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SUMMER YOUTH ART ACADEMY

Create, express, and explore through a variety of artistic mediums at one of our summer camps.

Please note that BlackRock is a nut-free camp and no nuts or products containing nuts are permitted. Thank you for helping to keep our camps fun and safe!

Families, please make sure that you have filled out the Student Information form for every single camper enrolled at a BlackRock camp. You can find it here: SU24 Student Info Form.

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Rising Grades 3-8

$675.00 per two week session

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. On the last day, campers will perform their production on our Main Stage for family and friends. Please do not miss this exciting camp. It will fill up fast, so register today!

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SUMMER CAMP: THE MUSICAL

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June 24 - July 5, 2024
NO CAMP ON JULY 4
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
$607.50
July 8 - 19, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
$675.00
July 22 - Aug 2, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
$675.00

Welcome to Camp Runamok and the wackiest summer camp experience you could ever wish for! This musical has everything you love and fear about the summer camp experience, from the morning routine to corny camp skits and the ultimate talent show. Put away your technology and allow this nostalgic romp to take you on a journey of finding a place to belong, through the mighty highs and comic lows of Summer Camp!

Once upon a time... Talking frogs? A falling sky? A town full of confused folk? What is really happening and who can answer these questions? The librarian? The coach? The Mayor and town council? The sweet and smart-thinking Rachel? With song, dance, and a fast moving script, Thwacked! unfolds to reveal these and many other delightful characters as they attempt to unravel the mystery in a fairytale world.

Tonight's the night we've all been waiting for! Yes, Granny, who has retired from show business, will be honoring all of our favorite fairy tale characters! Who will win Best Female and Male Vocalist? Best Dramatic Scene? Best Choreography? And the coveted Best Villain Award? And don't forget to keep an eye on that nasty Big Bad Wolf as he tries to steal the treasured Granny Award.

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Rising Grades 1-5

$375 per week

Campers will journey to places that only the arts can take them using theater, music, visual arts, and dance. Each day campers will immerse themselves in visual art, music, theater, and dance centered and interpreted through a theme. Young artists create art projects, learn new songs, dances, and will act in different skits. Culminating each week, campers will have the opportunity to showcase their work on BlackRock’s outdoor stage. With a different theme each week, BlackRock’s InspireArts is guaranteed to be fun, entertaining, and educational. There are no limits to imagination and fun!

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BE BOLD IN ANY WORLD

August 5 - August 9, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
$375.00

Don't be afraid to be bold! You're out of this world! Campers will journey to places that only the arts can take them using theater, music, visual arts, and dance. Each day campers will immerse themselves in visual art, music, theater, and dance centered and interpreted around exploring new things, and not being afraid to do so. You might meet someone who's different from you - choose boldness and make a friend. We're all different in our own way, and we should celebrate that. Young artists create art projects, learn new songs, dances, and will engage in theatre games or short skits. At the end of each session, campers will have the opportunity to showcase their work on BlackRock’s Main Stage. BlackRock’s InspireArts is guaranteed to inspire a discovery of the arts in your camper – each summer will be fun, entertaining, and educational. The sky's not the limit! There are no limits to imagination and creativity!

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A SMALL SEED IN NATURE'S MASTERPIECE

August 12 - 16, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
$375.00

Take a look around and you'll see - Nature is one giant masterpiece! Campers will journey to places that only the arts can take them using theater, music, visual arts, and dance. Each day campers will immerse themselves in visual art, music, theater, and dance centered and interpreted around being a seed for change for this world and all it's natural beauty. How can one person make a difference? It all starts with small steps! Young artists create art projects, learn new songs, dances, and will engage in theatre games or short skits. At the end of each session, campers will have the opportunity to showcase their work on BlackRock’s Main Stage. BlackRock’s InspireArts is guaranteed to inspire a discovery of the arts in your camper – each summer will be fun, entertaining, and educational. There are no limits to imagination and creativity! When many seeds come together, we can create a forest of good.

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Rising Grades 9-12

Now open for applications for 2024

BlackRock's Counselor in Training (CIT) Program is returning this summer! Accepted applicants will serve as leaders and mentors in our Summer Youth Art Academy. This is the perfect opportunity for youth to build their professional skill set and earn SSL hours.

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BlackRock is partnering with the Maryland Soccerplex & Adventist HealthCare Fieldhouse to bring a half-day sports and half-day arts camp for five weeks in June and July. All activities will take place at the Adventist HealthCare Fieldhouse at the Maryland Soccerplex where teaching artists from BlackRock will engage campers in visual arts activities. For ages 5-11. For more information or to register, please call the Maryland Soccerplex at 301-528-1480 or visit their website

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SONIE MATHEW
SCHOLARSHIP FUND
On February 9, 2021 BlackRock lost a legacy and friend, Teaching Artist Sonie Mathew. Sonie touched the lives of over a thousand young people in his decade of service to BlackRock education programs who like him, share a passion for theater and music. Mr. Sonie understood the benefits of a performing arts education, lessons that could be applied for life.

This scholarship opportunity serves 75% of tuition fees for the Summer Youth Art Academy and the Counselor in Training Program. This scholarship is not applicable for the Sports Meets the Arts camp run in partnership with Maryland SoccerPlex.
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