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May 26, 2011

As seen in last week e-News — Believe in Bristol and the steering committee for the new Arts and Entertainment District of Downtown Bristol are pleased to announce the creation of an arts-based summer camp for children called “Who Art You? Find Yourself at Art Camp”. The camp will be offered for two weeks during the summer, the first session will be held June 27 — July 1, and the second session will be held July 25 -29. The purpose of the art camp will be to expose campers to the vast array of arts experiences there are to be had in Downtown Bristol. During their week at Who Art You? camp, children ages 8-12 will participate in a vast array of creative endeavors including culinary arts, creative movement, music, creative writing, healing arts (yoga), painting, theater performance, martial arts, pottery, and more. In addition daily walking tours, including the Caterpillar Crawl and the Promise Walk will educate campers about the heart of their community.

“We are thrilled to be offering such a diverse arts-oriented experience to children in our community,” said Katherine Bowman, Associate Director of Believe in Bristol. “Our campers will get a sampling of all the great arts in Downtown Bristol and will hopefully go on from their experience at camp to further explore an arts avenue they found particularly rewarding.”

Each day will offer a different experience for Who Art You? campers. For example, a day could include hand building techniques for wet clay at Kil’n Time from 9 am to 11 am, take lunch and stroll the Caterpillar Crawl from 11 am to 1 pm and then try their hand at basic kicks, punches, strikes, and blocks at Japan Karate-Do Organization from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Registration deadline for the first session of camp is June 17, and the second session deadline is July 15. Cost is $225 per child. Space is limited to 10 campers per session, so call today to reserve your spot. For more information, please contact Katherine Bowman at Believe in Bristol at 423-573-2200 or kbowman@believeinbristol.org.