The KidSAKE Foundation is launching a new series of summer arts camps for middle school and high school students (ages 12 through 18). These three-week intensives provide an opportunity to learn from working professionals and educators in the arts and entertainment industry. There are two camp sessions: Session I runs July 8 through July 26 and Session II runs August 5 through the 23rd. Camps run a full day, 8:30 a.m. (drop off time begins at 8:00 a.m.) until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. “We’re creating a camp that provides an opportunity for students to connect with industry professionals while creating dynamic works both in writing and production with exposure to performance,” states Jenny Rogers, Artistic Director of The KidSAKE Foundation. The professional staff will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Camp dates and times are designed around summer holidays and are full days in order to maximize opportunities for students and accommodate working parents. The camps also will provide a unique opportunity for students to showcase their work. Each camp session includes the following tracks: Playwriting, design, production, and performance for theatre. KidSAKE is currently taking applications for both sessions, the registration fee is $50.00. Camp is $400 a week per student. Payment arrangements can be made and some need-based scholarships are available. For more information or to register, call or email KidSAKE (810-937-5578 email@example.com) or log on to KidSAKE’s website: www.thekidsakefoundation.wordpress.com. Registration and applications are also available at KidSAKE’s Art For Good store, 331 Huron Ave. in Port Huron. Students are advised to register as early as possible. Tuition includes professional instruction, a tool kit for production projects, a professional theatrical makeup kit, snacks, camp shirt, a field trip and other student supplies. As part of KidSAKE’s mission of using art for good, a community service aspect will be included in the camps. Students will need to bring a sack lunch. The KidSAKE summer arts camp is designed to develop each student as a well-rounded artist with knowledge and access to tools and resources for creating art in theatre and beyond. The students’ camp work will be exhibited again during The Picasso Project event in October. They will also have the opportunity to audition for roles in Picasso Becomes You, the full length, live-art play at McMorran.