The Middletown Arts Center’s Summer Arts Camp offers creative activities all
summer long in our beautiful, air conditioned facility with our caring and
talented staff. Children can explore the arts in affordable morning and
afternoon sessions that can be joined together to create a full day experience.
Campers who enroll in a morning and afternoon camp bring their lunch and a
supervised lunch period is included. All camps include a one-half hour period
of drop-off and pick-up time at no extra charge.
BEFORE AND AFTER CARE available starting at 7:00 am and ending at 6:00 pm
for $7.00 per hour. After care provided by Club MAC!
Registration is being accepted at the Middletown Arts Center:
36 Church Street, Middletown, NJ 07748 (next to the Middletown Train Station)
The Summer Arts Camps Registration Form is available for download on our
Web site at www. middletownarts.org or call 732-706-4100 to register by phone.
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About Us
The mission of the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council, Inc.
(MTCAC), the nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that operates the Middletown
Arts Center, is to enhance the quality of life of all area residents by supporting
and promoting the arts throughout our large, diverse community. The needs of
our community drive our arts program planning.
Please note that Member and Non-member rates relate to membership in the
Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council. Membership is optional and benefits
of membership are discounted rates on classes, camps, and workshops. The MTCAC
is the non-profit 501(c)3 organization that operates the Middletown Arts Center.
Memberships are annual from the date of enrollment.
Senior/Student Memberships $20
Adult Membership $30
Family Membership $60
Suggested for children ages 4-8
Monday-Friday 9:00-11:45 am OR 12:15-3:00 pm
Members $105 Non-members $120*
Artistic fun designed to stir the imagination and bring out the creative best in every child.
Each week is different and will include age-appropriate activities relating to the themes
below - children will draw, paint, construct, and create. Each week will include a variety
of materials including watercolor, acrylic paint, different kinds of clay, pastels, pencils, and
craft materials. Children bring their own snack. *Activities will vary between morning and
afternoon for campers who wish to remain in the art program full day.
Art Adventures
Peace, Love and ART!
June 16–20 and June 23–27
July 28–August 1
Get a jump on summer with this fun camp
that will explore different types of art! From
colorful collage to awesome landscapes,
there’s something for all!
A week full of amazing art projects! Make
a poster, paint peace signs, and craft with a
groovy theme.
Surfin’ Dudes and Mermaids Returns!
Red, White and Blue!
August 4–8
June 30–July 3 (CLOSED July 4th)
Back by popular demand, this island week
will include new projects of surf board
creations, iridescent mermaids, palm trees,
tiki art, and lots of creative fun.
Celebrate the 4th of July as only Miss Laurie
can with a red, white, and blue bonanza!
Create flags, fireworks, stars, stripes, and
use lots of glitz and glitter!
*Pro-rated 4-day camp
Members $80 Non-members $92
Beach Bash
July 7–11
Jump into an ocean full of underwater fun!
Sandy beaches, sparkling waves, colorful
fish, and beautiful seashells await you in
this week with lots of great art activity.
Animals, Animals, Animals
July 14–18
Big and small, spotted and striped, we love
them all! Creative fun with animal prints,
jungle creations and colorful habitats.
Over the Rainbow
July 21–25
Garden Delights and Buggy Nights
August 11–15
A magical art adventure exploring the
garden. Glow-in-the-dark fire flies, colorful
patterned frogs, and iridescent fairy wings
are just the beginning.
Rain Forest Adventure
August 18–22
From parrots and macaws to lizards and
snakes, this week’s art is all about the beauty
of the rain forest!
Wacky, Wonderful, Whatever!
August 25–29
Enjoy the last week of camp as we create
masterpieces celebrating all that is summer.
Make magnificent art based on the colors of
the rainbow. Color magic and lots of “wow!”
Suggested Ages 9-12
Monday-Friday 9:15 am-12:00 noon
Members $105 Non-Members $120
Baby Animals
Fun with Clay!
July 7–11
Enjoy creating adorable “Pet Portraitures,”
using lots of different materials and
August 4–8
Painted Pillowcases & Accessories
Make realistic cupcakes, cookies and slices
of birthday cake. Finish your creations with
acrylic paint and glossy finish so they are
ready to display.
