Summer Camps On Sale in January!

Take a trip with your imagination,
this summer at BlackRock Center for the Arts!

Your trip starts here! BlackRock Center for the Arts has summer programming designed for campers ages 4 ½ – 19 to explore, experience and celebrate the arts.

 

Arts Journeys Camp
Grades K-3

Campers will journey to places that only the arts can take them using theater, music, visual arts and dance.  Each day campers will create art projects, learn new songs and dances, and act in different skits.  At the end of each week campers will perform for family and friends an original presentation showcasing everything that they learned.  With a different theme each week camp is guaranteed to be both entertaining and educational for your camper.  In Arts Journeys the only limit is your camper’s imagination!

Dates: June 17th – July 26th (6, one-week session)
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
$300 for Early Registration | $315 Regular Tuition per week
*Week 3: No camp on July 4th.  $240 for Early Registration | $255 Regular Tuition

Themes:
Week 1 (June 17 – 21): Fun Fractured Fairy Tales

Week 2 (June 24 – 28): We’re Going on Vacation!

Week 3 (July 1 – 5): Monster Madness (No camp on July 4th)

Week 4 (July 8 – 12): Science Fiction Fun

Week 5 (July 15 – 19): Animal Tales

Week 6 (July 22 – 26): Travel Through the Decades

 

Performing Arts Camp

Grades 3-8

Let’s put on a show! Our professional, artistic staff will guide campers through this intensive musical theater program.  Campers will be grouped by age and are cast in an original show where they will learn stage directions, character development, choreography, music, set design and art.  Each 2 week session explores a different theme.  On the last day, campers will perform their production on our Mainstage for family and friends.  Please note this exciting camp fills up fast so register your child now!

Dates: June 17th – July 26th (3, two-week sessions)
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
$540 for Early Registration | $565 Regular Tuition per week
*Session 2: No camp for July 4th.  $486 for Early Registration | $511 Regular Tuition per week.

Session 1: June 17th-June 28th

Session 2: July 1st – July 12th (No camp on July 4th)

Session 3: July 15th – July 26th

 

Multi-Arts Discovery Camp
Grades K-6

This is an excellent sampler of all of the artistic disciplines BlackRock has to offer. Each day, campers will be fully immersed in a specific aspect of the arts: drama, visual art and design, movement and dance, and songs and music. On Friday, campers get to pick their favorite! The last day of camp will include a presentation showcasing the work campers accomplished in their favorite arts discipline.

Session 1: July 29th – August 2nd
Session 2: August 5th – August 9th
Session 3: August 12th – 16th

Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
$315 Regular Tuition per week
BlackRock members at the Fan level and above receive an additional $15 discount off tuition.

On Sale in January  

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The Teen Arts Experience
Grades 7 – 12

This program provides an opportunity for older campers to develop their artistic skills in a specific discipline. Each session finishes with a showcase featuring the work they have been creating throughout the week.

 

Musical Theater Workshop: July 29th – August 2nd
Acting and Improv: August 5th – 9th
Visual Arts Grab Bag: August 12th – 16th

 

 

Before Care

You can now sign in campers as early as 7:45am to the care of camp counselors before the start of the program day. Campers will be offered the chance to do craft projects, board games, warm-up activities, or simply relax and read before the start of a busy day. Campers may not be signed in before 7:45 a.m.

Ages: 4 ½ -13 (K-8th Grade)
Time: 7:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Dates: June 17th – August 16th
Tuition: $50 per week for members and non-members

 

After Care

Your campers can have fun spending extra time after the camp day with creative art projects, board games, contests, theater and dance games and a once a week movie. You are encouraged to provide your child with a snack if they are participating in After Care. Campers must be enrolled in a BlackRock camp during that week in order to participate.  Campers must be picked up by 6:30pm, or late fees will be charged.

Ages: 4 ½ -13 (K – 8th Grade)
Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Dates: June 17th-August 16th
Tuition: $100 per week for members and non-members

 

Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

This is an excellent opportunity for campers entering grades 9-12 to earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours and develop great leadership and supervision skills assisting campers between the ages of 4 ½ to 13. CIT programs are available for Arts Journeys, Performing Arts Camp, Multi-Arts Institute, and After Care. Experience working with children and an interest in visual art, drama, music, or dance is preferred.
CITs must be 14 by the start of their camp session, be entering 9th grade and are required to attend their entire session.

CIT Schedules: 8:30am-3:45pm for camps and 3:15-6:30pm for After Care.

Tuition: $25 for 1-week camps and After Care
(prices are for members and non-members)

Please note there is a daily limit to the number of SSL hours a CIT can earn. This limit is exceeded when registering to be a CIT for both a full camp day and After Care.  Please consult your camper’s school for regulations.  BlackRock is a pre-approved MCPS SSL organization.

Counselor In Training (CIT) Handbook
Counselor In Training Handbook Please review our CIT Handbook with your CITs.

