Summer Art Camp FAQ

Summer Art Camp FAQ

What are art camps? Camps meet M-Th weekly throughout the summer. They are an experience where we explode creativity, encourage community, & elevate fun. We do this through process art based projects centered around a weekly theme, large and small group camp games,  & open ended sensory/ messy play.
What ages? Camps are for kids who are going into grades 1-6 in the 2023 school year. 
Junior camps are for kids who are 5 or 6 years old. 
*sorry, no exceptions.
What makes Brightly different than any other camp? There are lots of things that make us the best. Our ratio is 12:1. Our instructors are all adults who are experienced educators, many who are licensed teachers. We are a process art studio which means we are teaching artists how to fall in love with the process of creating rather than focusing on the final product. Focusing on the final product can lead to a hyper focus on perfection & as adults we know that this doesn't lead to full, abundant, or joyful life. Our projects are open ended and artist led. Kids love that--which is great because we do too. 
What is the investment? Camp prices vary from $125-$220 for a 4 day camp. You can pay in full or utilize our payment plan. We offer 10% discount for siblings. You can get an additional 10% off by being a part of our insider membership program.
What is the summer schedule? 

May 30-June 2 - Summer Splash (gr. 1-6)

  • Laura Gambrel (main)
  • Amanda Hall (loft)

June 5-8 - Globe Trotting (gr. 1-6)

  • Laura Gambrel (main)

June 5-8 - Art Explorers Jr. Camp (morning session) (ages 5 +6)

  • Megan Curts (loft)

June 5-8 Art Explorers  Jr. Camp(afternoon session) (ages 5 +6)

  • TBD (loft)   
June 12-15 - Messy Masterpieces (gr. 1-6)
  • Laura Gambrel (main)
  • Sammi Miller (loft)

June 19-22 - Fantastical Zoo (gr. 1-6)

  • Laura Gambrel (main)
  • Krista Tschaenn (loft)

June 26-29 - Wacky + Weird  (gr. 1-5)

  • Megan Curts (main)
July 5 Hero Day Camp  (gr. 1-6)
  • Julie Scott (main)
  • TBD (loft)

July 6 Hero Day Camp ( gr. 1-6)

  • Julie Scott (main)
  • Amanda Hall (loft)

July 10-13 Make +Play  (gr. 1-6)

  • Julie Scott (main)

July 10-13 HoliYAY Jr. Camp 9a-11p (morning session) (ages 5 + 6)

  • Lauren Holt (loft)

July 10-13 HoliYay Jr. Camp (afternoon session) (ages 5 + 6)

  • TBD (loft)

July 17-20 Gamer Blitz (gr. 1-6)

  • Lauren Holt (main)
  • Brianne Henry (loft)

July 24-27 Puppies + Rainbows (gr. 1-6)

  • Emily Neff (main)
I have a preschooler and elementary kiddo can they come at the same time? Yes! We have two weeks this summer where we are offering junior art camp annnnnd art camp at the same time! 
What about kids younger than 5? We do not offer any drop off preschool camps at this time. However, you can join us all summer long for preschool playgroups on Fridays or Saturdays at 10:00 am.  
***If your child is not five before their week of camp they will be removed from the roster and your tuition refunded minus the $50 non refundable registration fee. That would totally suck, so please don't do it. We get asked to make exceptions all the time. The answer is nope. :) Love you still. ***
What if I don't want to pay full price? Oh buddy, we got you. You can join our insiders membership and NEVER pay full price at Brightly. Here is a link to the membership details. 
Will you sell out? This is our 5th year doing summer art camps. We have sold out in by February every single year. We have left some wiggle room to add additional camps should we need to this year--however your best bet is to register early. 
What does a sample day at camp look like? 
 9:00-9:30 Welcome free art & meeting of the day
9:30-11:30 Art Project 1
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch on Town Hall green (or in gazebo)
12:00-12:30 Large group games on Town Hall green
12:30-1:00 Process art stations 
1:00 Dismissal 
Please reach out to me with any questions. My team and I are happy to help! 
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