Summer Art Camp

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Make art and new friends at The James this summer!
Week-long summer camps offer a variety of fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative thinking, bold art-making, and playful collaboration.


Week 1


Hours: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and/or 1-4:30 p.m.

6 – 8

Weekly Cost
Half days $90; $80 for members
Full days $180; $160 for members


Go crazy with color! Make bold and bright masterpieces inspired by art in the museum’s galleries. Expand your creative horizons through painting, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, and more. Create geometric paper collages, batik fabric designs, pop art style prints, and textured clay sculptures.
S.T.E.A.M. Spectacular

Week 2


Hours: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and/or 1-4:30 p.m.

9 – 11

Weekly Cost
Half days $90; $80 for members
Full days $180; $160 for members


Think BIG, bold, and out-of-the-box as you design, experiment, and construct. Combine science, technology, engineering, art, and math to create dynamic 2D and 3D works. Design your own art bot, create with action painting, build cardboard sculptures, cast with plaster molds, and more.


Week 3


Hours: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and/or 1-4:30 p.m.

6 – 8

Weekly Cost
Half days $90; $80 for members
Full days $180; $160 for members


Transform trash into treasure! Experiment with a variety of art materials and mediums in this eco-focused camp. Learn about the environment and wildlife as you create imaginative mixed media masterpieces, such as cardboard portraits, abstract reed sculptures, burlap printing, and more.


  • 8:15-8:30 a.m.


  • 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Morning camp – artmaking & fun!

  • 12-12:15 p.m.

    Pick-up for morning camp

  • 12-1 p.m.

    Lunch & outdoor play (full-day campers only)

  • 12:45-1 p.m.

    Drop-off for afternoon camp

  • 1-4:30 p.m.

    Afternoon camp – artmaking & fun!

  • 4:30-4:45 p.m.


Things To Know

  • Full-day and half-day options are available for children ages 6 to 11.

  • Camps are led by a professional art educator assisted by 2 to 3 teen volunteers.

  • Enrollment is limited to 15 children per camp.

  • Fees include all materials and a summer camp t-shirt.

  • Campers showcase their masterpieces in a special exhibition at the end of each week.

  • Full payment is required to reserve your child’s spot.

  • Space is limited; register early!


Week 4

Dates:  July 20-24

Hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

12 – 15

Weekly Cost
$200; $190 for members

Explore the basics of leather work during this weeklong camp just for tweens and teens. Design patterns using a variety of tools and finishing techniques. Learn how to cut, edge, dye, stamp, and stitch. By the end of class students will leave with several one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces, such as belts, journal covers, pocket wallets, and pouches.

In Need of Financial Assistance?

A reduced camp rate is available for children and teens who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Assistance is limited and available on a first-come, first served basis

Questions? Please see FAQs below or contact us.

Stacy Stockdale, Education Manager, Youth & Family Program

727-892-4200 ext. 1010 or


How many children will be in class with my child and what is the teacher/student ratio?

Camps have one classroom including one instructor and two teen assistants. The maximum capacity for art camp is 15 students.

Can I register my child for multiple camps within their age group?

Yes, you may choose to register your child for multiple camps within their age group.

Where should we go for the first day of camp?

Parents/guardians MUST enter through The James Museum front entrance each day of camp to check-in their child. Check in stations will be located on the 1st floor in the main lobby. Parents may temporarily use our bus lane located on Central Avenue to drop off and pick up their child.
All parents/guardians must come inside to pick up their child at the end of each camp day. All campers MUST notify their instructor before leaving the building. Parents/guardians please bring a photo ID.

Late pick up penalties?

Out of respect for our camp staff and volunteers we kindly ask that you pick up your child in a timely manner. A $25 late fee will be charged each day your child is picked up after their specified time.

How should my child dress for camp?

Dress comfortably in clothing that can get dirty. We recommend that children bring a sweater as the museum is chilly. As a reminder, “Roller or Heely” shoes are not allowed at the museum.

Do you offer before or after care?

We do not offer before or after care.

Will there be a lunch & snack time?

Yes, there will be a lunch time from 12-1 for full day campers only. Please pack a lunch, 2 daily snacks, and a water bottle for your child. Lunches will not be refrigerated or heated. Please let the instructor know if your child has any food allergies. Weather permitting, lunch will be at Pioneer Park. Alternatively, lunch will be held in the children’s studio. Snacks will not be provided, but scheduled breaks will be in the morning & afternoon sessions.

What is your registration and refund policy?

Registrations: Payment is due at the time of registration. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited for each camp.

Cancellations: The James Museum reserves the right to cancel any session that does not meet the minimum enrollment, in which a full refund will be given.

Refunds: Refunds will be made in full up to seven days prior to the class starting date. No refund will be given after the seven-day period.

Who can we contact in case of an emergency or for any reason?

Stacy Stockdale
Education Manager,
Youth & Family Programs
727-892-4200 x1010

Julie Matus
Director of Education
727-892-4200 x1006

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