Past Exhibits

Summer Arts Camp 2017

March 31, 2017

Bower Center for the Arts has planned three arts camps this summer.  The first is a Tech Camp: Photography, Computers and Design, the second is A Playful Exploration of 3D Materials: Exploring, Building and Creating and the third is a coordination of Bower Center and Claytor Nature Studies Center. 

All the forms can be found at 


For more information you may phone 540-586-4235 or 540-309-1943. The scholarships are partially funded by grants from Town of Bedford Challenge Grant with VCA and Lynchburg Community Trust. 


Please note: Claytor Nature Study Center has it’s own release forms. When registering your child(ren) for Nature Arts, and Science, use those forms. 



Grades 6 - 8
Tech Camp: Photography, Computers and Design

June 19 - June 23, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Registration fee: $150
20 Students maximum

Download Registration Forms

Download Medical Release

Media Release Form




Grades 2 - 5
A Playful Exploration of 3D Materials: Exploring, Building and Creating  

July 17 - July 21, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Registration fee: $150

25 Students maximum


Download Release and Waiver Form

Download Registration and Health History Form

Download Medication Form


Karen Nuzzo, art teacher and fabric artist and Lori Stetson, painter and wire sculptor will work with children from 2nd to the 5th grades to create exciting three dimensional designs and objects.   Ms. Nuzzo helped children last summer design and create amazing wooden figures and Ms. Stetson lead a group creating flying figures from pipe cleaners. 

Grades 3 - 6 
Nature, Arts and Science

July 24 - July 28, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Registration fee: $200

13 students maximum    


Registration form

Health History form

Media Release form


A coordinated camp with Claytor Nature Study Center and Bower Center for the Arts. At Claytor, adventurers will get down and dirty while learning about the diversity of plants and animals in the center’s woodlands, grasslands, freshwater streams, and beautiful stretch of the Big Otter River. Returning to Bower Center, the students will celebrate nature in their art projects.  Parents will be invited to visit Claytor Nature Study Center on Friday afternoon.

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