Where FUN meets ART


Register for camp and/or Art Care by phone, (814) 255-6515. Payment and registration must be made in advance. Fee for Day Camp is based on camp classes & special events selected.


Bring a packed lunch!

NEW: Art Care, before and after camp


Now our young artists can join us from 7:30am-9:30am for Before Art Care and 3:30-5:30pm for After Art Care where they will work on age- appropriate arts and crafts geared to the theme of the camp for the week.  Students will be grouped according to age. Available only on Monday through Thursday during camp weeks. $5.00 per hour. Call and register your child for Art Care at (814) 255-6515. A snack time will be allotted in the morning and afternoon, and students may bring snacks from home. Ages 3-18. Extended After Art Care available from 5:30 to 6:00 for an additional $5.00.

Community Arts Center

of Cambria County

Summer Camp 2018

WEEK 1: Fantasy Fun

June 11—14, 9:45am - 3:30pm
Week Price: Members, $81; Non-Members, $101

Create your own once-upon-a-time of dragons, princesses, and villains as you design pirate hats, draw comic books, paint fantasy scenes, and more!


Ages 3-5

​9:45am - 10:45am, Imagination Station (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Design your own superpower shield, shimmering mermaid tail, pirate hat, bedazzle a superhero cape, fairy wings, and more!


11:00am - 12:00pm, Create a Superhero (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

From fairy princess to evil villains, draw and decorate a life-sized superhero, paint a superhero, and more!


12:10pm - 12:40pm, Lunch


12:45pm - 1:45pm, Shoebox Showcase (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Decorate a shoebox to look like your dreams! Using various items and handmade characters, make your own playset!


2:00 - 3:30, Special Event: The Little Mermaid (all ages)

A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)

Ariel loves to make "gadgets and gizmos aplenty," and "whozits and whatzits galore." Using various everyday items, you will experience making "thingamabobs" to add to an underwater adventure scene.


Ages 6-8


​9:45am - 10:45am, Shoebox Showcase (ages 6-8)
A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Invent your own playset by decorating a shoebox! Various items and handmade characters will make your dreams come to life!


11:00am - 12:00pm, Imagination Station (ages 6-8)
A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
There are no limits here—create a pirate hat, invent your own superhero logo, design a shimmering mermaid tail, and more!


12:10pm - 12:40pm, Lunch

12:45pm - 1:45pm, Create a Superhero (ages 6-8)
A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Invent a superhero to save the day! Draw, decorate, and paint a life-sized hero, be it a champion, a fairy princess, or even—gasp—an evil villain!

2:00 - 3:30, Special Event: The Little Mermaid (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Ariel loves to make "gadgets and gizmos aplenty," and "whozits and whatzits galore." Using various everyday items, you will experience making "thingamabobs" to add to an underwater adventure scene.


Ages 9-12


9:45am - 10:45am, Out of This World (ages 9-12)
A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Aliens! Unicorns! Spaceships! Oh My! Learn various techniques including mixed media as you paint a fantasy-themed canvas.

11:00am - 12:00pm, Superhero Comics (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s your very own superhero! Draw a life-size champion from your imagination with pencil, ink, & colors.

12:10pm - 12:40pm, Lunch


12:45 - 1:45pm, Shoebox Showcase (ages 9-12)

​A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Be as creative as you can in designing a playset—then, decorate the shoebox it’ll all be kept in.

2:00 - 3:30, Special Event: The Little Mermaid (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Ariel loves to make "gadgets and gizmos aplenty," and "whozits and whatzits galore." Using various everyday items, you will experience making "thingamabobs" to add to an underwater adventure scene.


Ages 13+


9:45am - 10:45am, Superhero Comics (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Superman? Who’s that? Let’s see what you can dream up as you draw your own superhero using ink and pencils! Or, put a spin on it and create the world’s most terrifying super villain!

11:00am - 12:00pm, Shoebox Showcase (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
The sky’s the limit as you design a miniature playset to be stored in a decorated shoebox.

12:10pm - 12:40pm, Lunch


12:45pm - 1:45pm, Out of This World (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
You’ll love exploring various painting techniques, including mixed media, as you paint a fantasy scene from your imagination!

2:00 - 3:30, Special Event: The Little Mermaid (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Ariel loves to make "gadgets and gizmos aplenty," and "whozits and whatzits galore." Using various everyday items, you will experience making "thingamabobs" to add to an underwater adventure scene.




