MACC 2012 Summer Camp Begins; Campers Can Look Forward to Creative Summer Ahead!

Jun 12, 2012 - 1:08 pm

Austin Parks & Recreation Department has a long history of offering many different affordable summer camps for our city's youngsters.

June 11th was the first day of our Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC for short) summer camp which runs June 11 - August 10. The camp's programming has been designed for youngsters ages 5-12 / and runs from from 9am-5pm. The MACC also offers early drop offs as an added convenience to busy parents bringing their kid's to our Lady Bird Lake campus.

Your children can join the excitement by participating in MACC cultural camps! The goal of our camps is to foster a meaningful understanding and appreciation of Mexican American cultural arts and heritage. Daily activities in our visual and performing arts classes reflect the session theme. The first two week session is themed "Lucha Mania" and focuses on the pop culture phenomenon of Mexican Wrestling.  Campers made their own hand puppets for a theater class and a “mascara” (wrestler's mask) during the visual arts class.

One happy camper commented; “I had a good day!  The art projects were really fun and I enjoy learning where things come from.”  - Gabriela M.

Tiffany Moreno, our experienced "Culture & Arts Education Coordinator," has many, many creative activities planned throughout the summer.

There are still some openings available (as of this writing, June 12, 2012). Call us at 512-974-3785 to enroll your child.

MACC 2012 Summer Camp Classes and Programs:

Session 1: Lucha Mania - A Wrestling Phenomena (6/11 -6/22, $250/2wks)

Session 2: Fiesta Fun - Mexican Holidays (6/25-7/6, $225/2wks, No class 7/4)*

Session 3: Mexi-TV - Lights, Camera, Action! (7/9-7/20, $250/wks)*

Session 4: Tejano Urbano - Modern Day Leaders (7/23-8/3, $250/2wks)

Session 5: Arte Verde - Go Green! Make Art! (8/6-8/10, $125/1wk) *Denotes FULL enrollment, wait-lists available!

Summer Camp Early Drop Off Fees: June 11 - August 10 / 7:45-8:45am

Session 1 (6/11 -6/22) - additional $50

Session 2 (6/25-7/6) - additional $45

Session 3 (7/9-7/20) - additional $50

Session 4 (7/23-8/3) - additional $50

Session 5 (8/6-8/10) - additional $25

Also our Youth Capoeira Classes:

Saturdays / Ages 5 - 12 / 11:00am-12:00pm $6/drop-in Join instructor Erick Salazar in a Capoeira class designed specifically for youth ages 5-12. In each 1-hr class, students will experience the Brazilian- African hybrid of dance, music and martial arts which aids children in working on their flexibility, rhythm and developmental coordination.

About The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.

Our center is a tremendous resource for the community, and visitors to learn and participate in classes and programs that foster a meaningful understanding and appreciation of not only Mexican American, but also Native American, Chicano and other Latino cultures. Our programs and educational curriculum include the areas of visual art, theater, dance, literature, music, multi-media and the culinary arts.

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.

600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701 Tel. (512) 974-3785 Fax. (512) 974-3777

For complete information about our summer camp program please go to our web page

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