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Affordable camp brings access to art in Kansas City

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As we approach the end of summer vacation, a unique camp in metro area wraps up Friday night. (KCTV5) As we approach the end of summer vacation, a unique camp in metro area wraps up Friday night. (KCTV5)
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As we approach the end of summer vacation, a unique camp in metro area wraps up Friday night.

The people who run the Providence School of Arts say they wanted to bridge the gaps between various groups of children from all socioeconomic classes across Kansas City by offering this special camp for a minimal price and focus totally on the arts.

Every night and every day, kids from across the metro are immersed in art, theater, singing and dancing at Providence School of the Arts summer camp. This is the fourth year Providence has hosted a camp like this. The cost for two weeks is only $10, the value is priceless.

"We are big believers that the arts should be considered core subjects. One of the things we found in our research and our programs is the arts really compliment what is happening in an academic setting," Providence School of Arts director Marcus Oatis said.

Oatis is a musician, artist and former Kansas City Ballet dancer. He was inspired to do this because he believes a well-rounded child versed in the arts is crucial to a child’s development. His mission is to make these kinds of things accessible to children across the city.

If you’d like to register your child for camp next summer, registration opens in February. For more information, click here.

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