Summer Arts Jr



Check back in March 2015 for Summer 2015 camp information.

“First Arts Experience” Day Camp 

6 months–7 years

  • Session 1: June 9–13, 2014
  • Session 2: July 7–11, 2014

Both sessions focus on the same theme, but offer different activities.

Summer Arts Jr brochure page. (PDF)


6–18 Months
Kathy Cathey
CSA Early Childhood Faculty
Introduce your baby to favorite animals through the world of song and musical activities: dancing, playing instruments, exploring movement, and learning ASL sign language for animals. All are part of a fun way to spend special time with your little one.
*Parent/caregiver attends class with child.

18 Months–3 Years
Creatures at the Ocean* 
Kathy Cathey
CSA Early Childhood Faculty
Toddlers are invited to explore the wonder of sun, sand and ocean!  In this class for parent and child, you and your toddler will play in the sand, count seashells, and visit seagulls, dolphins and other ocean friends through delightful songs, fingerplays, literature and movement activities.
*Parent/caregiver attends class with child.

Creatures at the Ocean Session 1, A1 time slot (9:50am) class is no longer available

3.5–5 Years
On the Road
Ann Storm
CSA Early Childhood Faculty
Your preschooler will take imaginary car trips to favorite summer vacation spots like the beach, the cottage and the fair—all  through music, movement and stories. We will go on a picnic, sing camp songs, paddle a canoe and go on a merry-go-round! This class makes the most of budding imaginations and encourages the development of singing and rhythm skills through playing of simple instruments.

5.5–7 Years (session 1 only)
Alaskan Adventure
Carol Ourada
CSA Early Childhood Faculty
All aboard for Alaska! Join us as we “travel” to American’s 50th state. We’ll visit a gold mine camp, explore animals and sea creatures of the Arctic, and play native drumming patterns.  Learn how to read a totem pole, make an Inuit mask and share stories and songs of adventure from the Land of the Midnight Sun.

5.5–7 Years (session 2 only)
Keyboard Kapers*
Joyce Anne Wilder
CSA Early Childhood Faculty
Join us for a 5 day musical adventure at the keyboard. A great introduction to music that includes singing, moving, drumming, improvising, note-reading and playing lots of fun songs with friends. Join us for Keyboard Kapers!
*Parent/caregiver attends the last 10 minutes of class. Student must own keyboard for home practice.

Movin’ & Groovin’

3.5–7 Years
Creative Movement  
Chrissy Marcinkowski
Elite Feet Dance Center
Students will move and groove while working with props along with energetic motion games and activities. This class will work to improve strength, flexibility, coordination and large motor skills.


3.5–7 Years (session 1 only)
Dinosaur Mania
Jennifer Nagle
CSA Visual Arts Faculty
Dangerous dinosaurs! Learn to draw and paint dinosaurs in their own habitat. Cut, glue and paint your own three dimensional hat.

3.5–7 Years (session 2 only)
Artful Bugs
Jennifer Nagle
CSA Visual Arts Faculty
Bug out! Create a colorful bug transparency while learning about decorative stained glass.  Find a picnic and bug your friends with the bug mask you have painted.

Summer Arts Jr Group Schedule (all classes 45 min daily, M–F)

18m-3 years
3.5-5 years
 3.5-5 years
5.5-7 years
5.5-7 years
9 am Music BB    Art    Movin'  Movin' 
9:50 am   Music A1 Music  Movin'  Art  Music 
10:40 am   Music A2  Movin'  Music  Music  Art 
11:30 am         Art    

Fees & Info

Program fees

  • 1 class: $60
  • 2 classes: $95
  • 3 classes: $120


Music Class Materials
Bring the fun home with you and enjoy it all summer long!

  • Keyboard Kapers: $20  (required)
  • CD, instrument and book: $30 (optional)

Location and Facilities
Classes held on the Wheaton College campus in Pierce and McAlister buildings. Children will be assigned to a group, and will be chaperoned when moving between classes.

Registration deadlines

Session 1
May 15, 2014
Early Bird before April 15, save $15
After May 15, add $10
No refunds after May 15, 2014

Session 2
June 15, 2014
Early Bird before May 15, save $15
After June 15, add $10
No refunds after June 15, 2014

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