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COME JOIN ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR CAMPS IN THE AREA! The Middletown Arts Center’s Summer Arts Camp offers creative activities all summer long in our beautiful, air conditioned facility with our caring and talented staff. Children can explore the arts in affordable morning and afternoon sessions that can be joined together to create a full day experience. Campers who enroll in a morning and afternoon camp bring their lunch and a supervised lunch period is included. All camps include a one-half hour period of drop-off and pick-up time at no extra charge. BEFORE AND AFTER CARE available starting at 7:00 am and ending at 6:00 pm for $7.00 per hour. After care provided by Club MAC! Registration is being accepted at the Middletown Arts Center: 36 Church Street, Middletown, NJ 07748 (next to the Middletown Train Station) The Summer Arts Camps Registration Form is available for download on our Web site at www. middletownarts.org or call 732-706-4100 to register by phone.
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About Us The mission of the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council, Inc. (MTCAC), the nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that operates the Middletown Arts Center, is to enhance the quality of life of all area residents by supporting and promoting the arts throughout our large, diverse community. The needs of our community drive our arts program planning.
Please note that Member and Non-member rates relate to membership in the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council. Membership is optional and benefits of membership are discounted rates on classes, camps, and workshops. The MTCAC is the non-profit 501(c)3 organization that operates the Middletown Arts Center. Memberships are annual from the date of enrollment. Senior/Student Memberships $20 Adult Membership $30 Family Membership $60
Suggested for children ages 4-8 Monday-Friday 9:00-11:45 am OR 12:15-3:00 pm Members $105 Non-members $120* Artistic fun designed to stir the imagination and bring out the creative best in every child. Each week is different and will include age-appropriate activities relating to the themes below - children will draw, paint, construct, and create. Each week will include a variety of materials including watercolor, acrylic paint, different kinds of clay, pastels, pencils, and craft materials. Children bring their own snack. *Activities will vary between morning and afternoon for campers who wish to remain in the art program full day.
Peace, Love and ART!
June 16–20 and June 23–27
July 28–August 1
Get a jump on summer with this fun camp that will explore different types of art! From colorful collage to awesome landscapes, there’s something for all!
A week full of amazing art projects! Make a poster, paint peace signs, and craft with a groovy theme.
Surfin’ Dudes and Mermaids Returns! Red, White and Blue!
June 30–July 3 (CLOSED July 4th)
Back by popular demand, this island week will include new projects of surf board creations, iridescent mermaids, palm trees, tiki art, and lots of creative fun.
Celebrate the 4th of July as only Miss Laurie can with a red, white, and blue bonanza! Create flags, fireworks, stars, stripes, and use lots of glitz and glitter! *Pro-rated 4-day camp Members $80 Non-members $92
Beach Bash July 7–11 Jump into an ocean full of underwater fun! Sandy beaches, sparkling waves, colorful fish, and beautiful seashells await you in this week with lots of great art activity.
Animals, Animals, Animals July 14–18 Big and small, spotted and striped, we love them all! Creative fun with animal prints, jungle creations and colorful habitats.
Over the Rainbow July 21–25
ARTS & CRAFTS
ARTS ADVENTURES WITH MISS LAURIE
Garden Delights and Buggy Nights August 11–15 A magical art adventure exploring the garden. Glow-in-the-dark fire flies, colorful patterned frogs, and iridescent fairy wings are just the beginning.
Rain Forest Adventure August 18–22 From parrots and macaws to lizards and snakes, this week’s art is all about the beauty of the rain forest!
Wacky, Wonderful, Whatever! August 25–29 Enjoy the last week of camp as we create masterpieces celebrating all that is summer.
Make magnificent art based on the colors of the rainbow. Color magic and lots of “wow!”
ARTS & CRAFTS
ARTS & CRAFTS FUN WITH LAURA FRENCH & FRIENDS Suggested Ages 9-12 Monday-Friday 9:15 am-12:00 noon Members $105 Non-Members $120
Fun with Clay!
