Palm Beach County Summer Camps Announced For Those Seeking Culture

palm beach county summer campsPALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — If you are like many here at BocaNewsNow.com, the idea of a sports summer camp experience is about as exciting as a summer camp that focuses on lawn mowing, paint drying techniques, or driveway power washing basics. For that reason, we are thrilled to relay a just-out list of local summer camps with a cultural theme — from the Palm Beach County Cultural Council — which is the “official arts agency that serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists through the county.”

You can see the list on the agency’s website.

From the agency:

“Camps at cultural institutions are fun for kids in the summer, and parents can be assured that their children are learning something valuable and being exposed to arts and culture. They are also a great value,” said Rena Blades, Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council.

 Among the 43 participating local cultural organizations offering summer camps for children are the Armory Art Center, ArtStage Performing Arts Center, Everglades Youth Conservation Camp/FAU, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Lake Worth Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Norton Museum of Art, River Center, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Sol Children’s Theatre in partnership with Olympic Heights Community High School, South Florida Science Museum and the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County.

In addition, 14 of the participating cultural organizations listed online are offering  18 different summer camp scholarships with values ranging between $100 and $600. Interested parents can register for summer camp scholarships on the Council’s web site. The deadline for registration is April 13, 2012.

The Council’s Summer Cultural Guide with scholarship information can be directly accessed at www.palmbeachculture.com/campprizes

About the Palm Beach County Cultural Council:

The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county.  The Cultural Council’s responsibilities include marketing the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences.

The Palm Beach County Cultural Council is now located in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building, 601 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth. The building contains galleries for community exhibitions, the Uniquely Palm Beach Store, tourism services, and education and training facilities. It is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

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