The Baton Rouge Kids’ Orchestra's three-week STEAM camp will begin Tuesday.

Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center program, students in kindergarten through fifth-grade from Bernard Terrace, Brownfields, Capitol, Claiborne, GEO Prep, J.K. Haynes, Redemptorist, Ryan, Sharon Hills and Southern Lab elementary schools may attend at no cost, a news release says.

The program helps students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math. Kids’ Orchestra became a 21CCLC in fall 2016 and has been implementing academic enrichment programming at designated sites throughout the 2016-17 school year, in addition to its core music curriculum, the release says.

The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Claiborne Elementary, 4700 Denham St., and Ryan Elementary School, 10377 Elm Grove Garden. Each site has a 100-student capacity. Both sites are full with an acceptance waiting list.

Daily activities will include 2½ hours of academic instruction and 1½ hours of music instruction, as well as rotating special activities made possible by Kids’ Orchestra’s community partners:

  • Weekly swim lessons at the A.C. Lewis YMCA
  • Visits from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Bookmobile and on-site library card application assistance
  • Dental health presentation from Baton Rouge pediatric dentist Dr. Kredenna L. Beverly
  • 3D printing projects with local educator Aimee Perrodin
  • Healthy breakfast and lunch provided by the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program

For information or to schedule a camp visit, call (225) 922-4656, ext. 110, or email jottaviano@kidsorchestra.org.