Summer’s around the corner, so what to do with the kids? Mountain View is rich in options, but at Community School of Music and Arts ( CSMA) students in grades K-8 can find a camp where they can make a mask, paint like cave dwellers or even stage a circus.
While reading through the CSMA summer camp catalog I was struck by the diversity of summer camps which are available. The range is immense and includes imaginative curricula that go way beyond a traditional art or music class. Just one example: in the Cave Art camp, students will use primitive tools made with sticks, wool and fur tied together to make brushes. Just goes to show you that being green and using found materials is a not a new phenomenon. For children who love animals, they get to show it by using creative materials to draw, paint and sculpt all creatures great and small. Budding Stradivarius types can make their own musical instruments using wood, fire, found objects and mixed media.
If I didn’t have to work, I’d sign up for all of these. I’m envious!
Camps begin on June 18. For information about classes and sessions, visit: