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APSU’s Community School of the Arts Summer Camp opens for registration

By: Kara Zahn March 21, 2024

Promotional graphic for CSA's Summer Arts Camp 2024.CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Austin Peay State University has gone retro to the 1990s for this year’s Summer Arts Camp. Aspiring young artists can join us for workshops in painting, ceramics, dance and theatre — plus, campers will tie-dye their own camp T-shirts. Cowabunga! 

Children ages 8-15 can choose from two weeks of immersive identical day camps. Registration is open now, and summer camps run from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 8-12 and July 15-19. That’s the 411! 

Participants will be placed into two groups, ages 8-10 and ages 11-15, with a maximum of 20 students per group (40 participants total). The $400 camp fee covers all lunches, snacks, art supplies and swag! Each camp session features top-tier instruction from Austin Peay professors and alumni using the University’s state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. The Summer Arts Camp registration deadline is May 17. You can reserve your child’s spot or learn more at the Summer Arts Camp website.

“The CSA is constantly striving to create a summer camp experience that is one-of-a-kind for our campers, and our focus is always on our mission to facilitate accessible community arts experiences,” said Kevin Loveland, director for the Community School of the Arts. “We are excited to add new themed activities to this year’s camp.” 

What to expect at Summer Arts Camp 

Both camper age groups focus on age-appropriate arts activities and instruction. Campers will experience a morning session, followed by a snack break, a midday session and lunch. Each day will finish with a final afternoon session post-lunch and activity time. Campers will also have opportunities for outdoor play and counselor-facilitated games and activities. 

At the end of each week, family members can visit campus to see their children participate in an art exhibition and performance, complete with a reception.  

CSA Summer Arts Camp has four instructors and six camp assistants, all with completed background checks. 

This year’s instructors are: 

To register for the Summer Arts Camp and learn more about the APSU Community School of the Arts, visit www.apsu.edu/csa. If you have any questions, email csa@apsu.edu

Explore the firsthand experiences of previous campers: