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July 18, 2012

Deadline for youth arts camp is Friday

Woodward, Okla. — The deadline for applications for the Summer Youth Arts Camp is nearing and the Woodward Arts Theatre is gearing up for the campers to arrive.

This Friday at 5:30 p.m. is the deadline for children to apply to attend the arts camp, which will be held next week, starting Monday, July 23 and going through Friday, July 27.   Activities will be held daily between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Woodward Arts Theatre and Josie Adams Cultural Center on Main St.

Eryn Brooks, general manager of the theatre, said everything has been going well and almost everything is ready for the campers to show up.

There will be 2 camps running simultaneously, she said, with classes led by 9 professional artists.

The Explore Arts camp is for ages 8 through 13 and will be focusing on a variety of visual arts, drama, and music or dance.  So far there are 60 kids enrolled for the Explore sessions, with around 40 spots left for more students to join, Brooks said.

The Enrichment camp is for 7th through 12th grade students. This camp will allow students to focus on either drama or visual arts.   There are 20 older children signed up for the Enrichment sessions, with plenty of room for more, Brooks said.

She said some of the activities for this year's campers will include basket weaving, creating hanging sculptures, print making and more.

For the basket weaving, she said they may create items that are more sculpture-like rather than a simple basket.  "I think it'll be really cool and interesting," Brooks said.

The hanging sculptures will be made out of a lot of natural objects such as sticks, flowers and rocks. For the print making class, students will be making their own stamp or print negative and doing several different things with prints and stamps, Brooks said.

To cap off the camp, there will be an art show and performances on Friday, July 27 to showcase the students' work from over the week. The art show will begin at 6 p.m. and the performances will begin in the theatre at 6:30 p.m.

Parents and family members are encouraged to attend and refreshments will be provided.

For more information and for downloadable enrollment forms for the camp, visit or contact the Woodward Arts Theatre office at (580) 256-7120.

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