La Luz Center announces free summer camps

The center has a variety of camps all summer long with music, dance and other fun themes.|

As Summer Camp spots fill up around the Valley, it can feel overwhelming to select the right summer camp on a budget, but La Luz Center is offering free programs for local families.

La Luz Center Summer Camps are a part of the center’s ongoing mission of enriching, educating and entertaining children and adults of the North Bay and its commitment to engaging the entire community in the arts.

La Luz Center, in collaboration with Kimzin Creative, a local arts and equity consulting group, is announcing four free arts summer camps for local youth throughout this summer.

These summer camps are part of La Luz Center’s larger CASA de la Cultura programming that seeks to; build a foundation to amplify and deepen the voices of Latinx people; maximize Booker Hall’s use as a community and cultural center; strengthen the connection between the Latinx and non-Latinx community; celebrate and educate the legacy of traditional and modern Latinx arts and culture practices.

The camps are designed to give youth an opportunity to learn about themselves and latinx culture through the arts: visual, performance, film and music.

Film Camp (Ages 10-15)June 20 to 30: Two weeks of exploring and learning the in’s and out’s of shooting a short film. All levels are welcome. Presented in collaboration with AV Film.

Aventura Artistica: Tierra Creativa! (Ages 7-12)July 10 to 14: five days of exploring art and nature through painting, cooking, folklórico dance and hiking. Presented in collaboration with Sonoma Ecology Center and Grupo Folklórico Quetzalén.

LBC’s Mariachi Camp (Ages 8-18) Dates: July 24 to Aug. 4: Sing and learn to play the guitar or violin while preparing for a friends and family performance. No experience necessary. All instruments will be provided. Presented in collaboration with Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

LBC’s Folklórico Dance Camp(Ages 10-18) — Dates: July 24 to Aug 4: Students will learn the basics of ballet folklórico while preparing for a family performance. No experience necessary. Presented in collaboration with Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and Grupo Folklórico Quetzalén.

To register for La Luz Center’s free Summer Camps, call La Luz Center at 707-938-5131 or pick up registration packet at the front desk of La Luz Center, located at 17560 Greger St., Sonoma.

Many other summer camp organizations in the Valley offer scholarships and free programming, including Art Escape, Sonoma Ecology Center, The Boys & Girls Club and more. Spots fill up fast, so parents are encouraged to register early.

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