Summer in the Arts Camps
@ Arcola Church

2023 Dates: July 24-28
Registration info coming in late winter/early spring!

We're so excited to welcome children, youth, and adults to a week full of art, rhythm, instruments, singing, dancing, and more, at Summer in the Arts Camp! Summer in the Arts at Arcola Church encompasses three performing and visual arts camps for rising 3rd graders through adults, lead by a staff of professional musicians, artists, and teachers, who pass on their genuine love of their crafts to their campers and students. Scholarships are available - see below for details. 

Choose Your Camp

Exploring the Arts Camp (Rising 3rd-6th Graders)
9am - 4pm

Campers will explore the basics of performing and visual arts by rotating between daily core classes in art, rhythm, voice, and instruments. In the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to attend the electives that they chose before camp (selections take place in June), which include drama, dance, guitar, ukulele, photography, and strings, and more! Fun outdoor games and camp traditions like water day are also scattered throughout the week. 

Exploring the Arts Camp

Musical Drama Camp (Rising 7th-12th Graders)
9am - 4pm, plus two half day workshops

Campers will integrate all the elements of showcasing a musical theatre production when they perform Stephen Sondheim's & James Lapine's musical, Into the Woods! Guided by musical theater teachers and experienced performers through two half-day workshops and a camp week of rehearsals, campers will prepare and perform at the showcase at the end of the week. 

Musical Drama Camp

Summer in the Arts for Adults (Evening Classes)

Our evening camp is offered for adults who have always wanted to explore new artistic endeavors through art, singing, or learning to play an instrument. Class offerings include art, beginning/intermediate guitar, drum circle, and more! Class times are held in the evenings to accommodate daytime work schedules.

Summer in the Arts for Adults

Photos from Exploring the Arts Camp 2022

Photos from the Musical Drama Camp's Production of Into the Woods Jr.

Meet the Teachers

Introducing Mike Pugh, your returning beginner and intermediate guitar teacher for Summer in the Arts!

Meet Allison Kipp, the Exploring the Arts choir teacher!

Meet Jen Roberts, the Summer in the Arts adult drum circle teacher!

Meet Bev Sharrard, your Summer in the Arts adult painting teacher!

Meet Keri Goodfriend, art instructor for the Summer in the Arts Camp!

Meet Joe DeFranco, the adult Summer in the Arts bass beginner and intermediate guitar teacher!


Scholarships are available for campers with financial need. Please contact Carole Salgado for an application.