VAPA FOUNDATION TO HOST FREE SUMMER FOR SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS

 

May 18, 2022

For Immediate Release

VAPA FOUNDATION TO HOST FREE SUMMER LEVEL UP ART CAMPS FOR SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS

Isabella Virzi, Beck Ellman Heald, isabella@behmedia.com, 760-798-6648

San Diego, CA — The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Foundation’s mission is to provide arts enrichment to San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) students during the school year. In an effort to serve students throughout the year, the VAPA Foundation applied for grant funding to host a variety of immersive arts camps during the summer.

On May 13, 2022, the San Diego Foundation awarded the VAPA Foundation $900,000 to deliver an enriching expanded learning program for SDUSD students as part of Level Up SD Summer 2022. As part of the award, the VAPA Foundation has hired local arts organizations to offer summer camps at 12 schools across the City of San Diego. VAPA camps will be comprised of multi-arts programs available throughout the SDUSD district that allows students to discover, experience and learn many types of art and design. From dance, set and costume design, and digital animation to painting, or creating their very own musical, VAPA campers will build their day based on the subjects that interest them. In addition to being an immersive arts experience, VAPA camps also offer an array of daily “pop-up” activities to choose from.

“Providing an opportunity for young students to experience immersive arts camps during the summer months is key to developing their passion for the arts,” said Michael Angelo Camacho, VAPA Foundation Executive Director. “We are so grateful to the San Diego Foundation for supporting this essential program.”

Organizations that will provide the camps include the Old Globe, San Diego Youth Symphony, Art Reach, The Rosin Box Project, Center for World Music, San Diego Symphony, Malashock Dance, Classics for Kids, Outside the Lens, as well as a number of prominent local painters and muralists.

Each camp will accommodate up to 90 students.  The overall impact will provide up to 1,080 students with incredible opportunities to learn and be exposed to the arts. The goal is to have students explore their artistic and creative sides and to instill a passion for the arts.

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