Creative 360 offers a variety of fun and unique summer camps for children of all ages! These unique experiences will leave your children with fond memories of the summer for years to come. Pre-registration is required. Links to register for each camp are included in their descriptions below.
One day camps across the summer.
Join storytellers and master puppeteers Cheryl (Mrs. Puppets) Levy and “Miss Colleen” Kothbauer and a plethora of playful puppets to prepare and present a performance fit for grand high poohbahs and parents alike. Puppeteers in K-5th grade will learn how to perform with puppets through a delightful potpourri of poetry, stories, and songs. Cheryl and Colleen first teamed up as youth services librarians where they collaborated writing scripts and presenting special story times that featured the famous (and often outrageous) Skippy, the Skunk. The children will put on a no-charge puppet performance for family at the end of each workshop! $15 each session.
Venture Deep into the Forest – Saturday, May 4 / 9:00 am – Noon
We’re Going to the Zoo (designed for home school families) – Wednesday, May 15 / 9:00 am – Noon
Hoedown on the Farm – Sunday, June 30 / 1:00-4:00 pm
Alphabet Soup – Thursday, August 8 / 9:00 am – Noon
Be Your Own Hero! Creativity Camp
Come express all the wonderful things that make you you! Each day, we will focus on a different theme, from favorite things to family and friends to creating your own super hero! Explore basic emotions in a safe and understanding environment aimed at creative fun. Learn how to build each other up and appreciate what makes us unique. Come make new friends and show off your creative flair! Grades K-2. With Artshop Program Coordinator Allise Noble & Assistant Shari Denton. Monday-Friday, July 29 – August 2. / 9:00 am – Noon / $65
Register for Be Your Own Hero Creativity Camp.
Grades 2 – 3
Reader’s Theatre Camp – Aesop’s Fables
From ancient Greece to Midland, Michigan, these enduring tales transcend time and place. Readers going into 2nd and 3rd grades join Amy Behrens for fun with these timeless tales. All kids will have roles to read and will help create their characters with fun hats and puppets. The final day will include a performance. Monday – Wednesday, July 1-3 / 9:00 am – Noon / $45.
Register for Reader’s Theatre Camp.
Grades 2 – 5
Kahlo, Kusama & Me! Art Camp
Explore the work of artists, past and present, as you experience creative projects, cooking, drama, and active games. Each day will be a different theme with a new inspiration: Portraits, Motion, Abstract, Nature, and Pop Art. Use art to create your own fantastical world and work on a collaborative art installation inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama to be revealed to parents on the final day. Grade 2-5. With Artshop Program Coordinator Allise Noble & Assistant Shari Denton. Monday – Friday, July 29 – August 2 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm / $65
Register for Kahlo, Kusama & Me! Art Camp.
Grades 3 – 6
Become a puppeteer! Join Puppet Playhouse and learn the secrets of making hand puppets come to life. Enjoy staging, rehearsing, and finally performing a real puppet show for your friends and family. Colleen Kothbauer has been a puppeteer for almost 30 years and loves sharing her passion for puppetry with children. Grades 3-6. Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19 / 12:30 – 3:30 pm / $55
Register for Puppet Playhouse.
Make Puppets You Can Really Use!
Do you love BIG craft projects? You’ve come to the right place! Using a wide variety of media, you will develop artistic skills from sewing and modeling to drawing and painting. You will take home two performance-quality puppets that will last for years to come. Colleen Kothbauer has been a puppeteer for almost 30 years and loves sharing her passion for puppetry with children. Bring a clean sock that reaches almost to the elbow. Grades 3-6. Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19 / 12:30 – 3:30 pm / $55 plus $2.50 for materials.
Register for Make Puppets You Can Really Use! .
Check out our other great opportunities for creative fun this summer!
Painting Pottery for Kids
Friday, May 10, 4-6:00 pm: Magnificent Mugs! Choose your favorite shaped mug to paint. $25
Friday, June 28, 4-6:00 pm: Bowls Gone Wild! Choose from a selection of snack and sundae bowls, then go wild with your favorite animal print. $25
Kids & Canvas
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 am $20 each event
May 11: Dennis Loves Dandelions
June 15: Summer on a Stick
July 27: Karma Chameleon
August 10: Bashful the Unicorn
Graphic Drawing for Kids
Artist Barbara Plezia will help kids ages 7 and up on this creative journey. Researchers conclude that finding ways to encourage everyday creative activities can lead directly to increased well-being. Barbara will teach the basic principles of drawing in this fun and engaging series where you will work on many quick studies development a “habit” of viewing and capturing the fascinating world around you in your own style. Pre-register for Graphic Drawing by 5/30. Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 / 10-11:00 am / $50
Learn how to play an instrument that is small and portable, but big in sound. You will learn to play rich chords, single notes, simple rhythms, songs, and even how to make your harmonica “talk.” Ages 12 and up. Pre-register for Beginning Harmonica by 6/4. Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18 / $60 + $10 materials.
Nifty Art Button Workshop!
Art comes in all shapes and sizes. This workshop is all about making circular art you can wear and share! Make three 2 1/4″ mylar covered buttons with your own art under the tutelage of Barbara Plezia. Ages 6-106. All materials provided. Pre-register for Nifty Art Button Workshop by 7/17. Saturday, July 20, 1-3:30 pm / $12 + $8 materials.