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NOC Arts and Adventure Camp July 18-21

This year marks the 31st Arts Adventure Summer Camp at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa.

This year, the camp will be held July 18-21 from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily. The camp is open to students going into 6th grade in the fall, through those who have just completed 12th grade.

The camp offers students the opportunity to learn a variety of art forms from professional artists from NOC and from across the state.  An end-of-camp Showcase will be presented, either virtually or outdoors, where students’ works will be displayed and performed.

Classes offered this year include: Poetry, Graphic Storytelling, Beginning Photography, Board Game Design, Cartooning, Computer Graphics, Dance Technique, Digital Escape Room, Graphic Storytelling, Intro to Linocut Printmaking, Jewelry and Ornament Making, Oil Painting, Painting with Watercolor and Gouache, Musical Theater, Stage Combat, and Vocal Exploration.

The total cost of the camp is $125.  A $25 registration fee is due by June 22nd, with the balance due July 6th.  This includes instruction, all materials, a cool t-shirt based on famous artwork (past examples include Mona Lisa, Starry Night, The Wave, and an Escher design), snacks, and free transportation available from Ponca City, Newkirk, and Blackwell, provided by Cimarron Transit. And most importantly, scholarships are available.

The summer camp began in 1991 and was held on the grounds of the Marland Mansion.  In 2000, it moved to the campus of Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa.

Arts Adventure is a 501(c)3 non-profit supported by the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, North Central Oklahoma Arts Council, and numerous businesses, organizations, and individuals.

Students may register online at .

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater.  Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at