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Mattie Rhodes Summer Art Camp

Mattie Rhodes Summer Art Camp

Day Camp | General Camp

Mattie Rhodes Summer Art Camp offers creative and educational opportunities for children in the Greater Kansas City area, with a special emphasis on providing services to low-income and minority children. Children ages 5-12 spend seven hours a day for four days at MattieRhodesArtCenter exploring five art mediums (Ceramics, Fiber/Craft, Cultural Art, Mixed Media and Printmaking/Photography) with trained art instructors. The program adheres to a 10:1 instructor to student ratio with enrollment limited to 50 students per session, with 5 sessions total. Participants are provided with art materials, a camp T-shirt and healthy snacks.

The primary aim of Summer Art Camp is to provide high-quality, culturally appropriate and developmentally beneficial art activities to children. This program gives participants the opportunity to enhance their visual perception and fine motor skills, build self-confidence, improve social skills, and increase awareness and knowledge of the Hispanic culture. Children who participate in Summer Art Camp increase their general knowledge of art and their cultural awareness, as well as demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in group settings. Cultural awareness activities are embedded throughout the session in program activities. Program participants are given the opportunity to work together in groups throughout the session. Mattie Rhodes Center tracks and measures participant satisfaction through surveys administered at each session to help ensure the quality of programming.

Mattie Rhodes Summer Art Camp offers creative and educational opportunities for children in the Greater Kansas City area, with a special emphasis on providing services to low-income and minority children. Children ages 5-12 spend seven hours a day for four days at MattieRhodesArtCenter exploring five art mediums (Ceramics, Fiber/Craft, Cultural Art, Mixed Media and Printmaking/Photography) with trained art instructors. The program adheres to a 10:1 instructor to student ratio with enrollment limited to 50 students per session, with 5 sessions total. Participants are provided with art materials, a camp T-shirt and healthy snacks.

The primary aim of Summer Art Camp is to provide high-quality, culturally appropriate and developmentally beneficial art activities to children. This program gives participants the opportunity to enhance their visual perception and fine motor skills, build self-confidence, improve social skills, and increase awareness and knowledge of the Hispanic culture. Children who participate in Summer Art Camp increase their general knowledge of art and their cultural awareness, as well as demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in group settings. Cultural awareness activities are embedded throughout the session in program activities. Program participants are given the opportunity to work together in groups throughout the session. Mattie Rhodes Center tracks and measures participant satisfaction through surveys administered at each session to help ensure the quality of programming.

Camp Wish List:
50 Camperships @ $150 each$7,500
250 T-shirts @ $5 each$1,200
Art supplies for 250 @ $6 each$1,500
250 snacks @ $2 each$500
Total$10,700

Testimonials

Testimonal

“As we expected camp has been WONDERFUL. The genuine smile on (my daughter’s) face in the pictures I took at drop off and the ones the counselors are sending me are testament to what an amazing thing you are doing. Thank you so very, very much! ”

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“I can see what other kids have gone through and how they survived. It helps me get through & conquer. We are all survivors. That’s a gift.”

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“When I'm at camp, I feel like a normal kid. Some kids don't get to go outside because our parents are just working too much and too hard. At home, I'm just watching movies all day. I don't want to get too old to come to Wildwood.”

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“Without the support of Camps for Kids and the matching fund, CHD Families would be unable to provide a free medically supervised summer camp for kids with Congenital Heart Defects.”

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“I look back on the struggle of my childhood and one of the most important and best childhood memories I have include the time spent at camp with the amazing men and women who treated me like I was normal despite my struggle”

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