Lincoln Theatre Launches Summer Camp Program

Staff Report

The Lincoln Theatre today announced the launch of the Lincoln Theatre Patternz Summer Camp program, a new initiative designed to spark creativity and a passion for the arts in children ages 6-13 through a five-day camp that exposes them to multiple art forms.

Facilitated by graduates of the Lincoln Theatre’s “Expand Your Horizons” Artist Incubation Program and educators from CATCOisKids, campers will begin each day with affirmations of excellence, then rotate through workshops in dance, theatre, music, and visual arts. At the end of each week, campers will put on a program for their families to show what they’ve learned throughout the week.

In addition, campers will participate in enrichment activities covering topics such as healthy food choices, the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, and the wonders of science.

“We are so excited to begin offering the Lincoln Theatre Summer Camp program this year,” stated Lincoln Theatre General Manager Suzan Bradford. “We will provide children with an atmosphere of art-making and science integration while introducing information on healthy choices that will benefit their overall development socially, personally, and creatively.”

Additional program support is provided by Columbus Area Integrated Health Services, Local Matters, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

The Lincoln Theatre Patternz Summer Camps are one-week camps for children ages 6-13 held at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.). The fee for a five-day, week-long camp is $110 per child.

Week 1 June 25-29

Week 2 July 9-13

Week 3 July 16-20

Week 4 July 23-27

Week 5 July 30-August 3

Camps run Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm each day. Each week will offer different activities, so participants can select multiple weeks if desired. The program will provide a healthy morning and afternoon snack. All campers must bring a brown bag lunch daily.

For an additional fee, pre-care is available from 7-8:30am, and post-care is available from 4:30-6pm. For pre- OR post-care, add $25 to the program fee. For pre- AND post-care, add $50 to the program fee.

Campers must turn 6 on or before May 30, 2018.

Children can be registered by phone at 614-469-0939, in person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), or online at

Support for the Lincoln Theatre’s 2017-18 season is provided in part by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the City of Columbus, Franklin County, Nationwide, and the Ohio Arts Council to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

About the Lincoln Theatre

First opened in 1928, the Lincoln Theatre is a landmark in African-American and jazz history. After undergoing a $13.5 million renovation funded by a partnership of public and private support, the Lincoln reopened in May 2009 as a multi-use, state-of-the-art performing arts and education center serving the diversity of the central Ohio community. The Lincoln is a bustling hub of activity 365 days a year hosting performances, rehearsals, and classes in the performing arts, as well as a wide variety of community events such as film festivals, meetings, and receptions.

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