MUSIC @AMP, July 8–12
This ultimate week of musical exploration takes you inside and out to make high-tech and low-tech songs. Find and make music all over the property—from the buildings and studios at AMP and in Whiting Mills to the woods and trails surrounding the buildings. Make your own instruments and explore the wild sounds of the natural world while playing on AMP’s kid-built outdoor stage. Learn the basics of sound production so you can AMPlify everything you create. Unplug and enjoy writing songs, playing in a band, having fun, and exploring the creative journey. Ages 8-11. Led by teaching artists Sarah Mauro and Michelle Begley.
MAKE @AMP, July 15–19
Everyone is an artist at work in this maker-oriented week of inventing, tinkering, creating, and crafting. Take things apart (old appliances and small machines), build amazing inventions, and tinker with tools and materials to make things that roll, float, and fly—among other amazing feats! You are limited only by your imagination. Small hand tools and basic carpentry skills will be taught in addition to wiring simple circuits. Ages 7-11. Led by teaching artist Christine Mitchell.
TINKER @AMP, July 22–26
Tinkerers unite! In this inventive week with Joe Brien of Lost Art Workshops, campers will use real hand tools to build fun, useful, and high-quality projects. Step back in time to learn how to manipulate a wide variety of materials to design and build small wooden items, including tool boxes, sculptures, tops, whistles, spoons, bird feeders, and bowls—all on the Tinker Wagon. Ages 8-11.
GROW @AMP, July 29–August 2
This week is perfect for aspiring chefs, animal lovers, and nature enthusiasts. Learn about natural resources and the environment as you create one-of-a-kind planter boxes and birdhouses. Discover what is needed to create the food we eat by planting, composting, cooking, and preserving. Then make jams, salsa, and possibly goat cheese, too. The week also includes visitors of the furry and feathery sort from local farms, followed by sewing stuffed animals in their likeness. Ages 7-11. Led by teaching artist Christine Mitchell.
CREATE @AMP, August 5–9
Discover your inner designer as you create a tiny home of your own! Jessica Russell of Art Room Atelier will guide you in creating a miniature space—castle, treehouse, garage, and more—out of cardboard. Then get to work painting and wallpapering the interior and exterior, furnishing it with fabric, boxes, spools, and other salvaged materials. Create furniture, people, and pets to inhabit your little home. The week will wrap up with the whole group working collaboratively to create and decorate a full-scale fort! Ages 6-10.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available for full-day Summer @AMP programs, as well as the Outdoor Design & Growing program. We encourage families to apply early. For more information, please contact Michelle Begley: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline for scholarships is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Families will receive notification by Friday, May 17, 2019.
If you need to cancel your child’s registration, we will refund you in full up until 14 days prior to the start of the program. No refunds will be issued within 14 days of the program, or after the start of the program.
Cancellation notice must be submitted in writing. Please email email@example.com.
Refunds will be issued in the same manner payment was made.
Cancellation requests due to illness or accident prior to the start of the program require a physician’s written verification. Upon receipt of verification, we will issue a full refund.