ARTtastic Summer Camp
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.
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, click here for more info!) 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.
Our half-day adaptive camps are designed for students with special needs that benefit from a shorter camp day. They run along side our full-day camps. Select from either the morning session (8:00 am - 12:00 pm) or the afternoon session (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm).
Art & Me Series
This summer we will explore some of the many things art can do in our lives! Each week’s projects and lessons will be inspired by a chapter book that explores art and its many functions in a fun and age appropriate way. Join us for multiple weeks to explore all the different ways art can change our lives!
*This camp is best suited for students in Kindergarten-5th grade. Check out our new camp offerings for Middle & High School students! And for a second year, we will also be inviting High School students to join us in the classroom as Summer Camp interns! More information can be found here.
Week 1: July 5-8, 2022 $210 (no camp 7/4) **Already Full
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
ADAPTIVE WEEK, $120
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 **Already Full
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 **Already Full
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 **Only Adaptive Spots Left
ADAPTIVE WEEK, $120
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 **Already Full
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!
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 875-0275
Assistant Director: Lisa Franko
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.
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.
We offer Summer Camp options for Middle and High School students as well! Click here for more information.
Forms & Documents
COVID-19 Class Rules
Child Information Sheet is REQUIRED for each child.
Authorized Release Form
Optional- 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.
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 email@example.com.