Art, Music, & Drama

Xcelerate summer enrichment camps for ages 4 to 14.

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Camp Ukulele   FULL
The ukulele is hotter than ever! Learn to play this cool instrument in a unique camp taught by recording artist and educator, Kevin Presbrey. Learn basic chords and melodies, finger picking techniques and how to tune your ukulele as you play simple songs. On the last day, you’ll perform a song with your fellow campers (parents are welcome). Brand new ukuleles are provided and will be yours to keep! Important! Registration for this camp closes on May 19.
Ages 7 to 10
Dates Time Location Ticket Number (CRN) Cost
June 6 – June 10 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sugar Grove Campus MUS700.001 (30810) $149
Cupcake Artists   FULL
Discover how to make an ordinary cupcake, extraordinary! Create your own masterpiece as you learn the basics of cupcake decorating with experienced instructor, Paula Sabbia. You’ll learn how to use supplies and bag frosting, as well as practice different decorating techniques. From dots and stars to flowers and fancy borders, this class is guaranteed to be sweet! Note: Campers will use cookies and cupcakes to practice on. Please contact Community Education about any allergy concerns prior to camp. Important! Registration for this camp closes on May 30.
Ages 11 to 14
Dates Time Location Ticket Number (CRN) Cost
June 6 – June 10    9 a.m. - noon Sugar Grove Campus EAT703.001 (30814) $149
Promising Young Writers
Ready, set, write! With children’s author Carmela Martino, read excerpts from great children’s books, play word-related games, generate several variations of writing and share your works with each other. You’ll receive advice for revising and polishing your texts, and find magazines and contests that seek submissions from kids your age. Composition book and pencil are provided.
Ages 11 to 14
Dates Time Location Ticket Number (CRN) Cost
June 13 – June 17 9 a.m. - noon Sugar Grove Campus WWS705.001 (30763) $99
Drawing and MangaNEW
Love drawing and anime? Broaden your style with the popular Japanese cartoon art form of Manga. Bring your characters to life as art educator, Rhiannon Hunter, shows you how to draw characters, backgrounds, storyboards and comics in manga style as well as the traditional anime.
Ages 11 to 14
Dates Time Location Ticket Number (CRN) Cost
June 13 – June 17 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sugar Grove Campus ART731.001 (30818) $99
Cartooning AroundNEW
Develop your own original cast of cartoon characters as you practice drawing some of the most famous Peanuts, Looney Toons and Disney characters. Learn how facial expressions, hair, clothing and drawing styles all have an effect on the way characters are perceived. You’ll expand your skills as drawing instructor, Sue Striedl, guides you in creating your unique flip books, storyboards and comic strips.
Ages 7 to 10
Dates Time Location Ticket Number (CRN) Cost
June 13 – June 17 9 a.m. - noon Sugar Grove Campus ART747.001 (30821) $99
July 25 – July 29 9 a.m. - noon Sugar Grove Campus ART747.002 (30822) $99
Paint and Canvas
Splash some color on your canvas this summer. With artist Rhiannon Hunter try your hand at watercolor and acrylic painting. Learn common watercolor techniques as well as the basic principles of acrylic painting while you complete a picture. Go ahead – make a mess! All levels are welcome. Please wear clothes that can get dirty.
Ages 7 to 10
Dates Time Location Ticket Number (CRN) Cost
June 27 – July 1 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sugar Grove Campus ART717.001 (30816) $119
July 11 – July 15 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sugar Grove Campus ART717.002 (30817) $119
Lights, Camera, Action!   FULL
Lights, Camera, Action! is a fun and hands-on way to learn about film making. Working with professional video equipment you'll learn how to tell a story and create a completed film that you can share with your family and friends! Our staff of video professionals will show you the secrets of their craft as you act and participate in a project that stretches the imagination and teaches team work at the same time. Note: Enrollment is limited to nine students, and age restricted to 11-14.
