It Was ALL A DREAM: Hip Hop Camp (Youth)

  • Classes & Workshops

It Was ALL A DREAM: Hip Hop Camp (Youth)

  • Classes & Workshops

Jul 15 – 19


Ages: 12-18


  • Camp dates: July 15-19, 2024
  • Move-in date for residential campers: July 14, 2024

Times: 9am-5pm

Tuition rates:

  • Registration fee: $50
  • Camp tuition: $450
  • Housing & meal package add-on: $500

Tuition Assistance Available for Hip Hop Camp: We’re pleased to offer tuition assistance for our Hip Hop Camp. This assistance covers camp tuition fees only. Please note that registration fees are still required. If you’re interested in the housing and meal package, that will need to be purchased separately as it’s not covered by the tuition assistance fund. Apply for Tuition Assistance here. Once you apply, we will follow up via email to notify you of your status within one week of application submission. Once approved, you can proceed with camp registration if you have not already done so.


  • Registration fee and form due May 24, 2024
  • Remaining tuition due June 1, 2024

Program description:

This year is the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop–a now global cultural phenomenon and unifying force that began in a devastated South Bronx in 1973 and evolved out of a multicultural change between Black and Brown youth. Hip Hop Camp will offer an interactive and immersive learning experience into Hip Hop history, music, and culture. From lyricism and djing to graffiti artistry and breakdancing, our camp embraces all facets of Hip Hop culture, including the importance of knowledge as a vehicle for social change. Delve into hands-on sessions where you’ll refine your skills, explore new styles, and unlock your creative potential. Collaborate with fellow campers, exchanging ideas and collectively creating memorable pieces that echo the spirit of Hip Hop.

This camp will allow you to immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere where you will engage with industry-leading professionals, local and renowned artists, and experts who will share their invaluable insights and techniques, providing you with the tools to refine your craft. You will have the opportunity to perform, showcase your talents, and connect with a passionate community of like-minded individuals.

Whether you’re a Hip Hop enthusiast or creatively curious, this immersive experience is open to all and designed to inspire, empower, and elevate your love for Hip Hop through its history, evolution, and cultural significance, fostering a deeper appreciation for this impactful cultural force.

Stay tuned for your camper information packets, arriving in your inbox a week before camp – filled with details on scheduling, what to bring, and where to report.

Meet the Artistic Director, Manòn Voice!

Manòn Voice is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, and is a multi-hyphenate–poet and writer, spoken word artist, storyteller,  filmmaker, actor, hip-hop emcee, educator, and community builder, and currently serves as a Hip-Hop Music Instructor and Lecturer at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The spirit of her work finds its niche at the intersection of arts and activism. She has performed on diverse stages across the country in the power of the word and has taught and facilitated writing and poetry workshops widely. Her poetry has appeared in The Flying Island, The Indianapolis Review, The House Life Project: People + Property Series, Sidepiece Magazine, The World We Live(d) In Anthology, The Indianapolis Anthology, Questions for a Resilient Future, and Kinship: A World of Relations. She has been featured in publications such as Indy NUVO, The Indianapolis Recorder, Indianapolis Monthly, The Indianapolis Business Journal, The Indianapolis Star, FAFCollective, Pattern Magazine, Sidepiece Magazine, and more. She has received numerous awards for her 2021 Directorial Debut Film, Where They Drag The Boats.

In 2020, Manòn Voice was a featured Art and Soul artist with the Arts Council of Indianapolis; a recipient of the 2020 Robert D. Beckmann Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis; the 2020 Activist in Residence for the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Banned Books Week; and 2020 featured poet and speaker for Spirit and Place Festival Public Conversation. Manòn was a selected artist for the 2021 On-Ramp cohort with the Indiana Arts Commission, a 2021 Artist Building Community Fellow with Arts For Learning Indiana, and the 2022 Artistic Curator for WE CANN C.H.A.T. Black Table Talk. She is a 2023 Creative Renewal Fellow with the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the 2023 Frank Basile

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