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YAC hosting Holiday Art Camp Dec. 20-22

If you have a busy little artist at home for winter break, why not send them to camp for three days of holiday craft fun?

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council will be hosting Holiday Break Art Camp from Dec. 20 – 22 at the Powerhouse. The camp will offer children, ages 3 to 12, a chance to make art projects, gifts, cards, ornaments and more to celebrate the holidays.

“It’s three days of non-stop Christmas fun,” Andi Bedsworth, the camp director, said.

YAC offers many different art camps throughout the year including summer break, spring break, Thanksgiving and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“These camps give children the chance to express themselves creatively,” Bedsworth said. “They also get to do creative challenges.”

This will be the Holiday Break Art Camp’s seventh year. Children will be able to make winter-themed crafts, play games and watch Christmas movies.

Each day usually hosts four to six art projects and other fun activities.

The children will be placed in groups according to age. Older children will work on more challenging art projects.

While the art camp is fun for the children, it is also a way the YAC reaches out to the community.

“Our main goal is to serve our community,” Caitlin Hopper, YAC Operation Coordinator, said. “Our art camps and classes are ways we provide an enriching place for the children out of school.”

Camp starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. for half days and 5 p.m. for full days. Full day attendees will need to bring their own lunch.

YAC members can pay $75 for three half days or $120 for three full days. Non-members pay $90 for the half days or $135 for the full days.

Parents can register at https://www.oxfordarts.com/shop/product/65-holiday-break-art-camp to book a spot.