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Summer Arts Institute

Berkeley's Summer Arts Institute has something for every budding artist!  Camps are led by expert-level performing and visual arts professionals from the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

Artists of Tomorrow is the Arts Institute’s weekly program for rising grades Pre-k through fifth grade. Artists of Tomorrow campers will explore a variety of performing and visual arts elements including music, theatre, creative movement/dance, and art. Morning electives in Artists of Tomorrow allow students to dig deeper into one or two concentrations. AOT afternoons are spent in showcase performance rehearsals and workshops. At the end of each week, Artists of Tomorrow presents a themed showcase of all the material learned throughout the week!

The Summer Arts Institute also offers a variety of additional camps to tap into your child's creative spirit!

About the director:
Bryn Harvey is entering her third year as director of the Artists of Tomorrow program and now the Berkeley Summer Arts Institute. She began her performing arts training at the age of two and half and continued developing her craft through college, earning a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. Her family owned and operated a performing arts school in Northeastern Pennsylvania where she began her career in arts education over 15 years ago. She has performed professionally with various regional theatre companies and frequently sings the National Anthem for sporting and entertainment events. Bryn is the Music and Theatre Coordinator at Berkeley and is entering her sixth year as the Theatre Specialist in the Lower Division.

Please click on each camp below for dates, age levels, and a description.

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  • Artists of Tomorrow (2nd-5th graders)

    Artists of Tomorrow campers will explore a variety of performing and visual arts elements including music, theatre, creative movement/dance, and art. Morning electives in Artists of Tomorrow allow students to dig deeper into one or two concentrations. AOT afternoons are spent in showcase performance rehearsals and workshops. At the end of each week, Artists of Tomorrow presents a themed showcase of all the material learned throughout the week!

    Each week centers around a different theme that results in a unique weekly experience. Campers can sign up for one week, a few weeks, or all seven!

    Themes:
    Week 1-Out of This World
    Week 2-Lullaby of Broadway
    Week 3-Born to be Wild!
    Week 4-20-20 Century Review
    Week 5-Disney Week
    Week 6-Wild Wild West
    Week 7-Summer Olympics

    This is a full-day camp for one week. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (incoming 2nd-5th graders)
  • Artists of Tomorrow JR. (PK-1)

    AOT JR. lets younger campers experience a little of everything in the arts! Music, creative movement, and art are all included in just one day of camp! Each week’s music, movement, and art activities center around a different theme that will conclude in an opening act performance for the Friday Showcase. Full-day and half-day (AM) options are available.

    Campers can sign up for one week, a few weeks, or all seven!

    Themes:
    Week 1-Out of This World
    Week 2-Lullaby of Broadway
    Week 3-Born to be WIld!
    Week 4-20-20 Century Review
    Week 5-Disney Week
    Week 6-Wild Wild West
    Week 7-Summer Olympics

    This is a full-day camp for one week or a half-day option ending at lunch time. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (incoming Pre-K-1st graders)
  • Sparkle Art!

    This half-day camp with Berkeley Visual Arts instructor Ms. Marraffino is all about making art that sparkles and shines! Using different materials like glitter, sparkle paint, ink, chalk pastel, and air-dry clay, campers will create a variety of works of art that glitter and glow!  

    A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2 (incoming 2nd-5th graders)
  • Artists Trading Cards

    Make, take, and trade! This half-day camp with Berkeley Visual Arts instructor Ms. Marraffino is all about creating mini works of art that take the form of tradeable cards. We will spend each day trying out different art-making techniques like drawing, printmaking, marbling, collage, spin-art and painting to make our mini works of art. The last day will be spent organizing and trading our collection with new friends.

    A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2 (incoming 6th-8th graders)
  • Pottery

    Time to get messy! In this half-day camp with Berkeley Visual Arts instructor Ms. Marraffino, campers will have the opportunity to make works of art with clay! We will explore basic handbuilding techniques while also learning how to throw on the potter’s wheel! All work will be fired in a kiln and ready for pick-up one week following camp.

    A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 3 (incoming 2nd-5th graders, AM; incoming 6th-8th graders, PM)
  • Clay Sculpture

    This half-day camp with Berkeley Visual Arts coordinator Mrs. Stueffer will be about faces.  Starting with a clay mold of a small human head, we will be adding everything from hair, to hats, to parrots on the shoulder. Individual projects and ideas are always welcome and those interested in pursuing other sculptural forms are encouraged.  The work will be glazed, fired, and ready to take home on the last day of camp!

