schedule

Time Activity
9:00-9:30 Drop-Off/Breakfast
9:30-10:30 Music & Movement
10:30-10:45 Snack
10:45-11:45 Visual Art
11:45-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Naptime
1:30-2:30 Yoga & Storytelling
2:30-4:00 Movie or Dismissal

*schedule is subject to change

WHAT TO BRING & WHAT NOT TO BRING

Please bring:

  • Comfortable appropriate clothing (shorts underneath dresses)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Bagged lunch and healthy snack
  • Nap mat, pillow, and blanket (to be taken home every day)
  • A full change of clothes in case of an accident

Please do NOT bring:

  • Juice, soda, or junk food
  • Electronics – tablets, cell phones, iPods