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Summer camps setting records

Hamilton (OH) – The Fitton Center for Creative Arts has more kids engaging with the arts than ever before.

In fact, the 2024 Summer Camp Creativity season already eclipsed last year’s enrollment numbers just a week and a half into the six-week series.

“At this time last year (midway through the second week of camps), enrollment was at 240 campers, which was 64 percent of our total capacity for the session,” said Kate Rowekamp, Director of Education and Community Outreach. “By the end of the summer, we reached 269 campers, which was 72 percent.

“This year we’re already at 277 campers, which is 75 of total capacity for this session. And we still have four weeks ahead of us to get even more kids enrolled. That’s exciting.”

Total campers for the summer could exceed 300 with a similar increase in enrollment to last year as the summer progresses.

“I think that speaks volumes about the quality of work Kate and her team are doing,” said Ian Mackenzie-Thurley, Fitton Center Executive Director. “She and her instructors are meeting young people where they are and offering them amazing opportunities to tap into all sorts of imaginative opportunities to create all sorts of artwork.

“I’ve seen a lot of happy campers – literally – in our first week-plus of the summer season. But more than that, I’ve seen happy parents and happy instructors who feel like they are being looked after and given all the support they need so they can concentrate on just being creative and engaging with the campers.”

While 11 of the 24 camps offered this summer are sold out, space remains in the rest, including a pair of Week Three offerings starting June 24 – the Teen Story Lab writing camp and Capture and Carve, a photography and printmaking camp for ages 12 to 16.

For a complete list of 2024 Summer Camp Creativity opportunities, visit our website here.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.

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