Summer Spree Visual Arts Camp 2019 (ages 4-12)


Spree 2019

2019 Bridge to Summer Pre-K Camp

Click below to learn more and register for Bridge to Summer Pre-K mini camp for children ages 3 to 5.  This program fills quickly!

Pre-K Bridge: June 3 – June 6

Pre-K Bridge: June 10 – June 13

Pre-K Bridge: June 17 – June 20

9:00AM to 12:00PM, $145M/$160NM for each week

Join teachers Patti Kelly and Emily MacDonald for a amazing mini camp designed for our youngest students!  Campers will create, play, explore and learn together!

2019 Summer Spree

Ages 4-12 | Half Day & Full Day Camp

June 24 – August 16

Summer Spree at the Community Arts Center is the perfect place for kids to have fun and be creative.  Summer Spree has been around for a long time— more than 30 years—so we know what kids, parents and teens want in a summer program. This year, campers will explore the theme Wide World!  We’ll explore the natural and cultural worlds, we’ll travel to outer space, and even create our own worlds!

In addition to the regularly scheduled morning activities, each session features special visiting artists and teachers who create unique collaborative project with campers. Each afternoon we keep the fun going with ceramics, music, and games in the side yard!  Check out our blog for tons of great picture of camp!


Daily Schedule

Magic Mornings

9:00AM – 12:00PM, Monday – Friday


12:00PM – 1:00PM, Monday – Friday

Afternoon Adventures

1:00PM – 4:00PM, Monday – Friday


Session 1: June 24 to 28

Magic Morning $180M/$195NM

Who’s Hoo Around the World with Martha Knox

Owls live everywhere in the world except Antarctica. As a unique and captivating animal, they are also seen in folktales and artwork around the world. Join Martha on an exciting printmaking journey, learning and creating artwork about the outstanding owl!

Afternoon Adventures $180M/$195NM

Fun with ceramics, music and outdoor games!

Session 2: July 1 to 5 (no camp on July 4)

Magic Mornings $145M/$160NM

Plein Air Panorama with Deena Ball

Join accomplished painter Deena Ball in a creating a plein air panorama of the CAC!  Who doesn’t love painting outside?  Deena will lead campers in painting sections of the beautiful grounds of the CAC.  The paintings will be displayed together, creating a huge, collaborative panorama!

Afternoon Adventures $145M/$160NM

Fun with ceramics, music and outdoor games!

Session 3: July 8 to 12

Magic Morning $180M/$195NM

Visions of True Colors with Ibiyinka Alao

Ibiyinka Alao, the Art Ambassador to the United Nations, will inspire children to see the relationship between reading, writing, painting, sculpture, theater, dance, math, science, architecture and peace in the world. Campers will learn about West African culture through dance, paintings and parables. This exciting and unique week will culminate in a community musical!  Learn more about Ibiyinka here.

Afternoon Adventures $180M/$195NM

Fun with ceramics, music and outdoor games!

Session 4: July 15 to July 19

Magic Morning $180M/$195NM

Landmark with Katie Knoeringer

Exploration, whether it’s your own backyard or a place hundreds of miles away, is key to discovering a landscape. Personal landmarks help us locate ourselves, like a certain tree or a house on your block that lets you know you’re almost home. Visiting artists, Katie Knoeringer, will lead campers through collecting and interpreting their personal landmarks. Students will create their own plants, animals, people, and buildings as part of a large scale two-dimensional collaborative collage!

Afternoon Adventures $180M/$195NM

Fun with ceramics, music and outdoor games!

Session 5: July 22 to July 26

Magic Morning $180M/$195NM

Out of this World with Josh Irvan

Josh Irvan, with all of his construction talents, returns to the CAC to create our very own space world! Prepare for takeoff as Josh leads campers on a space exploration. Rocket ships, space creatures, planets and more, nothing is off limits when you let your imagination blast off!

Afternoon Adventures  $180M/$195NMFun with ceramics, music and outdoor games!

Session 6: July 29 to August 2

Magic Morning $180M/$195NM

Global Arts Fusion with Juanita Gaspari

Music, dance and art collide as we allow our imaginations to fly! With global sounds, the rhythm is bound to move our feet to eclectic beats! We’ll dance and paint as we create an artistic explosion reaching from ocean to ocean!

Afternoon Adventures $180M/$195NM

Fun with ceramics, music and outdoor games!

Session 7: August 5 to 9

Magic Morning $180M/$195NM

Sparkling Geodes with Drew Arata & Bob Deane

Create your own sparkling geode gems with Bob and Drew! We’ll use the same earthy clay that we dig from the Art Center yard each year. But we’ll add a little special treasure to each piece. Every camper will create their own unique geode gem to take home.

Afternoon Adventures $180M/$195NM 

Fun with ceramics, music and outdoor games!

Session 8: August 12 to 16

Magic Morning $180M/$195NM

The Edible Garden with Jannelle Koszarek

Campers will experience all of the stages of food preparation from seed to fork.  They will learn about seeds, plants and how to care for them through hands on activities. We will also discuss healthy eating habits and the importance of eating the rainbow of colors that come from our garden! They will also enjoy the fruits of their labor by making and tasting smoothies, kale chips, Aguas Fresca, yogurt pops and more!

Afternoon Adventures $180M/$195NM 

Fun with ceramics, music and outdoor games!


If your child is enrolled in either the MAGIC MORNINGS or AFTERNOON ADVENTURES and you would like your child to eat lunch at the Arts Center, let us know when you register. Lunch is a supervised hour from 12 noon to 1:00. Children bring their own bagged lunch and a beverage. This is a fun opportunity to eat and relax with friends. Children registered for both the morning and afternoon programs do not have to pay extra for lunch. There are no daily drop-ins for lunch. All children must be registered for the entire session.

SESSIONS 1, 3, 4, 6, 7  & 8– member $35/non member $40  SESSION 2 (4 DAYS) – member $30/non members $35

2019 Bridge to Fall

August 19 – August 23

Click below to learn more and register for Bridge to Fall Creative Connection, Rock n’ Roll and Steel Drum Camps!

Creative Connection

Creative Connections for children entering grades K – 2

Creative Connections for children entering grades 3 – 6

9:00AM – 3:00PM

Art-based mini-camp for children entering grades K – 6.  Campers explore ceramics, painting, textiles, sculpture, as well as nature hikes and games!

Rock n’ Roll Camp  (FULL)

9:00AM – 3:00PM

Music mini-camp for children ages 9 to 17 presented by the Rock Garden School of Music with Peter Delaplane!

Steel Drum Camp

9:00AM – 12:00PM

Music min-camp, intergenerational for ages 9 to adult with Dave Gettes!

You will enjoy reduced tuition if you become a member of the Community Arts Center. Members receive reduced class tuition throughout the year, and a discount card for several area businesses.

Junior Membership: $30 (per child)   Household Membership: $75

We offer a 10% sibling discount for additional children from the same family who will be registered in the same session.

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