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Children's Art Camps

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Here are the camp dates for 2016:

Session 1: June 20-24

Session 2: June 27-July 1

Session 3: July 11-15

Session 4: July 18-22

Session 5: July 25-29


Registration for camps will open end of February or early March.

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

The camp structure is different as of 2013, as we have moved to a ONE WEEK, FULL DAY (9am-4pm) schedule for ages 6-10yr olds.

For 11-14 year age group, camps will continue to be half day, two weeks. Wheel Thrown Pottery Camps will only be offered to this age group for half the day and there will be other options to register for during the other half of the day if f a child would like to stay all day.

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.

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 (ages 6 to 14).

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 Ages 6-10yr 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 for Ages 11-14 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.

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.

Program Sponsors

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

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