Arts of the Pamlico hosts summer camps and Art Nibbles

Published 7:18 pm Friday, June 8, 2018

Looking for arts and cultural close to home? The Arts of the Pamlico is a nonprofit organization and the state-designated regional arts council for Beaufort and Washington counties, serving eastern North Carolina and beyond.

AOP has partnered with Washington Parks and Recreation to offer an exciting, diverse array of art and active camps this summer. Starting in mid-June, kids camps will be available weekly through mid-August. Camps range from ECU basketball and skateboarding to pottery, river rambling, Broadway Kids Camps, movie camp, music camp, theatre camp and more.

ECU Theatre for Youth graduates Dylan Ritch and Rachel Isaac, AOP’s children’s programming coordinator, are leading the camps.

AOP will also be an open site once again for a USDA approved summer feeding program for children. This is the second year that both breakfast and lunch will be made available to children at the Turnage Theatre’s Creation Station, located backstage.

The program, entitled Art Nibbles, will offer various art projects with meals in hopes to bring art fun to the children in need. Beaufort County alone has nearly 2,300 children who experience food insecurity.

AOP hopes to combine outreach for arts enrichment and help with food insecurity all in one combined step. If you would like to volunteer with Art Nibbles, contact Crystal Holman at

Volunteers are welcome to contact Rachel Isaac at to learn about opportunities.

For more information on these and other great events at Arts of the Pamlico, please visit

Written by Debra Torrence, AOP executive director, and Crystal Holman, weekend coordinator.