Community Council for the Arts
Promoting the Arts:  Summer Camps

                We look forward to seeing you for our Summer Camps 2018!
               
Here is some general information about our summer camps.

  • All instructors are professional artists and/or educators.
  • Registration fee is non-refundable and is applied to full cost due by the first day of each camp session.
  • Campers should dress comfortably in play clothes. Summer camp t-shirts are available for $15 each (tax included).
  • Campers participating in a full day of camp may stay at the Arts Center during the interval between camps. Bottled water and a fruit snack will be provided, with campers encouraged to bring their own lunches each day.
  • Register Early! All camps have registration limits and fill up quickly.
  • PayPal payments will be available following the links provided. We also will accept  cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard payments.
  • Scholarships are available. Contact the Arts Center -- 252-527-2517 -- for more information.
  • If you are a teenager (16-years-old or older) and would like to volunteer, contact us for an application -- 252-527-2517 -- or download the application form (read below section, Volunteer Program).
  • A completed registration form must be completed for each student participating.
  • Either click on the link provided, complete the form, and return to the Arts Center with payment,






        or make your camp selections and pay online (below).
  • A minimum non-refundable deposit (per class) must also be submitted to secure camp registration.
2018 Summer Camp Flyer with
Registration Form

Make your Camp selection(s):
Concert Band performance will be June 22, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Arts Center.

Jazz Band performance will be June 29, 2018, at
11:00 a.m. at the Arts Center.

Both concerts are free and open to the public.
Kids Play Music — Instructor: Charles Richberg
Session 1 — 5-day Camp: June 18-June 22, 2018 — Concert Band Camp
  • Performance Free and Open to Public June 22, 11:00 a.m.
Session 2 — 5-day Camp: June 25-June 29, 2018 — Jazz Band Camp
  • Performance Free and Open to Public June 29, 11:00 a.m.
  • Both sessions 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Ages: Rising 7th to 12th Graders
  • Cost per Session: $25 per person
  • Pre-Registration Fee: $10 non-refundable registration applied to total fee to reserve space
  • Intermediate to Advanced Summer Music Camp will provide an opportunity for rising 8th graders to participate with other band students from across the region. Students must bring their instruments each day.
Kids are Crafty — Instructor: Shelia Stroud
Five-day Camp: June 25-29, 2018
  • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 7 to 10 years
  • Cost : $65 Members/ $75 Non-Members
  • Pre-Registration Fee: $25 non-refundable registration applied to total fee to reserve space
  • Maximum number of students is 6.
  • Campers will make pot holders, felt pillows with buttons, a bracelet or necklace and learn to decoupage on clay pots. All artwork pieces will be on display until the August camp reception.
This camp is full. Please call the Arts Center
-- 252-527-2517 --
if you would like to be put on a waiting list. Thank you!
Kids with Cameras — Instructor: Ginger Dixon
Four-day Camp: June 26-29, 2018
  • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 8 to 12 years
  • Cost : $55 Members/ $65 Non-Members
  • Pre-Registration Fee: $25 non-refundable registration applied to total fee to reserve space
  • Maximum number of students is 8.
  • Kids will experience the basics of photographic composition as they take photos of people, pets, and places around town and in the Arts Center. Camp registration includes one-time use camera and photo developing fees. Photos taken by the campers will be on display until the August camp reception with selected photos on display for the September/ October exhibition titled, “The Streets of Kinston.”

This camp is full. Please call the Arts Center
-- 252-527-2517 --
if you would like to be put on a waiting list. Thank you!
Kids with Clay Pottery — Instructor: Grace Joyner
Session 1 — Five-day Camp: July 9-July 13, 2018
  • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 9 to 12 years
Session 2 — Five-day Camp: July 9-July 13, 2018
  • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 7 & 8 years
  • Cost per Session: $80 Members/ $90 Non-Members
  • Pre-Registration Fee: $25 non-refundable registration applied to total fee to reserve space
  • Maximum number of students is 12.
  • Campers will experience hand-building and be exposed to the pottery wheel. All artwork will be on display for the camp reception in August.