July 7–11 Enjoy creating adorable “Pet Portraitures,” using lots of different materials and techniques.
Painted Pillowcases & Accessories
Make realistic cupcakes, cookies and slices of birthday cake. Finish your creations with acrylic paint and glossy finish so they are ready to display.
Bring your own pillowcase, hat or canvas sneakers (white or light colors recommended) to create a custom, trendy look with fabric paint. Washer and dryer friendly.
August 11–15 Using high-quality materials such as shimmer watercolor, students will sketch and paint beautiful watercolor scenes.
One by Land, Two by Sea
Sail away this week as we create amazing summer-themed art using a wide variety of paint, papers, salt, plastic wrap, and wax!
Create 3-D Beach art with found materials. Create amazing art with rocks, sea glass, driftwood, and more. Materials provided.
Acrylic Painting on Canvas
July 28–August 1
Create unique placemats using basic stitches, plastic canvas, and colorful yarn.
Create a beautiful canvas painting that will be ready for framing.
DOODLE DAWN EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM Ages 2-6 Members $100 Non-members $115
Jump and Jingle
June 16–20 (9:00-11:45 am)
July 28–August 1 (9:00-11:45 am)
Let’s have fun with everything from shadow puppets to sock puppets. We will create a puppet theater and make our own puppet show.
Dance with musical instruments and sing all your favorite songs. Make drums, shakers and lots of crafts.
Down On The Farm Everything Under The Sun
August 4–8 (12:15-2:45 pm)
July 14-18 (12:15-2:45 pm)
Let’s head to the farm and create the cutest critters! Old McDonald would be proud. Sing, create with clay, and join in story time.
Beach blanket story time and lots of pretend as we explore beach fun. We”ll make beautiful fish, octopus and seashell crafts and paint dolphins.
Party Bash! July 21–25 (12:15-2:45 pm)
Play with bubbles and balloons. Dance and sing to your favorite party songs Chicken Dance, Hokey Pokey, Limbo, Freeze Dance, Parachute and more!
Entering Grades 1-5 Members $120 Non-Members $132 No one brings cartooning and animation to life like Art Kaney, the Doodle Dude. From the basics of drawing cartoons, to more advanced animation and claymation techniques, the Doodle Dude will teach, entertain, and inspire. Themes will include all new activities and materials. See themed weeks below…
The Art of Minecraft Week 1: June 26–July 2* (9:30-11:30 am) *Thurs-Wed Week 2: July 14–18 (12:15-2:45 pm) Week 3: July 21–25 (12:15-2:45 pm) Week 4: August 4–8 (12:15-2:45 pm) Look out! It’s a creeper! Can you dig it? It’s the art of the greatest video game, MINECRAFT! Let’s build, create, sculpt, paint, and start mining. A fun artistic time in the world of gaming. Huge gamer party at the end of the week. (Content of each week varies.)
Gamer Class Featuring Skylanders! July 7–11 (9:00-11:30 am) Doodle Dude inspires kids to create, dream and design Video games! Make awesome characters out of clay. It’s all about Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, MARVEL LEGO, and Batman LEGO!
Shark Week (and Dolphins, Too!) July 14–18 (9:00-11:30 am) Explore the wet media side of the arts! Watercolor, gouache, and splatter art! Plenty of cool sea life to paint! Orcas, great whites, and hammerheads! Beautiful dolphins, adding in Islander art tiki’s, monster waves, and hula girls!
Cute Critter Camp July 21–25 (9:00-11:30 am) A very fun creative class! From the cute to the cool...the fuzzy to the scaly! Watercolor, acrylics, colored pencils, clay and much more! Let’s make some beautiful art!
STAR WARS honoring George Lucas!
planets, creatures, droids… and ultimate model spaceship building! Star Wars costume party at the end of the week!!
Native American Camp August 4–8 (9:00-11:30 am) Lets pay our respect to the original Natives of America! Painting, drawing, sculpting, totem poles, drums, kokopelli, teepees, dream catchers and much more! Friday dress-up!
