Summer vacation is almost here. SAAC is ready to host some fun for your kiddos! 

Having a blast while learning something new is always a good time! Get them off the couch and off their screens and into the South Arkansas Arts Center for the best experience of their summer.   
The summer schedule this year offers our most popular activities to engage your kids.  From the classic art, theater, and dance camps to film-making and bug hotels, there is definitely something to spark their interest!  The teachers are all enthusiastic about what they have planned and are ready to get going! 
Sponsored by First Financial Bank, every student will receive a free Summer Camp t-shirt, so have your child’s shirt size ready when you register them for camp.
Below is the list of what’s included in this year’s camp lineup.

June 12-16 • Musical Theatre Dance “West Side Story” Students entering grades 4 and up will learn musical theatre choreography at this performance-based camp focused on the classic musical, “West Side Story”. Students will dance to a selection of beloved songs and learn the fundamentals of choreography, blocking, and stage presence with instructors Lynn Gunter and Bekah Gunter. Limit 24. $150.
Grades 4-12 9am-4pm / Performance on Friday at 6pm

June 12-16 • Art Meets Science Young scientists entering grades 2-4 can explore the ways that art and science intersect in a hands-on environment with instructor Mike Means. Limit 8. $115.
Grades 2-4 1-4pm

June 19-23 • Art Camp Students entering grades 1-9 will rotate through activities with three different teachers in visual and graphic art. Limit 18. $115.
Grades 1-9 9am-Noon. Instructors Nicole McAdams, Mike Means, Katie Harwell
Grades 1-9 1-4pm. Instructors Michaela Gross, Mike Means, Katie Harwell

June 19-22 • Ballet JR “Aesop’s Fables” 4 Days  Boys and girls entering grades 1-7 will learn and present a ballet in one week! Aesop’s classic fables will be brought to life by Adolphe Adam’s music. Instructors Stephanie Lowrey and Cami Lowrey. Limit 24. $95.
Grades 1-7 12:30-4:30pm Monday through Thursday / Performance Thursday at 5:30pm

June 26-30 • Ballet SR “Cinderella” Male and female dancers in grades 8 and up will see every element of producing SAAC’s adaptation of the classic fairytale, Cinderella. Dancers entering 4th through 7th grade, or who have completed Ballet 2 at SAAC, will build their skills, learn choreography, and perform in this adaptation of the classic fairytale, Cinderella. Instructors Stephanie Lowrey and Cami Lowrey. Limit 24. $150.
Grades 8-12 and Up: 9am-5pm (9-11am: Male Ballroom Only Dancers)
Grades 4-7: 12:30-4:30pm
Performance Friday at 6pm

July 10-14 • Computer Art Camp Experiment with the technological side of art and design with Mr. Mike! Learn basic graphics, design, and animation skills. Limit 6. $115.
Grades 4-12 1-4pm. 

July 31 – Aug 3 • Mini Art and Theatre Camp 4 Days • Campers age 4-6 will explore visual drawing, painting, music, movement, and dance with a shorter session designed to keep their interest. Two small groups will rotate through activities exploring visual art and theatre with teachers Michaela Gross and Ms. Cassie. Please dress comfortably and be prepared to get a little messy! Limit 16. $95.
Ages 4-6 10am-Noon Monday through Thursday

July 31 – Aug 3 • Building a Bug Hotel 4 Days Students entering grades 5-9 will work with instructor Mike Means to design and build a “Bug Hotel” habitat on the SAAC grounds, learning about these essential insects and their characteristics along the way. Please dress comfortably and be prepared to get a little messy! Limit 10. $95.
Grades 5-9 10am-Noon Monday through Thursday. 

July 31 – Aug 3 • Theatre Basics Camp 4 Days Take to the stage this summer with this camp for young actors entering grades 1-6. Campers will explore scene work, stage movement, voice technique, and stage games with youth instructors Hannah Elizabeth and Maddy Couture. Limit 24. $95.
Grades 1-6 1-4 pm Monday through Thursday / Parents Showcase Thursday at 5:15pm 

August 7-11 • Movie Making Camp Campers entering grades 5-9 will have the opportunity to write, direct, star in, and produce their own short films, commercials, and documentary shorts. Students will work collaboratively and individually to execute their ideas and support their fellow artists with teacher Mike Means. Please dress comfortably and be prepared to get a little messy! Limit 12. $115.
Grades 5-9 1-4pm