WEEK 2: Ancient Adventures

June 18—21, 9:45am - 3:30pm
Week Price: Members, $81; Non-Members, $101

Get your imagination moving with pottery, crafts, and terrariums based on archaeology and ancient discoveries!


Ages: 3-5

9:45am - 10:45am,  Jurassic Journey (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Little ones will have a blast creating a dinosaur-themed terrarium with live plants and sculpted figures!


11:00am - 12:00am, Pottery (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Get a little messy as you experiment with coil pottery, pinch pot, and the art of slab.


12:10pm - 12:40pm, Lunch


12:45pm - 1:45pm, Back To Our Roots (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Dig for "fossils," recreate cave art on slabs of slate rock, learn about & invent some hieroglyphics, and more!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: A Land Before Time (all ages)
A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Each age group of students will work on ginormous dinosaur cutouts fashioned into a puzzle. The dinosaurs will be donated to local elementary schools' special education departments where local students will add the finishing touches to the puzzle pieces. Join us on this Jurassic adventure as we learn about the importance of friendship and inclusion.


Ages 6-8


9:45am - 10:45am, Back To Our Roots (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Learn about and recreate fossils while you "dig" for them, recreate cave art on slabs of slate rock, create hand made paper to add hieroglyphics, and decorate a ceremonial mask.


11:00am - 12:00pm, Pottery (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Learn the art of slab, pinch pot and coil pottery while decorating it with traditional designs.


12:10pm - 12:40pm, Lunch


12:45pm - 1:45pm, Jurassic Journey (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Live plants and neat accessories will be the finishing touches on the dino-themed terrarium you'll make!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: A Land Before Time (all ages)
A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Each age group of students will work on ginormous dinosaur cutouts fashioned into a puzzle. The dinosaurs will be donated to local elementary schools' special education departments where local students will add the finishing touches to the puzzle pieces. Join us on this Jurassic adventure as we learn about the importance of friendship and inclusion.


Ages 9-12


9:45am - 10:45am, Pottery (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Explore different kinds of pottery, such as pinch pot and coil pottery, and have fun decorating it with you own touches!


11:00am - 12:00pm, Jurassic Journey (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

what will your imagination find as you reach into the past? Build a dinosaur-themed terrarium with hand-sculpted figures, accessories, and live plants.


12:10pm - 12:40pm, Lunch


12:45pm - 1:45pm, Back To Our Roots (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Similar to a real-life archaeologists, you'll get to "dig" and discover fossils, decorate a ceremonial mask, create hand-made paper, and even try your hand at creating cave art on slabs of slate rock!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: A Land Before Time (all ages)
A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Each age group of students will work on ginormous dinosaur cutouts fashioned into a puzzle. The dinosaurs will be donated to local elementary schools' special education departments where local students will add the finishing touches to the puzzle pieces. Join us on this Jurassic adventure as we learn about the importance of friendship and inclusion.


Ages 13+


9:45am - 10:45am, Jurassic Journey (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Dig deep into the past and bring it to life with a dinosaur themed terrarium complete with hand sculpted figures, accessories and live plants.


11:00am - 12:00pm, Back To Our Roots (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Learn about and recreate fossils while you "dig" for them, recreate cave art on slabs of slate rock, create hand made paper to add hieroglyphics, and decorate a ceremonial mask.


12:10pm - 12:40pm, Lunch


12:45pm - 1:45pm, Pottery (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Learn the art of slab, pinch pot and coil pottery whole decorating it with traditional designs.


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: A Land Before Time (all ages)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Each age group of students will work on ginormous dinosaur cutouts fashioned into a puzzle. The dinosaurs will be donated to local elementary schools' special education departments where local students will add the finishing touches to the puzzle pieces. Join us on this Jurassic adventure as we learn about the importance of friendship and inclusion.




WEEK 3: Our Colorful World
June 25—28, 9:45am - 3:30pm
Week Price: Members, $81; Non-Members, $101

Take a trip around the world as you explore painting, dancing, tie-dying, and more from various cultures.


Ages 3-5

9:45am - 10:45am, Bon Voyage! (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Make a friend and laugh your way around the world with your CAC Passport! Paint outdoors and learn various styles of painting from different cultures in the world.


11:00am - 12:00pm, Material World (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Cultural tie-dye, clay molding, weaving and more await  you in this fun hour!


