Summer Theater and Art camps provide creative outlets for Chenango’s youth

CHENANGO COUNTY– The Chenango Arts Council is currently in the process of forming summer workshops in its effort to provide the community with quality arts enrichment opportunities for adults and children alike.

According to Arts Council Director Diane Batson-Smith, the Council is taking measures to insure that children and families from all areas of the County are offered opportunities to be engaged in the arts throughout the summer months.

“We're reaching out to all the school districts throughout Chenango county now [in February] to get the word out early,” said Batson-Smith. “We want all students, educators and parents especially to know about these programs we've developed to inspire creativity for school-aged children; and to know that there's things to do right here in Chenango County.”

At an age when children are all to complacent to spend their summer facing a computer, T.V. or tablet, Batson-Smith and CAC Marketing Director Alecia O'Neill stress the importance of providing quality creative outlets.

Batson-Smith and O'Neill say there's no question that involvement in the arts among school aged children compliments a number developmental benefits including motor skills, language development and decision making.

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