The Star-Herald

Wintergreen offers 17 weekly arts camps in three locations this summer

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – Registration opens on May 2 for Wintergreen Arts Center’s Summer Arts Camps.

Camps begin on June 27 with Wintergreen’s Summer Art at the Rec program based out of the Sargent Family Community Center. On July 5, Wintergreen kicks off Art with HeART located at 39 Davis Street in partnership with the Presque Isle Housing Authority, along with multiple Summer Arts Camps at the Wintergreen Arts Center.  

“We are very excited to welcome Shaye McHatten back for the month of July,” said Dottie Hutchins, Wintergreen’s executive director. “From her signature program, Art with HeART, to Spy Camp, Unicorn Camp, STEAM Camp, and more, this is Shaye’s sixth summer touching young lives through the visual arts at Wintergreen.”

June through August, nature-based arts camps will be offered at the Sargent Family Community Center in partnership with the Presque Isle Parks and Recreation Department.

“Melanie Cyr, Wintergreen’s private party planner, is also returning to head up our Summer Art at the Rec program,” added Hutchins. “Melanie’s students enjoy photography, arts & crafts, and nature-themed camps while exploring Presque Isle’s beautiful parks and trails.”

Afterschool arts teacher Alyssa Addington will host visual and digital arts camps at Wintergreen, while Zoey Violette brings a new musical storytelling camp to Wintergreen’s summer lineup in July.

A full listing and descriptions of Wintergreen’s Summer Arts Camps can be found at www.wintergreenarts.org. Camps are $40 per week. Scholarships are available. Art with HeART is free to all local children. To register, people may email wintergreenarts@gmail.com, call 207-762-3576, or message Wintergreen Arts Center on Facebook.

The Wintergreen Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2006, and located in Presque Isle, Maine. Wintergreen is an organization based on the idea that creativity, advocacy, and community can produce great things. Our mission is to provide meaningful experiences that encourage an appreciation of the arts, stimulate creativity and innovation, and offer an artistic community space where all are welcome.

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