Camp Art Academy

Camp Art Academy is an award-winning, memorable art experience for your camper! Balancing technical instruction with freedom of self-expression, Camp Art Academy's curriculum includes fundamental visual art skill building activities, two and three dimensional hands-on experiences, top-notch guest artists and creative problem solving with lots of fun!

Voted "Best of the City 2012" for Best Art Camp for Kids:

“After the first week she knew where she wanted to be. I canceled camp somewhere else for her to come to art camp more. Who knew she would enjoy it this much?”

- Charolette’s Mom (child, age 6)

“I was impressed at each weekly exhibit. His skill development really improved over just a summer.”

- Ryan’s Dad (child, age 12)

I was struck by how much the staff cared about the uniqueness of each of my children.  The assistant in her classroom really helped Loretta to see the beauty of the artist inside of her.”

- Johnathan & Loretta’a Mom (children, ages 5 & 8)

Camp Art Academy will cultivate and direct your child's creativity and imagination in the visual arts.


Camp Art Academy offers six separate one-week camps from June 8 to July 24 for youth ages 5-12. Each camp week has a unique and exciting theme, so your camper is sure to stay engaged; sign up for one or all six weeks!

Week 1 | June 8-12 | Color Outside the Lines
Week 2 | June 15-19 | Call of the Wild
Week 3 | June 22-26 | Once Upon a Time...
-No Camp week of July 4th-
Week 4 | July 6-10 | Indigenous Cultures
Week 5 | July 13-17 | Under the Sea
Week 6 | July 20-24 | Super Heroes & Super Villains

For more details on this summer's weekly themes, keep an eye out for the full 2020 Camp brochure coming in January!

Space is limited; please register early to avoid disappointment!


Half Day (AM or PM) and Full Day options are available for each week.

Full Day Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Half Day Hours: 9:00 am - 12:15 pm OR 1:15 -4:30 pm

During Registration, please select AM session or PM session, or select both options for a Full Day registration.

Materials, field trips and visits by guest artists included! 

Half day cost is $160/week. Half day campers will bring one snack.
Full day cost is $255/week. Full Day campers will bring a packed lunch and 2 snacks. 

Lunch is held from 12:15 - 1:15 pm, with a primarily indoor recess.

Before and After Camp Care
Supervision before and/or after the standard camp day (9:00 am-4:30 pm) is available at an additional charge on a per week basis. Please indicate choice during registration. Payment must be included with registration.
Before Camp Care: 8:00 - 9:00 am - $35 per week
After Camp Care: 4:30 - 5:30 pm - $35 per week

End of Week Exhibit & Reception
Every Friday at Camp, AM and PM sessions will each end with an exhibition and reception for campers and their families. Light refreshments will be served, and all the artwork from that week will be on display, gallery-style. Campers will collect their works at this time to take home. Full Day session attendees will celebrate during the PM reception.

Camp Location
Camp Art Academy classes are located at Art Academy of Cincinnati's main campus, which is conveniently located at 1212 Jackson Street, 45202. AAC's campus is an anchor for the creative community in a vibrant and growing arts district. Our secure facility features spacious instructional studios, on-site art galleries and exhibitions, and easy front door access for car line, and is just a couple of minutes from the highway.

Register with Art Academy of Cincinnati by phone, mail, or online to enroll your child!