12:10pm - 12:40pm, Lunch

12:45pm - 1:45pm, World Movement (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Wiggle and dance through world cultures, like the Hawaiian Hula, the Indian Bharata Naatyam, and American Hip Hop-and adults can watch our performance at the end of the week!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Celebrating our Similarities (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Campers will work together on a super sized mixed media mosaic celebrating the strengths that make us unique and similar. The mosaic will become part of our permanent collection!


Ages 6-8


9:45am - 10:45am, Material World (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Have you ever made African-inspired clay vessels, Swedish wood paintings, or Japanese Shibori tie-dye? Son you'll be a pro!


11:00am - 12:00pm, World Movement (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

We're sure you've got what it takes to dance the French Ballet, the Hawaiian Hula, and African Dance, and more! Have fun practicing all week to perform for the adults at the end of the week!


12:10pm - 12:40pm, Lunch


12:45pm - 1:45pm, Bon Voyage! (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Your special CAC Passport will take you to the farthest corners f the world so you can paint outdoors in the French impressionist style, design in Asian ink, have fun on colorful South American canvases and more!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Celebrating our Similarities (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Campers will work together on a super sized mixed media mosaic celebrating the strengths that make us unique and similar. The mosaic will become part of our permanent collection!


Ages 9-12


9:45am - 10:00am, World Movement (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Get your groove on as our resident dance teacher takes you around the world with Hawaiian Hula, African Dance, Indian Bharata Natyam, American Hip Hop or French Ballet. At the end of the week, adults will have the opportunity to see what we've learned!


11:00am - 12:00pm, Bon Voyage (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Check in and grab your CAC passport to explore our colorful world! Travel the corners of the world as you paint outdoors in the French impressionist style, Asian ink, colorful south American canvases and intricate Middle Eastern Designs!


12:10pm - 12:40pm, Lunch


12:45am - 1:45am, Material World (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Try your hand at fiber arts suc as Japanese Shibori tie-dye, work with clay to create African influenced vessels, Swedish Wood paintings and Peruvian Weaving.


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Celebrating our Similarities (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Campers will work together on a super sized mixed media mosaic celebrating the strengths that make us unique and similar. The mosaic will become part of our permanent collection!


Ages 13+


9:45am - 10:45am, Bon Voyage! (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Become a world-class "traveler" as you experiment with intricate Middle Eastern designs, paint outside in the French Impressionist style, dabble in Asian ink, and more.


11:00am - 12:00pm, World Movement (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

This hour is a MUST for those who love dance or like to try new things! Our resident dance instructor will teach you some important dance moves form various cultures around the world like India, France, and Africa, and you'll actually get to perform for adults at the end of the week.


12:10pm - 12:40pm, Lunch


12:45pm - 1:45pm, Material World (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Try your hand at fiber arts such as Japanese Shibori tie-dye, work with clay to create African influenced vessels, Swedish wood paintings and Peruvian.


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Celebrating our Similarities (all ages)

A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)

Campers will work together on a super sized mixed media mosaic celebrating the strengths that make us unique and similar. The mosaic will become part of our permanent collection!




WEEK 4: Destination STEAM
July 9—12, 9:45am - 3:30pm
Week Price: Members, $88; Non-Members, $108

Make new artistic discoveries and conduct experiments in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math - STEAM!


Ages 3-5

9:45am - 10:00am, Art Lab (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $25 (Members), $30 (Non-Members)

What happens when you mix salt with watercolor? How can you make ooey, gooey slime out of baking soda? Get ready to have some fun (while secretly learning)!


11:00am - 12:00pm, Geometric Graphics (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Have a blast with colors, numbers, and shapes in this hands-on hour of fun!


12:45pm - 1:45pm, The Art of Sound (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Watch and learn how different sounds and vibrations can actually move paint across a canvas!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Art Care (ages 3-5)
STEAM-themed arts, creative crafts, & drawings! The cost for this hour & a half of Art Care is included in the week price.


Ages 6-8


9:45am - 10:45am, Geometric Graphics (6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Create vibrant and imaginative pixelated designs with numbers and shapes!


11:00am - 12:00pm, The Art of Sound (6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Stop-Look-and Listen! Have fun observing and learning how different sounds and vibrations affect the movement of paint on a canvas.


