Join us for exciting summer youth recreation and art activities that will transform your child’s imagination! Come for one week or attend all sessions! Camp WHAM is located at Mattie Rhodes Center’s Northeast Office from 9am to 4pm and is for children ages 6-12 years. Students receive a free lunch and a snack provided by Harvesters of Greater KC.
Art & Writing
This summer course is intended for grades 8th – 12th and will explore how these two areas of creativity work together and separately while experiencing and responding to the world around us. Students will create visual works of art along with poetry and other writing styles together with our experienced Teaching Artists. Students will walk away with new art experiences, will visit local artist studios and public art spaces, while developing their skills in art making and writing techniques.
This course runs Fridays, June 22nd – August 3rd, 2pm-5pm
Register HERE for Art & Writing!
Mattie Rhodes Rocks
Feel the beat with Latin rock band Making Movies!! Explore percussion, guitar, bass, voice and song writing and wrap up the week with a group performance! Designed for campers ages 10-18 years, camp is July 30 – August 3, 9am-5pm.
Itty Bitty Art Camp
Day camp at the Mattie Rhodes Art Center designed especially for our youngest artists ages 2-5.
Includes projects from clay to mixed media for your little Picasso or Frida!
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Teen Art Camp
Creative experiences for children 13 – 16 years old. Students receive hands-on art instruction as they visit museums, galleries, and artists’ studios and learn about creating murals, pin hole cameras, screen printing, graffiti and more!
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Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, all supplies are included
Summer Art Camp
Days: Tuesday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:30pm (8:30am drop off & 3:30pm pick up)
(includes all materials, snacks and a t-shirt)
Before & after care available if needed for an additional fee.
Summer Soccer for Success
Join us for summer Soccer for Success from May 14th – August 3rd! A FREE program open to ages 5yrs – 14yrs at any of our 4 locations. Locations & Times as follows:
James Elementary School – Mon, Tue, Fri – 6pm-7:30pm
Observation Park – Mon, Wed, Thu – 6pm-7:30pm
Budd Park – Thursdays – 5pm-9pm (Begins June 7th)
Police Athletic League – Mon, Wed, Thu – 6pm-7:30pm
Contact Soccer for Success at 816-581-5656 for more information!
9th & Van Brunt Athletic Fields
Come have a great time with the family at the 9th & Van Brunt Fields! Join us for soccer and other fun games & activities for the entire family every Saturday! Make it a family picnic complete with exciting prizes from 11am – 2pm.
Dates: Saturdays, June 2nd – July 28th
FREE FUN for the whole family!
Outdoor Drawing Workshop
Sign up for a week of Outdoor drawing activities in the Northeast Kansas City community with our very experienced Teaching Artists. Use this time to grow your drawing skills using traditional mediums and alternative practices. Grow your sketchbook drawings this summer and use photography to document your work and share work on social media. This weeklong workshop is intended for students wanting to explore drawing possibilities! No experience required, only your imagination!
Dates: June 11th – June 15th, 2pm-5pm
Click HERE to sign up for this workshop!
Club KC is a safe and FUN opportunity for middle school and high school aged youth in our community! Club KC will run from 6pm to midnight every Friday evening beginning May 18, 2018 with LIVE DJ, sports activities, games and more. Participants MUST register at the closest Parks & Recreation Community Center or contact Alisha Gambino at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.