July 14–18
Shimmering Watercolors
Bring your own pillowcase, hat or canvas
sneakers (white or light colors recommended) to create a custom, trendy look with
fabric paint. Washer and dryer friendly.
August 11–15
Using high-quality materials such as shimmer
watercolor, students will sketch and paint
beautiful watercolor scenes.
Summer Splash
One by Land, Two by Sea
July 21–25
August 18–22
Sail away this week as we create amazing
summer-themed art using a wide variety of
paint, papers, salt, plastic wrap, and wax!
Create 3-D Beach art with found materials.
Create amazing art with rocks, sea glass,
driftwood, and more. Materials provided.
Needlepoint Placemats
Acrylic Painting on Canvas
July 28–August 1
August 25–29
Create unique placemats using basic
stitches, plastic canvas, and colorful yarn.
Create a beautiful canvas painting that will
be ready for framing.
Ages 2-6
Members $100 Non-members $115
Puppet Play
Jump and Jingle
June 16–20 (9:00-11:45 am)
July 28–August 1 (9:00-11:45 am)
Let’s have fun with everything from shadow
puppets to sock puppets. We will create a
puppet theater and make our own puppet
Dance with musical instruments and sing all
your favorite songs. Make drums, shakers
and lots of crafts.
Down On The Farm
Everything Under The Sun
August 4–8 (12:15-2:45 pm)
July 14-18 (12:15-2:45 pm)
Let’s head to the farm and create the cutest
critters! Old McDonald would be proud.
Sing, create with clay, and join in story time.
Beach blanket story time and lots of
pretend as we explore beach fun. We”ll
make beautiful fish, octopus and seashell
crafts and paint dolphins.
Party Bash!
July 21–25 (12:15-2:45 pm)
Play with bubbles and balloons. Dance and
sing to your favorite party songs Chicken
Dance, Hokey Pokey, Limbo, Freeze Dance,
Parachute and more!
Entering Grades 1-5
Members $120 Non-Members $132
No one brings cartooning and animation to life like Art Kaney, the Doodle Dude. From the
basics of drawing cartoons, to more advanced animation and claymation techniques, the
Doodle Dude will teach, entertain, and inspire. Themes will include all new activities and
materials. See themed weeks below…
The Art of Minecraft
Week 1: June 26–July 2* (9:30-11:30 am)
Week 2: July 14–18 (12:15-2:45 pm)
Week 3: July 21–25 (12:15-2:45 pm)
Week 4: August 4–8 (12:15-2:45 pm)
Look out! It’s a creeper! Can you dig it?
It’s the art of the greatest video game,
MINECRAFT! Let’s build, create, sculpt,
paint, and start mining. A fun artistic time
in the world of gaming. Huge gamer party
at the end of the week. (Content of each
week varies.)
Gamer Class Featuring Skylanders!
July 7–11 (9:00-11:30 am)
Doodle Dude inspires kids to create, dream
and design Video games! Make awesome
characters out of clay. It’s all about Super
Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, MARVEL LEGO,
and Batman LEGO!
Shark Week (and Dolphins, Too!)
July 14–18 (9:00-11:30 am)
Explore the wet media side of the arts!
Watercolor, gouache, and splatter art!
Plenty of cool sea life to paint! Orcas, great
whites, and hammerheads! Beautiful
dolphins, adding in Islander art tiki’s,
monster waves, and hula girls!
Cute Critter Camp
July 21–25 (9:00-11:30 am)
A very fun creative class! From the cute to
the cool...the fuzzy to the scaly! Watercolor,
acrylics, colored pencils, clay and much
more! Let’s make some beautiful art!
STAR WARS honoring George Lucas!
planets, creatures, droids… and ultimate
model spaceship building! Star Wars
costume party at the end of the week!!
Native American Camp
August 4–8 (9:00-11:30 am)
Lets pay our respect to the original Natives of
America! Painting, drawing, sculpting, totem
poles, drums, kokopelli, teepees, dream
catchers and much more! Friday dress-up!
