Registration for Summer Camp 2019 at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies opened March 4. Camp programs run Monday through Friday, beginning June 24 and ending Aug. 23. Friends and supporters are encouraged to sign up online before March 18 and save 10 percent on morning and afternoon programs that foster “ICE”: inspiration, independence; connections, confidence; expression, exploration.
New offerings this year include Pennsylvania Ballet dance camp (back by popular demand, two weeks only), Surf Academy surf camp, and theater camp with RCM Vocal Studios (new, one week only).
Parents can choose either arts or sciences in the morning, and sign up by the week; and select afternoon programs to complete the day. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. to noon; afternoon sessions are variable. Campers can stay through and enjoy a supervised lunch; they can bring their own or order from the LBIF lunch menu. Lunch Bunch is cash only, payable by a daily or weekly fee.
Camps are broken up into age groups; campers must be the minimum age by May 1. Morning options include tiny tykes, ages 3 to 4; early birds, 5 to 6; creative arts and crafts, 7 to 12; and teen arts, 13 to 16; nature studies, 7 to 9; marine biology, 10 to 12. In the afternoon, consider adventures in clay, for ages 10 to 16; culinary creations, 7 to 12; baking, 10 to 14; “Fire Me Up!” drop-in pottery, all ages; and tennis, 4 to 12.
Dance camp is for ages 4 to 7; surf camp, 8 to 16; and theater camp, 12 to 14.
Camp fees for morning sessions are $330 per week online, $350 per week in person, or $370 per week on the first day of class ($20 surcharge).
LBIF members with a family membership or higher receive an additional 15 percent discount on top of the promotional price. Visit lbifoundation.org to learn more about the registration process or call or email directly the Camp Coordinator Lauren Proscia at 609-494-1241, extension 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LBIF takes pride in providing a high-quality experience to campers each day of the summer and is “committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our campers and their families,” according to Proscia. Campers get the added benefit of making friends and building relationships with other LBI kids, engaging in hands-on projects and experiencing setup for a real gallery show.
“The staff embraces and embodies a unique culture and vision that allows them to find the greatness in each of our campers. Each member of the LBIF camp staff team understands the importance of his/her role to inspire, teach and practice meaningful life skills and values with our campers that they will carry with them beyond this incredible summer experience.”