Summer Arts Academy



Although this is our tenth year, the 2020 Summer Arts Academy is experiencing a first … we’re going VIRTUAL!

While our wish would be to host classes at BISFA as planned, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions in place, we are moving the Summer Arts Academy ONLINE! Students will still have an extensive learning experience in a creative and supportive environment to grow as artists, writers, dancers, actors, musicians, and individuals.

This year will be a little different with virtual classes taught via Zoom or Google Classroom, but we’re excited to share this new experience with our students!

The Foundation will host a “Packet Pick-up Day”, where students/parents can pick up their packets and supplies for the camp. We’ve got you covered – all you need to do is register and be on the lookout for an email with more information!

Since our academies will be hosted online, participants must have access to a reliable internet connection

All area students are welcome to join for the 10th annual (and first virtual) Summer Arts Academy!


Virtual Summer Arts Academy Dates and Times


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Please review class descriptions for more information! 

Program Dates Times
Dance Academy (at Ballet & All That Jazz) July 6-9 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Exploring Virtual Theatre – An Acting Workshop July 6-9 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Creative Writing Academy  July 13-16 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Mobile Photography Academy  July 13-16 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M, T, Th) 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Wed)
Playwriting with a Punch Academy  July 13-16 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Vocal Academy  July 13-16 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Cardboard Sculpting Academy  July 20-23 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Band Academy  July 20-23 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Guitar Academy  July 27-30 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Piano Academy  July 27-30 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Visual Arts Academy  July 27-30 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


How to Register

Registration is simple! Use the links below to complete our online registration form and pay online through our secure portal.*

Register Online        Pay Online (link also appears on the Registration page!)


* If you prefer to pay by check, please mail to: BISFA Foundation 38 S. Potomac St., Suite 305 Hagerstown, MD 21740

Please note: Registration is not complete until both the registration and payment are received and processed. You will receive a confirmation and additional information from our staff when registration is complete.

2020 Summer Arts Academy Sponsors


Shining Star Level Sponsorship

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Bright & Bold Level Sponsorship




Grants Awarded


  • Mary K. Bowman Fund

  • Kershner Sisters Foundation


Sponsorship Opportunities

The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation is thrilled to be hosting the 10th annual Summer Arts Academy. Your support will offer many new opportunities for these young students, as well as develop the aspiring artists within them.  Sponsorship dollars help to provide the funding for guest speakers, master classes, and other materials needed to enhance this experience.

Summer Arts Sponsorship Form