Comic Book Bash!
August 11–15 (9:00-11:30 am)
Learn the secrets of making your own
comics! WAM! POW! BAM! BASH!! It’s
Doodle Dude’s favorite week! Writing,
drawing, inking, and lettering, featuring
Doodle Dude’s Heroic Muscle Anatomy
Lessons! ASHCAN creations and Action
Figure Design! Cosplay bash at the end of
the week!!
Ultimate Artist Week!
August 18–22 (9:00-11:30 am)
For the love of doodlizm and pop art!
Surrealism, Neo Expressionism! Draw, color,
and create! It’s an artistic buffet week!
Animation, sidewalk chalk, balloon art, and
cupcake decorating in the spirit of ultimate
artists like Andy Warhol, Dali, Basquiat,
Picasso, Walt Disney, Osamu Tezuka, and Jim
Henson! This art week will cover it all!!
August 25–29 (9:00-11:30 am)
Lets create our own Pokemon characters,
cards, and action figures! That’s what this
“Gotta Have a Ball… Gotta create them ALL!”
July 28–August 1 (9:00-11:30 am)
Doodle Dude’s arts and space craft class,
where we make our own aliens at Mos Eisley
Cantina! Sculpt, draw, paint, and create
Ages 6-10
1:00-4:00 pm
Members $125 Non-members $135
Creature Camp: Prehistoric, Modern,
Magical and Mythical
July 14–18
August 4–8
August 18–22
We will work on different surfaces and
also with air dry clay in 3-D. Discover how
dragons got their fiery reputation, create
your own Creature Mittens, and learn some
special art tricks that will help you draw
anything you can imagine! Campers will
learn about the magic and myth of different
creatures and create their very own
mythical masterpieces to bring home!
Make a Splash Water Adventure
July 28–August 1
August 11–15
August 25–29
Submerge yourself in art as we explore
some interesting properties of water. Build
a model waterslide park, paint a killer
whale, draw an underwater fish café, and
design a futuristic underwater vehicle!
Campers will experiment with water and
salt to create beautiful art!
Make a Doll Workshop with Patricia Sebastiano
Ages 7-12
Mondays Only (12:30-3:30 pm)
Session I: July 7, 14, 21, 28
Session II: August 4, 11, 18, 25
Members $85 Non-members $100
Explore the joys of sewing by hand. Create your own individualized cherished doll
keepsake. Outfit your creation with a jumper, skirt, fashion accessories and a toy which you
create using a pattern and simple hand sewing techniques. Enhance your creation with a
variety of frills and embellishments. All supplies included and all levels welcome. Contact
MAC office or [email protected] for questions or photos of sample projects.
The Art of Beauty with Elena Vargetto
Ages 10 and older
July 7–11 (12:30-2:30 pm)
Members $150 Non-members $165
Learn the tricks of the beauty trade from licensed cosmetologist and certified make-up artist
Elena Vargetto. Students will learn skincare, tasteful makeup application, and learn the
colors that are best for their skin tones. Miss Elena will cover hair care and different easyto-create style options. Tips for the perfect manicure and fashion will also be discussed.
On Friday, students will display what they learned with a mini fashion show! Girls will get a
special makeup kit.
Don’t miss this summer’s most awesome event! Celebrating Doodle Dude’s 30th year
of inspiring children and bringing them into the wonderful world of cartooning,
comics, art and animation! “I’ve been doing parties for years… Now I hope you can
make it to mine!” Saturday, August 23… More details to come. 100% proceeds go to
The Middletown ARTS Center!
Join instructor Missy O’Keefe for a week of singing and dancing to your favorite songs!
Learn to perform show-stopping numbers and discover what it takes to put together the
type of performances you see each week on shows like “Glee”! There will be dancing,
acting and singing all wrapped up in a fun packed week. All participants will take part in a
variety of activities aimed at improving their inner musical skills.
July 14–18
August 11–15
July 21–25
August 18–22
July 28–August 1
August 25–29
August 4–8
(Every day 9:30 am-12:00 pm OR 12:30-3:00 pm)
Members $105 Non-Members $120
Acting techniques and fun for every student, from beginner to creative expert! Scene
work, improvisational comedy, character study, TV, and film techniques will be taught.