12:45pm - 1:45pm, Art Lab (6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Basic kitchen ingredients act and react with each other in surprising ways! Explore what will happen when salt & alcohol mix with watercolors, and how glitter and bobbles react in an oil and water tube!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Build Your Own Marble Coaster!
A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Celebrated guest artist and educator, Barry Poglein, will teach us how to construct a kinetic marble coaster. Using traditional engineering, create curves, drops, spiral and jumps for your marble! *Children 6-8 must be accompanied by an adult. (Alternatively, a child may enroll in Art Care during this time, the cost of which is included in the week price.)


Ages 9-12


9:45am - 10:45am, The Art of Sound (9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Using technology and music, apply sound and vibration to explore the movement of paint across a canvas.


11:00am - 12:00pm, Art Lab (9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Learn the art of science in this hands-on class. Explore basic kitchen ingredient mixtures and reactions as you create art! How will salt and alcohol react with watercolors? How does baking soda create slime? How will glitter and bobbles bounce in an oil and water tube?


12:45pm - 1:45pm, Geometric Graphics (9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Using numbers and shapes, create intricate portraits and color by number pixelated designs!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Build Your Own Marble Coaster!
A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Celebrated guest artist and educator, Barry Poglein, will teach us how to construct a kinetic marble coaster. Using traditional engineering, create curves, drops, spiral and jumps for your marble! *Children 6-8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Ages 13+


9:45am - 10:45am, Art Lab (13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Ready to have your mind blown? This hands-on session will let you experiment with all sorts of concoctions to see how they will react-like using baking soda to create slime, and prediction what will happen when you mix salt & alcohol with water color.


11:00am - 12:00pm, The Art of Sound (13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Your spidey senses might be tingling... sound and vibrations affect the movement of paint across canvasses, and you'll get to experience this, and more, in this thrilling weekly hour.


11:00am - 12:00pm, Geometric Graphics(13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Using numbers and shapes, create intricate portraits and color by number pixelated designs!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Build Your Own Marble Coaster!

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Celebrated guest artist and educator, Barry Poglein, will teach us how to construct a kinetic marble coaster. Using traditional engineering, create curves, drops, spiral and jumps for your marble! *Children 6-8 must be accompanied by an adult.




Week 5: Wings and Things

July 16—19; 9:30am - 3:30pm
Week Price: Members, $81; Non-Members, $101

Stay busy as a bee with mosaics, mixed media collages, rain sticks, and more—made from elements you'll collect from Mother Nature!


Ages 3-5


9:30am - 10:30am, Outdoor Adventure! (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Explore the great outdoors, collect some of nature's treasures, paint leaves, and more!


10:30am - 11:30am, The Nature of It (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Add as many seeds, stones, petals, and more to adorn your very own treasure box! What will you keep inside?


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, Busy Batiks (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Get your hands a little messy with wax and dye to make an outdoors-inspired pillowcase, apron, and more!


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Pick Up Sticks (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Invent your own rain stick, walking stick, talking stick—and that's just the beginning!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Rainforest & Tinkerbell (all ages)

A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Tinkerbell sure loves to tinker! And you will, too, in the Special Event! Using sticks, rocks, moss, pine cones, acorns, and live plants, create a village where you will add "human world" miniatures such as thimbles and buttons. Older students will also make musical instruments using elements found in nature.


Ages 6-8


9:30am - 10:30am, The Nature of It (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
The little treasures you find outside can now have a home in the treasure box you'll design and decorate with seeds, stones, petals, and more!


10:30am - 11:30am, Busy Batiks (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
You'll be busy as a bee using crayon and paint or wax and dye to create a nature-themed pillowcase, T-shirt, and more with natural embellishments.


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, Pick Up Sticks (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Create a rain stick and set the mood! Or decorate a talking stick! Even create a walking stick for all your adventuring!


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Outdoor Adventures! (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Collect the colors of nature in a mixed media collage, paint the miniature miracles of nature, and more!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Rainforest & Tinkerbell (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Tinkerbell sure loves to tinker! And you will, too, in the Special Event! Using sticks, rocks, moss, pine cones, acorns, and live plants, create a village where you will add "human world" miniatures such as thimbles and buttons. Older students will also make musical instruments using elements found in nature.


Ages 9-12


9:30am - 10:30am, Creative Batik Dying (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Create a nature-themed fabric panel using crayon, paint, wax, and dye as you learn the Eastern art of batiking a pillowcase, T-shirt, and more.


