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Young artists sought for camp scholarship

April 12, 2007

HANCOCK - Artists between the ages of 13 and 18 from Hancock, southern Fulton County, Pa., and Berkeley Springs, W.Va., are eligible to apply for a summer arts camp scholarship in Wyoming, according to the Hancock Arts Council.

In the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, the Bauen Camp in Parkman, Wyo., has three sessions with activities focused on writing, visual arts and performance arts.

"Young artists with an interest in acting, playwriting, poetry, dance, puppets, painting, pottery and music will find this camp of particular interest," said Sinclair Hamilton, president of the arts council. "This is a great opportunity for those artists to have fun, be creative and meet people from all over."

At the same time, the artists will have the opportunity to visit a spectacular part of the United States and learn to express themselves, Hamilton said.

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The arts council will act as a facilitator by writing a letter of nomination for one of the applicants. The council also might help the applicant raise the $200 necessary to fulfill the requirements for the scholarship.

The value of the scholarship, which includes airfare, ranges from $1,300 to $1,900 depending on the session.

Because applicants also need to submit essays about themselves and why they want to be a part of the arts camp, the council plans to provide guidance or editing of the essay for the chosen applicant.

Applicants who would like help from the Hancock Arts Council may call Ann Knox before May 18 to allow time to complete the application and submit it before the June 1 deadline.

To reach the Hancock Arts Council, call Knox at 717-294-3272 or send an e-mail to tinkerword@aol.com.

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