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  • The Upper Chesapeake Summer Center for the Arts (UCSCA) is an eight-day residential program held at historic Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. UCSCA provides comprehensive curricula that go beyond the traditional academic program in two-/three-dimensional visual arts, dance, digital arts, theatre, instrumental music, vocal music, and literary arts. Unique components include an intense performance program, guest artists, interdisciplinary projects, enrichment experiences, and a diverse residential life program.

    Nestled within the historic countryside of Kent County, Washington College offers an aesthetically pleasing and enriched environment. State-of-the-art facilities for the Center include Larrabee Arts Center, Lifetime Fitness Dance Studio, the Norman James Theater, Literary House, Tawes Fine Arts Center, and Student Center at Hodson Hall. New and renovated dormitories provide comfortable and spacious residential facilities for 165 participants and staff. A spectrum of "all-you-can-eat" culinary treats awaits participants at the Main Dining Room at Hodson Hall.

    Location: Washington College - Chestertown, Maryland

    Date: July 8-15, 2017

    Entering Grades: 7-12

    Tuition: $525 for an Eight-Day Residential Program

    For more information or to apply visit the application tab on the left.

    Donations are accepted all year to support UCSCA.  There is a limited amount of scholarships awarded based on need.

    Raffle tickets are available for purchase at UCSCA Auditions (April 22) and the All-County Band Concert at Perryville High School (May 3) for the following items:

    • $5 ea.-Leroy Neiman Lithograph Poster (2001)
    • $5 ea.-Oscar Schmidt by Washburn Guitar & Korg Solotuner
    • $5 ea.-Dinner and Tickets to a show at Milburn Stone Theatre 
    • $5 ea.-Host your own Raku Pottery Party! Click here for more info
    • $10 ea.-Crab Feast (1 Bushel of Crabs, Igloo Cooler, Ladderball set, 1 case of water, 6 2-liter sodas, paper products)

    If you are interested in donating to UCSCA or purchasing raffle tickets, feel free to contact Casey Dixon, 410-996-5424.


    All the proceeds from the raffles benefit The Upper Chesapeake Summer Center for the Arts!