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Release Date: Feb 9, 2017

Crystal City Art & Technology Camp Coming Summer 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 9, 2017
CONTACT: Angela Fox, afox@crystalcity.org, 703-412-9430

Crystal City Art & Technology Camp Coming Summer 2017

Collaborative Camp Leverages Innovation and Arts District

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) – Busy parents looking for educational, engaging, and fun kids’ activities that are also convenient now have another option to choose from in Crystal City. Early bird registration is now open for the Crystal City Art & Technology Summer Camp aimed at nurturing both sides of young brains with a program that merges the Arts with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics.

The Crystal City Art & Technology Camp is a multidisciplinary summer camp that acts as a creative hub for enhancing self-esteem, creative expression, and academic performance to foster innovative thinking, creative problem solving, and command for fine arts principles to shape the world's future professionals, artists, scientists, and engineers. Campers participate in a variety of fun, hands-on activities rotating through a series of classes including Moving through Shakespeare with Synetic Theater, Design and Build with TechShop, Paint Lab with ArtJamz, and more gaining exposure to painting, digital art and design, fabrication, performing arts, and creative writing.

This camp is made possible through a creative partnership between the Arlington Artist's Alliance, Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), Vornado/Charles E. Smith, and organizations that make up Crystal City’s Art Underground including Gallery Underground, ArtJamz Underground, and Synetic Theater. Set amidst the Crystal City Innovation District and the Art Underground, the camp offers an opportunity to tap into the creative energy and innovative spirit characterizing the neighborhood.

Camp Details

Crystal City Arts and Technology Camp
Art Underground Crystal City – 2200 Crystal Drive

Dates: June 26 – June 30
July 10 – July 14
July 17 – July 21
July 24 – July 28
Times: 9:00AM to 4:00PM (Full Day Session)
9:00AM to Noon (Morning Session)
1:00PM to 4:00PM (Afternoon Session)
Ages: Rising First Graders to Rising Eighth Graders
Cost: $440 | Full Day Early Bird Registration | Through March 15th
$480 | Full Day Registration
$245 | Half Day Early Bird Registration | Through March 15th
$265 | Half Day Registration
Register: Learn more about the camp or register online

The new camp joins a growing offering of arts, theater, technology, and fitness classes, camps, and after school programs that have emerged over the past few years. For a complete list of offerings available in Crystal City at TechShop, Synetic Theater, the Arlington Artists Alliance, and even Earth Treks Crystal City, download the Crystal City Camp Guide.

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About the Crystal City Business Improvement District
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is INNOVATIVE, ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN.

About the Arlington Artists Alliance
The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts and in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additionally, Gallery Underground and Studios Underground are supported by Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Crystal City Business Improvement District (CCBID). For more information about the Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.