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Teachers urged to invite outstanding students to apply to 2002 African-American Heritage Arts Camp


The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is accepting applications for its 17th annual African-American Heritage Arts Camp. The camp offers students who have completed grades 8-12 an opportunity to study the performing and visual arts with professional artists. Disciplines of instruction include dance (modern, jazz, hip-hop, classical ballet and Afro-Haitian), vocal music (proper techniques and presentation), percussion (jazz, blues and popular music), visual arts (painting, drawing and sculpting) and drama (basic theater skills). Teachers are urged to invite outstanding arts students to apply.

This year’s camp will be held June 15-22 at Camp Washington-Carver in Clifftop, Fayette County. Arts camp participants will be housed in the dormitory at the camp. Meals will be served in the lodge.

An enrollment fee of $100 includes lodging, three meals per day and all instructional materials. Scholarships are available based upon financial need.

For more information about the African-American Heritage Arts Camp or to request an application, call Stan Bumgardner at (304) 558-0220, ext. 121. Information and applications also are available on the Division’s website at The deadline to apply is May 24.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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