2018 Summer Creativity Camps
+ Design Studios

at our creativity camps your child will:

Experience one-of-a-kind programming . Work with professional, talented, passionate instructors .
Be surrounded by a safe, nurturing learning environment . Be inspired by a STEAM infused curriculum .
Practice thinking independently . Collaborate as a team . Take risks . Build problem solving tools .
Develop flexibility and resilience . HAVE FUN!!!!

Explore. Create. Play. Innovate!

We have another AWESOME Summer planned here at the Roots + Wings Creative Campus!

Summer at Roots + Wings is full of all kinds of creative choices!  Our Creativity Camps and Design Studios run in the mornings with staggered start times to help with parking.  If you have children in more than one camp, we can help with the lag time in between!

AND we added some duplicates of our FULL morning camps in the AFTERNOON!  Scroll down to see all the options....

We have Afternoon PLAY options for ages 3 through grade 5.  We create projects inspired by different mediums each week, and also have game time, free play time, snack and outside time!  Your child can join us just for this afternoon time, or they can stay after one of our morning camps.

Looking for ways to GIVE BACK?  Look for our add on option to help fund our Grace Eaton Scholarship Fund - contributing to the accessibility of our programs across our community.

Did someone say HIGH SCHOOL?  Check out our Portfolio Development program and stay tuned for our THINK BIG Mentorship program options!

Feel like VOLUNTEERING?  We have an Assistant in Training program for rising grades 7-8 and Internship Opportunities for rising grades 9 through adults.  WE HAVE FILLED ALL OF THESE POSITIONS FOR THIS SUMMER.

ASSISTANT in TRAINING
and INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

for our summer programs

We love extra sets of hands, and offering the opportunity for others to explore a passion for teaching, working with young children and the creating through the visual arts. During your time with us, participants will gain skills in classroom management, teaching, building relationships, using many different visual art techniques and have a lot of FUN!!  Applicant must be available for an entire week of camp (M-F).

We take applicants in the following categories:
Rising Grades 7-8 Assistant in Training (AIT) - $75 training fee - paid through the registration link above
Rising Grade 9-12 Student Intern
College Student Intern
Adult Intern

Interested candidates should complete our application form, however we are full for this summer!

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SUMMER registration DETAILS

There is a maximum of TWO steps to register for any of our Creativity Camps or Design Studios!

STEP 1:  ALLERGY / MEDICATION FORMS  Click here to find the link to download our allergy and medication forms.  If your child has ANY allergies, please click here to download our allergy forms and send them back to us asap.  Thanks!

STEP 2:  Click on the BLUE 'Register Here' button below.  You will need to create a login to the Simply After school site, add your child/children, and choose the camp(s) desired from the 'Camp' tab. 

Be sure to use an email address that you visit often to register for Simply Afterschool, as your payment confirmation and any communication about the camp will be sent to this email address.

If a camp is full your child will automatically be put on the wait-list and we will contact you if a space opens up.

SIBLING Discounts:  If you are registering more than one child for the SAME camp, check the sibling discount option when registering the second child.  If you are registering more than one child for DIFFERENT camps, use the discount code SIBLING at checkout.

GO LOCAL Discount:  If you have a GO LOCAL card, email us (info@rootsandwingsarts.com) a photo of you and your card and we will share our discount code! ($10 off through the end of April)

Refunds:  We know that summer plans can change.  Full summer refund requests are not possible after May 1st, and before May 1st will be considered if a wait-list participant can take the space.  All refund requests will be considered on an individual basis.  

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Welcome to Summer 2018...

Many of our morning camps are already full - BUT we have added some more AFTERNOON options.

