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LPCA hosts socially distanced summer day camps

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is offering several in-person, socially distanced visual and performing arts camps this summer.

Camps have been reimagined to satisfy all state and federal requirements.

Class sizes will be restricted to 10 or fewer students, and activities will ensure a 6-foot distance between classmates. State-required health screenings as well as hygiene and cleaning protocols will provide the foundation for teachers and students to have fun summer sessions that protect everyone’s health and safety.

Additional information and frequently asked questions can be found online at www.lakeplacidarts.org/summer-camp-faq. Director of Education and Outreach Tara Palen is also available at tara@lakeplacidarts.org to talk through any concerns not addressed on the camp FAQ page.

The 2020 summer camp series is as follows:

¯ July 13-17, 9:30 a.m. to noon — Socially Distanced Theatre Camp with Mike McCreadie. For ages 10-14. For students who are curious about theater but unsure of where to start. Campers will learn about acting, stage direction, props, lights, sets and more. At the end of the week, students will have a basic knowledge of acting and the stage. The camp fee is $115.

¯ July 20-24, 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. — Socially Distanced Teen Improv Comedy Camp with Joe Conto and Amy Coddington-Burnett. For ages 13-17. For teens looking to try their hand at the basics of improvisational comedy. Students with previous improv or theater experience can try out Level 2 (mornings), while those new to the craft are encouraged to enroll in Level 1 (afternoons). The camp fee is $115.

¯ Aug. 17-21, 9:30 a.m. to noon — Socially Distanced Storming the Stage with Jessica Deeb. For ages 6-10. This camp is sold out after early registration, but those interested can join the wait list by contacting Anya Villeneuve at 518-523-2512 or anya@lakeplacidarts.org. The camp fee is $115.

¯ Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. — Socially-Distanced Away with Clay (and Crafts!) with Brooke Noble. For ages 8-14. Students will experiment with texture and color as they create a range of projects. There are two sessions available, morning and afternoon. The camp fee is $115.

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