We will also have lots of fun playing drama games that foster creativity, self-expression,
and teamwork. Students are encouraged to show parents what they have learned in an
end of week mini performance. Each week is different and students who love theater
are encouraged to sign up for multiple weeks.
YOUTH DRAMA PROGRAM with Tara Mahoney and Erin Stripto
Wednesdays for 15 weeks* (4:00-5:30 pm)
Members $250 Non-Members $265
This professional theatre training program is open to all beginner, intermediate, and
advanced aspiring young performers, ages 7 and up. Students will engage in theatrical
curricular studies focusing on creating a character, stage presence, script analysis, dance
and performance skills, while learning techniques of auditioning for stage performance.
*The youth drama program will meet once a week for 15 weeks, starting on July 2nd
and culminating with a Fall Festival performance showcase of the Children’s Theatre
production. Date to be announced.
Monster High Theme Camp (Multi Age Children’s Acting)
Session I : June 25, 26, 27 (3:30-6:00 pm)
Session II: June 30, July 1, 2 (12:30-3:00 pm)
Members $100 Non-Members $115
The children will learn to act on stage naturally without effort using their own ghoulish
mannerisms and monster personality. The camp will include warm ups and improvs,
voice, movement, sense memory work, monster-logues (monologues) and a craft.
This camp will build the young actor’s self esteem, by helping them to trust their own
unique imagination. Bring a drink and a light snack.
July 7–11 (9:30 am-12:00 pm OR 12:30-3:00 pm)
July 14–18 (9:30 am-12:00 pm OR 12:30-3:00 pm)
Members $125 Non-Members $135
August 11–15 (10:00 am-1:00 pm for Ages 7-12 OR 12:00-3:00 pm for Ages 13-18)
Members $375 Non-Members $395
A unique program bringing Broadway level guest performers to work one-on-one with
ambitious young singers, actors, dancers. Students explore current choreography acting
through song, audition tips and techniques, dance and performance skills with
professionals. Lots of extras make this camp experience a tremendous value!
Ages 2-4
Monday-Friday (9:30 am-12:00 pm)
Members $100 Non-Members $115
Dance the morning away as Miss Deena creates a magical environment for your tiny tots
through storytelling, crafts, singing, playtime, and dancing. Please pack a snack, drink
and wear comfortable clothing.
NEW! Sofia the First Camp
June 16–20
A weeklong celebration about your
favorite new princess Sofia!
Mermaids, Fairies, and Princesses!
June 23–27
Dive into this high flying dance adventure as
we explore our friends who live in the sea,
the sky, and the castles.
Ages 4-10
Monday-Friday (8:30-11:30 am)
Members $105 Non-Members $120
Lots of fun dancing with simple choreography, great music, arts and crafts, storytelling,
and much more. Please pack a snack, drink, and water. No previous dance experience
necessary. Each week on Friday, we will have a special performance in our theatre for
family and friends. Wear sneakers or dance shoes. See themed weeks below:
NEW! Sounds of Summer
Princess Dance
“FROZEN” Dance Camp
July 7–11
Celebrate the summer season with your
favorite princesses. Dive into the ocean
with mermaids, build sand castles, grab a
beach ball, and dance the week away!
Step into this enchanted “Frozen” fairytale
with your favorite songs and characters.
August 11–15
It’s Back.... LET’S GLOW 2!!!
Special Effects Dance Camp
August 18–22
Party Like a Rock Star!
July 14–18
A week of star power awaits you in this high
energy rocking and rolling dance camp
Explore how the world of special effects and
dance combine to make a spectacular week
of fun and surprises.
NEW! Hooray for Hollywood Week!!!
BFFs Forever
July 21–25
Grab your sister, cousin, or best friend and head
to the MAC for a week long adventure about
friendship. Bring your favorite doll or furry
friend as well.
Pixie Dust Fairy Week
August 4–8
Sprinkle on your fairy dust and fly to the
dance room for a week of pixie magic in
which anything can happen!
