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Art Camp Registrations
2019 Art Camp registrations are closed; 2020 registrations will open late February/early March


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 1 through 9).

Every year new and exciting art camp projects and lessons are designed by Center for Arts & Crafts' staff and Penn State Art Education, Art, Art History, and Education Majors who serve 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 those entering grades 1-9 are one week long, and meet 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Wheel Thrown pottery camp sessions 1 and 3 for grades 6-9 are two weeks long, meet for half day either 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

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

Children bring their own snacks, and their own lunches for all day (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) camps. Lunch is supervised. To attend, children must have successfully completed kindergarten and be fully able to use the restroom facilities without assistance.

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

Please have the following information gathered before you register online:

  • A credit card
  • The parent’s/guardian’s name, day phone, cell phone, and email address.
  • Emergency contact name and phone
  • Your child’s physical conditions (allergies, recurring illness, disabilities, etc.)
  • Insurance company info (name, policy number, group number)
  • Date of child’s most recent tetanus immunization
  • Name and phone of child’s family physician
  • All forms are now included in the registration process.

In rare instances, a session placed in your shopping cart may be filled before you are able to check out. 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.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

All cancellations made 15 days prior to the first day of camp will result in a refund minus a $50 administrative fee per camp. The $50 administrative fee will be charged for each canceled camp regardless of the participant’s (or his/her siblings) enrollment in other art camps. Refund requests made within 15 days of the start of camp will not be honored. The participant will be responsible for the entire fee.

  • The University may cancel or postpone any course because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges, or expenses.
  • Children with consistent discipline problems will be asked to leave camp without refund.
  • No alterations or special arrangements for any programs can be considered.