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Some of my best childhood memories are from Summer camp. I went to a horseback riding summer camp, an adventure camp, and a dance/acting camp when I was younger. It definitely shaped who I am today. Research shows that students who study art are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.

This summer Stride, Inc. is hosting tuition-free, virtual camps in theater and music to help students learn from professional artists and give them a break from a stressful year. Students in grades 6-12 can participate in virtual jam sessions, improvisation classes, and more to develop their creative skills and pursue their passion for the arts.

So many families have struggled this year and these free art camps will give them a much-needed break, and help kids get excited about learning new skills. I’d be happy to set up interviews with you if you want to do a larger story, and I have copied additional details about the camps below for shorter pieces.

About Stride’s Summer Rock and Jam Camp:

  • Dates: July 19 – July 30, Monday – Friday

  • Time: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele — 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST, Piano — 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM EST, Drums — 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST

  • Students: Open to all students enrolled in 6-12th grade at any school

  • Tuition: Free

  • Program: Summer Rock and Jam Camp is a fun way to learn the fundamentals of playing an instrument both on your own and with others. Through one-hour-long virtual jam sessions, students will play along with the instructor to develop the basic skills of rhythm, tempo, harmony, and improvisation.

Students will learn by doing, with instruction along the way. Students can take the time they need to work on skills at their own pace and rejoin the group when they’re ready. Students who have a profile in the Tallo networking platform will receive a badge upon completion of the camp.

About Stride’s Random Act Theatre Camp:

  • Dates: July 19 – July 30, Monday – Friday

  • Time: Middle School (6-8th grade) Session 12:00-1:00 pm, High School (9-12th grade) Session 1:30-2:30 pm

  • Students: Open to all students enrolled in 6-12th grade at any school

  • Tuition: Free

  • Program: Random Acts Theatre Camp is a great way to spend some time diving into and exploring all things theatrical. In this camp, you’ll learn how to use theatre games and improvisation to create wild stories with crazy characters. Think on your feet, trust your instincts, and have a whole lot of fun in the process! Students who have a profile in the Tallo networking platform will receive a badge upon completion of the camp.

 

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige