All camps are open to school-age children (ages 5 and up). To ensure safe social distancing within the classroom, each child will have an "Artist Studio" space of their very own, with a desk and supplies. Throughout the day, they will complete a range of projects in a variety of art media. Camp days are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Please see below for further details and COVID-19 rules and procedures.
What to Bring
Campers will need to bring a packed lunch that does not need heating or cooling, two snacks, and a bottle of water. They will need to wear shoes they can play in and comfortable clothes that can get messy!
Location & Contact
1724 McAlester Street, Columbia, MO 65201
firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 875-0275
Executive Director: Shawna Johnson
Checking In & Out
Morning check-in and roll call will occur every day between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. Please be prompt! Bring your child to the front entrance of 1724 McAlester Street where you will be greeted by a designated staff member who will quickly take their temperature using a forehead thermometer. Every child must be signed in and out every day by a parent or authorized adult. Parents will not be allowed into the building, to minimize person-to-person contact and ensure the safety of all students.
Dismissal will be between 4:45 and 5 p.m. every day. Please remain outside and knock on the door. A staff member will bring your child out to you.Any child not picked up by 5:15 will be charged an extra $5 for every 15 minutes they remain.
If you wish to have someone other than you pick up your child, we must receive written consent from you using the Authorized Release form. Send this signed form with the authorized person who picks up your child. This person must have a photo ID and the signed form or we will not allow the child to leave our care. No exceptions will be made. If you know in advance that someone else will be picking up your child, please let us know at the time of registration.
Half-day Adaptive Camps
Our half day adaptive camps are designed for students with special needs that benefit from a shorter camp day. Select from either the morning or the afternoon session for those weeks offering adaptive camps.
Weeks to choose from:
June 1-5, 2020 $225 per child
Times They Are A-Changin’
We’ve all learned recently that change can be hard, but let’s not forget that change can also be fun! This week we’ll focus on materials and projects that change over time, as well as artists who utilize the elements of time and movement in their own work. Through hands-on activities we’ll explore how changes in our lives can help us change the ways we think, learn and feel.
June 8-12, 2020 $225 per child
Grow With Us
We didn’t get the chance to work in the garden with you over Spring Break, so now is our chance! While we get our hands dirty, we’ll learn about how artists use different plant fibers and dyes in their work while making projects with materials from our very own garden. We’ll talk about art’s connection to the earth, and we’ll work on projects to decorate and beautify the garden for the summer. And of course we’ll also have plenty of time to play and grow together throughout the week!
June 15-19, 2020 $225 per child
Way Back When…
Get your time machines ready, we’re heading back in time! This week we’ll travel to different ancient civilizations to learn how our ancestors lived and worked, and how we are still influenced by their discoveries and works of art. We’ll also make plenty of artwork inspired by the past to helps us understand how our ancestors created many of the famous works of art we still visit and learn about today.
June 22-26, 2020 $225 per child
Mind Over Matter
Do you know how we are able to see different colors, or how we can tell the difference between something that is flat and something that is round? This week we’ll explore the incredible power of our minds as well as how artists have used tricks of the mind to change the way we see the world around us. And of course we’ll have lots of activities and games to test the superpowers that lie right inside our heads!
June 29- July 3, 2020 $225 per child
1/2 Day Adaptive Camp Session, Morning or Afternoon $100
Say that again?
This week is all about language. We will learn about different languages from around the world, and even within our own community. But language is not only verbal, and we will discover how artists throughout the ages have created their own visual language to express themselves, relying on their hands and bodies instead of their voices to communicate with others.
July 6-10, 2020 $225 per child
How did that get made?
Have you ever wondered how a crayon gets made? How about the Eiffel Tower? We will discover the answers to these questions and more in a week all about invention and building. Come discover how some of your favorite works of art were made, and bring your own ideas to life through the intersections between science, art and engineering.
July 13-17, 2020 $225 per child
Here and There and Back Again
Doesn’t it seem like if you wait long enough, everything comes back into fashion? This week we’ll explore how art and design of the past still influences us today, as well as the importance of repetition and cycles in some of our favorite art, music and performances. We’ll also have plenty of time to explore art projects that require recycled or repurposed materials from the past, and have fun guessing what we think will come back into fashion for the next generation of artists!
July 20-24, 2020 $225 per child
Once Upon A Time…
Ever since humans could communicate with one another, we’ve been telling stories. We will discover the history of story-telling in both verbal and written form, and of course story-telling through art and performance! There will be plenty of time for creating stories of our own, and discovering how we can communicate our thoughts and ideas to others through art making.
July 27-31, 2020 $225 per child
Up Above and Down Below
We’ll talk about everything from a tiny ant farm to the giant galaxies above our heads this week. Patterns and systems can be found in things so small that they can only be seen with a microscope all the way to things bigger than our planet! We’ll discover how artists are inspired by patterns naturally found in nature, and we’ll discover the world around us both below our feet and above our heads!
August 3-7, 2020 $225 per child
1/2 Day Adaptive Camp Session, Morning or Afternoon $100
Now you see it, now you don’t…
Art and Illusion have always gone hand-in-hand. This week we’ll discover ways that artists old and new use materials and processes to trick the eye of the viewer through optical illusions and visual tricks. Of course there will be plenty of time to come up with our own tricks and illusions and use them to change the way we see and experience the world around us!
August 10-14, 2020 $225 per child
As we celebrate the last week of Summer break, we will learn about the ways different cultures get together and celebrate! We will discover customs and ceremonies similar and different from our own, and the week will culminate with a unique Access Arts celebration of our own!
COVID-19 Class Rules
Child Information Sheet REQUIRED for each child.
Authorized Release Form Optional- Must be completed if you wish your child to be picked up by someone other than you.
Important Information for Parents
Important Information for Adaptive Camp Parents
Daily Camp Schedule
Adaptive Camp Schedule
You will need to complete the Child Information Sheet and the Authorized Release Form (if applicable) on an annual basis. You may update your information anytime by contacting us at email@example.com.