There’s a summer option for kids who want something more creative than the usual camp offerings.
The Town of Cochrane has art and drama camps, led by notable local artists.
Artist in residence, Daunia Del Ben, is directing three specialty camp sessions in July: shadow puppetry, Commedia dell’Arte and clowning. Del Ben has a Master of Fine Arts degree and was the artistic director for Teatro dell’Eco’s 2017 theatre season.
Jola Muran, the Town of Cochrane’s art director, leads the art portion of camps and helps young artists explore various techniques and material.
Summer art and drama camp schedule
Shadow Puppet Making and theatreJul 4-7
Painting and Comedia dell’Arte DramaJul 10-14
Art Making and Clown TheatreJul 17-21
Art with Nature and Vegetable Puppet DramaJul 24-28
Sculpture Fun and Improve TheatreJul 31-Aug 4
Clay, Drawing, Painting and Magic ShowAug 8-11
Character Creations and TheatreAug 14-18
Giant Mask Making and theatreAug 21-25
Music Fun campAug 28-Sep 1
All art and drama camps run for a full week and end with a performance on the last day that friends and family can attend. The Town also offers Ranche Capers, half-day camps for ages four to five; ClubHouse Kids for ages six to 11; and Skateboard camp August 8-11 for ages eight to 13.
Information about all Town camps, as well as links to register, are on cochrane.ca/Camps.