Nominations Being Accepted for African-American Heritage Arts Camp

March 27, 2001

West Virginia teachers are invited to nominate exceptional students to participate in the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's 16th annual African-American Heritage Arts Camp, which will be held June 16-24, 2001, at Camp Washington-Carver in Clifftop, Fayette County.  

The goal of the camp is to find talented West Virginia students in grades 9-12, bringing them together to create a powerful arts educational experience. Participants are exposed to intense training in this power-packed week of creative excitement featuring instruction in the disciplines of vocal music (techniques and presentation), drama (basic theater skills), visual arts (painting and drawing techniques), dance (modern, jazz, hip-hop, classical, ballet and Afro-Haitian dance), and music/percussion (jazz, blues and popular music). Stan Spottswood, a Kanawha County music education teacher, is the camp's director. The faculty features nationally known guest speakers/instructors.  

The fee to attend the camp is $75 per student, including lodging, meals and all instructional materials. Scholarships are available based upon financial need.  

Please assist us in locating talented students of any race who have an interest in studying the arts and African-American culture. The deadline for teacher nominations is April 15, 2001. Students who are nominated will receive information and an application by May 1. Please nominate no more than 10 students as space at the camp is limited.  

You may visit the Division's website at more information and a nomination form. For more information or to request a form by mail, please contact Stan Bumgardner at 304-558-0220, ext. 121, or by e-mail at  

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