    A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 1 (incoming 6th-8th graders, AM; incoming 2nd-5th graders, PM)
  • Clay Functional

    This half-day camp with Berkeley Visual Arts coordinator Mrs. Stueffer will be about making things you can eat from, drink from, and put in your dishwasher.  From elaborate serving plates to fancy spoons, the possibilities are endless and individual projects ideas are always encouraged.  The work will be glazed, fired, and ready to take home on the last day of camp!

    A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 2 (incoming 6th-8th graders, AM; incoming 2nd-5th graders, PM); Week 6 (incoming 2nd-5th graders, AM; 6th-8th graders, PM)
  • Fiber and Hand Crafts

    In this half-day camp with Ms. Vega, campers will use various materials to create unique pieces to take home and enjoy, such as macrame and string art.

    A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 4, 5 (incoming 2nd-5th graders AM, 6th-8th PM)
  • T-shirt Design

    In this half-day camp, campers will use the Cricut machine and explore Cricut Design space with Ms. Vega. As they learn to navigate through the graphic design app, campers will have an opportunity to design and create their very own iron-on decals!

    A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 3 (incoming 6th-8th graders)
  • Props & Set Design

    In this hallf-day camp with Ms. Vega, campers will help in creating props and set pieces to transform the stage for Friday’s Artists of Tomorrow Showcase! We will be using all types of mixed media, including cardboard boxes, recyclable materials, paints, and more!

    A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 3 (incoming 2nd-5th graders)
  • Explorations in Art and Design

    Let’s capitalize on the innate curiosity of a young artist by exposing them to a range of art making processes. During this half-day, week-long camp with Berkeley Visual Arts instructor Mr. Erdahl, we will explore art making topics including scratchboard, linocut relief printing, flow painting, plaster sculpture, and t-shirt design. It’s a lot to take on but the plan is to focus on one topic each day and make some mini masterpieces!

    A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 6 (incoming 5th-8th graders, AM; incoming 2nd-5th graders, PM)
  • Creative Art & Ink

    In this half-day camp, campers will explore various color, drawing, and design techniques with experienced art teacher, Vaishali Mehta. Ms. Mehta will also introduce campers to the unique and all-natural art form of Henna tattoo!

    A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 5 (incoming 2nd-5th graders PM, 6th-8th AM), Week 7 (incoming 2nd-5th graders AM, 6th-8th PM)
     
  • Summer String Orchestra

    This summer marks the first year for the Berkeley Summer String Orchestra camp! This camp will provide an outstanding summer musical experiences for violin, viola, cello and bass students, incoming 7th-9th graders (exceptions will be made for younger students that have at least two years of playing experience). Our camp will give students the opportunity to interact with other young musicians from Florida who all share a love for playing in an orchestra. Our goal is to provide exceptional experiences for musical and personal growth, ultimately enriching the quality of your child’s music education. If you enjoy musical challenges and want to make new connections, the Berkeley Summer String Orchestra camp has much to offer! We sincerely hope that you will join us this summer for an exceptional week of musical study.

    At least 2 years' experience playing your instrument (violin, viola, cello, and bass) and reading music (quarter and eighth notes, minimum).
     
    You must also send a cell phone video audition to Mr. Dillard, Berkeley's Orchestra Director, containing a D and G Major scale.  Video submission deadline: May 25, 2020.  Please send video to dillaron@berkeleyprep.org.

    This is a full-day camp for one week. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2 (incoming 7th-9th graders; exceptions will be made for younger students that have at least two years of playing experience)
  • Summer Band Camp

    Under the leadership of Berkeley Preparatory School’s Director of Bands Brian Panetta, the Summer Band Camp offers woodwind, brass, and percussion students in grades 6-8 an opportunity to continue practicing their instruments and making music. This camp provides students individual, small group, and large group instruction where students will work on fundamentals, and rehearse music from jazz, pop, and classic concert genres!  Campers will have the opportunity to work with current members of our Upper Division Band program.

    This is a full-day camp for one week. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 4 (incoming 6th-8th graders)
  • Percussion Camp

    Under the direction of Berkeley's Percussion Studies instructor Michael Standard, this camp is open to students excited about all percussion music (bucket drumming, marching percussion, drum kit lessons, and more!). Campers will have the opportunity to work with current members of our Upper Division Band program.

    This is a full-day camp for one week. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Week 4 (incoming 6th-8th graders) 

Summer 2020

Week 1: June 1 - 5
Week 2: June 8 - 12
Week 3: June 15 - 19
Week 4: June 22 - 26
NO CAMPS June 29 - July 3
Week 5: July 6 - 10
Week 6: July 13 - 17
Week 7: July 20 - 24
2020 Summer Catalog!
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