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Week 1:  June 11-15

Moving and Shaking! (full)
Ages 3-6

Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Join us for five days of exploring movement and anatomy!  We will spend time learning about dance, Qi Gong, yoga, and more while creating art that teaches basic anatomy and physiology.  Our littlest makers will use drawing, painting, sculpture and more!  We will also spend time reading books, and playing games.  There will be free play time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.  Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Hilarious Books and Bouncy Bugs
(SPACE IN AM / PM)

Ages 3-6

Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm AND 1:30 - 5:30pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Our littlest makers will start off our summer programming creating books of all kinds, while getting inspired by the amazing world of insects.  We will explore fun and unique ways to tell stories with handmade books, find ways to invent new categories of bugs, and laugh a whole lot!  Students will layer drawing, painting, and sculpture into their works.  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free play time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Earthen Curiosities and Explorations of Nature (full)
Rising Grades 1-5

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Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:15pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10   

Our Elementary age students will jump start summer taking inspiration from the amazing world of nature and stories of great lands.  We will study animal architecture, design our own fairy houses, experiment with natural dyes, and spend time observing, collecting and reflecting in all sorts of mediums.  We will build, draw, paint, print and more!   There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Printmaking (FULL)
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
(half day option 1-2:30pm, $50)
$110, Sibling Discount of $10

Our afternoon camp options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  They are open to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more! Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included.

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Week 2:  June 18-22

Magical Music and Wild Creations (full)
Ages 3-6

Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Join us as we discover the world through music, movement and art!  We will explore the creative connectivity of sound, visual arts and dance through all types of media and from a multicultural perspective.  Students will play instruments, sing, draw, paint and more!  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free play time, snack time and outside time.  Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

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Fairies and Folklore and Lands Imagined
(full IN AM / SPACE IN PM)
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:15pm AND 1:30 - 5:30pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Join us as we enter the world of fantasy!  Together we will dive into myths and stories from long ago, as well as create some of our own - all the while working individually and collaboratively in multiple mediums.  There will be opportunities to draw, paint, sculpt, print and more.  Through stories and art we will challenge our imaginations and discover places we never knew existed! There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Collage + Mosaics (full)
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
(half day option 1-2:30pm, $50)
$110, Sibling Discount of $10

Our afternoon camp options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  They are open to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more!  Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included.

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Week 3:  June 25-29 

Outrageous Cities, Stories and Wild Lands
(full)
Ages 3-6

Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Grab your friends and come join us for a week full of imagination with no end to what we will discover and create!  We will explore buildings, invent lands, and develop curious stories together, all while getting our hands dirty with all kinds of art and design mediums. We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free play time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Fluffy Fish, Magical Waters, and Zippy Octopi (full)
Ages 3-6

Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Watch out for these wild water creatures!  Join us as we dive in and explore everything under water!  We will be learning about real creatures as well as making up some of our own.  Students will work with many different art and design mediums including drawing, painting, bookmaking, sculpture and more.  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free play time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

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Recycled Renovators and Goldberg Machine Makers (full)
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:15pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Come join us this week as we create works of art that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary!  We work both individually and collaboratively as we are inspired by the world of recycled materials and Rube Goldberg!  We will explore creating ALL kinds of things using found and recycled objects combined with a variety of art and design mediums; AND we will have tons of fun making our own series of Rube Goldberg machines as we learn about simple machines. There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Mobiles (full)
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
(half day option 1-2:30pm, $50)
$110, Sibling Discount of $10

Our afternoon camp options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  They are open to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more! Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included

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Week 4:  July 9-13

Asheville Kids Yoga and Art (full)
Ages 3-6

Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Spend the week moving, bending and stretching and creating with us as we enjoy the world of yoga and art!  We will explore creative movement, restorative play, mindfulness and self-expression through drawing, painting, printing and more!  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free play time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

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Articulate Animals and Daring Designs
(full IN AM / SPACE IN PM)
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:15pm AND 1:30 - 5:30pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Jump into a week full of exploring the amazing world of animals: real and imaginary!  Our works will span from drawing to painting to printmaking to sculpture and more.  We will challenge what is possible and dare to create in both large and small scales, with one or many mediums, together and individually.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Make Art Not War
Rising Grades 6-8

Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 2:30pm
$180, Sibling Discount of $10