Comic Book Bash! August 11–15 (9:00-11:30 am) Learn the secrets of making your own comics! WAM! POW! BAM! BASH!! It’s Doodle Dude’s favorite week! Writing, drawing, inking, and lettering, featuring Doodle Dude’s Heroic Muscle Anatomy Lessons! ASHCAN creations and Action Figure Design! Cosplay bash at the end of the week!!
ARTS & CRAFTS
DOODLE DUDE CAMPS CARTOONING & ANIMATION
Ultimate Artist Week! August 18–22 (9:00-11:30 am) For the love of doodlizm and pop art! Surrealism, Neo Expressionism! Draw, color, and create! It’s an artistic buffet week! Animation, sidewalk chalk, balloon art, and cupcake decorating in the spirit of ultimate artists like Andy Warhol, Dali, Basquiat, Picasso, Walt Disney, Osamu Tezuka, and Jim Henson! This art week will cover it all!!
POKEMON LIVES! August 25–29 (9:00-11:30 am) Lets create our own Pokemon characters, cards, and action figures! That’s what this world needs… MORE POCKET MONSTERS!! “Gotta Have a Ball… Gotta create them ALL!”
July 28–August 1 (9:00-11:30 am) Doodle Dude’s arts and space craft class, where we make our own aliens at Mos Eisley Cantina! Sculpt, draw, paint, and create
ARTS & CRAFTS
KidzArt CAMPS WITH MISS TRESSE Ages 6-10 1:00-4:00 pm Members $125 Non-members $135
Creature Camp: Prehistoric, Modern, Magical and Mythical July 14–18 August 4–8 August 18–22 We will work on different surfaces and also with air dry clay in 3-D. Discover how dragons got their fiery reputation, create your own Creature Mittens, and learn some special art tricks that will help you draw anything you can imagine! Campers will learn about the magic and myth of different creatures and create their very own mythical masterpieces to bring home!
Make a Splash Water Adventure July 28–August 1 August 11–15 August 25–29
Submerge yourself in art as we explore some interesting properties of water. Build a model waterslide park, paint a killer whale, draw an underwater fish café, and design a futuristic underwater vehicle! Campers will experiment with water and salt to create beautiful art!
PATRICIA SEBASTIANO CAMP Make a Doll Workshop with Patricia Sebastiano Ages 7-12 Mondays Only (12:30-3:30 pm) Session I: July 7, 14, 21, 28 Session II: August 4, 11, 18, 25 Members $85 Non-members $100 Explore the joys of sewing by hand. Create your own individualized cherished doll keepsake. Outfit your creation with a jumper, skirt, fashion accessories and a toy which you create using a pattern and simple hand sewing techniques. Enhance your creation with a variety of frills and embellishments. All supplies included and all levels welcome. Contact MAC office or [email protected]
for questions or photos of sample projects.
ELENA VARGETTO CAMP The Art of Beauty with Elena Vargetto Ages 10 and older July 7–11 (12:30-2:30 pm) Members $150 Non-members $165 Learn the tricks of the beauty trade from licensed cosmetologist and certified make-up artist Elena Vargetto. Students will learn skincare, tasteful makeup application, and learn the colors that are best for their skin tones. Miss Elena will cover hair care and different easyto-create style options. Tips for the perfect manicure and fashion will also be discussed. On Friday, students will display what they learned with a mini fashion show! Girls will get a special makeup kit.
Don’t miss this summer’s most awesome event! Celebrating Doodle Dude’s 30th year of inspiring children and bringing them into the wonderful world of cartooning, comics, art and animation! “I’ve been doing parties for years… Now I hope you can make it to mine!” Saturday, August 23… More details to come. 100% proceeds go to The Middletown ARTS Center!
Join instructor Missy O’Keefe for a week of singing and dancing to your favorite songs! Learn to perform show-stopping numbers and discover what it takes to put together the type of performances you see each week on shows like “Glee”! There will be dancing, acting and singing all wrapped up in a fun packed week. All participants will take part in a variety of activities aimed at improving their inner musical skills.
