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Summer Lineup of Adult Arts Classes and Camps for Kids and Teens

April 16, 2012

Two New Compact Brochures Showcase Summer Fun Programs for Every Member of the Family 

Belleville, Ontario, April 16, 2012 – Loyalist College is delighted to present its summer offerings through the new Summer Arts and Camps for Kids & Teens brochures. For the art classes, which run from early May until late August, registration opened on April 13th. For the week-long Camps for Kids & Teens, offered between July 3rd and August 10th, registration begins on April 20th.

“The summer is a wonderful time to take advantage of our community College to learn, enjoy different experiences, and make new friends,” says Loyalist President, Maureen Piercy. “On average, we have 400 adults in the Summer Arts program and 300 children and teenagers in the camps. With no more than 12 students in each art class and camp, we maintain the intimate, personalized teaching environment Loyalist is renowned for during the academic year. To engage students, young and old, we offer an extensive range of subjects and skill levels. We expect the programs will fill up quickly again this year, with returning local campers, as well as art students who come from all over Ontario, Quebec and the northern United States to attend.”

Summer Arts 2012Summer Arts 2012

Now in its 21st year, the Summer Arts program offers more than 50 creative classes, taught by professional artists in a number of inspiring venues on campus, as well as in Prince Edward County and Amherst Island. Within an informal and relaxed setting, students receive demonstrations, hands-on practice, and critique. Through individual direction, they are encouraged to think, experiment, and play. The programs are open to all levels of experience, unless specifically stated in the course description. Accommodations are available in residence on campus. 

Highlights this year include:

  • The first ceramics workshop, taught by Bill Reddick, who created Maple Leaf Service, Canada’s Official State Dinnerware. Scheduled for July 23rd to 27th, the Bowls, Plates and Dinnerware program allows students to experience everything from throwing and trimming to glazing and firing.
  • An expanded fibre arts program includes a Wet Felting – Exploration and Discovery program, led by Toronto-based artist Monika Aebischer, who grew up in Switzerland and studied at OCAD University.
  • The oil painting program features internationally-renowned artist Ljubomir Ivankovic who is teaching Secrets of the Light – Great Masters’ Techniques in Oil.

Summer Camps 2012Serious Summer Fun at Loyalist College Camps for Kids & Teens

A wide selection of more than 40 week-long camps are offered for children ages five to 15 during six weeks of the summer. Most camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and pre and post-camp care is available through the Kids’ Corner program. Designed to be fun and educational, the camps focus on one of numerous themes such as adventure, art, drama, dance, math & reading, girl & boy power, sewing, writing & illustration, and leadership & responsibility. There is also an Assistive Technology Summer Camp for children, grades five to eight, with learning disabilities. 

Highlights this year include:

  • New Environmental Adventure camp for children six to eight years will foster environmental responsibility by taking part in creative centres and by creating ‘green’ crafts.
  • Expanded Golf camp, for children eight and older, includes a new level two program for experienced golfers and graduates of the Level One Golf camp. Both levels will be offered at the Bay of Quinte Golf Club, a Loyalist partner. 
  • New World Travelers camp for children ages five to eight will explore the cultures, celebrations, crafts and foods of different countries to broaden their appreciation of the world. 

Registration can be done online at or by telephone at (613) 969-7900 or toll-free at 1-866-344-9944 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Loyalist College prepares students for a rewarding career by combining rigorous academic standards with hands-on training from industry experts. Programs range from apprenticeships and certificates to diplomas and post-graduate studies. Loyalist offers more than 60 full-time programs and 77 university transfer agreements around the world. One of the best testaments to the College’s value is from graduates who find jobs, as evidenced in the annual College Key Performance Indicator for Graduate Employment, which is consistently above the provincial average. Loyalist is committed to helping students find great jobs, as well as supporting and enhancing the economic and social development of all individuals in its communities.

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Media Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Media Relations Specialist, Loyalist College, klorimer@loyalistc.on.c, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2536