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Children's Art Camps

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Registrations for 2017 Summer Art Camps are now closed-

Summer 2018 registrations will open late February/early March of 2018.

Here are the tentative 2018 ART CAMP DATES:

Art Camps, one week long, Camp hours: 9:00am-4:00pm

Age groups: (Grades 1-2), (Grades 3-5)

Session 1 June 18-22

Session 2 June 25-29

Session 3 July 9-13

Session 4 July 16-20

Session 5 July 23-27

(no camps during the week of July 2-6).

Art Camps and Wheel Thrown Pottery Camps, two weeks long, half days, for (Grades 6-9) only AM camps are 9:00am-12:00pm and PM camps are 1:00-4:00pm

Session 1: June 18-29

Session 3: July 9-20

Session 5 July 23-27 (this week is one week for grades 6-9)

We have switched from age groups to grades- example: camps previously listed as being for ages 6-7 will now be for those entering 1st and 2nd grade.

If you would like to be added to our art camp list serv, send a request to

Please have the following info gathered before you register online:

In rare instances a session placed in your shopping cart may be filled before you are able to checkout. This occurs when two people are attempting to register for one remaining spot in the same program. In this case, the first person to successfully process their payment will receive that spot. The other individual will be notified only through their confirmation that registration was unsuccessful for that session.

General Art Camp Information

Summer is one of the highlights of our year! It is a time when we offer a wide variety of specialized art camps designed to stimulate the imagination and attract the individual interests of children (entering grades 1st through 9th).

Every year new and exciting art camp projects are designed by CFAC staff and Penn State Art Education - Art Majors and Graduate students who work as camp instructors.

This synergetic teaming benefits both campers and art instructors by exposing our campers to a vibrant, innovative arts and crafts curriculum while at the same time giving our instructors valuable teaching experiences. Outdoor play and field trips to various on-campus locations enhance the camp experience.

Camp sessions for grades 1-5 are 1 week long, and meet 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday. There are five sessions of art camps this summer, and there's enough variety for your child to attend all summer and never take the same camp twice! Children bring their own snacks and lunches. Lunch is supervised.

Camp sessions 1-4 for grades 6-8 are two weeks long, meet either 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm, Monday through Friday. You can register for only half the day or full day. Session 5 for this age is one week 9am-4pm.

Mixed media, painting and drawing, printmaking, nature, music, fantasy, cultural art, papermaking, wheel-thrown pottery, and photography are just some of the variety of art camps offered each summer.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

If your request to withdraw is received at least fifteen business days prior to the first day of camp, a partial refund can be issued. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for each withdrawal.


Program Sponsors

Summer Art Camps are an outreach program of the following groups:

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