“INSTANT PLAY” ACTING FOR KIDS with Mike O’Keefe (K-5) July 14–18 August 11–15 July 21–25 August 18–22 July 28–August 1 August 25–29 August 4–8 (Every day 9:30 am-12:00 pm OR 12:30-3:00 pm) Members $105 Non-Members $120 Acting techniques and fun for every student, from beginner to creative expert! Scene work, improvisational comedy, character study, TV, and film techniques will be taught. We will also have lots of fun playing drama games that foster creativity, self-expression, and teamwork. Students are encouraged to show parents what they have learned in an end of week mini performance. Each week is different and students who love theater are encouraged to sign up for multiple weeks.
YOUTH DRAMA PROGRAM with Tara Mahoney and Erin Stripto Wednesdays for 15 weeks* (4:00-5:30 pm) Members $250 Non-Members $265 This professional theatre training program is open to all beginner, intermediate, and advanced aspiring young performers, ages 7 and up. Students will engage in theatrical curricular studies focusing on creating a character, stage presence, script analysis, dance and performance skills, while learning techniques of auditioning for stage performance. *The youth drama program will meet once a week for 15 weeks, starting on July 2nd and culminating with a Fall Festival performance showcase of the Children’s Theatre production. Date to be announced.
GHOUL SCHOOL...THEATRE GROUP with Lisa Buono Monster High Theme Camp (Multi Age Children’s Acting) Session I : June 25, 26, 27 (3:30-6:00 pm) Session II: June 30, July 1, 2 (12:30-3:00 pm) Members $100 Non-Members $115 The children will learn to act on stage naturally without effort using their own ghoulish mannerisms and monster personality. The camp will include warm ups and improvs, voice, movement, sense memory work, monster-logues (monologues) and a craft. This camp will build the young actor’s self esteem, by helping them to trust their own unique imagination. Bring a drink and a light snack.
THEATRE & PERFORMANCE
“GLEE” AT THE MAC – MUSICAL THEATER FUN with Missy O’Keefe (K-5) July 7–11 (9:30 am-12:00 pm OR 12:30-3:00 pm) July 14–18 (9:30 am-12:00 pm OR 12:30-3:00 pm) Members $125 Non-Members $135
MUSICAL THEATRE BROADWAY COMES TO THE MAC with Theresa Fowler August 11–15 (10:00 am-1:00 pm for Ages 7-12 OR 12:00-3:00 pm for Ages 13-18) Members $375 Non-Members $395 A unique program bringing Broadway level guest performers to work one-on-one with ambitious young singers, actors, dancers. Students explore current choreography acting through song, audition tips and techniques, dance and performance skills with professionals. Lots of extras make this camp experience a tremendous value!
DANCE & MOVEMENT
DANCE CAMPS WITH MISS DEENA PRE-SCHOOL SUMMER DANCE CAMP WITH MISS DEENA Ages 2-4 Monday-Friday (9:30 am-12:00 pm) Members $100 Non-Members $115 Dance the morning away as Miss Deena creates a magical environment for your tiny tots through storytelling, crafts, singing, playtime, and dancing. Please pack a snack, drink and wear comfortable clothing.
NEW! Sofia the First Camp June 16–20 A weeklong celebration about your favorite new princess Sofia!
Mermaids, Fairies, and Princesses! June 23–27 Dive into this high flying dance adventure as we explore our friends who live in the sea, the sky, and the castles.
SUMMER DANCE CAMP WITH MISS DEENA Ages 4-10 Monday-Friday (8:30-11:30 am) Members $105 Non-Members $120 Lots of fun dancing with simple choreography, great music, arts and crafts, storytelling, and much more. Please pack a snack, drink, and water. No previous dance experience necessary. Each week on Friday, we will have a special performance in our theatre for family and friends. Wear sneakers or dance shoes. See themed weeks below:
NEW! Sounds of Summer Princess Dance
“FROZEN” Dance Camp
July 7–11 Celebrate the summer season with your favorite princesses. Dive into the ocean with mermaids, build sand castles, grab a beach ball, and dance the week away!
