A month into summer, kids are eager for something new. Not to worry. We recently learned of several day camps being held later this month that are the perfect boredom busters.
July 16-20 • Cobblestone Art Camp
CampInterest: Know those projects you always want to do but can never find time for? Let your kids can do them with us. The best of Pinterest in a summer camp for grades K-10. One studio art project per day plus smaller projects all week. We will use acrylic, chalk, art pastels, and mediums that may stain clothes. Children should bring a snack and clothes they can paint in. For grades K-10. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 857-2272 for details.
The camp takes place at Cobblestone Art, 2411 Forest Hill Irene, Germantown • Fee: $135
July 18-19 • Superhero Mini Camp at Cobblestone Art
Want to paint superheros? Draw your favorite superhero logo? At this camp, we'll teach kids how to draw with pastels, markers, or charcoal. Camp runs from 2-3:30pm. • Cost: $42.
This camp will focus on Memphis music, developing songs and scenes around the city's rich musical roots, including blues, gospel, rock, jazz, and Elvis. Coursework is geared for kids ages 7 to 17 and will be taught by alumni from the Young Americans touring group based in Los Angeles. This popular troupe routinely works with kids and helps them build comraderie and confidence. The camp is from 1 to 5 p.m. daily.
"It's amazing to watch the bonds that develop over the course of the week," says Josh Quinn, Salvation Army Kroc Center arts manager, and the program coordinator. "By the end of the week, kids don't want to leave.
The camp takes place at Hanley Elementary School, 680 Hanley Street. • Cost: $50.
July 24-27 • Connecting Cultures Summer Camp
If your child is curious about history and archaeology, head to the C. H. Nash Museum for this cross-cultural camp. At Chucalissa, children ages 8 to 13 learn about archaeology and artifacts while participating in activies that include the Mystery Box, Stone Tool, and Drumming Across Cultures. During the week, they'll also create a take-home craft based on the Native American traditions of the Mid-South. To learn more, call Samantha Gibbs, 785-3160. • Cost: $40.
The camp takes place at the C.H. Nash Museum, 1987 Indian Village Drive.