Clayton Center camp set for June 7 - July 9

The Clayton Center for the Arts is offering an innovative summer camp.

The camp is the center’s first step toward creating art lovers as well as artists and using art to develop children into well-rounded adults.

The camp is under the direction of Katie Stangarone who holds degrees in Theatre, Sign Language and Early Childhood Development. In her varied career, she has taught pre-K children, worked in the administration of a university laboratory school, and studied and worked in innovative and acclaimed programs of learning and developing through art. She has worked with InterAct Children’s Theatre for the Deaf in Knoxville and Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland.

Stangarone the camp runs from June 7 to July 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with the exception of the final week when the camp will run from Tuesday, July 6, to Friday, July 9, because of the Independence Day holiday. There is extended care available for families who need before or aftercare.

The cost is set at $165 each week except for the final week which will be four days and run $145. Stangarone said the camp cost is running about half the cost of other art camps that are half days.

“We’ve worked hard to set the price at a point where families can consider it,” she said. “We considered how hard it is to find good art camps at affordable prices.”

Stangarone said there is a $10 discount per child per week if someone refers a child who also enrolls. Also if someone enrolls more than one of their children, they each receive $10 off per week, she said.

For further information or enrollment in the camp, contact Katie Stangarone at 423-443-7329 or e-mail:

To learn more about the Clayton Center for the Arts, visit

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