Step into this enchanted “Frozen” fairytale with your favorite songs and characters.
It’s Back.... LET’S GLOW 2!!! Special Effects Dance Camp August 18–22
Party Like a Rock Star! July 14–18 A week of star power awaits you in this high energy rocking and rolling dance camp
Explore how the world of special effects and dance combine to make a spectacular week of fun and surprises.
NEW! Hooray for Hollywood Week!!! BFFs Forever July 21–25 Grab your sister, cousin, or best friend and head to the MAC for a week long adventure about friendship. Bring your favorite doll or furry friend as well.
Pixie Dust Fairy Week August 4–8 Sprinkle on your fairy dust and fly to the dance room for a week of pixie magic in which anything can happen!
August 25–29 Create your own star on the MAC walk of fame and learn to dance like Hollywood royalty!!
Ages 4 and older August 18–22 (1:00-3:00 pm) Members $150 Non-Members $165 Every child has a talent and this is an opportunity to share it on the MAC stage. Singers, dancers, magicians, musicians, comedians, and more, are welcome to join us to learn what it takes to put on a Show. A great camp for building confidence, learning about stage presence, team work and developing performance skills. Week ends with a Talent Show on Friday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm.
Summer Dance Workshop with Miss Deena Ages 7-12 June 30–July 3 (Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm) Members $180 Non-Members $200 Back by Popular Demand!!! This workshop encourages students to explore new dance styles and movement concepts in basic jazz, ballet, tap, and lyrical styles. Each style is incorporated with exercises that stimulate the imagination and developmental creativity. Each day the students will work on a center floor warm-up, then advance to progressions across the floor. We will also explore performance technique, stage presence, costumes, and makeup. Pack a lunch, 2 snacks, and plenty of water. Please wear comfortable clothing. No previous dance experience necessary.
DANCE & MOVEMENT
NEW! MAC Campers Have Talent with Miss Deena
SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS WITH MISS SHERRI Monday-Friday (8:30-11:30 am) Fun & frolic abound as we make music, sing, and move. Students develop social skills as they enjoy instrument play, crafts, story time and dramatic expression. Campers may bring a lunch, snacks and drinks provided. No previous musical training necessary. Each week on Friday campers will have the opportunity to perform. Wear comfortable clothes. Themed Weeks:
One Direction Music Camp Ages 5-8 June 23–27 August 11–15 Members $150 Non-Members $175 This fun camp will encourage aspiring performers to sing, dance and harmonize enthusiastically to one amazing band and more!! Kids explore a variety of favorite music groups and pop stars including One Direction, Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepson, Maroon Five and more! Campers make a daily craft. A mini performance ends this Rockin’ week of Camp.
Top of the Charts Camp Ages 4-7 June 30–July 3 Members $104 Non-Members $124* (*Pro-rated for Four Days) This cool camp teaches kids some of the hottest hits by their favorite Artists such as Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Adele and Pink. Campers will sing on a microphone, learn simple Moves, and have a blast! Campers make a daily craft.
Girl Power Music Camp Ages 4-8 July 7–11 Members $150 Non-Members $175 This camp is ideal for colorful party Girls who love to express themselves by singing empowering positive songs by some of their favorite Pop Stars! Girl will sing, create glitsy jewelry, learn to move to the groove, write poetry and have lots of fun together! Girl Power camp culminates with a Friday mini-performance.
Pirates, Lassies and Sponge Bob By the Sea Camp Ages 3-7 July 14–18 August 25–29 Members $150 Non-Members $175 Jump into this wonderful wet and wild camp exploring Pirates, Lassies, the wonderful silly world of Sponge Bob, and the great ocean blue! We’ll dive into a treasure trove of pirate songs, explore bubbles, paint shells, discover sea treasures, learn about sharks, whales, turtles, and jellyfish. Through imaginative play, stories, puppets, and movement, kids will discover a fantastic underwater world. Grab your pirate hat and take the plunge!
