BY BRIAN SMITH
It’s never too early to begin preparing for things to keep the kids active during the summer.
Doss Heritage and Culture Center officials are providing six opportunities to learn about art, archaeology and theater through camps this summer.
Education and Programs Coordinator Collette Annillo is promoting Camp Doss this summer with three week-long camps in June and July, attempting to bring out the inner artist, thespian and archaeologist in children ages 5 to 12. June camps will focus on ages 5 through 8 with July camps geared toward older kids.
Theater camp (June 9-13 for ages 5 to 8 and July 21-25 for ages 9 to 12) offers children a stage to build self-confidence through performance. Campers will not only act, but learn the history of theater and design sets through preparation of an original live-stage production.
Art camp (June 16 - 20 and July 7 - 11) gives children of all abilities a chance to explore different techniques and mediums. Children will explore Doss galleries and take inspiration from museum art. Several artists will visit and share their art through demonstrations, as well.
Archaeology camp (June 23 - 27 and July 14 - 18) presents children the opportunity to dig into the past and learn about the science through local experts. Campers will take part in a mock excavation, play games and create crafts with techniques used by Native Americans.
Annillo said camp counselors ages 16 and up are needed for the camps. Previous interaction with children is required via camp counseling, babysitting, watching kids at church or taking care of their own kids or young siblings. Onsite training will be provided.
Cost is $155 per camp for Doss members and $175 for the general public. Discounts are available for those attending multiple camps with scholarships available. Registration deadline is April 30 for Doss museum members and May 10 for the general public.
For information, contact Annillo at 817-599-6168, via e-mail at email@example.com or visit www.dosscenter.org.