Summer Camps

Ready for summer!? We take special care to create the best curriculums possible with the most talented, experienced, and innovative instructors that Missoula has to offer. We accept a maximum of 15 kids in each camp in order to make sure each child gets adequate attention and quality instruction. Each camp is aimed at creating community connections, building self esteem, and helping youth to access their creative voice.
*Kids enrolled in both morning and afternoon camps stay with us through lunch and go to the park!!*
If you wish to hold your spot in camp without paying for the whole camp in advance, you may do so with a $50 non-refundable deposit.
Many camps have sold out already! This is a list of all our camps with available spots. Click here to see all our camps including ones that are sold out.

For families who need assistance with the costs for enrolling their youth know that we happily offer scholarships.

June 19, 2017 - 9:00am

Students will learn how they did it in the old days, by creating their own Vaudeville Variety show. They'll write silly songs, tell sillier jokes, and develop the silliest sketches. If you have a kid who does it all, this is the camp for them. Camp will culminate in a performance for parents and friends on the Friday of camp. Taught by the incredible, Rebecca Schaffer. 

June 19, 2017 - 9:00am

This class will investigate the craft of Bookmaking with extra pizazz! We will explore the importance of books in a historical context, as well as a vehicle for self-expression, and memory keeping. We will be doing a lot of tying, sewing, hole-punching, drawing, pasting, collecting, folding, cutting, and tearing. We will make a folded paper Accordion Book, A GIANT Cardboard Scrapbook, Binder Ring Book, and  a Pocket-sized Leather journal. 

Taught by Amber Whitenburg.

June 19, 2017 - 1:00pm

This is always one of the most fun camps of the summer! Students will learn the fundamentals of physical comedy, including how to run into walls, trip and fall, and engage in fisticuffs all in the name of having a good-old fashioned, side-splitting good time. We will be referencing the greats, such as Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton and The Three Stooges. There will be a showcase for parents and friends during the last session of class.

July 10, 2017 - 1:00pm

How do they get that sound? Come find out! Campers will learn about instrument set-up, amplifiers, effects, microphones and more. The best way to learn is by doing and exploring. This camp features a field trip the the Top Hat Lounge for a live soundcheck and is taught by local professionals. Want to feel more confident in a music store?

July 17, 2017 - 9:00am

In this camp kids will create a radio ad, make a radio drama, meet local musicians, sound artists and even special guests from the world of Missoula radio. Learn how to make sound effects, review music, record and edit sound. 

July 17, 2017 - 1:00pm

This class will address the fundamentals involved in creating that unique art form, that we called cartooning. The class will collaborate on the creation of a comic book and each camper will take home a copy. 

July 24, 2017 - 9:00am

In this camp, students will make art in the spirit of generosity and brightening other’s days. Campers will choose people, places, causes, or things that are important to them and create art projects to give to those in need. Each day campers will choose a different recipient of the art they make and deliver it.

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July 24, 2017 - 1:00pm

This pottery class will focus on sgraffito techniques, carvings, and textures.  Students will focus their creative efforts on a handful of more complex, quality pieces rather than dozens of quick, roughly finished pieces. 

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July 31, 2017 - 9:00am

We welcome you to Glitter Mania! What better way to celebrate sunny, summer days than with shimmer and shine? This camp will work with sculpture, portraiture, composition and more with glitter as our primary medium!

July 31, 2017 - 1:00pm

In this camp, we will design and build our own puppets as well as a stage set, write our own puppet show, and perform it for an audience on the last day of class.

Taught by Michael LaPointe