Junk Yard Jammers Ages 7-10 July 21–25 Members $150 Non-Members $175 Jammers make, shake, strum, and drum the day away reusing old stuff from home, making unique one-of-a-kind percussion instruments. Kids will even take an old song and re-write it into a new hit tune!! Kids learn about going green through re-cycling, re-using and re-thinking about junk, re-vitalizing it into NEW cool usable items. Jumping, dancing, drumming, and singing are just a few activities jammers will experience at this totally groovy camp.
Boy Power Music Camp
Ages 4-7 July 28–August 1 Members $150 Non-Members $175 Skip, jump, swirl, twirl, or stomp your feet to music with Miss Sherri and friends. Be amazed at the energy, enthusiasm, and confidence we promote in your children as we equip them with the skills to be creative and give them the tools to become peace builders. The week ends with a mini-performance.
Ages 6-9 August 18–22 Members $150 Non-Members $175 This camp is ideal for soulful Rockin’ Boys who love to express themselves through singing empowering, positive songs by some of their favorite Rockers! Boys will sing, create cool stuff, learn to move to the groove, write poetry, and have lots of fun in this cool Band Camp. Boy Power music camp culminates with a Friday miniperformance.
Stompin’, Boppin’ Rockin’ Kids
Top of the Charts Music Camp August 4–8 (Ages 6-8) September 1–5 (Ages 8-11) Members $150 Non-Members $175 This cool camp teaches kids some of the hottest hits by their favorite artists such as Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Adele and Pink. Campers will sing on a microphone, learn simple cool moves, and have a Blast! Campers make a daily craft.
NJSYO CAMP NJSYO Introduction to Orchestra for Strings Children entering 4th-8th Grades July 28–August 1 (9:30 am-12:00 pm) Members $135 Non-Members $150 Introduce children to the thrill of playing in an orchestra ensemble while refining their musical skills! Under the direction of New Jersey State Youth Orchestra conductor Katie Gussman, your child will learn to play music in groups, follow a conductor’s lead, and understand concert etiquette (both while playing and while listening to others play). Children will be given time to socialize with other children who are interested in classical music. The week will end with a short performance for parents. Students must (1) supply their own instruments and (2) have finished at least 1 year of instruction while completing Book 1 of a method series.
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BLACK ROCKET PRODUCTION CAMPS
Members $165 Non-Members $175 * No prior experience is needed. At the end of each camp, students will be able to access their work on a password protected website to share with friends and family! All Black Rocket Production classes are designed to mirror real life experiences and the collaborative nature of the creative process. Students will work in pair or teams for most of the program.
DROIDS and BOTS
LEGO® Video Games
Ages 8-13 June 30–July 3 (9:00 am-12:00 pm) *4 days Members $132 Non-member $140
Ages 8-13 July 14–18 (9:00 am-12:00 pm)
From R2-D2 to the Roomba. In this cutting edge class you will learn the basics of task robotics including the assembly process, principles of gears, mechanics, sensors, and sound activation. Each day will bring a different concept and a new challenge as you build a variety of different task oriented robots with a partner.
Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs and Video Games! Students will create your own LEGO universe, characters, and adventures in an interactive 2-D Video Game. At the end of the program, students will have a finished Lego Video Game. Games are only compatible with PCs - Mac versions can be created for an additional fee.
LEGO® YOUniverse! Junkyard Inventors Ages 8-13 June 30–July 3 (1:00-4:00 pm) *4 days Members $132 Non-member $140 Students will use common, everyday items to design motorized mechanisms and micro machines. The program is divided into a series of challenges where students will compete to accomplish specific tasks and goals. Each challenge combines environmental principles, physics, elements of design, and engineering. Inspired by MIT, the class culminates with demo day to share your inventions! Students will need to bring common household items to class for certain projects.
LEGO® Films & Stop Animation! July 7–11 Ages 8-12: 9:00 am-12:00 pm OR Ages 11-14: 1:00-4:00 pm Make your LEGOs come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Student created films are available on a password protected website to share with family and friends.