10:30am - 11:30am, Stick 'Em Up! (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Who knew a simple stick could be so diverse? Make a musical rain stick, a useful walking stick, a decorative talking stick, and more!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, Outdoor Adventures (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Use your wildest imagination to create a mixed media collage and paintings with twigs, leaves, pebbles, and more that you collect outside!


1:00pm - 2:00pm, The Nature of It (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Embellish a wooden box with a mosaic made from seeds and natural elements. You'll have a box to store all the pretty rocks and special things you discover this summer!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Rainforest & Tinkerbell (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Tinkerbell sure loves to tinker! And you will, too, in the Special Event! Using sticks, rocks, moss, pine cones, acorns, and live plants, create a village where you will add "human world" miniatures such as thimbles and buttons. Older students will also make musical instruments using elements found in nature.


Ages 13+


9:30am - 10:30am, Stick 'Em Up! (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Design and make your own walking stick, create and embellish a rain stick, and more!


10:30am - 11:30am, Outdoor Adventures (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Explore the outdoors and collect things that catch your eye. Then, compile your findings and make a mixed media collage and paintings—perfect for your bedroom!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, The Nature of It (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Fashion together a mosaic of seeds, stones, petals, and more on a wooden keepsake box, mixed media paintings, and other projects.


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Creative Batik Dying (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
You'll be busy as a bee using crayon and paint or wax and dye to create a nature-themed T-shirt, pillowcase, and more with natural embellishments.


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Rainforest & Tinkerbell (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Tinkerbell sure loves to tinker! And you will, too, in the Special Event! Using sticks, rocks, moss, pine cones, acorns, and live plants, create a village where you will add "human world" miniatures such as thimbles and buttons. Older students will also make musical instruments using elements found in nature.




Week 6: Musical Theatre Camp*

July 23—27 (A Five-Day Camp); 10:00am - 4:00pm
Week Price: Members, $125; Non-Members, $155

*Hosted at the new Westmont Hilltop Elementary School (827 Diamond Blvd, Johnstown, PA 15905). This special camp is for ages 5-17. Art Care is not available this week at the Community Arts Center. A final performance will be on July 27 at 4:00pm. Classes are not available a la carte; registered children must attend the entire day of camp. Although classes are titled "Beginner," "Intermediate," and "Advanced," it is only intended to designate the age group, not the skill level; children of all skill levels are welcome to join their age-appropriate class.


Write your own production using classical musical songs to tie the storyline together! Our three specialty instructors gear beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes to the age and skill set of each student in class. Please pack a lunch and optional snacks each day for your child; a supervised lunch break is from 11:30am to Noon. A short snack break will be taken in the afternoon. Campers will rehearse all week on a real stage.


Ages 5-7


10:00am - 11:30am, Beginner Music (ages 5-7)

Find your voice as you tell a story through a song. Learn the art of singing and working together by memorizing and applying vocal skills to musical melodies. By the end of camp, you'll work with the other age groups to put on a show!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:30pm, Beginner Dance (ages 5-7)

Learn the art of dance in this fun, foot-stomping class! From musical theatre to jazz, you'll have fun tapping your toes and dancing along with friends. By the end of the week, you'll use what you've learned and join the other campers to put on a show!


1:30pm - 3:00pm, Beginner Theatre (ages 5-7)

Calling all actors and actresses! Join us as we explore the ins and outs of theatre! See what goes on behind the curtain as you learn playacting, stage directions, and more! By the end of camp, join the other campers to put on a show!


3:00pm - 4:00pm, Daily Company Rehearsal. (All ages rehearse together.)


Ages 8-10


10:00am - 11:30am, Intermediate Theatre (ages 8-10)

Find your inner star! You'll get to understand what goes into a production from beginning to end. You'll learn the art of improv and characterization as we dig deep into the heart of acting, and at the end of the week, you'll work with the other camps to put on a show!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:30pm, Intermediate Music (ages 8-10)

Love to sing? Then come join us as we learn different ways to harmonize, sing high notes with ease, learn songs from musicals, and gain confidence for a live performance. After a week of practice, you'll join other campers to put on a live show!


1:30pm - 3:00pm, Intermediate Dance (ages 8-10)

Get your groove on in our dance class! You'll learn some important dance moves from different styles of music such as musical theatre and jazz, then at the end of the week with the other campers, apply what you've learned to help put on a show!


