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Art Camp

Our 2016 Summer Art Camps have ended - thank you to everyone who participated! Watch here in the spring of 2017 for updated information. Please contact Susan Martis with any questions at 937-223-4278, ext. 333 or

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!

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 1st through 12th grade will have fun all summer long in weekly, mixed-media art camps.

Save with a Family Membership!

Become a Museum Member today and save on the cost of Art Camp! A Family Membership is a great way to enjoy the museum with your children. The cost of a Family/Senior Family membership is $80 per year. Membership benefits (for two named adults and children/grandchildren, age 18 and under) include:

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

Become a Member Now

Questions about Art Camp? Check out our FAQ! You may also email or call 937-223-4278, ext. 333 if you have additional questions or need assistance.

Camp Themes

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.

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.
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