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Art Camp

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. Summer Art Camps are just around the corner - registration is now open! Check back often for updates and sign up for our eNewsletter to get the latest information and updates!

Art Camp Fact Sheet: Mini Art Camps

Art Camp Fact Sheet: Full-Day Camps

Our 2014 Summer Art Camps have now concluded. Watch here in the spring of 2015 for more about next summer's camps. For more information about Art Camps, contact Alex Otte, at 937-512-0167 or

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Become a Museum Member and save today 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 $70 per year. Membership benefits (for two named adults and children/grandchildren, age 18 and under) include:

  • Early Bird registration for Art Camps
  • 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!

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General Information

Explore the range of your creativity this summer 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 Experiencenter. Kids entering pre-K through 12th grade will have fun all summer long in weekly, mixed-media art camps.

Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Campers can come early to play games, make art and watch a weekly movie in Extended Care! Pay per day or in advance. Families are welcome to drop off and pick up their camper anytime within the Extended Care hours.

Limited scholarship funds are available for summer art camp. Contact Alex Otte at 937-512-0167 or for more information.

Camp Themes & Schedules


Campers entering Pre-K and Kindergarten in the fall (campers must be at least 4 years old)
Explore, learn and create! Young artists will explore museum galleries, learn new and exciting things about art and create masterpieces of their own during a week of half-day camps. Mini Art Explorers will create art with paint, clay, paper mache and much more. Campers will also read stories and visit the Experiencenter, a space devoted to young learners.

KIDS CAMP: 1st - 3rd Grades

Campers entering grades 1, 2 & 3 in the fall
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

KIDS CAMP: 4th - 6th Grades

Campers entering grades 4, 5 & 6 in the fall
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

TEEN CAMP: 7th - 9th Grades

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


Campers entering grades 8  - 12 in the fall
Monday - Friday, 12:30 p.m. - 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.
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