3:00pm - 4:00pm, Daily Company Rehearsal. (All ages rehearse together.)


Ages 11+


10:00am - 11:30am, Advanced Dance (ages 11+)

Whether you're a dance expert or have never performed in your life, come join us for this fun class that will have everyone grooving. Our dance instructor will teach various moves that will be paired with different music styles, ranging from musical theatre to jazz. Have fun practicing all week, then come together with the other camps to put on a show!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:30pm, Advanced Theatre (ages 11+)

This camp is a MUST for those who love all things theatre! You'll learn the art of playacting, improv, characterization, blocking, and more as you learn what goes into a production from start to finish. Experience firsthand what it means to be an actor, and channel that inner performer as we put on a show with the other campers at the end of the week!


1:30pm - 3:00pm, Advanced Music (ages 11+)

Let loose your inner singer as we learn how to master our voices. Learn how to increase your vocal range, harmonize with others, memorize musical melodies, belt specific pitches, and perform well. After a week of training, you and the other campers will come together to put on a live show!


3:00pm - 4:00pm, Daily Company Rehearsal. (All ages rehearse together.)




Week 7: Mission to Mars!

July 30—August 2; 9:30am - 3:30pm
Week Price: Members, $81; Non-Members, $101

Begin your mission into the intergalactic unknown with slime, sculpting, and all things glow-in-the-dark!


Ages 3-5


9:30am - 10:30am, Blast Off (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Design a painted T-shirt that features the phases of the moon that you can wear as you travel the galaxy! Also create an outer space chalk pastel drawing, pour "nebula art," and more!


10:30am - 11:30am, Make Contact (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Get hands-on as you create ooey, gooey galaxy slime, hand sculpt uncharted planets, make a "space globe" with stardust, and more!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, Great Unknown (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
This fun hour will stretch your imagination as you draw upside down, paint blindfolded, and make a glow-in-the-dark craft!


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Science Fiction (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Select pictures from magazines and printouts to make a book about your own science fiction adventures!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Space Buddies & Space Jam (all ages)

A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Make a 3D space mobile and attach pictures of family, friends, and pets dressed as astronauts! Ages 9+ will create 3D space-themed wire sculptures with embellishments and wacky space creation creatures you design!


​Ages 6-8


9:30am - 10:30am, Make Contact (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Get hands-on as you create ooey, gooey galaxy slime, hand sculpt uncharted planets, make a "space globe" with stardust, and more!


​10:30am - 11:30am, Great Unknown (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
This fun hour will stretch your imagination as you draw upside-down, paint blindfolded, make a glow-in-the-dark craft... the sky's the limit! Or, is it?


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, Science Fiction (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Take crazy, imaginative pictures outdoors, print the very best ones, and make a book out of them! You'll be able to tell an exciting science fiction adventure!


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Blast Off (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Design a painted T-shirt that features the phases of the moon that you can wear as you travel the galaxy! Also create an outer space chalk pastel drawing, pour "nebula art," and more!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Space Buddies & Space Jam (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Make a 3D space mobile and attach pictures of family, friends, and pets dressed as astronauts! Ages 9+ will create 3D space-themed wire sculptures with embellishments and wacky space creation creatures you design!


Ages 9-12


9:30am - 10:30am, Stranger Things (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Open your imagination like never before as you paint blindfolded, use clay to make alien sculptures, make a glow-in-the-dark craft, draw upside down, and more!


10:30am - 11:30am, Sci-Fi Exploration (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Take crazy, imaginative pictures outdoors, print the very best ones, and make a book out of them! You'll be able to tell an exciting science fiction adventure!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, Intergalactic Travel (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Travel through the galaxy as you pour and blow paint to create a swirling intergalactic scene, paint the phases of the moon onto a T-shirt, put your footprint on Mars, and more!


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Out of This World (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Concoct a "Nebula in a Jar" and craft a light for your room using moon sand! Plus, make galaxy slime & hand-sculpted planets! Girls will love making star nail art, and boys will love face painting!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Space Buddies & Space Jam (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Make a 3D space mobile and attach pictures of family, friends, and pets dressed as astronauts! Ages 9+ will create 3D space-themed wire sculptures with embellishments and wacky space creation creatures you design!


Ages 13+


9:30am - 10:30am, Sci-Fi Exploration (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Author your very own science fiction thriller by taking imaginative, otherworldly photos outdoors and compiling them into an exciting story.


