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DPN’s Summer Youth Program Sign-Ups

It’s almost Summer and time to register your child for our popular summer youth programs. The programs we have are designed to enhance your child’s skills, promote critical thinking, encourage teamwork and foster their creativity.  Check out the great programs offered this summer:

Youth Art Program: This year, the art program is in memory of Arline Grower. Taught by Artists Peter Rashford and Pratt Northam Foundation Workership intern Hannah Chase begins July 5th and will run Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday until August 3rd. There are three age groups: Ages 5-7 will go from 9-10 am, ages 8-11 will be 10:15-11:30 am and ages 12-15 will run from 12:00-1:15 pm. The cost is $15 per student for members or $30.00 non-members. Students will provide an art show of their summer work on August 2nd from 10 am to noon. Refreshments will be available.

Children’s Musical: In its fifth annual production, this program is open to children ages 5-14. The cost is $15 per student for members or $30.00 non-members. Under the direction of Amy Simanowski rehearsals will begin on July 5 and will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:30. The performance will be August 10th at 6 pm at the Boonville Elementary.

 Youth Musical Theatre: Our eighth annual production, under the direction of Claire Haile. High school and college-age students are welcome and encouraged to participate in this awesome annual production. Rehearsal times are flexible and will be determined by the director. There will be an interest meeting at the Center at 10 am on Tuesday, July 5th. The cost is $15 per student for members or $30.00 non-members. The performance is Thursday, August 10th following the Children’s Musical at Boonville Elementary.

 STEM Boot Camp: This program has two sessions of three days each, August 8, 9, & 10 and August 15, 16 & 17, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm each day. The first session will be an introduction to photography with Photoshop, robotics and engineering. Students of all ages are welcome to participate in the first session. The second session will be Extreme Lego Robotics and is open to ages 9-18. Cost is $25 per session.

We are looking forward to another wonderful summer filled with art, music and Robotics! To register a student or become a member of DPN, call 942-5133, email: dpnart@frontier.com, or stop by the Pratt House. Spaces are filling up quickly, so call and sign-up soon!

JoAnn Ballard, Director Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center 106 Schuyler Street Boonville, New York 13309 (315) 942-5133


The Center seeks to develop and strengthen creative skills, build self-esteem, develop a sense of self importance and individuality, encourage self-expression and stimulate imagination through the arts.

Our goal is to raise generations that value the power, the passion and the significance of community, its history and the arts”.

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