Ages 11 to 14
Dates Time Location Ticket Number (CRN) Cost
June 27 – July 1   FULL 9 a.m. - noon Sugar Grove Campus PIC700.001 (30812) $119
July 25 – July 29   FULL 9 a.m. - noon Sugar Grove Campus PIC700.002 (30813) $119
The Perfect Shot!NEW
Learn about digital cameras and how to use them correctly. Participate in photo shoots as instructor Clay Sewell teaches you the principles of design and composition and techniques to capture the perfect shot. Then, learn how to download pictures using Adobe Photoshop. Show off your work at an exhibit held at the end of the week. The digital camera is yours to keep! Important! Registration for this camp closes on June 21 for section ending in .001 and July 5 for section ending in .002.
Ages 11 to 14
Dates Time Location Ticket Number (CRN) Cost
July 11 – July 15 9 a.m. - noon Sugar Grove Campus PIC705.001 (30775) $149
July 25 – July 29   CX 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sugar Grove Campus PIC705.002 (30777) $149
Clay CreationsNEW
Join us for a fun-filled week at Waubonsee’s pottery studio as you design and build your own clay creations. You’ll learn hand-building (clay on a tabletop) techniques while creating your own clay piece using earthenware and stoneware clay bodies. Pit-firing and reduction firing processes will be used to finish your projects. A week later, you can pick up your finished ceramic pieces to take home and show to family and friends. No previous clay experience necessary.
Ages 11 to 14
Dates Time Location Ticket Number (CRN) Cost
Aug. 1 – Aug. 5 9 a.m. - noon Sugar Grove Campus ART708.001 (30788) $99
Theatre Arts Camp for Ages 6-13NEW
Get in on the act this summer! Aspiring performers like you can make new friends, gain confidence and improve stage presence in this fun and supportive camp presented by Yorkville’s Fox Country Players. Led by theatre professionals and educators, you’ll explore every aspect of live theatre including acting, singing, dancing and stagecraft as you perform and produce “Scenes that Go BUMP in the Night.”
Ages 6 to 13
Dates Time Location Ticket Number (CRN) Cost
July 11 – July 22 9 a.m. - noon Sugar Grove Campus THE707.001  (30780) $159
* Performances on July 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Campus Auditorium
Theatre Arts Camp for High SchoolersNEW
Yorkville’s Fox Country Players presents a special opportunity to help you refine and expand your performance skills. In this fun and supportive camp, you’ll rehearse and perform the full-length musical, “The Addams Family.” In addition to preparing for the show, you’ll participate in engaging workshops led by theatre professionals and educators.
Ages 14 to 18
Dates Time Location Ticket Number (CRN) Cost
July 11 – July 24 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sugar Grove Campus THE708.001   (30783) $199
* (July 25 – July 29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

* Performances on July 29 and 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Campus Auditorium

Relaxation Station
The Relaxation Station is the place to be if you’ve signed up for both a morning and an afternoon session. Hang out, eat lunch or just relax in between camps in a supervised classroom setting. You’ll be escorted to and from your scheduled camps. Bring a sack lunch!
Ages 7 to 14
Dates Time Location Ticket Number (CRN) Cost
June 6 – June 10 Noon - 1 p.m. Sugar Grove Campus REC715.001 (30827) $11
June 13 – June 17 Noon - 1 p.m. Sugar Grove Campus REC715.002 (30829) $11
June 20 – June 24 Noon - 1 p.m. Sugar Grove Campus REC715.003 (30830) $11
June 27 – July 1 Noon - 1 p.m. Sugar Grove Campus REC715.004 (30831) $11
July 11 – July 15 Noon - 1 p.m. Sugar Grove Campus REC715.005 (30832) $11
July 18 – July 22 Noon - 1 p.m. Sugar Grove Campus REC715.007 (30835) $11
July 25 – July 29 Noon - 1 p.m. Sugar Grove Campus REC715.009 (30837) $11

Popular camps fill-up quickly, so register today! 

Questions? Email or call Community Education at (630) 466-2360.