Summer Camps in & around Louisville 2014: Art, Music, Dance, Theater

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 photo montessori_zps8be248b9.jpgMontessori School of Louisville

Mix children, the arts and some fresh air, and you have a recipe for summer fun! Come and enjoy a variety of programs which develop a positive self-concept, including Yoga one afternoon each week. Each camp program is planned thematically, with off-site field trips organized over the course of the summer. Destination Discovery is a safe, nurturing, educational program for children ages 3 – 10 years. Call to receive your Destination Discovery information package – (502) 640-8585 or e-mail

 photo 53bfd5de-2220-4fa1-b132-19cf724407cb_zps6aed1529.jpg Louisville Ballet School – St. Matthews 
 Let your dreams take center stage!
June 16 – July 18

The Louisville Ballet School offers workshops for children just beginning their journey as well as those who have a growing passion for dance. Classes are designed to develop coordination, musicality, and kinetic awareness, as well as instill a love for dance and the arts.

Children ages 3 – 8 will discover an exciting mix of dance, visual arts, and storytelling through movement. Students ages 8 – 16 will be immersed in the grand tradition of classical ballet, learning choreography that has been the foundation of our art form for two hundred years. Summer dance programs fill up quickly. Register now to reserve your child’s place in class. Cost: $65 – $95 & $195 – $425.

Louisville Ballet School, 4121 Shelbyville Road
502.583.3150, ext. 245

Whet Your Palette has a great selection of camps lined up including the popular “Splatters and Drips” and “Painting with Nature” camps! We’ve also added some new ones like our “Not Your Typical Self Portrait” camp! Our beautiful studio space includes sunrooms, screened in porch and our garden filled property. Our programs enrich the minds of children and let them express themselves through creativity and fun, all while learning. Our staff is very fun, knowledgable, and talented. We are a hidden gem in Louisville and very unique to the city. Come check us out!
 photo JCC_zps53cf4890.jpgJCC
Experience the magic of JCC Summer Camp where there is something for every child.
JCC Summer Camp offers traditional camp for children 2 years through 9th grade with arts & crafts, sports, free swim, swim lessons and more!

Specialty camps are also offered which include: Football, Soccer, Theatre, Dance, Horseback Riding, Lego, Sailing and more. All specialty camps enjoy a daily swim.

The beautiful JCC campus includes two outdoor pools, baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, as well as indoor gymnasiums, auditorium and more! Call for a brochure and additional information.
3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205 • 502.459.0660 • 

Derby Din­ner Play­house  Musical Theater Camp. Ages 7-17.  July 7-August 9.  $175. 9-3.  

McClanahan School of Irish Dance  June 10-12. 9:30-11:30. Ages 3.5-12. Irish dancing & music, Irish art & crafts and Irish stories. Snacks, drinks and a free summer camp t-shirt for all children. Cost: $85/child, $75 each add’l child.

Drama by George —Weeklong theatre camps for kids and teens. Themes include live drama, moviemaking, murder mysteries, and comedy improv.

Fiber Arts Camps at the Little Loomhouse –  Campers will learn and experience various forms of textile art including lots of weaving on Little Looms! June 9-13 and June 23-27, Monday – Friday, 9-2. Ages 6 – 12, Limited to 12 campers for each session. $175 plus $25 supply fee. 

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ArtTrust This is a program that empowers teen girls through art. 
Assumption High School Art, Graphic Design, music theater, drama and sports. Grades 3-11. $75-$110. Camps in June and July. 
Bellarmine University They have some fun art options like cartooning as well as academic camps. June and July, options for 4th graders and up. 
Camp Shakespeare

Classic Melodies Theater camps. Day and overnight camp options. 

Clint Vaught’s Young Actors Institute June 10 – June 21. Ages 10-17. Contact: 485-6392.
 Oldham County Schools Arts Center Half day options for ages 4-17, can combine for a full day. 
Elite Dance Ages 4 – 16 in June and July 
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Multiple options in June and July. $85-$200/week. Full and half day options. 
Louisville Visual Art Assoiciation Variety of art options such as clay making and wearable art. Classes for school age students. June 16– August 8. 
Musical Milestones Ages 6 months to 7 years. Musical playdates, piano lessons, multi-age family classes.
Sacred Heart School for the Arts Dance, drama, art, music. Ages 3 and up. $55 and up depending on class. Lots of options! 
Spot 5 Art Studio Many options for painting for various ages. Many art options from painting to photography. Starting the week of June 3. 
Stage One Family Theatre Camps Ages 4-18. Learn by doing: comprehensive drama/theatre education includes interactive, participatory exploration

Suzuki String Insti­tute Ages 3–18.

Suzuki String Institute for vio­lin, viola, and cello. June 15-20.
The Artist In You Ages 6-14. Art projects ranging from pottery painting to food-art and games. $225 a week from 9-3 Monday through Friday. 
The Bard’s Town Theatre

Walden Theatre Camps for kids age 5-18 for art, imagination, theater, acting, comedy and more.

Louisville Zoo Halloween
Papa Johns Pizza
KCD Open House

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