Museo de las Americas Summer Camp invites you to embark on an exploration of LasIslas: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. Las Islas better known for their white sandy beaches and tropical environments carry a much deeper beauty to them. A mix of European, Native andAfricainfluence eachplay a role in the beautiful history and story of these islands.
Students will explore the great contributions ofthe African Culture in an explosion of visual art, dance, theater, and music. Students will discoverhow the rhythm of the drums, the warm colors of nature, the mythology and the linguistic elements from the African influence provide the cultural rhythm to celebrate this great contribution to the American continent.
During camp, students will explore the beauty and history of the African influence in Las Islas. Students will immerse themselves in each island through an art discipline such as: Cuba through visual art, Haiti through music, Puerto Rico through theater, and the Dominican Republic throughdance.
For three consecutive weeks, five days a week, three hours a day, students will rotate through the fourart disciplines and islands. Classes are conducted by trained teachers, who are all committed to advancing the students understanding of the African influence through cultural competencies and art integration techniques. Students will showcase what they have learned about Las Islas throughout their time in camp with a final performance on Friday, July 11 at 10:00am. Friends, families and sponsors are encouraged to attend the final performance.
Dates: Monday, June 23th-Friday, July 12th, 2014; closedon Friday, July 4th, 2014.
Times: 9:00am-12:00pm, light snack provided daily
Ages: K through 6th grade
Cost: Scholarships are available to students at a first come, first serve basis.
For more information contact Maruquita SalazarEducation Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-4401 EX 28