2022 summer camps are back – live!

Remember summer camp? The fresh air and sunshine? The endless fun with pals? Making new friends? Because of the pandemic, kids lucky enough to attend LBC Summer Camps three years ago had to sit in front of a computer to participate. Things improved a little last year with a mix of in-person, hybrid, and virtual camps. Enter summer of 2022, and hold onto your sunscreen and flip flops, because LBC arts camps return 100 percent live!

“We are all breathing easier because, for most students, this is the closest thing to normal they’ve experienced since 2019,” said Ashleigh Worley, Director of Education and Community Engagement. “After such prolonged social isolation, they now can come back together, enjoy the spoils of summer, and grow through the arts. More important, thanks to our donors, they can do it without a cost barrier.”

This summer, LBC’s Education and Community Engagement program is holding seven camps in different Sonoma County communities. Students will engage in various art forms, immerse themselves in their artistic passion, or discover new interests they haven’t tried before. Thanks to LBC donors who support the value of providing access to the arts for all members of the community, the camps are free and include all supplies, materials, instruments, and lunches. With the typical week of summer camp averaging $500, lowering that barrier creates far-reaching equal opportunities to underserved communities in the North Bay.

The camps include three mariachi camps, two camps for budding visual artists, one for developing dancers, and a camp for kids who are into creative drama. Starting this month, beginner mariachi camps roll out in Santa Rosa, Cloverdale, and Sonoma Valley to provide opportunity for students entering grade 3 and higher to learn to sing and to play either the guitar or violin.

LBC also is offering a visual arts camp for students entering grade 3 and up, another one for more experienced artists entering grade 7 and up, a creative drama camp for students in first through third grades, and a dance camp for students entering fifth grade. All told, it’s going to be a great summer for more than 300 students. No doubt, all of it will be filled with the sounds of new summer camp memories being formed.

Thank you to our generous summer camp supporters


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