Kids at Play with Art
Session 1 — Five-day Camp: July 9-July 13, 2018
  • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  •  Instructor: Jamil Burton
  • Ages 7 & 8 years
  • Cost per Session: $65 Members/ $75 Non-Members
Session 2 — Five-day Camp: July 9-July 13, 2018
  • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  •  Instructor: Donna Amos
  • Ages 9 to 12 years
  • Cost per Session: $65 Members/ $75 Non-Members
Session 3 — Three-day Camp: July 10-July 12, 2018
  • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  •  Instructor: Christi Fillipelli
  • Ages 5 & 6 years
  • Cost per Session: $55 Members/ $65 Non-Members
Session 4 — Three-day Camp: July 10-July 12, 2018
  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  •  Instructor: Kristen McKinley
  • Ages 3 & 4 years
  • Cost per Session: $45 Members/ $55 Non-Members
  • Pre-Registration Fee: $25 non-refundable registration per session applied to total fee to reserve space
  • During this mixed media arts camp, campers will experience a variety of age-specific art and craft activities. Mediums which may be included are textiles, woodcuts, painting, wire sculptures, clay, paper art, painting, felt, etc. All artwork will be on display for the camp in August.

Kids Who Paint — Instructor: Jamil Burton
Session 1 — Five-day Camp: July 16-July 20, 2018
  • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 7 & 8 years
Session 2 — Five-day Camp: July 16-July 20, 2018
  • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 9 to 12 years
  • Cost per Session: $65 Members/ $75 Non-Members
  • Pre-Registration Fee: $25 non-refundable registration applied to total fee to reserve space
  • Campers will experience studio and plein air painting. All artwork will be on display for the camp reception in August.

Kids in Theatre — Instructor: Taylor Chew
Five-day Camp: July 23-July 27, 2018
  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Ages: Rising 1st Graders through Rising 12th Graders
  • Cost per Session: $125
  • Pre-Registration Fee: $50 non-refundable registration applied to total fee to reserve spaces
  • Maximum number of students is 30.
  • Love to sing? Dance? Act? Join us for a week of theatre fun as we audition, rehearse, and perform selections from a popular current Broadway musical. Students will learn songs and dance from the show and will have an opportunity to work on and display their acting chops! The week will end with a showcase open to the public. No experience is necessary. Don’t miss out on your chance to be on stage!

Please use the following link to print a Summer Camp flyer/Registration Form:

2018 Summer Camp Flyer with
Registration Form

A reception for Summer Camp Participants will be held Wednesday, August 8, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. We hope to see all of this year’s campers, their families and friends. This reception is provided through support by

Volunteer Program
The Community Council for the Arts is a non-profit, 501-(c)3 organization. We are happy to encourage responsible and dedicated youth, ages 16 and older, to assist with our summer camps.

During Summer Camp, volunteers assist Staff with a variety of duties including the daily set up and clean up of camps. For those volunteers seeking service hours for school or civic organizations, participants will receive an official letter validating service hours contributed.

To participate, students must complete an application and meet with Director Sandy Landis prior to the their week of service. Participation in this program is free. Scheduling preference is on a first-come, first-serve basis. As a benefit of membership, scheduling priority will be offered to members of Community Council for the Arts.

To download a Volunteer Application, use the link button provided. For more information about volunteering, contact Cindy Reise, Operations Manager, at (252) 527-2517, or email her at [email protected] . Deadline for Volunteer Applications is May 26, 2018. There are limited volunteer spaces available, so make sure and get your application in early.

2018 Summer Camp Volunteer Form
Additional Information
  • A completed registration form must be provided with payment. Pre-registration payments may be accepted over the phone as long as a registration form is submitted in person, by mail, or by email within 24 hours of payment.
  • The name of every person allowed to pick up your child must be given to Staff upon check-in. Photo identification may be required to pick up a child.
  • Every effort will be made to accommodate children with food allergies. Parents must notify staff of food allergies upon check-in. Parents of children with severe allergies are strongly encouraged to provide their own snacks.
  • We may use images from Summer Camp in our marketing and promotional material.