Ages 8-13 July 14–18 (1:00-4:00 pm) In this LEGO adventure, YOU are the star! Pick your favorite LEGO genre or create an alternative universe to create a digital illustrated story. Whether you want to fight alongside Batman, be part of a Ninijago clan, swashbuckle with pirates, or go into space with Bionicle, the only requirement is that you put yourself in the story! All students will end the class with a digital comic book.
Digital Storytellers Ages 8-13 July 21–25 (9:00 am-12:00 pm) From the Hunger Games to Huckleberry Finn, humans have always been storytellers. Whether you like to write, draw, or want to do it all, students in this class will create digital stories about a topic they choose. Rewrite the ending to Star Wars, create an alternate universe, or write a story about the town you live in. Learn the key elements to a story, how to storyboard, and create a graphic novel and watch as the characters in your imagination come to life. Students do not need any prior experience to participate.
Make Your First Video Game! Ages 8-13 July 21–25, 1:00-4:00 pm Make your first video game in this one-of-akind class that shows you the crucial keys to designing your first 2-D game. No prior
App Adventures! The Next Level Ages 8-12 July 28–August 1 (9:00 am-12:00 pm) Continue your quest to make the next viral app! Whether you want to move past the basic techniques learned in App Attack or want to jump right in, we are ready for you! All students will create a mobile game app and explore more in depth programming concepts. The option to publish will be given to every student, but final decisions on publishing are the sole discretion or Apple, Amazon, or Google. *No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smart phone or tablet to take the class.
you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional classes. Students will learn the physics behind 3D Game Design and explore event scripting, level design, controlling flow of game play, and story telling. Designed for young adults who have the desire to focus in Game Design in high school or college. Student created games will be available on a password protected website.
MINECRAFT Designers August 11–15 Ages 11-14: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Ages 8-12: 1:00-4:00 pm If you love the game of MINECRAFT, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this class is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3D modeling using a new industry grade software to design your very own characters and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. Students must have Minecraft at home to import characters.
App Attack! Make Your 1st Game App Ages 11-14 July 28–August 1 (1:00-4:00 pm) Explore the App universe and create your own mobile application or mobile game! Students will explore the world of phonebased and tablet applications. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and games, you will also see firsthand how the world of App’s publishing functions. *No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smart phone or tablet to take the class.
Video Game Odyssey Ages 8-11 August 18–22 (9:00 am-12:00 pm) Unlock the keys to game design by choosing your own adventure! Unlike any other Black Rocket game design course, students in this program will make special top-down adventure games like Pokemon or Zelda to compete with their friends. Design unlimited rooms and levels as you continue your quest in becoming a game design master.
Video Game Animation Code Breakers! Ages 11-14 August 4–8 (9:00 am-12:00 pm) Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the 15-year-old high school student who just made 1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey.
Make Your First 3-D Video Game! Ages 8-11 August 4–8 (1:00-4:00 pm) By popular demand, we are offering a 3-D game design class. This experience allows
Ages 11-14 August 18–22 (1:00-4:00 pm) Take your game design to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a story line. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in future games. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Student created animations will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Software and games only compatible with PC computer.
COMPUTER DESIGN & MORE
experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected website to share with family and friends. Software/games are only compatible with PC computers. Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15 conversion fee.
COMPUTER DESIGN & MORE
BRICKS 4 KIDZ CAMPS! Ages 6+ 1:00-4:00 pm Members $159, Non-Members $165
Space Adventures Camp
CHI Challenge Camp
Inspired by NASA and Star Wars, this camp is packed full of models that will make your imagination blast off! Campers will learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. In addition, the day includes LEGO Star Wars themed models, group games, challenges and more.
Put your Chima skills to the test throughout this camp by racing Speedorz and building motorized models with LEGO bricks. Does your tribe have what it takes to become the ultimate master of CHI? Your destiny awaits!
