Children Are Free to Creative Expression
On behalf of KidsACT, we want to thank you for your interest in what our summer camp has to offer! KidsACT is an acronym for Kids Are Creative Thinkers and our goal is to expose, encourage, and empower your child, also known as small creative artists (SCA), through all art forms while discovering their creative outlet(s). With performing arts, visual arts, and creative writing, we want your SCA to feel challenged, comfortable taking risks, and open to creative expression. KidsACT will employ creative learning strategies and introduce creative outlets through workshops, field trips, mentoring, and hands-on activities that are shared with the community. This is a new and innovative program that will help increase the number of successful students in local schools and throughout the community through an improvement of grades and social and emotional intelligence!
According to Children’s Music Workshop, 1.3 million elementary school students do not have access to music and art classes across the country due to budget cuts and program changes. This heartbreaking statistic unfortunately means that 1.3 million children do not have the same access to the subjects that enable them to learn while expressing themselves in innovative ways. Although music and art classes seem like an elective to take in elementary, it plays a prominent role in their childhood. Music and art education is essential for children from a young age and has been known to help ignite creativity, build confidence, encourage teamwork and create friendships. The arts provide relaxation and entertainment, and serve as a way to relieve tension, boredom, and internal pressures while learning how to think creatively and “outside the box”. Performing arts, visual arts and creative writing are not simply enjoyable hobbies but crafts that enrich students’ lives, education and career path.
As a soon-to-be graduate from the University of the Arts located in Philadelphia, I have found it vital to understand and collaborate with different artists such as photographers, creative writers, and animators. My intent is to incorporate workshops led by professional artists from the DC and Philadelphia area to create and promote exposure for both your SCA and for professional artists.
We are so excited about your SCAs journey with us and we hope that their creative outlet(s) take them on to future endeavors.
KidsACT strives to collaborate with working artist in the community for our small creative artist and we want YOU! Want to learn more, click the link!
KidsACT provides three different packages that includes weekly themes, workshops from professional artists, breakfast, lunch, snack and additional activities! Click the link to learn more!