ARTS IN EDUCATION – Summer Arts Camps


Monroe Area Council for the Arts considers educational outreach programming to be one of the most vital parts of its mission. These programs have included artist residencies such as Fiber Arts in the Classroom, the Monroe County Young Authors Conference, Missoula Children’s Theatre Workshop, Arts Camps, Appalachian Roots Music Residency, and numerous other workshops led by professional artists.

Each year, MACA’s educational outreach programming serves thousands of Monroe County children. Well over half of Monroe County children come from low-income families who are unable to afford enrichment activities. However, through the support of Friends of the Arts contributors, MACA continues to offer arts programming at little or no cost to the children of our community.




2015 Registration



MACA’s series of one week arts camps feature instruction in music, art, drama, stage, set design, and dance led by professional teachers.

The camps are open to children in Grades K-6 (have completed kindergarten and sixth grade). The cost is $65/week and includes lunch and a t-shirt. Each week concludes with a performance showcase on Friday for friends and family. The camps are held Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Payment options for the camps are: Pay half of the fee when submitting the registration and the second half by the first day of camp; pay the full fee with the registration; or pay on the first day of camp.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. The application process requires a recommendation from a teacher or adult who is well-acquainted with the child. The postmark deadline for the scholarship application to be submitted is May 24.

Both scholarship applications and camp registrations can be downloaded from the MACA website at or call Director Charlotte Lee at 423-836-0441. Registrations and applications may also be picked up at the MACA office, located at the Century 21 Hendershot Realty office park on Hwy. 411 in Madisonville.

The schedule for the “Once Upon a Time” arts camps:
Madisonville Primary School: June 1-5
Sweetwater Broad Street School: June 8-12
Madisonville Primary School: June 15-19