Summer Camps

Flying Monkeys and Squirrels and Fish– Oh My!

The 2016 summer arts camps at the WCI Arts Center are on the way! Our Theatre Camps, Flying Monkeys & Flying Squirrels, will be starting soon and after an amazing debut last year our Visual Art Camp, Flying Fish, is here to stay!

July 18-22: Flying Monkeys

The Flying Monkeys camp will kick things off, meeting 1:00-5:00pm, Monday – Friday, July 18-22. Led by theatre professional Rachel Chaves, children going into 1st through 5th grade will participate in all aspects of staging a play. The week will end with a performance of the play for family and friends. No theatre experience is needed to have a great time with new and old friends!

July 25-29: Flying Fish

Our second camp will be the Flying Fish visual arts camp, for children age 4 through those going into third grade. The camp will meet 9:00am-12:00pm, Monday – Friday, July 25-29. Led by Mary Ann Carlson, a Macomb native and art teacher at Edison Middle School, the young artists will experience painting, drawing, printmaking and more! The week will end with an exhibit of the participants’ work. No previous painting experience or skills are required—just a desire to have fun!

August 1-5: Flying Squirrels

The final camp of the summer, The Flying Squirrels camp for students going into 6th through 10th grade will be held 12:00-5:00pm, Monday – Friday, August 1-5. The visual and performing artists of Core Project Chicago and Side Street Studio will return to Macomb to lead the camp with a focus on theatre, movement, media, visual art, sound and more. An original performance/exhibition created by the participants will be presented at the end of the week.


The fee for Flying Monkeys or Flying Squirrels is $100 for the first child from each family, $65 for each additional child. For Flying Fish, the fee is $75 for the first child, $50 for each additional. Enrollment in both Flying Monkeys and Flying Fish is $150 for the first child, $100 for each additional. A limited number of camperships are available.

Registration forms are also available at the WCI Arts Center (25 East Side Square, Macomb). Registration deadlines are Friday, July 8 for Flying Monkeys; Friday, July 15 for Flying Fish; and Wednesday, July 15 for the Flying Squirrels. Space is limited.

For additional information, contact Nan Crossman at, or call 309-836-2782.

WCIAC Summer Camp Information:

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WCIAC Application and Medical Release form:

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WCIAC Financial Assistance Application

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