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.
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.

June 12, 2017 - 10:00am

In this camp, boys & girls will build self-esteem together through music exploration. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction, form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday on June 16th at the Top Hat Lounge. 

All supplies and musical equipment provided. 

$235/$225 for Members | Ages 8-16 | June 12-16 | 10 am to 4 pm

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

Explore all of the colorful and sculptural materials of nature as we saunter through Greenough Park to create our own nature drawings, sculptures, boats and more! Each day of camp will be inspired by the breathtaking work of Andy Goldsworthy as campers create and then learn to photograph their impermanent masterpieces! Campers will need waterproof shoes as we will probably be dipping our toes in shallow water to collect brilliant treasures!

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.

June 26, 2017 - 10:00am

In this camp, girls will build self-esteem through music exploration. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction in drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and vocals. They will form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday, June 30th, at the Top Hat Lounge.

July 10, 2017 - 9:00am

Learn the amazing art of oil painting! Each day students will create a landscape painting using Bob Ross videos and by painting, “Plein Air”, (outdoors). 

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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 10, 2017 - 1:00pm

This class will investigate the craft of jewelry making and metalsmithing! Learn the techniques of metal stamping, beading, texturing metal with a hammer, gluing, sanding, stone-setting, designing, and collecting. You will leave class with your own handcrafted jewelry, medallions, and more. 

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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 - 9:00am

Summer is the season for fairy houses! Campers will install miniature dwellings to leave behind for creature’s buggy or imagined using clay and other items found in nature. It won't end there! Take a dwelling home with you by learning how to design, plant and care for a terrarium! The possibilities are fascinating!

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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 - 10:00am

Drop the beat and rhyme! In this camp, campers will learn about Hip-Hop history and culture, write an original song, and perform at the Top Hat for Family Friendly Friday July 28th. They will also make t-shirts and flyers, experience a breakdancing performance and talkback, discuss beat creation, song structure, and more.

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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 

August 7, 2017 - 10:00am

In this camp, girls will build self-esteem through music exploration. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction in drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and vocals. They will form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday on August 11th at the Top Hat Lounge. 

August 14, 2017 - 9:00am

Each day we will create prints focusing on the building blocks of visual art including, Line, Shape, Color, Value, Texture, Perspective, Pattern, Rhythm, Scale, Balance, Unity and Emphasis. We will print our own Posters and T-shirts and make one mixed media print using collagraph, silkscreen, and dry-point etching

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August 14, 2017 - 1:00pm

This camp is all about clay! We love clay! Learn how to make your own cup, vase, plate and other functional items through creative techniques. But that's not all! We will have time to create sculptures for the garden, jewelry, games and more! What do you want to make? Hooray clay!

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August 21, 2017 - 10:00am

In this camp, boys will build self-esteem through music exploration. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction, form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday on August 21st at the Top Hat Lounge.