August 25–29
Create your own star on the MAC walk of
fame and learn to dance like Hollywood
Ages 4 and older
August 18–22 (1:00-3:00 pm)
Members $150 Non-Members $165
Every child has a talent and this is an opportunity to share it on the MAC stage. Singers,
dancers, magicians, musicians, comedians, and more, are welcome to join us to learn
what it takes to put on a Show. A great camp for building confidence, learning about
stage presence, team work and developing performance skills. Week ends with a Talent
Show on Friday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm.
Summer Dance Workshop with Miss Deena
Ages 7-12
June 30–July 3 (Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm)
Members $180 Non-Members $200
Back by Popular Demand!!! This workshop encourages students to explore new
dance styles and movement concepts in basic jazz, ballet, tap, and lyrical styles. Each
style is incorporated with exercises that stimulate the imagination and developmental
creativity. Each day the students will work on a center floor warm-up, then advance
to progressions across the floor. We will also explore performance technique, stage
presence, costumes, and makeup. Pack a lunch, 2 snacks, and plenty of water. Please
wear comfortable clothing. No previous dance experience necessary.
NEW! MAC Campers Have Talent with Miss Deena
Monday-Friday (8:30-11:30 am)
Fun & frolic abound as we make music, sing, and move. Students develop social skills
as they enjoy instrument play, crafts, story time and dramatic expression. Campers may
bring a lunch, snacks and drinks provided. No previous musical training necessary. Each
week on Friday campers will have the opportunity to perform. Wear comfortable clothes.
Themed Weeks:
One Direction Music Camp
Ages 5-8
June 23–27
August 11–15
Members $150 Non-Members $175
This fun camp will encourage aspiring
performers to sing, dance and harmonize
enthusiastically to one amazing band and
more!! Kids explore a variety of favorite
music groups and pop stars including One
Direction, Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepson,
Maroon Five and more! Campers make a
daily craft. A mini performance ends this
Rockin’ week of Camp.
Top of the Charts Camp
Ages 4-7
June 30–July 3
Members $104 Non-Members $124*
(*Pro-rated for Four Days)
This cool camp teaches kids some of the
hottest hits by their favorite Artists such
as Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars,
Adele and Pink. Campers will sing on a
microphone, learn simple Moves, and have
a blast! Campers make a daily craft.
Girl Power Music Camp
Ages 4-8
July 7–11
Members $150 Non-Members $175
This camp is ideal for colorful party Girls
who love to express themselves by singing
empowering positive songs by some of their
favorite Pop Stars! Girl will sing, create
glitsy jewelry, learn to move to the groove,
write poetry and have lots of fun together!
Girl Power camp culminates with a Friday
Pirates, Lassies and Sponge Bob
By the Sea Camp
Ages 3-7
July 14–18
August 25–29
Members $150 Non-Members $175
Jump into this wonderful wet and wild camp
exploring Pirates, Lassies, the wonderful
silly world of Sponge Bob, and the great
ocean blue! We’ll dive into a treasure
trove of pirate songs, explore bubbles,
paint shells, discover sea treasures, learn
about sharks, whales, turtles, and jellyfish.
Through imaginative play, stories, puppets,
and movement, kids will discover a fantastic
underwater world. Grab your pirate hat and
take the plunge!
Junk Yard Jammers
Ages 7-10
July 21–25
Members $150 Non-Members $175
Jammers make, shake, strum, and drum
the day away reusing old stuff from
home, making unique one-of-a-kind
percussion instruments. Kids will even
take an old song and re-write it into a
new hit tune!! Kids learn about going
green through re-cycling, re-using and
re-thinking about junk, re-vitalizing it into
NEW cool usable items. Jumping,
dancing, drumming, and singing are just a
few activities jammers will experience at
this totally groovy camp.