10:30am - 11:30am, Intergalactic Travel (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Travel through the galaxy as you pour and blow paint to create a swirling intergalactic scene, paint the phases of the moon onto a T-shirt, put your footprint on Mars, and more!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, Out of This World (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Concoct a "Nebula in a Jar" and craft a light for your room using moon sand! Plus, make galaxy slime & hand-sculpted planets! Girls will love making star nail art, and boys will love face painting!


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Stranger Things (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Open your imagination like never before as you paint blindfolded, use clay to make alien sculptures, make a glow-in-the-dark craft, draw upside down, and more!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Space Buddies & Space Jam (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Make a 3D space mobile and attach pictures of family, friends, and pets dressed as astronauts! Ages 9+ will create 3D space-themed wire sculptures with embellishments and wacky space creation creatures you design!




Week 8: reNEW eARTh

August 6—9; 9:30am - 3:30pm
Week Price: Members, $81; Non-Members, $101

Who knew recycled materials and vintage items would make the best flower pots, holiday ornaments, and drink coasters?


Ages 3-5


9:30am - 10:30am, This and That (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Did you know that you can transform a pair of gloves into a plaster flower pot? Or turn plastic grocery containers into an awesome terrarium? Get ready for some fun!


10:30am - 11:30am, Fabric Frenzy (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Have a go at weaving a basket out of old jeans and buttons! Create a wall pocket out of old clothes to store your toys in! Stuff a pillow made from a T-shirt!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, Trash to Treasure (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Wait, don't just throw it out! Turn that destroyed book into a Christmas ornament, make a broken record into a piece of art, and much more!


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Garden Gnome (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Use your imagination to make a gnome, an elf, a fairy, or whatever you want to create using various odds and ends and spray paint!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Recyclable Art (all ages)

A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)

Salvage wall art, a mirror, or a lap desk to take home! Add your personalized touches with paint and other mixed media!


Ages 6-8


9:30am - 10:30am, Garden Gnome (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Fit and glue together various odds and ends to make a gnome, elf, or fairy, then spray paint the finishing touches on your indoor or outdoor recyclable statue!


10:30am - 11:30am, This and That (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Get ready for some fun as you create a bowl out of buttons and strings, transform a pair of gloves into a plaster hand flower pot, turn plastic containers into a terrarium, and much more!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, Fabric Frenzy (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Recycle old jeans and fabrics to weave a basket, make a wall pocket, stitch together a pillow, and more!


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Trash to Treasure (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Wait, don't just throw it out! Turn that destroyed book into a Christmas ornament, make a broken record into a piece of art, and much more!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Recyclable Art (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Salvage wall art, a mirror, or a lap desk to take home! Add your personalized touches with paint and other mixed media!


Ages 9-12


9:30am - 10:30am, Creative Treasures (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
You know what they say: one man's trash... Take a destroyed book and repurpose it into a Christmas ornament! Try making mosaics from broken dishes and glass, and much more!


10:30am - 11:30am, Artful Gardening (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Fit and glue together various odds and ends to make a gnome, elf, or fairy, then spray paint the finishing touches on your indoor or outdoor recyclable statue!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, Purposeful (Re)Purpose (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Create a bowl out of buttons and strings, transform a pair of gloves into a plaster hand flower pot, turn plastic containers into a terrarium, and much more!


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Transformation Textiles (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Take an old T-shirt and stitch together a pillow; weave a basket out of old jeans, fabric, and ribbons; make a wall pocket for your video games and school supplies, and more!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Recyclable Art (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Salvage wall art, a mirror, or a lap desk to take home! Add your personalized touches with paint and other mixed media!


Ages 13+


9:30am - 10:30am, Transformation Textiles (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Take an old T-shirt and stitch together a pillow; weave a basket out of old jeans, fabric, and ribbons; make a wall pocket for your video games and school supplies, and more!


10:30am - 11:30am, Creative Treasures (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
You know what they say: one man's trash... Take a destroyed book and repurpose it into a Christmas ornament! Try making mosaics from broken dishes and glass, and much more!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, Artful Gardening (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Fit and glue together various odds and ends to make a gnome, elf, or fairy, then spray paint the finishing touches on your indoor or outdoor recyclable statue!


