Summer Camps

Ready For An Art Summer? Join us at the ZACC for one or many of our delightful and inspiring camps taught by experienced artists and teachers. Our 9-week long summer school covers a variety of different disciplines including visual art, clay, drama, and our AMP Music Camps!

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.

We are very excited to introduce AMP music camps. AMP (Alternative Music Project) is a collaboration between the ZACC and The Top Hat. Our music camps aim to break the mold of how children think about musical instruction, and campers will begin to see instruments in more creative and empowering ways, rather than intimidating and hard. Click on the descriptions to find out more!
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.
For families who need assistance with the costs for enrolling their youth know that we happily offer scholarships.

Leave blank for all. Otherwise, the first selected term will be the default instead of "Any".

June 13, 2016 - 9:00am

Preschool Nature Inspired Art with Janaina Vieira-Marques- Ages 3-5 l Mon-Fri. June 13-June 17. 

June 13, 2016 - 10:00am

Build an instrument, form a band, and play porch music! Full Day Camp

June 13, 2016 - 1:00pm

We will make fun and useful art

June 20, 2016 - 10:00am

SORRY-THIS CAMP IS FULL: WE STILL HAVE OPENINGS IN DEEJAY CAMP. JUG BAND CAMP. HIP-HOP CAMP. AND MUSIC TECH CAMP

June 27, 2016 - 9:00am

This class will focus on learning several different art forms including painting, sculpture, collage, and more. All projects will be focused around the theme of animals and honoring our furry (or scaley or fishy) friends

June 27, 2016 - 10:00am

Drop the beat and rhyme! Full-Day Camp

June 27, 2016 - 1:00pm

This class will address the fundamentals involved in creating that unique art form, that we call cartooning

July 11, 2016 - 10:00am

SORRY-THIS CAMP IS FULL: WE STILL HAVE OPENINGS IN DEEJAY CAMP. JUG BAND CAMP. HIP-HOP CAMP. AND MUSIC TECH CAMP

July 18, 2016 - 9:00am

Growing up should be about big, fun adventures!

July 18, 2016 - 10:00am

Create beats and form songs using your computer!

July 18, 2016 - 1:00pm

This clay camp will focus on creating a miniature world with ceramic pieces!

July 25, 2016 - 10:00am

SORRY-THIS CAMP IS FULL: WE STILL HAVE OPENINGS IN DEEJAY CAMP. JUG BAND CAMP. HIP-HOP CAMP. AND MUSIC TECH CAMP

August 1, 2016 - 9:00am

Help design, and create a mosaic project that will be on display in Missoula. Learn about the importance and power of public art and working collaboratively with others to make a beautiful design that represents our love of our community.

August 1, 2016 - 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.

August 1st-5th | Afternoons: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

August 1, 2016 - 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?

August 8, 2016 - 9:00am

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.

August 8, 2016 - 9:00am

August 8, 2016 - 1:00pm

This hands-on, outdoor mural workshop will lead students through the process of designing and painting a public art piece for Missoulians to enjoy and admire for years to come, led by Patricia and Tim Thornton.

August 8, 2016 - 1:00pm

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. 

August 15, 2016 - 9:00am
We all have different talents and passions we like to share with others. How can we blend these artistic disciplines and use them to create an entirely new form of expression?

August 22, 2016 - 10:00am

SORRY-THIS CAMP IS FULL: WE STILL HAVE OPENINGS IN CO-ED ROCK. DEEJAY CAMP. JUG BAND CAMP. HIP-HOP CAMP. AND MUSIC TECH CAMP