African, Drum, Dance, Celebration


It’s an African adventure! Campers will immerse themselves in the rich history of drum, dance and the songs of Africa.

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Week 7: August 6 – 10, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

African, Drum, Dance, Celebration

Ages 6 – 12

Instructors: Kulani Members: Holly Lees, Gwen Msolomba, and Jeanette Hunsberger

It’s an African adventure! Campers will immerse themselves in the rich history of drum, dance and the songs of Africa. They will experience African culture through food, arts, crafts, and stories. Campers will make their own African style fabric garment! Unique to this Camp, all will enjoy an African meal in community dining style. We will engage in Kulani’s mission of creating community & spreading joy, learning all new dances and drum rhythms never before taught at our summer camps. The week will conclude with a special visit from Balafon Dance & Drum Ensemble, a Pittsburgh based children’s professional performance group lead Kadiatou Conte, a native of the of Guinea West Africa and master dancer who is known throughout the United States and Guinea!  Students will have the opportunity to be a part of Kulani Kids and perform with the adult West African Drum and Dance group, Kulani, during Ethnic Fest 2018.  They will also get to create a public performance together with Balafon Dance & Drum Ensemble on the evening of August 10!


Regular prices per week: $155 Non-members, $150 Members
Discount for early bird sign up & payment before May 15 per week: $145 Non-members, $140 Members

Receive the Bottle Works’ Junior Artist Discount by signing up for five or more weeks of camp
When you enroll for five or more weeks, you’ll pay a special price for each week of camp and will be considered a Bottle Works Junior Artist for the Summer of 2018. Junior Artists will receive major artists’ perks including a swag bag with a t-shirt and other fun things.

Bottle Works Junior Artist Regular prices per week: $145 Non-members, $140 Members
Discount for Bottle Works Junior Artist early bird sign up and first payment made before May 15 per week: $135 Non-members, $130 Members. Contact the Bottle Works to register with this special Junior Artist pricing.

Payment is due when registering for camp. Contact Holly Lees at hlees@bottleworks or 814.535.2020 for more information. Payment plans are available to anyone signing up for five or more weeks of camp. 

Each camper must submit a registration form. Please email completed forms to:


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Additional information


Early bird discount: Member, Early bird discount: Non-member, Regular Pricing: Member, Regular Pricing: Non-member