Join us as we spend the week discussing and reflecting on meaningful worldly topics and discovering ways to turn these ideas into something visual.  We will work individually and collaboratively as we learn about turning drawings into illustrations, creating mixed media works using painting and printmaking, and altering books to express our inner voices.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time if desired by the group. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: connecting the ANDs
(full for R+W students)

Rising Grades 1-5 only

Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
(no half day option)
$110, Sibling Discount of $10

*Collaborating Organizations: Arts for Life and Eliada Home
Join us for this unique afternoon camp as we work with children from Arts for Life, Eliada Home and Roots + Wings.  Connecting the ANDs is a project of Ginger Huebner’s, our R+W Director.  It was started as a traveling collaborative art project with the intention of connecting with people around the world during these turbulent times. Ginger believes that these small connections and shared art experiences allow us to hear each other's stories, a vital part of creating a connected world. This camp is a one way we are attempting to connect with our local community, offering space and time between groups of people that for one reason or another, do not get a chance to spend much time together.  
We will be exploring the magic of telling stories, creating beautiful books, working individually and collaboratively on discovering all that is hidden in our imaginations!  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included.

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Week 5:  July 16-20

Roaring Rockets and Polka-dot Planets (full)
Ages 3-6

Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Get ready to be blasted up into the sky as we explore all things above!  We will design soaring space ships, stars and invent our own planets.  Students will work collaboratively and individually as we engage our deepest imaginations as we draw, paint, sculpt, print and more!  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free play time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Fantastic Foxes, Forests, and Fireflies (full IN AM / SPACE IN PM)
Ages 3-6

Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm AND 1:30 - 5:30pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Jump into our deep woods week where we will be creating secret worlds of foxes, fireflies and beyond!  We will discover and invent our own forest worlds, writing stories, drawing maps, sculpting animals and more.  Students will work with many different art and design mediums including drawing, painting, bookmaking, sculpture and more.  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free play time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

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Natural Building Camp: Cobb Explosion (full)
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:15pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

*Collaborating Artist: Kelley Rustine
Join us as we work collaboratively to create more outdoor Cobb installations at the Roots and Wings campus utilizing ancient building techniques of making a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Learn to be like other artists throughout history as we will source and use materials found in nature to create art and design. This camp will get campers actively making, building, and creating with natural and found materials.  Come enjoy the outdoors with us as we learn how to build with our hands & mix mud with our feet! There will be free design time, snack time, outside time, and take home projects. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Sketching + Drawing (full)
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
(half day option 1-2:30pm, $50)
$110, Sibling Discount of $10

Our afternoon camp options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  They are open to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more! Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included

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Week 6:  July 23-27

Hungry Hippos, Sticky Hands and Crazy Flavors
(full IN AM / SPACE IN PM)
Ages 3-6

Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm AND 1:30 - 5:30pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Join us as we have a blast designing works of art from our favorite foods and exploring the amazing animals and places found around the world!  Experience animals in a new way as we mix, paint, draw and construct art together. We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free play time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Superb Storytelling, Miniature Maps and Busy Cities (full)
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:15pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Calling all future actors, architects and designers!  Come join us this week as we explore architectural wonders along with different forms of storytelling (through writing, animation, performance and poetry).  We will have daily design challenges, working individually and collaboratively, to solve creative design problems using multiple mediums in both small and large scales.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

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Afternoon PLAY: Oil + Chalk Pastels (full)
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
(half day option 1-2:30pm, $50)
$110, Sibling Discount of $10

Our afternoon camp options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  They are open to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more! Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included

        

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Week 7:  July 30-Aug 3

Gigantic Castles, Fearless Fairies and Smiling Dragons (full)
Ages 3-6

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Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

This is a week of pretend and imagination as we creating all kinds of creatures from far away places. We will design and build tall castles, tiny fairy houses and fierce (or funny) dragons - and more!  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free play time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Rainbows, Clouds and Silly Science (full)
Ages 3-6

Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Watch out for all of the rainbows ahead!  While we invent clouds, storms, sunsets and more; and discover what we find at the end of each of our rainbows!  We will have a crazy color party everyday as we explore art and science together.  Young artists will have the opportunity to draw, paint, print, and more.  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Bold Books, Collage and Powerful Paper Arts
(full IN AM / SPACE IN PM)
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:15pm AND 1:30 - 5:30pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Are you ready to stretch the possibilities we can find in a pile of old books?  Join us for a fun week of drawing, painting, cutting, drilling, folding, gluing and more; in, on and around books and paper!  There is no end to the possibilities!  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Recycled Creations (full)
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
(half day option 1-2:30pm, $50)

$110, Sibling Discount of $10
Our afternoon camp options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  They are open to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more!  Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included

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Week 8:  Aug. 6-10

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Extreme Animal Explosion
(full IN AM / SPACE IN PM)
Ages 3-6

Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm AND 1:30 - 5:30pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Calling all animal loving kiddos!  We will be creating works inspired by unique animals found across the globe through mask-making, collage, puppets, and even habitat building!  Join us as we create amazing works of art to share with others through the lost art of letter writing / making!  We will draw, paint, print, sculpt and more!  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free play time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Tricky Tastes, Culinary Creations and Experiments Galore (full)
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:15pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Spend the week getting inspired by food and science - combined with art making!  We will create with food, around food, about food, as well as work together and individually to experiment with combining multiple mediums and see what we discover!   We will mix, cook, draw, stir, paint, print, and more! There will be free design time, snack time and outside time if desired by the group. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Weird and Wonderful: Exploring Outsider Art
Rising Grades 6-8

Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 2:30pm
$180, Sibling Discount of $10

Connect with your inner weirdo!  Join us as we are inspired by amazing oddball artists and art-forms.  We will explore the lives and works of artists far and wide that are known for creations that push the limits of "what is normal."  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time if desired by the group. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Fibers + Stitching (full)
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
(half day option 1-2:30pm, $50)
$110, Sibling Discount of $10

Our afternoon camp options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  They are open to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more!  Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included.

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Week 9:  Aug. 13-17

Curious Cars and Zooming Zeppelins
Ages 3-6

Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Zoom Zoom Zoom!  Drive on over for our week of rolling, moving, and zooming!  Our work will be inspired by wheels, wings, engines, tracks and beyond.  Students will experiment with the tools of drawing, painting, printmaking and more!  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free play time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

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Stupendous Boats and Magnificent Oceans
(full IN AM / SPACE IN PM)
Ages 3-6

Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm AND 1:30 - 5:30pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Sail over for a week of exploring and inventing floating machines and wild ocean worlds!  Together we will design and build boats, draw treasure maps, and paint the seas. We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free play time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Inventive Postcards, Engaging Envelopes + Art to Mail (full)
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:15pm
$170, Sibling Discount of $10

Join us as we create amazing works of art to share with others through the lost art of letter writing and making!  We will be inspired by artists from around the world, as well as a diversity of mediums as we work with one another, to create dynamic postcards, cards, letters, envelopes and more.  We might even invent a completely new type of hand made item we could deliver!  We will draw, paint, print, and even sculpt!  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time if desired by the group. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Natural World (full)
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5

Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
(half day option 1-2:30pm, $50)
$110, Sibling Discount of $10

Our afternoon camp options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  They are open to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more!  Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included

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ASSISTANT in TRAINING
and INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

for our summer programs

We love extra sets of hands, and offering the opportunity for others to explore a passion for teaching, working with young children and the creating through the visual arts. During your time with us, participants will gain skills in classroom management, teaching, building relationships, using many different visual art techniques and have a lot of FUN!!  Applicant must be available for an entire week of camp (M-F).

We take applicants in the following categories:
Rising Grades 7-8 Assistant in Training (AIT) - $75 training fee - paid through the registration link above
Rising Grade 9-12 Student Intern
College Student Intern
Adult Intern

WE HAVE FILLED ALL OF OUR POSITIONS FOR THIS SUMMER! 

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THIS SUMMER!

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