Acecily “Ace” Alexander is bringing A.C.E. (Arts Center for Engagement) Summer Camp to the kids of Bridgeview Village (108 N. Romney St.) this month to celebrate self-love and self-acceptance through singing, drawing, dancing, and writing.
“Bridgeview is an isolated complex and it’s hard for kids to get to other summer activities, so I’m bringing it to them,” says Alexander, who is a former Bridgeview resident and School of the Arts graduate.
A.C.E. takes place Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between July 18 and 27 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The camp is free for Bridgeview resident kids and will commence in the community room at the apartment complex.
Over the course of six days, 20 kids, ages seven to 13, will take part in the creative camp co-hosted by local nonprofit Enough Pie. The kids will receive hands-on artistic collaboration every day, culminating in the filming of music video — the song will be composed by the campers, and they’ll choreograph the video as well.
Alexander has called on local artists, writers, and more to help encourage the kids’ creative pursuits, and she’s calling on the public now to help fund the camp. Her goal is to raise $2,500.
Tax deductible donations can be made online at enoughpie.org/donate. Donors are asked to enter A.C.E. Summer Camp in the business line — same goes for checks (put A.C.E. in the memo), which can be mailed to 1630 Meeting Street Road, Charleston, 29405.
Registration is required, and space is limited. For more info, go to enoughpie.org.