Arts Council’s camp for young creatives begins July 7

Online Staff Report

The Rockford Area Arts Council’s RAAC Camp, an arts camp for young creatives ages 5-13 who love to sing, dance, draw, rap and make movies, will begin Monday, July 7, at Ellis Arts Academy, 220 S. Central Ave. RAAC Camp will be held Monday-Friday, July 7-18, from 1 to 5 p.m. Camp fee is $65 per camper, but fee is waived for children on free or reduced lunch. Applications will be accepted until seats are full.

This year, RAAC Camp artists include the following: Isaiah Davis (hip hop dance), Brad Koloch (music and rap), David Causey (dramatic arts), Esteban Perez and Mathew Taden (visual art), Aanjae Patterson (modern dance) and Mike Werckle (video). At 3 p.m., Friday, July 18, the campers will present a performance and art exhibit. The audience will be amazed at how much the children learn in two weeks. The performance and exhibit are free and open to the public.

For more information and a registration form, contact the Rockford Area Arts Council at (815) 963-6765, or visit

Posted July 2, 2014

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