Juan de Fuca Discovery Arts Camp

Every Body Dances!  Every Story Shines!


Located at Jefferson Elementary School,  JFFA will be offering its week-long discovery arts day camp from Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2, 2019 for ages 7 to 12.   The camp runs from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm each day. 

The Juan de Fuca Foundation is pleased to partner with TURNING THE WHEEL for a new and exciting kind of integrated arts camp. Instructors and musical guest artist from Turning the Wheel will guide the campers on a creative week of discovery! Campers will explore who they are and where they come from, as well as their dreams and wishes through interviews and improvisational dance and theater forms. Turning The Wheel musician, James Hoskins will weave it all together with live music for the entire week.

The result? On Friday (August 2), parents, siblings, friends and neighbors will be enthralled with an expressive arts tapestry: a multi-media performance in which Every Body Dances and Every Story Shines!

  A slide show from last year’s  Friday show is posted below.

This fun and creative program is led by Turning the Wheel Instructors:

Alana Shaw is the founder and director of Turning the Wheel who’s facilitated joyful and healing movement presentations for over 30 years. Her two books, “The Body Now” and “Dancing Our Way Home” catalyze her mission to inspire a new paradigm for inclusiveness, collaboration and community engagement.

Lizzi Juda founded Turning the Wheel-Missoula with 25 years experience teaching improvisational movement classes. Lizzi is passionate about providing opportunities for people to play, move, and connect with themselves.

Lulu Delphine is a lifelong teacher who guides people to their innate awareness and expression to help them come alive and connect with others.

James Hoskins plays cello and many Balkan/Turkish folk instruments. He sings in Greek, Arabic, Japanese, and Turkish and has accompanied modern dance classes for over 20 years.

Enjoy the slide show from the 2018 camp.