Education & Outreach

ECA Summer Arts Enrichment Camps 2020 - UPDATES

With the health and safety of students, teaching artists and families as a priority, ECA is reimagining our Summer Arts Enrichment Camps in 2020. After much consideration, we have decided to shift our full-day, in-person camps to an alternate model that combines 2-3 hours of in-person, outdoors instruction (in ECA’s beautiful breezeway garden) with virtual lessons and take-home activities in the afternoon. ECA’s half-day Intergenerational Choir Camp will take an all-virtual format, with optional in-person meetings for youth participants at ECA. We are closely monitoring recommendations from the CDC around health and safety precautions, and will be meeting those requirements during all in-person camp sessions.

ECA will offer a tuition sliding scale in addition to our existing need-based scholarship program. With many families experiencing financial challenges in the current climate, we hope to provide some relief — and ensure access to high-quality arts engagement for community members of all ages this summer.

Summer Arts Enrichment Camps 2020

CROWS: Caws & Effect Camp
July 13-17, 2020 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Alternate Week: Aug 10-14, 2020 *
Ages 8-12
Format: In-person 9:00 am - 12:15 pm / Virtual afternoon instruction
In a new partnership with the University of Washington Bothell, ECA presents a STEAM-focused week of crows! Crows and ravens are smart, quirky, and mysterious. CROWS: Caws and Effect is a week-long exploration that combines the study of the natural world, the arts, and corvids [the crow family]. Learn how crows and ravens communicate using tools to gather food, create crow-inspired artwork, and discover their meanings in cultures from around the globe. How will these clever creatures inspire your curiosity?
* This camp is limited to a capacity of 10 people (including instructors), per WA State Dept. of Health guidelines. If summer camps are not allowable under the current phase of reopening by July 13, this camp will be postponed to the week of August 10.

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Intergenerational Choir Camp - CANCELLED
July 20-24, 2020 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ages 8 and up
Format: Virtual, with two optional in-person meetings for youth
Join Silver Kite Community Arts and Edmonds School District choir teacher Alicia Hickman for ECA's intergenerational summer camp! In response to COVID-19, we are reimagining this annual camp favorite as a virtual experience, with optional in-person meetings (outdoors in ECA's breezeway garden, weather-permitting) for youth at ECA. Throughout the week, young people and adults will learn classic songs, connect across generations, and share their voices in a virtual celebration of song.

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TAIKO Summer Camp - CANCELLED
August 3-7, 2020 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages 6-11
Format: In-person 9:00 am - 12:00 pm / Afternoons at home for independent activities and 60-minute virtual session with instructor
Taiko drumming is the combination of music, art, exercise, and entertainment! In addition to physical and musical engagement, campers will learn creative expression, self-confidence, and cooperation. They will also expand global thinking and cultural competency skills. Camp instructors are full-time Japanese Taiko Drummers Ringtaro and Asako Tateishi, who have provided educational programs through The School of TAIKO for 10 years, and have extensive experience as Taiko entertainers in Japan and the U.S.
* This camp is limited to groups with a capacity of 10 people (including instructors) each, per WA State Dept. of Health guidelines. If summer camps are not allowable under the current phase of reopening by August 3, this camp will be cancelled.

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Tuition
CROWS: Caws & Effect
TAIKO Summer Camp - CANCELLED
$250 represents the actual cost for ECA to offer this camp / $150 subsidized tuition (no application required)
* Full and partial scholarships available through the Nancy Bittner Scholarship Fund. Click here for application.

Intergenerational Choir Camp - CANCELLED
$125 represents the actual cost for ECA to offer this camp / $75 subsidized tuition (no application required)
* Full and partial scholarships available through the Nancy Bittner Scholarship Fund. Click here for application.

For more information about summer camps and scholarship funding, please contact Gillian Jones at gillian@ec4arts.org or 425.275.9483.

Summer Arts Enrichment Camps - Education & Outreach - Edmonds Center for the Arts
Summer Arts Enrichment Camps - Education & Outreach - Edmonds Center for the Arts
Summer Arts Enrichment Camps - Education & Outreach - Edmonds Center for the Arts
Summer Arts Enrichment Camps - Education & Outreach - Edmonds Center for the Arts
Summer Arts Enrichment Camps - Education & Outreach - Edmonds Center for the Arts
Summer Arts Enrichment Camps - Education & Outreach - Edmonds Center for the Arts