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Spectrum Summer Program at Tandem Friends

Spectrum Summer Program is a fun and educational program designed for rising 1st through 6th graders. It offers a safe and nurturing environment where children can learn and enjoy different art forms, express their creativity and develop their artistic skills through hands-on activities and projects. The camp allows children to explore different art mediums, such as painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, theater, dance, music, drumming, sewing, and more, under the guidance of experienced and qualified instructors. The instructors provide technical knowledge and skill-building opportunities while fostering your child’s imagination and creativity. Your child can choose activities to engage in while working closely with peers, counselors, and instructors throughout their session.  

Important Notes for Spectrum 2023:  
  • Tuition includes four daily high-quality, engaging, fun art classes, daily lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and a 2023 Spectrum Summer Program T-shirt.  
  • Camp hours have been extended this summer. Programming will begin at 9:00am and end at 3:30pm. Extended Day will begin at 8:00am and run through 5:30pm for an additional fee.
  • Campers will be offered programmatic class choices during their two-week session (offerings will be shared either right before camp starts or throughout the session, depending on the age group). You will not need to select individual class options when you register.
  • High school-aged counselors will be returning this summer to assist the instructors in working with your children in their art explorations and to mentor students throughout the day.
  • Camp will be held on July 4th. Each session runs for two full weeks.

The 2023 Spectrum Summer Program session periods are:
  • Session 1: June 12 - 23
    Session 2: June 26 - July 7

NEW! Spectrum Opportunity for Rising 7th-9th Graders - Our Spectrum Summer Program is offering four one-week long enrichment opportunities for rising 7th-9th graders. Offerings include a  creative writing course, a doodling course, stop-motion animation, and a local history exploration. Click here for detailed information on each offering. Click here to register for one of the courses - you’ll find these new classes tucked in after the Session 1 offerings and after the Session 2 offerings. 
Having trouble enrolling online?: Contact us and we will be happy to assist.
Registration is now open for Spectrum 2023!
The link above will take you to the Active Networks online registration site. Be sure to look at the session for the grade level your child will be rising into in the fall. Once you have selected a session (or sessions), you will then be prompted to register. 

If you have issues logging in to the online registration site, or if you have an existing ACTIVE.com account associated with an email address that you no longer have access to, please call customer support at 877-228-4881 for assistance.

For questions about using Active, our camp registration software, please contact Active customer support at 877-228-2881 for assistance.  For questions about Spectrum Summer Program, or about a registration you have already completed, please contact the Spectrum Director at 434-296-1303 x501 or spectrumdirector@tandemfs.org.
Spectrum Lunch & Snacks Included in Program Fees!

NEW! Your Spectrum registration fee includes daily lunch AND morning and afternoon snacks through Chef Lisa’s lunch program. You do not need to pack a lunch or snacks for your participant(s).

All meals and snacks are nut free - vegetarian and dairy-free options are always available.

Questions? If you have questions or your child has a special dietary concern, please email goodfood@cheflisaskitchen.com.
Spectrum 2023 Session Dates
  • Session 1: June 12 - 23
  • Session 2: June 26 - July 7
For students who will be in grades 1-6 next year (2023-2024 academic year).

Daily Schedule:

Regular Day:  9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Extended Day:  8:00 am - 5:30 pm 

Register for Spectrum


Spectrum Arts Program - $825 per 2-week session
(includes daily lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and T-shirt) 

Extended Day - $250 
(includes additional afternoon snack)

Multi-session Discount - $25 discount per additional session 

Full payment is due upon registration. If parents/guardians withdraw the camper(s) prior to April 29, 2023, Tandem will issue a refund, less a $50 administrative fee per camper.
Jocelyn Camarata is our Director of Spectrum Summer Programs. If you have questions about the program, workshops, or employment with Spectrum, email Jocelyn at spectrumdirector@tandemfs.org or call her at 434-296-1303 x501.