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Art Camp

Summer Art Camp

Introduce your children to the world of art through our Summer Art Camps. These week-long camps are tailored to a variety of age groups and feature many different art activities. Check back often for updates and sign up for our eNewsletter to get the latest information about Summer Art Camps!

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  • FREE Admission to the museum & special exhibitions
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  • 10% discount at The Museum Store and Leo Bistro
  • Discounts on art classes, Art Camp, lectures, educational programs and more!

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General Camp Information

Explore the range of your creativity with The Dayton Art Institute’s Summer Art Camps! Learn and get inspired by the museum’s permanent collection and create your own masterpieces using 2D and 3D art making techniques in our studios and nationally acclaimed Lange Family Experiencenter! Kids entering pre-K through 12th grade will have fun all summer long in weekly, mixed media art camps.

Questions? Please email or call 937-512-0167.

Camp Themes


Campers entering Pre-K and Kindergarten in the Fall (campers must be at least 4 years old) 
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. OR 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

KIDS CAMP: 1st - 3rd Grade

Campers entering grades 1, 2, and 3 in the Fall
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Young artists will learn about their weekly theme through story time, explore related artwork in the museum galleries, learn new and exciting things about art-making processes, and create masterpieces of their own during a week of camp. Campers will create 2D and 3D art with paint, clay, sculpture and much more.

KIDS CAMP: 4th - 6th Grade

Campers entering grades 4, 5, and 6 in the Fall
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Young artists will learn art-making skills pertaining to their camp theme from local artists and art educators. They will visit museum galleries to gain inspiration and create incredible works of art in fully stocked artist studios, all while having tons of fun with their fellow young artists along the way!

TEEN CAMP: 7th - 9th Grade

Campers entering grades 7, 8, and 9 in the Fall
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Campers entering grades 8 - 12 in the Fall
Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. and/or 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

TUESDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
THURSDAY 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FRIDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SATURDAY 11 a.m. - 5 p.m
SUNDAY Noon - 5 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Beginning February 23, the museum will be closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. Read More
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