St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be sponsoring the Elementary School Summer Fine Arts Camp, June 21 – 25, for students completing grades 3, 4, and 5; and the Middle School Fine Arts Camp, July 12 – 16, 2010, for students completing grades 6, 7, and 8.  Both camps will be held at Leonardtown High School from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for students to participate in enrichment activities in one of the following course areas:  band, chorus, orchestra, theatre, and visual arts.  Students enrolled in the band and orchestra will need to have completed at least one year of study within their school program. 

Each day, students will have two sessions in their course area, one session incorporating reading and writing and one session in movement.  It will be a week filled with activities, skills, fun, and friends. 

A field trip on Wednesday will also be incorporated in the week’s program for each level.  Further information will be sent home on the Tuesday before the field trip.  An evening of the arts is scheduled for Friday, June 25, 2010, for the Elementary School Summer Fine Arts Camp and Friday, July 16, 2010, for the Middle School Fine Arts Camp.  Both programs will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium at Leonardtown High School.   All students are expected to participate in this culminating program.

Students will need to provide their own transportation to Leonardtown High School and their own lunch.  The camp will provide a morning and afternoon snack.  Students in band and orchestra will also need to provide their instrument and any necessary supplies (reeds, strings, etc.).  The camp will provide all other supplies.

The tuition for the camp is $140.00 for students attending schools in St. Mary’s County and $190.00 for students attending schools not in St. Mary’s County.  There will be no tuition refunds.  There are a limited number of scholarships available.  Students attending nonpublic schools are encouraged to attend.

Applications for the Summer Fine Arts Camp can be downloaded by visiting the St. Mary’s County Public Schools website, www.smcps.org.  Under For Students tab, click Summer Activities for Students.  A link is also available under Fine Arts.  Registration begins now and will continue through Wednesday, June 2, 2010. 

Put your summer to good use!  Come learn, have fun, and meet new friends! Call Lynne Morgan Smoot, (301) 475-5511, ext. 112, for additional information.