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.

  • Small class sizes ensure each child receives individual attention.
  • Campers work with unique and unusual art materials to unlock creativity.
  • Campers are grouped by age with activities that maximize interest.
  • Taught by highly trained artists and art educators from an accredited institution.


Camp Art Academy offers six separate one-week camps for 5-12 year olds from June 11 to July 27. Each camp week has a new and exciting theme so your camper is sure to stay engaged- sign up for one or all six weeks.

Week 1 | June 11-15 | Color Me Crazy
Week 2 | June 18-22 | It's Elemental!
Week 3 | June 25-29 | Time Warp: Art through the Ages
-No Camp week of July 4th-
Week 4 | July 9-13 | Ni hao: The Art of China
Week 5 | July 16-20 | Take A Bow!
Week 6 | July 23-27 | It's A Bird, It's A Plane...It's Comic Week!

For more details on this summer's weekly themes, keep an eye out for the full 2018 Camp brochure coming in January!

Space is limited; please register early to avoid disappointment!


Half Day or 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 an indoor/outdoor 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 of the campers' 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 conveniently located at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center at 3711 Clifton Ave (45220). The facility encompasses and preserves 57,000 square feet of historically significant space, features large studios and an expansive lawn for outdoor camp activities, and is conveniently located a few minutes away from Downtown.

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