A scaled down version of the Ranch program, but located at the Museum.
This camp occurs during the first two weeks of June and is held at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts in Wickenburg. The Museum organizes the visual arts component of the camp, presenting an array of art workshops for all campers. Over one hundred thirty campers, between the first and twelfth grades, take drama, dance, chorale, art, and instrumental classes. Together, these workshops prepare the students for the camp finale, a theatrical performance before a public audience.
These are organized class tours, free of charge, for schoolchildren and teenagers from all grade levels. A trained docent guides groups through the Museum’s art and history collections.
In collaboration with the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fiesta de Septiembre, the Museum organizes an arts and crafts program titled “Kids Zona” at during the fiesta at the Wickenburg Community Center.
As part of Wickenburg’s annual “Cowboy Christmas Poet Gathering”, the Museum organizes a “Children’s Cowboy Poetry Contest.” The Museum educational outreach includes lessons with and presentations by two professional cowboy poets, to teach nearly 1,200 students from Wickenburg and the outlining areas of Congress, Aguila, and Morristown about cowboy poetry, western and local heritage, and the arts. Students submit their original cowboy poems in the student contest at the “Cowboy Christmas Poet Gathering.” Nine winners are selected to present their work during the “Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering,” which is held each December at the Wickenburg Community Center.