Art and play all day for kids ages 5 years – 11 years

Monday thru Friday 9 am – 3pm    $200/week

Our goal is for your child to explore and discover their innate creativity through exposure to a variety of materials and techniques. We keep the groups small, the play fun, and take the studio outside as we savor our Bend summer! Join us this summer for Bend’s most creative summer camp!


Please email to be added to the waitlist. 



June 24th-28th, 9am-3pm

It’s summer and it’s time to be outside! Enjoy 2 of our favorite things: art and the outdoors! There’s a lot we can do inside our studio – we aren’t afraid of a mess – but stepping outside opens up wonderful possibilities. This week Basecampers will investigate our surroundings, use natural materials and take advantage of being able to wash it all clean with a hose. Ages 5-11

FULL! Please email to be added to the waitlist.


July 15th-19th, 9am-3pm

Throughout the week Basecampers will experience different painting media, styles and surfaces. This will be an in-depth exploration of materials including watercolor, acrylic, and other mixed media, painting on different surfaces including wood, canvas and paper, as well as experimenting with textures and styles. Ages 5-11

FULL! Please email to be added to the waitlist.



July 22nd-August 26th, 9am-3pm

This week is for the Basecamper who loves the junk drawer! Go thru our bins of found objects and create your own masterpiece. We will explore 3D building techniques and all the discarded items you can imagine turning our trash into treasures. Ages 5-11


FULL! Please email to be added to the waitlist.


July 29th-August 2nd, 9am-3pm

This week basecampers will learn techniques of hand building as we experiment with different clays. Artists will even have the chance to design, build and fire their own creation – Thanks to our community partner Earth, Fire Art! Ages 5-11

FULL! Please email to be added to the waitlist.

art from our favorite books


August 5th-9th, 9am-3pm

This week we will begin each day reading a book as inspiration for the artwork of the day, pulling themes, characters and techniques from some of our favorite authors and illustrators. Basecampers will be provided with a variety of materials to create an art piece in response to the book of the day. Ages 5-11

FULL! Please email to be added to the waitlist.


wearable art


August 12th-16th, 9am-3pm

Wear your project home each day. This week Basecampers will explore materials such as beads, fabric dyes, sewing, printmaking, and leather work. Each day we will design a piece of wearable art exploring a range of materials and techniques. Ages 5-11


FULL! Please email to be added to the waitlist.


get outside and make art


August 26th-August 30th, 9am-3pm

Nature is one of the best inspirations for creative expression.  As much time as possible will be spent outside observing our surroundings, gathering materials and creating artwork this week. Basecampers will also bring elements they love from nature into the studio to combine with other art materials.  Ages 5-11

FULL! Please email to be added to the waitlist.


*All summer camps in Bend are designed for open-ended exploration and discovery through introduction to a range of materials and techniques. Maximum number of Basecampers each week of summer camp is 20.

Summer Camp Cancellation Policy
We understand that summer plans change. Our cancellation policy is designed to be as flexible as possible, while bearing in mind that we have to hire staff and purchase supplies based on registration numbers in order to provide high quality programming. If you need to cancel a registration prior to June 30th you will receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee. Three weeks prior to the start of each camp, we will offer a 50% refund. Less than three weeks prior to the start of camp we will not typically offer a refund, but sometimes we have a waitlist for camps. If we can fill a spot, we will happily refund the camp fee minus a $25 processing. Thank you for your understanding.
Waitlist for Full Camps
If you would like to be added to the waitlist for any of the camps that are currently full please email with your request.  We will add you to the list and let you know as soon as a spot opens up.

Please email or call 503.953.2175 with questions.