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Summer Art Camp

Each week students learn some fundamentals about art (color, shape, line, texture) while using a variety of materials (fabric, paint, wood, ceramics, recycled materials and more) to create both two- and three-dimensional projects relating to the theme of the week.

In addition to making projects, students will take walking field trips to explore the many exciting places on the MU campus. On Fridays they end their week with a special walk downtown for a sweet treat at Sparky’s.

Students will take a lunch break, as well as short breaks for snacks in the morning and afternoon, however the specific itinerary of the day will depend on the day’s planned projects, weather, and the dynamic of the students enrolled in the camp.

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Camp Schedule

Title Dates Grades Description Price
Animal Kingdom June 6-June 10 1st & 2nd Spots, stripes, and scales!  From animal masks to clay sculptures, we’ll explore our inner zoologist with fauna-themed projects all week long. In addition to making things, we’ll also explore the MU campus, visit local museums & gallerys, and hear from exciting guest speakers. Every week ends with a trip to Sparky’s Ice Cream. MU Students: $175
Faculty/Staff: $175
Public: $200
The Great Outdoors June 13-June 17 3rd – 5th This week’s projects are dedicated to the amazing things to see and do outdoors, from trees to bugs to camping gear.  In addition to making things, we’ll also explore the MU campus, visit local museums & gallerys, and hear from exciting guest speakers. Every week ends with a trip to Sparky’s Ice Cream. MU Students: $175
Faculty/Staff: $175
Public: $200
Wonderland June 20-June 24 1st & 2nd Get ready for an adventure! We’re creating our very own Wonderland this week with fantastical creatures, magic potions, games, and stories devoted to Alice’s Wonderland. In addition to making things, we’ll also explore the MU campus, visit local museums & gallerys, and hear from exciting guest speakers. Every week ends with a trip to Sparky’s Ice Cream. MU Students: $175
Faculty/Staff: $175
Public: $200
Mysteries, Riddles, and Puzzles June 27-July 1 3rd – 5th It’s time to put all that creative thinking to good use! We’ll spend the week solving mysteries; making and following treasure maps; and designing and playing with puzzles.  In addition to making things, we’ll also explore the MU campus, visit local museums & gallerys, and hear from exciting guest speakers. Every week ends with a trip to Sparky’s Ice Cream. MU Students: $175
Faculty/Staff: $175
Public: $200
Dinosaurs July 5-July 8 1st & 2nd We’re bringing the prehistoric world back to life this week! Campers will draw, paint, sculpt, and craft dinosaurs, fossils, masks, and more. In addition to making things, we’ll also explore the MU campus, visit local museums & gallerys, and hear from exciting guest speakers. Every week ends with a trip to Sparky’s Ice Cream. MU Students: $140
Faculty/Staff: $140
Public: $165
Art & Science July 11-July 15 3rd – 5th Art and science go together like peanut butter and jelly! This camp explores the science behind play dough, rockets, parachutes, magnets, shrinkydinks, catapults, and much more.  In addition to making things, we’ll also explore the MU campus, visit local museums & gallerys, and hear from exciting guest speakers. Every week ends with a trip to Sparky’s Ice Cream. MU Students: $175
Faculty/Staff: $175
Public: $200
Under the Sea July 18-July 22 1st & 2nd Whales, plankton, tides, turtles, ships and sharks have inspired a week of marine themed arts and crafts. Dive into an ocean of fun while we learn to use a variety of paintings, drawings, sculptures and more!  In addition to making things, we’ll also explore the MU campus, visit local museums & gallerys, and hear from exciting guest speakers. Every week ends with a trip to Sparky’s Ice Cream. MU Students: $175
Faculty/Staff: $175
Public: $200
Space Explorers July 25-July 29 3rd – 5th If you love all things celestial, this week of art-making is for you! We’ll use clay, paper, found objects, paint and more to create our own unique universe.  In addition to making things, we’ll also explore the MU campus, visit local museums & gallerys, and hear from exciting guest speakers. Every week ends with a trip to Sparky’s Ice Cream. MU Students: $175
Faculty/Staff: $175
Public: $200
Experiments in Art August 1-August 5 1st & 2nd Let us bring out the mad scientist in your child with a fun filled week of discovery and  experimentation!  In addition to making things, we’ll also explore the MU campus, visit local museums & gallerys, and hear from exciting guest speakers. Every week ends with a trip to Sparky’s Ice Cream. MU Students: $175
Faculty/Staff: $175
Public: $200
Anything Goes August 8-August 12 1st – 8th SOLD OUT – Anything goes this week as we let the kids choose what projects they make. Whether they prefer drawing, painting, sewing, sculpting, or crafting, we’ll have something for everyone. The week ends with a trip to Sparky’s Ice Cream. MU Students: $175
Faculty/Staff: $175
Public: $200