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San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts to host in-person summer camps

The museum is offering one week-long camp with the opportunity to attend on a full need-based scholarship.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts will host in-person camp sessions for children ages 7-9 and 10-12 during the summer. 

"We really try to make sure that we have people from all socioeconomic backgrounds that can attend the camp because the museum is for everyone regardless," Bekah Coleman, curator of education, said. 

Families now apply for the "Summer @ SAMFA" summer camp sessions and other programs and workshops. Counselors and camp staff will lead activities including chemistry experiments, robotics, and art and outdoor activities, to name a few camp offerings.

According to Coleman, the interactive in-person camps give children the opportunity to connect with their friends and other campers their age while having fun and staying safe. 

"We spaced out the kids with two-four foot tables so they can have a little bit of room. We try to put siblings together, so they are a little bit more comfortable, and of course, the most important aspect of it is the fact that we want the kids to have fun while being safe," Coleman said. 

Coleman said children last year adapted well to the new changes and she expects the same for this year's campers. 

"There were no issues of kids, you know, being upset about the masks. They understood the necessity of it," Coleman said. 

A week-long camp experience will cost families $75. The camps start June 7 and run through July 2 from 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be provided. 

The July artist workshops cost range from $25 - $30 and feature a different workshop topic. More information on the workshops and financial assistance is available now on the SAMFA website. You can also get more information on how to register at this link or by calling 325-653-3333.