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 WILL BE in grades 1-6 in the 2024-25 school year. 
Junior camps are for kids who are 5 or 6 years old. 
No exceptions made.



What makes Brightly different than any other camp? There are lots of things that make us the best. Our ratio of campers to instructors is low, allowing our instructors to get to know each artist well. 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 $130-$235 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.



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! 



Tell me about the themes!

May 28-31: Weird & Wacky Summer Camp (grades 1-6)

Weird is fun! Join us for a week of colorful, wacky art as we are inspired by modern painters and sculptors.

 June 3-6: In Our Taylor Era Summer Camp (grades 1-6)

Swifties unite! It’s going to be a whole week of creating art inspired by Taylor Swift—a new era each day! Are you ready for it?

June 10-13: Street Art Day Summer Camp (grades 1-6)

Some of the coolest art isn’t in a fancy gallery—It’s on the street! During this week of summer camp, we will be painting, drawing, and sculpting as we study modern street art.

Creative Critters Junior Camp (ages 5-6) (Pick from a morning session or an afternoon session!)

It’s getting wild in here! Join us for a week of art and play celebrating animals.  This week of camp is designed especially for younger artists—a mix of projects, outside play, and sensory stations.

June 17-20: One & Only Me Summer Camp (grades 1-6)

You’re in the spotlight during this week of camp! Artists will draw, paint, and sculpt art that celebrates what makes them unique.

 June 24-27: Make & Wear Summer Camp (grades 1-6)

Of course you want to wear a work of art! This week of camp will be devoted to wearable art as artist’s design and create pieces that reflect their own sense of style.

SINGLE DAY CAMPS *The Fourth of July holiday lets us offer some single-day camps, perfect for a quick dose of summer creativity.

July 1: Gotta Catch ‘Em All (grades 1-6)

Calling all Poké-trainers! Join us for a day full of drawing and painting our favorite pocket monsters. (Did you join us for our Pokémon day camp last spring? This day of camp will feature all new projects! No repeats!)

July 2: Super Squishmallows (grades 1-6)

They’re soft and squishy and oh-so-cute! During this single day camp, we are going to be drawing and painting portraits of our mallow buddies! (Did you join us for our Squishmallow portrait class last summer? This is a new twist on the project! We promise your Squishmallow fan will love it!) 

July 8-11: Mega Makers Summer Camp (grades 1-6)

Let’s make it super-sized! Our drawings, sculptures, and paintings this week will be larger than life!

July 15-18: I Love the 90s Summer Camp (grades 1-6)

Let’s bust out the boomboxes and the rollerblades! It’s time for a week of colorful and FUN art—featuring some of our favorite classic projects from the 90s!

 Art Explorers Junior Camp (ages 5-6)

3, 2, 1… Blast off! We are off on an art adventure this week.  We’re headed under the sea, to outer space, and more!  This week of camp is designed especially for younger artists—a mix of projects, outside play, and sensory stations.

July 22-25: All the Top Trends Summer Camp (grades 1-6)

We’re going viral for all the right reasons! During this week of camp, we will take on some of the trendiest, messiest, most colorful projects of our summer!




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. :) 



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 6th year doing summer art camps. We have sold out in by February every single year. We recommend registering early to get your slot!



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. Team Brightly can't wait to help!
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