Kids 'n Arts Summer Camp

Ignite your child's inner artist and performer at Kids 'n Arts Summer Camp - an unforgettably thrilling arts adventure! Our imaginative art projects, led by professional teaching artists, promise to unlock every camper's creative spirit. By learning directly from incredible works of art in CAM’s world-class galleries, campers will create their own stunning masterpieces using diverse materials. And when it’s time for the spotlight, campers craft entirely original theatre performances every session, building confidence and collaborative skills. With a supportive environment that feels more like play than work, Kids ‘n Arts is the perfect stage for self-expression. Let your child shine at the most awesome, uplifting arts camp around!

Camp runs for five weekly sessions from July 8 to August 9 with each session featuring a particular theme. Scholarships will be available based on need.

Please inquire by emailing:
Alex Filips, Kids 'n Arts Camp Director at alexandrafilips@niagara.edu
Evan Wright, Community, and Academic Engagement Manager, 716.286.8201 or by email, at evanwright@niagara.edu.

2024 Camp Dates

July 8 to August 9 on Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

  • WEEK 1: July 8 – 12, Distinct Instincts – What instincts do you have as an artist and performer? Celebrate your individuality, diversity, and uniqueness.
  • WEEK 2: July 15 – 19, Hands-On Creativity – Roll-up your sleeves! Let’s get hands-on as we tinker into creativity in art and theatre.
  • WEEK 3: July 22 – 26, Blank Canvas – The options are limitless! Explore your style and find your voice in theatre and art. Create something new- this is your blank canvas.
  • WEEK 4: July 29 – August 2, Daring Adventures  Embark in a daring and thrill-seeking week at Kids ‘n Arts Camp! Take a risk and join us for this roaring week!
  • WEEK 5: August 5 – 9, Color Splash Paint your way through this colorful week. Immerse into a theatre and art world that brings your imagination to life with bright, bold, beautiful colors and shapes!

Registrations will open on April 1, 2024, for CAM Members and April 15, 2024 for the General Public. Become a CAM member here

Camp Deposit

About Kids 'n Arts Summer Camp

Ages: Camp is for children ages 5-12. Children must complete kindergarten to be eligible.
 
Cost: Registration fees are non-refundable and hold your child’s place in camp. Tuition refunds will be given for cancellations up to two weeks before camp begins. Tuition payment is encouraged in full at the time of registration. Final payments must be made one week before the start of the registered camp week.
Registration and payments must be completed online. Please note that there is a small service fee associated with purchase.

Registration Fee

  • A $50 non-refundable deposit per child, per week is required. This registration fee is required for each child and each week of registration in order to hold the child’s place(s) at Camp.
  • This fee is IN ADDITION to Tuition payment and not subject to 10% discount.

Tuition

  • $280 per child for the first week, subsequent weeks $260 per child
  • CAM members, NU Theatre season pass holders, NU faculty or staff can receive a 10% discount. Only one 10% discount may be applied.
  • Registration payments are made via credit card through SimpleTix
  • You will receive a link to pay for the registration payment after purchasing the deposit

Early Dropoff/Late Pickup

  • New for this year, a $25 charge will be added for drop-offs before 8:40 and for pickups after 4:20. Latchkey service is not available.

Payment

  • To secure your spot, you must first make a deposit. Upon paying the $50 deposit, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to pay the remaining tuition. The final tuition payment must be made one week before the start of the registered camp week.

Camp Scholarship

We believe in the power of creativity and self-expression and, recognize the profound impact it can have on a child's development, confidence, and future success. The Kids 'n Art Summer Camp Scholarship is a transformative opportunity that provides economically disadvantaged children with the chance to attend a remarkable arts-based summer camp.

If you know a child with an interest in the arts who may not have the means to participate in camp because of financial difficulties, we encourage you to nominate them or apply on their behalf. If you'd like to sponsor a child, please email ellenowens@niagara.edu.

Kids 'n Arts Camp Scholarship Application

Junior Counselor Application

Junior Counselors provide support to the senior counselors, art teachers, and the theatre coordinator. Please note that Junior Counselors must be age 13 by July 1, 2024, to qualify for this position. The maximum age is 18.

Kids 'n Arts Camp Junior Application