Boy Power Music Camp
Ages 4-7
July 28–August 1
Members $150 Non-Members $175
Skip, jump, swirl, twirl, or stomp your feet
to music with Miss Sherri and friends. Be
amazed at the energy, enthusiasm, and
confidence we promote in your children
as we equip them with the skills to be
creative and give them the tools to become
peace builders. The week ends with a
Ages 6-9
August 18–22
Members $150 Non-Members $175
This camp is ideal for soulful Rockin’ Boys
who love to express themselves through
singing empowering, positive songs by
some of their favorite Rockers! Boys will
sing, create cool stuff, learn to move to
the groove, write poetry, and have lots of
fun in this cool Band Camp. Boy Power
music camp culminates with a Friday miniperformance.
Stompin’, Boppin’ Rockin’ Kids
Top of the Charts Music Camp
August 4–8 (Ages 6-8)
September 1–5 (Ages 8-11)
Members $150 Non-Members $175
This cool camp teaches kids some of the
hottest hits by their favorite artists such as
Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars,
Adele and Pink. Campers will sing on a
microphone, learn simple cool moves, and
have a Blast! Campers make a daily craft.
NJSYO Introduction to Orchestra for Strings
Children entering 4th-8th Grades
July 28–August 1 (9:30 am-12:00 pm)
Members $135 Non-Members $150
Introduce children to the thrill of playing in an orchestra ensemble while refining
their musical skills! Under the direction of New Jersey State Youth Orchestra
conductor Katie Gussman, your child will learn to play music in groups, follow a
conductor’s lead, and understand concert etiquette (both while playing and while
listening to others play). Children will be given time to socialize with other children
who are interested in classical music. The week will end with a short performance
for parents. Students must (1) supply their own instruments and (2) have finished at
least 1 year of instruction while completing Book 1 of a method series.
Members $165 Non-Members $175 *
No prior experience is needed. At the end of each camp, students will be able to access
their work on a password protected website to share with friends and family! All Black
Rocket Production classes are designed to mirror real life experiences and the collaborative
nature of the creative process. Students will work in pair or teams for most of the program.
LEGO® Video Games
Ages 8-13
June 30–July 3 (9:00 am-12:00 pm)
*4 days Members $132 Non-member $140
Ages 8-13
July 14–18 (9:00 am-12:00 pm)
From R2-D2 to the Roomba. In this cutting
edge class you will learn the basics of task
robotics including the assembly process,
principles of gears, mechanics, sensors,
and sound activation. Each day will bring a
different concept and a new challenge as
you build a variety of different task oriented
robots with a partner.
Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs
and Video Games! Students will create
your own LEGO universe, characters, and
adventures in an interactive 2-D Video Game.
At the end of the program, students will have
a finished Lego Video Game. Games are only
compatible with PCs - Mac versions can be
created for an additional fee.
LEGO® YOUniverse!
Junkyard Inventors
Ages 8-13
June 30–July 3 (1:00-4:00 pm)
*4 days Members $132 Non-member $140
Students will use common, everyday items
to design motorized mechanisms and micro
machines. The program is divided into a
series of challenges where students will
compete to accomplish specific tasks and
goals. Each challenge combines
environmental principles, physics, elements
of design, and engineering. Inspired by
MIT, the class culminates with demo day to
share your inventions! Students will need
to bring common household items to class
for certain projects.
LEGO® Films & Stop Animation!
July 7–11
Ages 8-12: 9:00 am-12:00 pm OR
Ages 11-14: 1:00-4:00 pm
Make your LEGOs come to life! Bring in your
favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a
short film with your friends. Whether you want
to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design
a world of your own, this class brings your
dreams to the screen. Student created films
are available on a password protected website
to share with family and friends.
Ages 8-13
July 14–18 (1:00-4:00 pm)
In this LEGO adventure, YOU are the star!
Pick your favorite LEGO genre or create
an alternative universe to create a digital
illustrated story. Whether you want to fight
alongside Batman, be part of a Ninijago clan,
swashbuckle with pirates, or go into space
with Bionicle, the only requirement is that
you put yourself in the story! All students will
end the class with a digital comic book.
Digital Storytellers
Ages 8-13
July 21–25 (9:00 am-12:00 pm)
From the Hunger Games to Huckleberry
Finn, humans have always been storytellers.
Whether you like to write, draw, or want to
do it all, students in this class will create
digital stories about a topic they choose.
