In-Person Summer Art Camps for Kids (ages 5–9), Tweens ages 10–12, and Teens ages 13+
Last summer, our wildly successful summer camp safely served more than 800 campers and had zero reported cases of COVID-19. This summer, we will build upon that experience to ensure a safe, creative, and most importantly, fun, in-person camp experience. We’re providing individual art supply bags and keeping class sizes small—which means greater social distancing and even more attention from teachers and counselors. If health conditions are similar to last season, campers will wear masks and sessions will be held outdoors in tented studios. However, we are hoping for the best and the Art Center reserves the right to move camp indoors at our discretion. To make that transition as safe as possible, we’ve upgraded our HVAC system to include MERV-13 air filters and adjusted it to allow more fresh air to circulate. Additionally, every studio has an individual HEPA filter. Specific safety procedures will be finalized based on guidance at the time of camp and will be shared with caregivers in a welcome email before your session. No matter the conditions, we can guarantee that the socialization, creativity, and fun of in-person art camp will be a bright spot in your camper’s summer.
NEW! In-Person Half-Day Digital Summer Art Camp for Tween (ages 10–12) & Teens (ages 13+)
This NEW camp offering is perfect for campers looking to expand their skills in the ever-evolving field of digital arts. This small-group camp will take place entirely indoors, in our socially-distanced, sanitized digital arts studio. Due to the limited nature of this camp, each week will be repeated to accommodate more students.
Online Summer Art Camp for Kids (ages 6–9) & Tweens (ages 10–12)
Building on last year’s successful program, our Online Art Camp returns for another summer! This half-day camp will have kid campers making two projects each day in a variety of art media, which may include painting, drawing, and sculpture, and our tween campers working on in-depth projects in a focused media. The materials fee covers a specially curated art supply kit custom-designed for each week of camp, which will be available for curbside pickup at the Art Center. At the end of camp, the kits are yours to keep for continued artmaking! All you need to participate is a computer, tablet, or phone with internet access to Zoom. The week prior to camp, you will receive an email with the private Zoom link for the session.
Click here for tips on preparing your child for summer art camp, as required by the New Jersey 2021 COVID-19 Youth Summer Camp Standards.
Kids (ages 5–9)
Art Camp for Kids is for children ages 5–9 and focuses on project-based instruction, centered around weekly themes. Our camp instructors will guide your young ones through a variety of projects that utilize an assortment of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, and more.
Tweens (ages 10–12)
Our Tween Art Camp provides campers the opportunity to further explore art media and techniques in greater depth. Daily studio sessions will offer tweens the opportunity to begin developing their own personal style, while they learn and refine their art skills.
Teens (ages 13+)
Our Teen Art Camp offers in-depth studio art experience that engages campers’ creativity and enhances their skills. Each week teens will concentrate on two focus areas during their studio sessions. Small class size allows campers to dive deep and build technique and individual style.