Model Designer Camp July 14–18 How do LEGO brick model-designers come up with their ideas? How do the ideas go from concept to completion? Come explore the creative process of model design. Campers will learn the function of different LEGO components and discover how those components can work together to create all kinds of solid structures and moving parts. Each child will have the opportunity to present his or her own design.
Amazing Animals Camp July 28–August 1 Learn fascinating facts about the animal kingdom the Bricks 4 Kidz way. Each day we will explore interesting and amazing animals of all kind - funny looking, creepy, adorable, big and small, slow and fast. Each day we’ll focus on a “creature of the day” and then build a colorful model using LEGO bricks - some will even move!
Bricks 4 Girlz Camp August 11–15 Grab your girlfriends and join us for a girls-only week of crafting and creating with LEGO bricks. Get to know LEGO bricks’ newest line of girl-themed models. Build adorable houses, cafés, and beach scenes inspired by LEGO Friends . We do lots of other cool things with bricks—from jewelry making to brick art. And don’t worry - there are “no boys allowed”.
Sports Spectacular Camp August 18–22 Calling all sport fans… on your mark, get set, build! Celebrate the summer with cool models of sports from cycling to soccer, basketball to gymnastics. Take a break from the heat and compete indoors to set your own sports records with our exciting sportsthemed challenges.
SMALL FACTORY AT THE MAC Create-A-Cartoon! Ages 5-10 DATE AND FEE TBA Create-A-Cartoon is an amazing way to let your child’s imagination soar while introducing them to creative writing, art, music, and acting. Young producers work together to dream up an original story that will be turned into a 2-3 minute mini-cartoon movie. Students journey through the production process while developing characters, backgrounds, props, scripts, and music. The class concludes with a red carpet premiere of their cartoon! Space is limited!
Members $150, Non-Members $165
New! MAC Grows Young Gardeners Ages 5-10 Week 1: July 21–25 (9:30-11:30 am) Week 2 : July 28–August 1 (9:30-11:30 am) Week 3: August 4–8 (9:30-11:30 am) The garden is a magical place to learn and grow. Learn about local seasonal vegetables, herbs, and fruits including where things grow, how things grow, and how we can enjoy them. Explore the joy and wonder of planning, planting, and taking care of a small garden through fun, age-appropriate hands on activities. Activities vary daily: arts and crafts, gardening, problem solving, taste testing, “uncooking” simple recipes. Water, a hat, and light gardening gloves are recommended for this very special week.
“Uncooking” For Kids Ages 8-12 July 21–25 (12:30-3:00 pm) Kids who prepare their own food are more likely to eat it. Learn basic kitchen techniques and how to creatively add fruits, vegetables, greens, and grains to your plate in a comfortable age-appropriate setting. Practice making great “uncooked” recipes and enjoy tasting them, too. Recipes and activities vary daily. Taste testing will be included.
A Delicious Rainbow Ages 4-10 July 28–August 1 (12:30-3:00 pm) You are what you eat… so why not be as colorful as you can be? Everyone loves color, so let’s bring more of it into our diets. Learn about fresh produce of a different color, try samples and explore how food helps us grow up healthfully. Activities are designed to stimulate the imagination and develop creative ways of bringing more healthy unprocessed foods into our diet. Taste testing will be included.
HEALTH & COOKING
ADRIENNE SHANNON, HHC, AADP CAMPS
All classes are gluten free and include organic produce. Class size is limited.
“EXPLORING AMAZING YOU!” Ages 5-10 August 4–8 (12:30-3:00 pm) Not only is your body amazing…it’s perfect! Learn about basic body systems through fun arts & crafts and physical activities. Experience your “Five Senses” though age-appropriate sensory activities. Practice creative, fun movement from various cultures and learn about healthy habits. Health and happiness are about eating good food, practicing good habits, thinking good thoughts, and surrounding yourself with good people. (During “Five Senses” activities, taste testing of “the six tastes” may be included.) All sessions will include a brief age-appropriate guided meditation. Please pack a beach towel, water, and wear comfortable clothing.
Middletown Township Cultural & Arts Council