Rewrite the ending to Star Wars, create an
alternate universe, or write a story about
the town you live in. Learn the key elements
to a story, how to storyboard, and create a
graphic novel and watch as the characters
in your imagination come to life. Students do
not need any prior experience to participate.
Make Your First Video Game!
Ages 8-13
July 21–25, 1:00-4:00 pm
Make your first video game in this one-of-akind class that shows you the crucial keys
to designing your first 2-D game. No prior
App Adventures! The Next Level
Ages 8-12
July 28–August 1 (9:00 am-12:00 pm)
Continue your quest to make the next viral
app! Whether you want to move past the
basic techniques learned in App Attack or
want to jump right in, we are ready for you!
All students will create a mobile game app
and explore more in depth programming
concepts. The option to publish will be given
to every student, but final decisions on
publishing are the sole discretion or Apple,
Amazon, or Google. *No prior experience is
necessary and students do not need to own
a smart phone or tablet to take the class.
you to develop a game concept that goes
well beyond the limitations of the traditional
classes. Students will learn the physics
behind 3D Game Design and explore event
scripting, level design, controlling flow of
game play, and story telling. Designed for
young adults who have the desire to focus
in Game Design in high school or college.
Student created games will be available on a
password protected website.
August 11–15
Ages 11-14: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Ages 8-12: 1:00-4:00 pm
If you love the game of MINECRAFT, but
always wanted to design your own
characters and buildings for your games, this
class is for you! Learn the basics of creating
3D modeling using a new industry grade
software to design your very own characters
and import them into your favorite Minecraft
games. Students must have Minecraft at
home to import characters.
App Attack! Make Your 1st Game App
Ages 11-14
July 28–August 1 (1:00-4:00 pm)
Explore the App universe and create your
own mobile application or mobile game!
Students will explore the world of phonebased and tablet applications. In addition
to learning the basics of mobile app design
and games, you will also see firsthand how
the world of App’s publishing functions.
*No prior experience is necessary and
students do not need to own a smart phone
or tablet to take the class.
Video Game Odyssey
Ages 8-11
August 18–22 (9:00 am-12:00 pm)
Unlock the keys to game design by
choosing your own adventure! Unlike any
other Black Rocket game design course,
students in this program will make special
top-down adventure games like Pokemon or
Zelda to compete with their friends. Design
unlimited rooms and levels as you continue
your quest in becoming a game design master.
Video Game Animation
Code Breakers!
Ages 11-14
August 4–8 (9:00 am-12:00 pm)
Calling all future coders, programmers, and
designers! Whether you want to be the
next Mark Zuckerberg or the 15-year-old
high school student who just made 1 million
dollars for programming in his bedroom, this
course has the essentials you need to begin
your journey.
Make Your First 3-D Video Game!
Ages 8-11
August 4–8 (1:00-4:00 pm)
By popular demand, we are offering a 3-D
game design class. This experience allows
Ages 11-14
August 18–22 (1:00-4:00 pm)
Take your game design to the next level by
creating and animating your own character
sprites. Start with a name, develop the
character’s personality, signature moves,
special powers, and a story line. Finish
with a fully animated character to be used
in future games. Students do not need any
prior experience in game design, animation,
or sketching. Student created animations
will be available on a password protected
website to share with friends and family.
Software and games only compatible with
PC computer.
experience is necessary, just a desire to have
fun. Student created games will be available
on a password protected website to share with
family and friends. Software/games are only
compatible with PC computers. Mac versions
can be created after the program for a $15
conversion fee.
Ages 6+
1:00-4:00 pm
Members $159, Non-Members $165
Space Adventures Camp
CHI Challenge Camp
July 7–11
August 4–8
Inspired by NASA and Star Wars, this
camp is packed full of models that will
make your imagination blast off! Campers
will learn about real-life space exploration
and build models related to the NASA
space program. In addition, the day
includes LEGO Star Wars themed models,
group games, challenges and more.
Put your Chima skills to the test throughout
this camp by racing Speedorz and building
motorized models with LEGO bricks. Does
your tribe have what it takes to become the
ultimate master of CHI? Your destiny awaits!
