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Kids' Summer Camp at Denmark Arts Center

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Family fun in North Conway, New Hampshire, and beyond isn't hard to find. As the center of a twenty-plus town spanning the Mt. Washington Valley region, families can find family friendly activities in Maine and New Hampshire that will delight their little ones.

Denmark Arts Center has an incredible lineup of children's camps as well as Family Fun Days this summer!

One particular option for summer family friendly fun are the Family Fun Days at Denmark Arts Center. Happening three times throughout the summer; July 14th, July 23rd, and July 30th, Family Fun Days kicks off with a perfomance of "Yellow Bird Chase" at Deertrees Theater in Harrison. This wonderfully talented theater troupe has been invited to Edinburgh, Scotland to perform at the Fringe Festival as soon as camps close in Denmark.

Denmark Arts Center is also bringing the unique and exciting Neveah Dance Circus to town, which will perform in Bicentennial Park, in Denmark for the July 23rd Family Fun Day. Molly Ockett Middle School's original rock band KAJEMO will follow; playing in Bicentennial Park, on July 30th.

Some Family Fun Days are Pay What You Can, while others are a ticketed event. To register go to www.denmarkarts.org/events and if you’ve questions email us at info@denmarkarts.org.

Other options for families looking to provide fun and safe summer activities for their kids include Denmark Arts Center's children’s camps.


Denmark Arts Center's children's camps have everything to offer this summer from batik to collage and mask-making to a Winnie the Pooh musical. (This year Denmark Arts Center is excited to have an original musical theater play written by Mary Bastoni-Redmann about Winnie the Pooh and friends. The art center's musical theater camp will work all week to perform this creative theater piece for friends and family at the end of the week on Saturday.)

Below are each week's options for children's camp. Register for one, or all, by visiting denmarkarts.org. All camps will be heldo at Denmark Arts Center, 317 Main Street, Denmark Maine, unless otherwise noted.

ART CAMP EXTRAORDINAIRE WITH OLIVIA BENISH June 28-July 1, 10-2pm: Artists will experiment with a variety of materials, explore their creativity, and learn about contemporary and historical artists. We will do a little bit of everything from painting to sculpture and crafts. Ages: 7-13.

PUPPET CAMP WITH A TWIST July 13-15, 9-Noon: This year camp features masks and shadow puppetry. Campers learn a variety of shadow puppetry skills while making their own. Campers receive a free ticket to the performance of Yellow Bird Chase 4pm at Deertrees Theater in Harrison, ME. Ages: 7-14

YELLOW BIRD CHASE-FAMILY FUN DAY July 14, Thursday 4pm at Deertrees Theater in Harrison: A clownish maintenance crew finds a magical yellow bird, and a mad chase begins. Racing over land, across the sea, and through the air – battling pirates, monsters, and terrible pop songs – how far will our heroes go? This is a Pay-What-You-Can show.

SENSORY MUSIC CAMP FOR PRE-K WITH KRISTINE PENNELL July 19-21, 10-11:30am: Little Roots will teach music for three days exploring and fostering multi-sensory and social emotional learning. This is a parent and child experience and parents, grandparents and kincare families are encouraged to attend. Ages: birth-6.

NEVEAH DANCE CIRCUS-FAMILY FUN DAY July 23, Saturday 10am – Pay What You Can: Come join the Dance Circus for an outdoor performance (unless it rains, then we are inside). Nevaeh Dance Circus show features all original choreography, hula hooping, juggling and more! Stay for Noon when KAJEMO of Molly Ockett School takes the stage featuring Kai Cannon-Steele: Bass Guitar; Asa Dickinson: Drums; John Callen: Trombone; Emmett Lounsbury: Trumpet; Maks Bondarev: Baritone Horn; and Oren Monteith: Guitar.

MUSICAL THEATER CAMP WITH MARY BASTONI July 25-29, 10-2pm: A 5-day workshop includes staging, character building, singing and movement and lots of fun! The class will put together a fully staged production with music and costumes on Saturday, July 30th with students arriving at 9am for a dress rehearsal. Don’t miss this opportunity to shine! Ages 7 and up. Pack a lunch and drink for each day.

WINNIE THE POOH-FAMILY FUN DAY July 30, Saturday 1pm – Pay What You Can: Musical Theater Camp will perform Winnie the Pooh, an adaptation written by Mary Bastoni-Rebmann based on the books of author A. A. Milne.

DAM JAM REVIVAL WITH THE MALLETT BROTHERS BAND August 28, Sunday 12-8pm: It’s back with more family fun than ever! Our outdoor family festival with kid’s art, stilt-walkers, traditional craft people, good music-as always, fun selection of food trucks, and an earlier time slot 12-8pm. Kids Area includes, the Fantabulous ArtVan-Keeping the arts rolling and Common Roots Studio, Neveah Dance Circus with hula-hoop making, stilt-walkers, and roaming artists!

Kids can design their own tee-shirts, be a fly tyer, make spin art, button making, hula-hoop making, and a chance to make your own instrument to join in with the music! Children’s readings every hour on the 1/2 hour by Donna Seim’s. Traditional Crafts Area: Nature Crafts, Wildlife Creation-Wood Carving, Blacksmith, Fly Tying, Luthier, and Tear Cap Workshops Wood products. GATE Open: 12-8pm and children 12 and under are FREE with an accompanied adult.

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