Sonoma Community Center Opens Registration for 2021 Summer Camps

Sonoma, Calif. (March 23, 2021) – The Sonoma Community Center has officially opened registration for its 2021 Summer Camps series, which will include a variety of art focused programs for ages six to eighteen. Hosted entirely outdoors over the course of June and July, there will be four separate offerings including: Self Expression Camp, Clay and Art Camp, Fiber Camp and Upcycle Design Camp.

“We are thrilled to welcome the youth of Sonoma back to our Center to get their hands dirty and express themselves creatively through the guidance and support of our teaching artists and staff.” said Lexi Bakkar, ceramics studio and youth development coordinator for Sonoma Community Center, “After such an extensive period of being isolated from friends, loved ones and school, we look forward to offering a safe, inclusive environment for kids to learn, hone and expand their creative skillset and abilities.”

Self Expressions Camp, which is arguably the newest and most noteworthy addition to this summer’s line-up, is a two-week camp in which the Sonoma Community Center will be partnering with Positive Images, a grassroots organization whose mission is to provide support, advocacy and education to Sonoma County’s LGBTQIA+ community, to provide a safe space for teens to find their artistic voice through radical self-expression, as well as learn how art can be used as an outlet to communicate important issues to them.

Clay and Art Camp, is a one-week camp for students to work in clay, print and mixed media. Each one-week camp is run three times and can be repeated, though individuals must register for each session separately.

Fiber Camp is a two-week camp for youth and teens focused on a variety of different fiber crafts and skill building including fabric printing/dyeing, pillow making, macrame, bracelet braids, weaving, and making clothes on a sewing machine.

Upcycle Design Camp is a one-week camp for youth to discover the world of upcycled designs and sustainability practices in art making.They will learn to create textiles and art out of unlikely materials like bicycle tubes, magazines, plastic bags and old t-shirts.

In terms of pricing per camp, there are three options designed to meet parents where they are financially without impeding on their child’s opportunity to participate. For families and individuals able to pay the top tier pricing, those funds will help to provide education for other campers. In addition, before-camp care will be available from 9am – 10am, Monday – Friday, for $50 a week per camper.

In order to provide a safe COVID-19 environment for campers and staff, all summer camps will be held outside. The staff is actively working to ensure these outdoor spaces will be a comfortable setting with ample shade and distanced seating to safely accommodate campers.

For more information or to register for Sonoma Community Center’s 2021 Summer Camps, please visit https://sonomacommunitycenter.org/summer-camps/

For additional press inquiries, please contact Lexi Bakkar at [email protected] or 707-938-4626.