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a summer arts camp for high school students • •
June 14-27, 2015, art, dance, music, theatre


Dance - ballet performance
Art - hands
Music performance

Thank you for your interest in the Watauga Arts Academy. The summer 2016 session has been canceled. Please check back in late 2016 for information about the Watauga Arts Academy for summer 2017. 

Hosted by Austin Peay State University in cooperation with the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, the Watauga Arts Academy is a two-week residential summer program for students who have completed grades 9-12.

Watauga Arts Academy offers workshops in four program areas: Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre. During the two-week summer camp residency, students will hone their artistic and technical talents in hands-on application of skills and knowledge through interaction with world-class faculty.

Activities will include master classes, individual and small-group lessons, large-group activities and rehearsals, performances and exhibitions by faculty, and social activities. Each program will culminate with performances or exhibitions where students can share the work they have done during the camp.

While much time will be spent in classes and rehearsals in a student’s specific area, they will also have the opportunity to work with participants and staff in the other areas through a variety of interdisciplinary activities, focusing on cross-curricular connections between the four program areas.

Learn more about Watauga on the About page.

Looking for summer camps in the creative arts for elementary or middle school students? Check out the Youth and Teen Camps offered by the Community School for the Arts at APSU. Youth Theater and Art Camps as well as Camp Granada (Music) are for students ages 6-10, and Teen Art Camp is for students ages 11-14.