Planned Family Activities – Waupaca County Post


ARTicipation Week scheduled from August 15 to 21 in Waupaca

During ARTicipation week, August 15-21, the Waupaca Community Arts Board has planned two interactive events where families can work as a team – Scavenger Palooza and Kids’ Art Camp.

This year’s ARTicipation week will feature live events and activities each day, ending with Friday night street dancing and Saturday’s Arts on the Square festival.

Palooza Scavenger

The Scavenger Palooza begins during the opening ceremonies of ARTicipation week, from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 15, in the town square of Waupaca.

Groups of any age and number of people can enter their team’s name at the opening day event and collect their Scavenger Palooza clues.

Team registration and clues will also be available from August 15 at

In addition, clues can be picked up throughout the week at participating downtown businesses.

“The clues will guide teams through downtown Waupaca, making it easy for groups to play the game without driving,” said Cheryl Sletten, President of Scavenger Palooza. “We want this to be an easy and fun activity for families and groups of friends.”

All completed team files must be submitted online or at the Arts on the Square information booth by 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 21.

Two team winners will be chosen and announced later in the afternoon from the main stage of the Arts on the Square tent.

Due to the construction of Main Street this year, the Friday Night Street Dance and Arts on the Square festival will be held on the grounds of the Waupaca Recreation Center on Badger and School streets.

Valerie Courtney, right, is a teacher at Kids’ Art Camp, which will be held during ARTicipation week. Courtney is also one of the 3D Alley Art artists this summer in downtown Waupaca. Submitted photo

Children’s art camp

Young people between the ages of 10 and 14 can attend a free three-day children’s art camp that ends with a live art exhibition in a pop-up gallery hosted by the students.

Taught by professional artists, Kids’ Art Camp is all about using art to connect.

Participants will create multiple projects using a variety of media, all with the theme of connection and community.

The art camp will end with a youth-run gallery at Arts on the Square, with a true art gallery opening on Friday evening and student-led community projects planned by the camp.

The children’s art camp will run from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, August 18 to 20, at 415 School Street, in the former health and fitness center.

The camp requires pre-registration and has a limit of 12 children.

To register, go to


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