Series of ‘Summer Creative Arts Day Camps’, for kids, times three, begins July 9

Hugs all around for Rita Ament. - Contributed photo
Hugs all around for Rita Ament.
— image credit: Contributed photo

Parents, have no fear. Summer day camps for kids are here. Bill and Rita Ament, renowned for their leadership of the annual Dance Happy troupe, are once again offering a series of summer day camps for ages 3-12.

Now in their 27th year, the Aments provide outdoor adventures and creative arts in a lively atmosphere that have been enjoyed by hundreds of children over the years.

The camps celebrate Native American tradition and lore, and feature a long list of activities, like arts and crafts, dance, Zumbatomic, drama, swimming, games, exploration, music and song.

The camps are bilingual, in English and Spanish.  Each camp day begins with sign language, animal and nature yoga, camp chants and lots of adventure activities. Camp week culminates with a ceremony for family and friends.

Creative Arts Day Camp schedule:

Camp Chautauqua: July 9-12; Camp Winnarainbow: July 23-26; Camp Minniehaha: Aug. 6-9

The 4-day camps are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Scholarships are available. For info or to enroll, contact the Aments at 378-9628, or visit,


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