May 8, 2019 — (Key West, FL).  Key West Art & Historical Society ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello offers weekly camp sessions for children 

Registration is open for this summer’s ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello, a summer program for children ages 6-12 that celebrates Key West’s rich artistic history and natural landscape over a series of ten, one-week sessions beginning June 3 and running through August 9.  Each camp theme is designed to get children thinking, moving, and making: Archeology Camp (June 3-7),Claymation Camp (June 10-14),Fossil Camp (June 17-21),Cinema Camp (June 24-28), Art and Design Camp (July 1-5),Pirate Camp (July 8-12),Sci-Fi Camp (July 15-19),Wreckers Camp (July 22-26),Mario Sanchez Camp (July 29-August 2),and Adventure Camp (August 5-9)

Sessions are led by Rick “Deadeye” Wheelus, Kevin Lisinksi, Crystal Smith, Giancarlo Espinosa, Jennifer Hernandez, Stephanie Jenkins, and Daisy Connolly, talented artists, teachers, and historians with extensive experience with children. Ancillary activities and excursions pertaining to specific sessions, including field trips to local museums and nearby beaches, parks, and gardens, highlight the abundant history and cultural assets of our islands while expanding students’ knowledge of the local community.

In addition to the weekly themed curriculum, campers also have the experience of exploring Fort East Martello, an enclosed Civil War-era fort stewarded by Key West Art & Historical Society, with time for natural, open-ended play, with outdoor play stations, water play, a dress-up area, giant blue building blocks and a Rigamajig from Imagination Playground.

The camp, in operation for more than thirty years, marks Key West Art & Historical Society’s commitment to youth programming and educational initiatives that aim to inspire a greater sense of place and historical understanding about our island home.

ArtCamp! runs from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday – Friday and is $200 per session for Society members, $225 for nonmembers. Included are all supplies and light snacks. Detailed descriptions of the ArtCamp! sessions along with registration information can be found at kwahs.org/events or call Director of Education Kristina Callaway at 305-295-6616, extension 115. Registration fills quickly.  Sign up now to secure your child’s spot! Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island. 

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Key West Art & Historical Society’s always popular weekly summer ArtCamp! sessions begin on June 3 and run through August 9, and include a variety of opportunities for fun, learning, and adventure, including Pirate Camp, Fossil Camp, Cinema Camp, and more.