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JDCAC Summer Camps

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Facilities
  3. Jan Dempsey Community Center

Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

222 E Drake Ave

  1. Email: webparksrec@auburnalabama.org
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Sara Hand Custer

Cultural Arts Director

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2947
  2. Email: scuster@auburnalabama.org

Another Successful Summer of Camps at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center!

This summer, the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) was filled with creativity and imagination as children of all ages, participated in dance, special interest, theatre and visual arts camps. These camps created an opportunity for children to engage in educational activities while having a great time!

After 20 years of art camps, Chichi Lovett, Retired Auburn University Art Professor and Art Camp Director, is continuing to make each summer better than the last. Art camps continue to grow and thrive each year. Visual Arts Workshops for Children and Art for Young Children provided students with engaging art education activities that expose them to different mediums and techniques while learning about artists, art forms and diverse cultures, past and present. Lovett greatly appreciates those who teach, assist and volunteer. A special thank you goes to the Auburn Arts Association for their continued support of Auburn’s community arts programs.

Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) had an active summer, striving to make children’s theatre essential to our arts community. Musical Theatre Camps and the Summer Intensive Acting Camps were once again a huge success and taught children the elements of stage movement, voice, dance and much more. AACT brings dynamic theatre opportunities throughout the school year so make sure to visit auburnact.org for opportunities to audition for their fall and spring children’s productions.

New this year was Joy’s Music and Singing Summer Camps which taught music appreciation and brought singing skills to the next level while having fun! Pirates, Princesses & More along with Dance 101, A Tiny Workshop for Tiny Dancers encouraged children to express themselves creatively while learning and practicing ballet, dance, theatre and art techniques. Superhero Training Camp and Science Camp provided superhero identities and ingenuity through science experiments.

The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center would like to thank Chichi Lovett, Art Camp Director; the Auburn Arts Association; Melanie Brown, Musical Theatre and Summer Intensive Acting Camp Director; Auburn Area Community Theatre; Joy Xu, Music and Singing Camp Director; Cindy Davino and Shelley Shields, Pirates, Princesses & More and Dance 101 Dance Camp Directors; Summer Williams, Superhero Training and Science Camps Director; and, all participating instructors and volunteers. These camps would not have been possible without their hard work.

Interested in participating in future camps as an instructor, volunteer or participant? Contact the JDCAC at 334.501.2963. Planning for summer 2018 camps will begin in Jan. 2018. Come join the excitement in Auburn's art community today and make a difference for the younger generation’s future!