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Purposeful (Re)Purpose (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Create a bowl out of buttons and strings, transform a pair of gloves into a plaster hand flower pot, turn plastic containers into a terrarium, and much more!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Recyclable Art (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Salvage wall art, a mirror, or a lap desk to take home! Add your personalized touches with paint and other mixed media!




Week 9: Let Art Define You

August 13—16; 9:30am - 3:30pm
Week Price: Members, $81; Non-Members, $101

Build self-confidence and lean into your strengths as you act, dance, decoupage, paint, and more—all designed to celebrate and empower you!


Ages 3-5


9:30am - 10:30am, I Like Me! (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

You are such a special person! Celebrate your strengths, your favorite people, and places you love to go by making collages, decoupaging an empowerment poster, and more!


10:30am - 11:30am, Create a Vision of You (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Finger paint your future with a one-of-a-kind vision board! Be sure to include what you want to be when you grow up!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, Twist and Shout (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Whether you're dancing the blues away or doing a happy dance, you'll love sharing how you feel—all while learning new dance moves!


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Find Your Stage (ages 3-5)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Playing make-believe has never been more fun... and you may not even realize you're learning how to process challenging emotions! Plus, adults are invited to join us for a special performance at the end of the week.


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Story-Tell YOU (all ages)

A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)

Using various painting techniques, you'll make a mural of a treasured memory as a take-home keepsake, as well as storyboard a few milestones in your life so far.


Ages 6-8


9:30am - 10:30am, Find Your Stage (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Have a blast acting in various roles and playing improv games, while learning how to process and express challenging emotions! Plus, adults are invited to join us for a special performance at the end of the week.


10:30am - 11:30am, What Makes Me Special (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Make a collage of your strengths, your favorite people, and your favorite places! Paint and decorate a special picture frame! Decoupage a personal empowerment poster! And much, much more!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, Create a Vision of You (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Paint with mixed media to make a one-of-a-kind vision board and "piggy bank"! Be sure to include what you want to be when you grow up, as well as your hopes and dreams.


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Twist and Shout (ages 6-8)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)

Select a theme song for your life, and work with a dance coach to choreograph your own routine with friends!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Story-Tell YOU (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Using various painting techniques, you'll make a mural of a treasured memory as a take-home keepsake, as well as storyboard a few milestones in your life so far.


Ages 9-12


9:30am - 10:30am, My Theme Song (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Interpret a theme song for your life, and work with a dance coach to choreograph your own routine with friends! Enjoy the freedom of art and movement!


10:30am - 11:30am, All the World's a Stage (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Learn how to express yourself and your feelings in a healthy way by acting out challenging roles and scenes in a theatre setting. Plus, adults are invited to join us for a special performance at the end of the week.


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, One in a Million (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Decoupage a personal empowerment poster, make a dream catcher, decorate a special picture frame, and more—all designed to celebrate your strengths and what you're all about!


1:00pm - 2:00pm, Blueprint for Life (ages 9-12)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Paint new life into your dreams in this past, present, and future mixed media project. This hour of exploring your hopes and plans will be an hour well spent each day!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Story-Tell YOU (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Using various painting techniques, you'll make a mural of a treasured memory as a take-home keepsake, as well as storyboard a few milestones in your life so far.


Ages 13+


9:30am - 10:30am, Blueprint for Life (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Paint new life into your dreams in this past, present, and future mixed media project. This hour of exploring your hopes and plans will be an hour well spent each day!


10:30am - 11:30am, My Theme Song (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Interpret a theme song for your life, and work with a dance coach to choreograph your own routine with friends! Enjoy the freedom of art and movement!


11:30am - Noon, Bring a packed lunch!


Noon - 1:00pm, All the World's a Stage (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Learn how to express yourself and your feelings in a healthy way by acting out challenging roles and scenes in a theatre setting. Plus, adults are invited to join us for a special performance at the end of the week.


1:00pm - 2:00pm, One in a Million (ages 13+)

A la carte: $18 (Members), $23 (Non-Members)
Decoupage a personal empowerment poster, make a dream catcher, decorate a special picture frame, and more—all designed to celebrate your strengths and what you're all about!


2:00pm - 3:30pm, Special Event: Story-Tell YOU (all ages)
A la carte: $27 (Members), $32 (Non-Members)
Using various painting techniques, you'll make a mural of a treasured memory as a take-home keepsake, as well as storyboard a few milestones in your life so far.