More than $5,000 in Camp Scholarships Available

(April 6, 2015/Lake Worth): The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has just published its 2015 Cultural Camp Guide – a comprehensive online listing of dozens of art and cultural summer programs in The Palm Beaches.

2015 Summer Cultural GuideFamilies simply need to click on to research and select summer arts programs that interest their children. There are opportunities for children to be environmentalists, film directors, ballet dancers or creative writers who also play the piano. Camp dates, age requirements and fee information are all available on the Cultural Council’s site along with directions on how to apply online for more than $5,000 in scholarships before the April 19 deadline.  Scholarships can be awarded to one child per household.

Cultural Council President and CEO, Rena Blades says, “We are so pleased to coordinate the efforts of so many arts and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County that are offering outstanding programming which will keep the arts alive for children of every age all summer.”

“We know parents and teachers worry about the “summer brain drain,” and these summer camps are really the perfect way to address that issue,” says Trish Halverson, Cultural Council manager of arts and cultural education. “So many committed organizations are making it possible for children in our community to remain actively engaged throughout the summer as they explore dance, theatre, singing, creative writing, history, filmmaking, the environment and the visual arts.”

The last day of school in Palm Beach County is Friday, June 4.

About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County: The Cultural Council is the official support agency for arts and culture for Palm Beach County serving non-profit organizations, individual artists and arts districts. The Council promotes the county’s cultural experiences through an integrated program of advertising, public relations and marketing activities to both visitors and residents. Each year, the Council administers more than $3.6 million in grants, supports arts and cultural education, provides capacity building training and advocates for funding and arts-friendly policies. Located in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. building in downtown Lake Worth, the Council mounts a series of group and solo exhibitions featuring Palm Beach County artists and provides other programming.

Connect with the Council at, or (561) 471-2901.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.