Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach presents summer art camps

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The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach presents summer art camps in Jacksonville Beach and surrounding areas until Aug. 13.

The Cultural Center has served the community as a gathering place to learn, experience and appreciate the arts and culture in its many forms. The nonprofit provides opportunities for adults, children and families through classes, exhibits, programs, services, activities and memberships open to the local community, and beyond.

The Cultural Center is featuring camps for kids in Jacksonville Beach, located at 3972 3rd St. South, and surrounding area locations. The Cultural Center features local, regional, national and international artists, events, art classes, lectures, workshops and children’s programming to include summer and winter camps, after-school programs and adult programming.

Summer camps will be held on Mondays through Fridays with half- and full -day programs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. featuring activities for children from 4 to 11 years of age. Most camps cost $225 per person, and member cost is $199 per person. Themed classes are designed to ignite creativity and innovation in young minds through various innovative forms. For more information about camp schedules, locations, space availability and registration, go to ccpvb.org/arts-programs/summer-art-camps.

Mural Week camp will be held from July 19 through July 23 as Northeast Florida is bursting with mural art. Campers will learn about various forms of public art and create their own mini murals. Mural pieces will be exhibited at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach for a pop-up exhibition on Friday, July 30, until Saturday, July 31. Campers will keep their artwork as mementos of their experience.

Space Camp will run from July 26 until July 30 with information about astronaut training and techniques, space hardware, spaceflight missions, aerospace livelihoods and more. Preliminarily, an outer space-themed bubble painting Kid’s Night Out will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. July 9.

Culinary Camp runs from Aug. 2-6 when campers learn to have fun with food preparation and learn about healthy eating, growing food and safely preparing meals. Young people will make their own snacks and lunches every day and learn about artfully plating their dishes.

STEAM Week camp from Aug. 9-13 will feature campers learning through fun experiments in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics and displays to bring home after the class.

Campers must bring their own set of handheld supplies due to Covid-19 protocols and their own snacks, waters and lunches and will also receive a supply list pertinent to each camp class. For more information, call (904) 280-0614, ext. 1206, or go to www.ccpvb.org.

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