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Summer Arts Camp returns to APSU’s Community School of the Arts

Children enjoy a painting activity July 15, 2022 during the inagural Summer Arts Camp, hosted by Austin Peay State University's Community School of the Arts.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Austin Peay State University is bringing back the popular Summer Arts Camp experience for the area’s young aspiring artists in July.

Children ages 8-15 can pick from three identical day camps that will immerse the students in painting, ceramics, dance and theatre.

Due to the camp’s success in its first year, the event has expanded to three dates: July 10-14, July 17-21 and July 24-28. Each session will feature top-tier instruction from Austin Peay professors and alumni using the University’s state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

“We are excited to bring the CSA’s Summer Arts Camp back for a second year,” Kevin Loveland, CSA coordinator, said. “We’ve improved several aspects of the program thanks to the feedback we received at the end of last year’s camp.”

The camps will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   each day, with drop-off and pick-up before and after camp. Each camp will be limited to 40 children, which is an increase from 30 the previous year. The registration deadline is June 9, and you can reserve your child’s spot or learn more at the Summer Arts Camp website.

Each camp costs $400, which covers lunches and snacks and all art supplies . Students will also have access to Austin Peay’s ceramics, art and dance studios. 

What to expect at Summer Arts Camp

Camp participants are split into two age groups: 8-11 years and 12-15 years. Both groups will focus on age-appropriate activities and instruction.

At the end of each week, family members can visit camp to see their children participate in a miniature art exhibition and performances.

“We are looking forward to an even bigger and better camp this year while still providing quality arts instruction to our participants,” Loveland said.

Austin Peay will provide a catered lunch and snacks each day. Campers also will have recreational time to play outdoor games such as scavenger hunts and kickball.

The camp will have four instructors and six camp assistants, all with completed background checks.

The instructors are:

For more information about the APSU Community School of the Arts, visit www.apsu.edu/csa. If you have any questions, email csa@apsu.edu.

A poster outlining the schedule for this year's Summer Arts Camp at APSU's Community School of the Arts.