Madison’s Summer Arts Camp is accepting applications for its two-week session July 14-25.  Campers, like these participating in the 2013 session, will enjoy classes in music, art, dance, set design, drama to be ready for their July 26 production of Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. that will be open to the public. Stop by Madison Square Center for the Arts, 2103 Main St., to pick up a camp brochure or visit www.madisonthecity.com to download an application.
Madison’s Summer Arts Camp is accepting applications for its two-week session July 14-25. Campers, like these participating in the 2013 session, will enjoy classes in music, art, dance, set design, drama to be ready for their July 26 production of Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. that will be open to the public. Stop by Madison Square Center for the Arts, 2103 Main St., to pick up a camp brochure or visit www.madisonthecity.com to download an application.
Calling all campers who want to sing and dance this summer.

The Summer Arts Camp offered by Madison Square Center for the Arts offers all that and more July 14-25. Art, dance, music drama, set design, plus plenty of day camp fun is part of the mix leading up to a production of Disney's Peter Pan Jr.

"This is what sets our camp apart. Each day, the campers will join in art, drama, dance, music and set design classes," said Pam Waldrep, the camp director. "This is an educational camp but to our campers it's all about having fun."

"It's a blast," said Terri Cribb, who will be teaching the camp's daily art classes.
The camp is open to all students who have finished first through eighth grades. Professionals in their respective fields lead the classes while college students serve as counselors. A number of the counselors and counselors-in-training are former campers.

"They all want to make the experience a magical time for our campers," Waldrep said.

Every camper is part of the musical production that will held at 5 p.m. July 26 for family and friends to come and enjoy. Tickets are $5.

"To see what they can put on after only two weeks is amazing," Waldrep said. "Everyone has a hand in designing and making the set for our production and everyone is in the production because every part is important."

Each age group will perform a dance specially choreographed for them before Peter Pan takes the stage. Each camper also produces a work of art that will be on display the night of the production.

Cribb said an art background isn't required for joining the fun. "This is all about the children expressing themselves creatively and having a great time. We'll let their imaginations run free."

Both Fridays of the camp are water fun days, weather permitting, with water slides and snow cones. "They work hard during the work so Fridays are a chance to let their hair down," Waldrep said.

On Fridays, lunch will be provided to campers. Morning and afternoon snacks are also provided each day. Mondays through Thursdays, campers bring their own lunches.

Registration is now open for the camp. Early registration - through July 8 - is $400. After July 8, the fee is $450. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required, and that fee will be deducted from the total cost of tuition.

A camp brochure, which includes an application, is available on the city website, www.madisonthecity.com. The application and fee can be mailed to Madison Square Center for the Arts, 2103 Main St., Madison, MS 39110 or dropped off at the center's office.

Anyone with questions about the camp can call the arts center at (601) 853-0291.