Model Designer Camp
July 14–18
How do LEGO brick model-designers come
up with their ideas? How do the ideas go
from concept to completion? Come explore
the creative process of model design.
Campers will learn the function of different
LEGO components and discover how those
components can work together to create all
kinds of solid structures and moving parts.
Each child will have the opportunity to
present his or her own design.
Amazing Animals Camp
July 28–August 1
Learn fascinating facts about the animal
kingdom the Bricks 4 Kidz way. Each day
we will explore interesting and amazing
animals of all kind - funny looking, creepy,
adorable, big and small, slow and fast.
Each day we’ll focus on a “creature of the
day” and then build a colorful model using
LEGO bricks - some will even move!
Bricks 4 Girlz Camp
August 11–15
Grab your girlfriends and join us for a
girls-only week of crafting and creating
with LEGO bricks. Get to know LEGO bricks’
newest line of girl-themed models. Build
adorable houses, cafés, and beach scenes
inspired by LEGO Friends . We do lots of
other cool things with bricks—from jewelry
making to brick art. And don’t worry - there
are “no boys allowed”.
Sports Spectacular Camp
August 18–22
Calling all sport fans… on your mark, get
set, build! Celebrate the summer with cool
models of sports from cycling to soccer,
basketball to gymnastics. Take a break from
the heat and compete indoors to set your
own sports records with our exciting sportsthemed challenges.
Ages 5-10
Create-A-Cartoon is an amazing way to let your child’s imagination soar while introducing
them to creative writing, art, music, and acting. Young producers work together to dream
up an original story that will be turned into a 2-3 minute mini-cartoon movie. Students
journey through the production process while developing characters, backgrounds, props,
scripts, and music. The class concludes with a red carpet premiere of their cartoon!
Space is limited!
Members $150, Non-Members $165
New! MAC Grows Young Gardeners
Ages 5-10
Week 1: July 21–25 (9:30-11:30 am)
Week 2 : July 28–August 1 (9:30-11:30 am)
Week 3: August 4–8 (9:30-11:30 am)
The garden is a magical place to learn and grow. Learn about local seasonal
vegetables, herbs, and fruits including where things grow, how things grow, and how we
can enjoy them. Explore the joy and wonder of planning, planting, and taking care of a
small garden through fun, age-appropriate hands on activities. Activities vary daily: arts
and crafts, gardening, problem solving, taste testing, “uncooking” simple recipes. Water, a
hat, and light gardening gloves are recommended for this very special week.
“Uncooking” For Kids
Ages 8-12
July 21–25 (12:30-3:00 pm)
Kids who prepare their own food are more likely to eat it. Learn basic kitchen techniques
and how to creatively add fruits, vegetables, greens, and grains to your plate in a
comfortable age-appropriate setting. Practice making great “uncooked” recipes and enjoy
tasting them, too. Recipes and activities vary daily. Taste testing will be included.
A Delicious Rainbow
Ages 4-10
July 28–August 1 (12:30-3:00 pm)
You are what you eat… so why not be as colorful as you can be? Everyone loves color, so
let’s bring more of it into our diets. Learn about fresh produce of a different color, try samples
and explore how food helps us grow up healthfully. Activities are designed to stimulate the
imagination and develop creative ways of bringing more healthy unprocessed foods into our
diet. Taste testing will be included.
All classes are gluten free and include organic produce. Class size is limited.
Ages 5-10
August 4–8 (12:30-3:00 pm)
Not only is your body amazing…it’s perfect! Learn about basic body systems through fun arts
& crafts and physical activities. Experience your “Five Senses” though age-appropriate
sensory activities. Practice creative, fun movement from various cultures and learn about
healthy habits. Health and happiness are about eating good food, practicing good habits,
thinking good thoughts, and surrounding yourself with good people. (During “Five Senses”
activities, taste testing of “the six tastes” may be included.) All sessions will include a brief
age-appropriate guided meditation. Please pack a beach towel, water, and wear comfortable
Middletown Township
Cultural & Arts Council