Even though spring seems to have overslept and only just stumbled into the area, summer is rapidly approaching. For Cincinnati's arts, that means theater seasons are wrapping up, but summer camps will be starting soon. Our region is fortunate to have a wealth of summer arts programs available for kids of all ages — and some for adults.
At Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, students six week-long sessions. The camps range include Choose Your Own Adventure, Sleuths and Spies, Comedy & Clowning, Monsters & Magic, and Action & Adventure. Campers work with members of CSC’s professional resident ensemble, staging scenes from Shakespeare’s canon, learning the tricks of the trade and often finding a community of friends that lasts well beyond the summer. Other theater camps include The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, The Carnegie and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
For aspiring dancers, several summer options are available. MamLuft&Co. Dance and Cincinnati Ballet both offer programs focused on movement, performance and exploring the meaning behind the motions. Visual artists, on the other hand, have options at the Taft Museum of Art and Cincinnati Art Museum, while places like the Wyoming Fine Arts Center offer music, art and dance camps for kids of all ages.
There are even options for adults! Know Theatre of Cincinnati offers a "Drink and Play" summer camp for grown-ups, featuring all the classic summer camp activities, plus the chance to create a ten-minute play and enjoy a few beverages while you're at it.
The season may be drawing to a close for many arts groups, but in an arts scene as vibrant as the one we enjoy in Greater Cincinnati, there are still plenty of opportunities to engage in the arts.