Kids on Campus, All Kinds of Art partner for summer camp

Special to The Log
Musician/educator Zig Wajler presents hands-on percussion programs for children.

Northwest Florida State College’s Kids on Campus program and The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s All Kinds of Art have announced a partnership offering a one week summer camp for 3rd through 8th graders July 25-29 at the college’s Chautauqua Center, 908 West Hwy 90, DeFuniak Springs.

This unique experience features a lineup of visual and performing arts classes, cooking classes, sports activities and a Science 4 You Class, all in a collegiate setting. Kids rotate through each class daily. This week-long camp includes arts, science and sports immersion experiences that culminate in a dynamic performance showcase for family and friends on Friday.

Julie Cotton, director of Professional Continuing Education with Northwest Florida State College and Marcia Hull, CEO of Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation said, “We are pleased to combine our resources and curriculum in a fun environment for youth development in this summer camp experience.”

There are three different options for either half-day or full-day sessions. First, the All Kinds of Art morning sessions, with studio art, theatre, and music classes, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at $125 per child. Secondly the Kids on Campus afternoon sessions, featuring cooking, sports and science, will be offered from 1-4 p.m. at $95 per child. Alternatively, a full-day Kids on Campus & All Kinds of Art session will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the discounted rate of $200 per child.

A highlight of the morning All Kinds of Art program includes percussion and world beats with nationally acclaimed musician and educator Zig Wajler of “Hands on With Zig.” His hands-on percussion assemblies have already taken Walton County elementary schools by storm, when he performed for eight different school assemblies in October, courtesy of the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation. Wajler’s special appearance at this camp was made possible by the generosity of The Alys Foundation and Destin Commons’ Coins for a Cause.

To register online, visit www.nwfsc.edu/kidsoncampus. To register in person, download and complete a Kids on Campus Registration & Consent form and present at any NWF State College campus. If mailing, send completed registration and consent form to NWFSC Kids on Campus, 100 College Blvd E., Niceville, FL 32578.

For more information or questions, please contact Laura Schultze at 729-6085 or schultzl@nwfsc.edu.