ARTastic Summer Camp - registration for Summer 2022 coming soon!
Every week of camp is open to school-age children (ages 5 and up). (We are offering new programming for older children all the way up through high school, so see the bottom of this page for more information!) 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 including ceramics, printmaking, and weaving. 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. Currently we are still requiring all students and teachers to wear masks, so be sure to have one on before entering! 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
email@example.com 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 staff member. 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 exclusively 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.
NEW PROGRAMMING FOR OLDER CHILDREN!
See descriptions at bottom of page
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 and can email it or bring it with you on the first day of camp. You may update your information anytime by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE ARE STILL REQUIRING EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK INSIDE DURING CLASSES - BOTH STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS. WE ARE REVIEWING THE POLICY EVERY MONTH, AND STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED ASAP IF SOMETHING CHANGES.
Art & Me Series
Week 1: July 5-8, 2022 $200 (no camp 7/4)
ART & DREAMS
Chapter Book of the Week: The Boy Who Painted the World by Melody J Bremen
Creating art is all about dreaming up the impossible! This week we will learn about artists and artwork inspired by dreams, and we’ll explore how artists turn the unreal into reality! And of course we’ll discuss our own hopes and dreams and spend lots of time turning our thoughts into finished projects. Come dream with us!
Week 2: July 11-15, 2022 $260
ART & ACTION
Chapter Book of the Week: The Art of Running Away by Sabrina Kleckner
Art can change the world–and this week we will explore how! We will talk about artists, projects and movements that changed the way we think and feel. Along with art that changes our perspectives, we’ll also have fun with art that changes and moves over time. We hope you can join in on the action and make some moving artwork this week!
Week 3: July 18-22, 2022 $260
ART & DISCOVERY
Chapter Book of the Week: Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl
Many famous artists weren’t only artists–they were inventors, architects and scientists, too! This week we’ll explore the connections between art and discovery. We will spend time discovering the classroom (and world!) around us, and create projects that record, interpret and ask questions. Come see what you can discover!
Week 4: July 25-29, 2022 $260
ART & MYSTERY
Chapter Book of the Week: Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes
Art has been made for thousands of years, and we don’t always know how or why! This week we’ll explore some of the biggest mysteries of the art world. We’ll also use our problem solving skills to create art that involves riddles and puzzles. Grab your magnifying glass and join in on the fun!
Week 5: August 1-5, 2022 $260
ART & TIME
Chapter Book of the Week: Many Points of Me by Caroline Gertler
Art takes time! This week we’ll explore art and projects that take lots of time, and very little time as well. We’ll explore artwork and artists from long ago as well as art from today. We’ll explore how our ideas and feelings about art change over time, and we’ll create works of art to celebrate and record our week! Hurry up and join us, time is ticking!
Week 6: August 8-12, 2021 $260
ART & CONNECTION
Chapter Book of the Week: Breathing Underwater by Sarah Allen
Art is about making connections between materials, ideas and people! This week we’ll learn about how art connects us to one another and explore artists and artwork that help bring people and ideas together. We’ll also play around with the literal connection between different materials, mediums, processes and more! Come connect with us and celebrate the last week of Summer Camp!
Options for Older Kids
Middle School Musings
The “Middle School Musings” program is specifically designed for middle school students who are interested in diving deeper into their own artwork while helping younger students learn and make art. The program is perfect for students who are seeking more challenging projects above and beyond our regular Summer Camp programming, but still want to participate and learn in an art focused environment.
“Middle School Musings” participants will attend camp alongside younger students, and while participating in projects and activities, they will also be tasked with helping younger students in different ways throughout the week.
In addition to participating in the regular camp projects, a block of time will also be set aside each day for middle school students to work with an instructor, separate from the younger campers. During this time, an instructor will serve as a mentor for students as they take on new tasks as well as providing specialized instruction for students to complete individual projects geared towards their age level and specific interests.
The program is open to all students in 6th-8th grade.
Dates: The “Middle School Musings Program” will run for two weeks of Summer Camp: July 12-16 and July 19-23. Students may attend one or both weeks.
“The Middle School Musings” enrollment fee includes an additional $25.00 per week, on top of the regular weekly camp fee, to cover individual time with one of our instructors.
High School Summer Internship Program
APPLICATION - email to email@example.com
Access Arts is seeking high school students (grades 9-12) who are interested in arts education to work alongside instructors during 4 of the 7 weeks of our ARTastic Summer Camp. You will work with instructors to help plan lessons, prep materials and help with activities and lessons in the classroom.
You will gain valuable exposure to the day-to-day responsibilities of an art teacher, as well as have plenty of time to interact with and help students grow. You will learn how to plan lessons, prepare supplies and materials, and how to enact effective classroom management.
We are seeking responsible, hard-working interns who ideally have both an interest in the arts as well as an interest in education. No prior experience is necessary, only a willingness to help and learn along the way. This is a great opportunity for a student who hopes to attend college for art or education, and a great way to become a part of the Access Arts community.
Deadline to apply is Friday, June 4th!
We are seeking interns for 4 out of the 7 weeks of camp.
You are responsible to participate for at least 1 week out of the summer (4 hours a day for 1 week--a minimum of 20 hours). To keep consistency for instructors and students, we require you to be available for the WHOLE week you choose, not days here and there. The week you are here, you will be responsible to be in attendance for the full 4-hour shifts you are assigned.
These dates will be decided before the start of camp.
You are also responsible to attend a training/planning meeting prior to the start of camp. The date of training will be discussed after candidates are accepted.
Along with gaining valuable experience in a fun and creative environment, with the completion of your week of service, all interns will be invited to attend a class created specifically for you, happening during the Fall of 2021. A sign-up sheet and more information will be available closer to the end of summer.
This class will be created with your specific interests in mind, ranging from opportunities to try different mediums, visit with working artists, have your work critiqued by your peers and other artists, as well as learn about documenting your artwork and applying to college programs and exhibitions.