144 children between the ages of six and 12 are exploring their creativity this week at the Mineola League of the Arts Art Camp. Every room at the League of the Arts building is full of children from 8:30 to noon as they explore dance, graphite drawing, acrylic painting, pastel drawing, encaustic painting, and weaving. League members are volunteering their time and expertise to teach the kids.
Registration is limited to 144 students each year for the camp held the second week of July. “Registration begins on May 1 and is usually already over half full by June 1,” said Sharon, a volunteer. Another volunteer shared that parents regularly call early in the year to get their children on a list, “but there isn’t one – you have to wait until May 1.” As I watched the children, I could see why it’s such a popular program.
And I put an event on my calendar for May 1 of next year to register my kids.