Art Camp is a kid-centered camp featuring certified instructors and professional artists located on the beautiful campus of Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS). Campers (from kindergarten through grade 8) explore a wide variety of visual art projects each week and work with a large array of materials. Campers also explore the performing arts through daily classes in theater, hip hop, and modern dance. At the end of each week campers and instructors organize an art show of weekly visual arts projects and a performance of theater and dance pieces for friends and family to enjoy. Other weekly activities include all-camp scavenger hunts and the Art Camp Olympics where campers play a variety of team building games.
*2021 Location Update: We are hoping to be allowed to return to PATHS for our summer 2021 camp. We have not received confirmation yet from PPS but will post that as soon as we hear. We are moving forward and will look for alternative sites close to PATHS.
Enrollment for summer 2021 begins on February 7, 2021. We will have space for 35 campers per each two-week session.
Safety protocol: Art Camp is committed to offering a safe and supportive camp experience for campers, families, and staff. Art Camp staff and families will abide by the latest Maine CDC guidelines for schools/camps/after-school programs. Protocol will include daily health screenings completed by staff and campers, regular hand washing throughout the day, mandatory face coverings, limited class sizes, distancing in all activities, most of the day spent in outdoor classrooms for all groups, regular cleaning of all shared materials and surfaces. Campers will be assigned to small groups/cohorts and will be with the same cohort throughout the day for all activities including art, theater, and dance. There will be no mixing of cohorts for any activities. Each small group will have their own art, theater, and dance sessions and will move as a group for the duration of the camp session.