Sports Meets the Arts Camp

BlackRock is partnering with the Maryland Soccerplex & Discovery Sports Center to bring a half-day sports and a half-day arts camp for seven weeks in June, July and August. All activities will take place at the Discovery Sports Center at the Maryland Soccerplex, where teachers from BlackRock will hold visual art classes for half of the day and instructors from the Discovery Sports Center play a variety of sports activities with campers during the other half of the day. For ages 5-11.  For more information or to register, please call the MD Soccerplex at 301-528-1480 or visit their website http://www.mdsoccerplex.org/camps/sports-meets-the-arts-camp.
For a downloadable registration form click here.


Registration and Policies:

Refund Policy: If a camp is cancelled a full refund is given. If refund request is made 2 weeks or more before the start date of camp, and total camp tuition is paid, you are entitled to a 50% refund or 100% credit. If paying for camp with a payment plan and final payment has not been made, your initial payment of 50% is forfeited or can be turned into a credit to your BlackRock account. No refunds are given within 2 weeks of a camp start date or after camp has started. CIT tuition and payment plan fees are non-refundable. Withdraw requests must be submitted in writing to classes@blackrockcenter.org.  Credits can be used towards any class, camp, or workshop sponsored by the Education Department.  Credits last for one year and cannot be converted into a refund.  Refunds may take 6 to 8 weeks to process.

Holidays: There will be no camp on Wednesday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day.

Health Forms: Health and emergency information is included in the online registration process. If you choose to register over the phone, please be prepared to provide health-related information about your child to our Front Desk Staff, including contact information for your child’s physician and date of last tetanus shot. If your child will need to take or keep medication during camp or if they do not attend a licensed Maryland public or private school, you must submit a separate form which can be found below.

Nut-Free Camps: All BlackRock camps are Nut-Free. This includes peanuts, tree-nuts and all nut products.

Flexible Ages: Rising 3rd graders are eligible to participate in either Arts Journeys or Performing Arts Camp. Please contact us at 301-528-2260 if you need help deciding on the best camp for your child.

Scholarships: There are a limited number of need-based scholarships available. Applications can be found at blackrockcenter.org/scholarships and are due by May 11th along with supporting documentation. They can be mailed, dropped off, or scanned and emailed to classes@blackrockcenter.org.  Scholarship applications must be filled out in their entirety.  Uncompleted scholarship applications will not be reviewed.

Camp Rules and Regulations: All campers are to abide by behavior policies stated at the time of registration and in the Summer Camp Handbook. There are outlined consequences for inappropriate behavior including BlackRock’s right to excuse a child from camp. Please review all rules with your child. The camp handbook can be found below.

Photography Policy: BlackRock reserves the right to use photographs and video, taken in class or at the Center, of campers, participants and/or their artwork for the purposes of instruction and/or advertising and promotion of BlackRock and its programs. Participants and families will not receive compensation of any kind for this use of images. If you do not agree you must notify the Director of Education in writing prior to registration.

All BlackRock camps are Nut-Free. This includes peanuts, tree-nuts and all nut products. 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Register online, by phone or in person (9:00am-5:00pm Monday – Saturday):
BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
Email: classes@blackrockcenter.org
Phone: 301-528-2260
Online Registration: www.blackrockcenter.org/camps

Camp Forms

Health and Emergency Information for camps is now completed online during the registration process.  All information must be complete and accurate in order for your child to participate in camp.

Summer Camp Handbook
BlackRock Summer Camp Handbook Please review our Summer Camp Handbook.

Counselor In Training (CIT) Handbook
Counselor In Training Handbook Please review our CIT Handbook with your CITs.

Immunization Certification Form
Immunization Certification Form We are required by Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Licensure and Regulatory Services to have updated immunization records for all campers. If your child does not attend a licensed public or private school in Maryland, the above form needs to be submitted to us before your child can participate in camp.

Authorization for Prescription Medication Form
Authorization for Prescription Medication Form If your child requires medication, including over-the-counter medication, to be administered during the program day the above form must be completed and submitted to the Education Department. The form should accompany the medication in the original container.

Camp Rules and Regulations
BlackRock Camp Rules and Regulations Please review the above for camp rules and regulations.

Camp Staff:

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After Care


Dottie Hoover
After Care Director

Arts Journeys Staff


Michelle Rossman
Camp Director


Morenike Rossman
Assistant Director


Brandi Eby
Camp Counselor


Selena Sodhi
Junior Counselor

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Performing Arts Camp Staff


Al Hart
Music Director


Sonie Mathew
Camp Theater Director


Joy Thibeault
Dance Director

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Maggie French
Camp Counselor


Emily Lyman
Camp Counselor


Tiffany Ko
Camp Counselor

Teresa Wright
Camp Counselor


Amanda Quarantillo
Camp Counselor


Danielle Creedon
Camp Counselor


Michaela Clement
Camp Counselor


Suzanne Creedon
Camp Counselor

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