GIRLS CREATE Summer Camps

Our unparalleled Girls Create summer camp program ignites the passions and talents of 6th to 10th grade girls in playwriting, fashion design, improv, and visual arts (including a storytelling arts camp for girls who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing). Professionals teach, guest artists share their expertise, and mentors from the community guide and encourage – empowering girls to lead, and to affect change in themselves and others through creative learning.

During each five-day program, the girls work toward a fabulous final project, which they present at a Friday Celebration. Their creations may also feature in our Girls Create Celebration at the next Athena Project Arts Festival!

Athena Project Presents Girls Create

2018 CAMPS

GIRLS WRITE

Our Girls Write is a theatre and writing immersion camp that empowers girls’ imaginations through the creation of a short play. Guest actors and directors bring each story to life in a staged reading at the end of the week. As they develop the creative tools for storytelling, girls gain confidence in their unique voices and experience the value in sharing ideas.

Instructor: Jenny Stafford
Date/Time: July 9–13 or July 16–20 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm daily
Location: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80214
Tuition: $250

July 9th – 13th

July 16th – 20th

Athena Project - Girls Write Summer Camp


GIRLS DESIGN FASHION

At our Girls Design Fashion camp girls unleash their inner fashionista! As they each create an original fashion design from concept to sample, they learn the basics of machine sewing, draping, and patterning simple garment ideas. This camp not only provides a fun creative outlet, it also helps develop key life skills like innovation, focus, planning, and problem solving.

Instructor: Darlene C. Ritz and Jade Johnson
Date/Time: July 23–27 or July 30–August 3 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm daily
Location: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80214
Tuition: $250

July 23rd – 27th

July 30th – August 3rd

Athena Project - Girls Design Fashion Summer Camp


GIRLS IMPROV

Our Girls Improv camp is new for 2018! Seasoned mentors will provide a fun space for girls to exercise their creative energies through improv scenes, focusing on both long and short forms, to boost self-confidence, spontaneity and playfulness.

Instructors: Erin Rafaels and Elizabeth Komos
Date/Time: August 6-10 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm daily
Location: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80214
Tuition: $250

Athena Project - Girls Improv Camp


GIRLS GIVE BACK

Our Girls Give Back camp provides inspiration and instruction in drawing, painting and compositional techniques, and also gives girls the chance to contribute some brightness to the lives of underserved members of our community by donating their finished artwork to the clients of Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.

Instructor: Michele Brower
Date/Time: July 23–27 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm daily
Location: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80214
Tuition: $250

Athena Project - Girls Give Back Summer Camp


GIRLS ACCESS ART

Our brand new Girls Access Art camp is tailored for girls who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. As they explore a variety of modalities together – including theatre, visual art, and movement – the girls’ own creativity bursts through, sky-rocketing their self-confidence and sense of enjoyment in self-expression.

Instructor: Ruthie Jordan
Date/Time: July 30–August 3 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm daily
Location: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80214
Tuition: $250

Athena Project - Girls Access Art Summer Camp