Summer Arts Camp aims to provide a space where kids and teenagers can explore the complexity of social justice issues that are prevalent in the media, in their communities, and in their own lives and relationships. We will use different art forms to explore these issues, ranging from performance arts to visual creations to abstract combinations of creative practice.
Our camps run for six weeks of the summer – exploring a different social justice issue each week through various art forms.
Summer Arts Camp on Queen is all about experiential learning.
Our goal for each camp week is that youth will KNOW, GROW, and SHOW and, of course have fun participating and discovering more about themselves, art and their community. Each week will focus on a different social justice issue like bullying, racism, homelessness, or gender discrimination. Using the arts, campers will learn more and expand their knowledge of social justice issues. They will grow in understanding of how these issues affect their communities and show how art can bring awareness and change.
We commit to providing a welcoming and inclusive space for campers to feel free to be themselves. Any bullying, harassment, or violence will not be tolerated and staff and volunteers will intervene into any conflict that arises.
Following with the goal of the Bridge to connect to the community through these camps, we will bring in local artists to instruct on weeks relevant to their art interests and creative ability.