The June Bug Center for Arts and Education provides affordable programs to students in 2nd- 12th grade, ages 7 to 18, in Performing Arts, Music, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics).
About our Programming
The main focus of the JBC is to provide affordable opportunities in music, performing arts, and STEAM. In 2010, The JBC started offering afterschool programs Monday through Friday, which include: Floyd JAMS (Junior Appalachian Musicians), Lego Club, Robotics Club, Blue Ridge Strings, Computer Club, Acting Out!, Musical Theatre for Teens, and Improv. These programs cover a variety of interests such as old-time music, classical music, engineering, coding, theatre, dance, and musical theatre. In 2022 two more programs were created: Junior Engineers and Acting Up. These two programs occur in the spring semester in place of Robotics Club and Improv.
These programs are offered in 12 week sessions, one in fall, beginning in September and ending in December, and one in spring, beginning in January and ending in May. Every class is priced at $180 for each 12 week session. Please see Tuition for more information on our reduced tuition and discounts.
The public school system recognizes the difference made by the JBC and has shown their support by providing county-wide transportation from public schools to our programs. Students also receive a snack during their programs, which is made available through Feeding Southwest Virginia.
Equal Education Opportunity Statement: The June Bug Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation or gender in its educational programs or activities.
The June Bug Center is a 501(c)(3) that depends on individual donors, foundations, and program tuition to stay in operation. We are very fortunate to be able to provide these opportunities at an affordable rate for the community.
We want every family to be part of our programs regardless of their household income. The June Bug Center has a reduced tuition option that is on a sliding scale. Please call our office at 540-745-6550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify for our reduced tuition. You may then be required to fill out our Sliding Scale Tuition Form. There is an application process for reduced tuition rates. You will need to provide a household income: proof of household income must be established before reduced tuition rates can be applied. Examples could include paycheck stub or tax return.
Please note that not all programs/camps are the same pricing.
*There is a 10% discount for all siblings and registering for multiple programs.
The JBC cares about the health of our students and their families. We follow CDC guidelines according to our areas risk level. This is our current policy:
We ask that parents/guardians remain in their vehicle when picking up their child. An instructor will walk the students to their parent/guardian's vehicle to reduce the amount of traffic inside the buildings. Parents will be asked to sign their students out before they leave. This is also an opportune time to ask any questions you might have for the instructors!
Our mask mandates are under continuous review from our board. As of right now, masks are optional on our property.
We take 15-30 minute breaks outside for students to have a snack.
The June Bug Center will be thoroughly cleaned after each day. This includes but is not limited to: both restrooms, main desk, light switches, door handles, glass doors, and any equipment used for classes.
We appreciate the community's support during these hard times. This will be updated further if changes have been made. Thank you! :)