ARTastic Summer Camp
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 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.
Weeks to choose from:
July 12-16, 2021 $225
Middle School Week
Chapter Book of the Week: When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
Artwork is often created to be interpreted differently by different people, or sometimes it’s intentionally created to be a mystery! Artists will often think about their work as a riddle or code that needs deciphering. This week we will explore artwork and artists whose work can be viewed in different ways as well as create artwork of our own that takes some time to solve!
July 19-23, 2021 $225
Middle School Week
The Road Not Taken
Chapter Book of the Week: Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk
We can learn so much from nature and the magical uncertainty of the natural world. This week we’ll dive into art about the natural world, as well as use materials around us (and from our Art Garden!) to make art work of our own. We’ll also explore the mysteries of nature and the beauty in finding your own path in life, as well as in art making!
July 26-30, 2021 $225 - Already filled!
High School Internship Week
Time and Time Again
Chapter Book of the Week: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
This week is all about time, (or the illusion of time!) We will explore art and artists that embrace, or bend our understanding of time. We’ll also talk about artists and artwork from the past, and through projects and activities, we’ll imagine what art may look like in the future!
August 2-6, 2021 $225 - Already filled!
High School Internship Week
Wish Upon A Star
Chapter Book of the Week: Wish by Barbara O’Connor
If you could wish for anything in the world, what would you wish for? This week is all about exploring our dreams and creating art using our imaginations! We will explore artists and artwork that help us imagine a world that is different from our own. And in art, anything is possible, so we will create projects and explore artwork that could only be imagined in our wildest dreams.
August 9-13, 2021 $225
Adaptive Camps Available A.M. or P.M. ($100)
High School Internship Week
No Matter What
Chapter Book of the Week: Pixie Pushes On by Tamara Bundy
Making art isn’t always easy. This week we will explore artists who experienced struggles in their career, as well as art that almost didn’t get made, or almost didn’t survive! We will also make plenty of art of our own, but it might not always be easy. However, we will embrace creative problem solving and experimenting to make our ideas come to life, no matter what!
August 16-20, 2021 $225 - Already filled!
Chapter Book of the Week: The Last-Last Day of Summer by Lamar Giles
This is the last week of Summer Camp! We will spend some time celebrating as well as look forward to what’s next. When creating art, artists must always consider what the next step is, but that doesn’t mean things always go as planned! This week we will create projects that explore the present moment as well as the future, and discover some unexpected changes along the way.
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.