Summer Camp 2024

Allens Lane Art Center Summer Art Camp is a fun, creative, and enriching experience for campers ages 5-16.

About Summer Camp

June 17 – August 9th
There is no camp on June 19 and July 4th, 2024

Following our mission of making the arts accessible to our entire community, campers experience a variety of creative outlets. This year, each week will bring a new art workshop, medium, and theme to discover. Campers will participate in half-day visual arts and half-day performing arts ranging in painting, drawing, mixed media, ceramics, improv, character creation, script writing, dance, and more!  Each day will also include fun outdoor activities in the surrounding Allens Lane Park. During Summer Art Camp, young artists will discover and hone their creativity and share it through weekly Friday afternoon showcases!

The Summer Art Camp 2024 Schedule is available now! Below is a preview of our summer camp brochure.


*Classes are subject to change and are based on instructor availability.

Fees & Discount

Camp Costs for 2024

1 Week Session: $370 per week
1 Week Session for weeks of July 17th and July 4th: $300 per week


Early Bird Registration until February 29, 2024 – $355

Siblings discount 10% off

Before and After Care

Free Before Care 8:30 -9:30 am 
After Care: 3:30 – 5:30 pm – $100 per week


Before February 20th we can refund full tuition. Between February 20th and April 24th we can refund 50% of the tuition. After that date, there will be no refunds.


Director of Programs, Mechele Abraham, will again direct our Summer Art Camp program, for the second year. The Assistant Director position will be split between our new Performing Arts Coordinator, Autumn Blalock, and Sam Moran, our year-round Ceramic Teaching Artists, to further support our ambitious programing this season. We are welcoming back many of our very talented and experienced teaching artists and assistants this coming summer. We are also looking for new teaching artists to expand the artistic media that we are offering in 2024!

Friday Showcases

Each Friday afternoon, your child will have a chance to showcase what they learned that week and show off their artwork in our studios and gallery. Parents and relatives are welcome to attend the showcases, which start at 3:30 pm and go through 4:15 pm, encompassing the first floor for visual arts exhibits and short performances in our theater. 

Daily Camp Schedule

The daily schedule of activities will start with a drop-off period between 8:30 am and 9:30 am. Campers will be dropped off in our lobby and will be escorted to our spacious Theater, where they will be supervised by teaching assistants and counselors while drawing and coloring, perusing our children’s book collection, doing puzzles, or playing fun board games.

Parents must sign their child in every morning during drop off and sign them out during pick up to ensure safety.

First Half of the Day: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The first class of the day will begin at 9:30 am. Teaching artists and assistants will help each age group (bunk) transition from the Theater space to their classroom. Each workshop will take place from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm with a 30-minute outdoor activity break between 10:30 and 11 am. During inclement weather, the breaks will take place in our Dance Studio and Theater and include structured games and playtime.

Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Campers must bring their own lunch and water bottle each day. Lunch will take place between 12 and 1 pm. Lunch will take place outdoors when weather permitting, or in our Theater space. Campers will have an opportunity to play in the Allens Lane Park playground, basketball courts, and the park’s open spaces during lunchtime. The second class of the day will begin at 1:00 pm. Campers will transition to their classrooms with the help of Teaching Artists and Assistants.

Second Half of the Day: 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Classes will take place from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm with a 30 min break for outdoor activities between 2:00 and 2:30 pm. During inclement weather, the breaks will take place in our Dance Studio and Theater and include structured games and playtime.

Pick Up: 3:30 pm

At 3:30 pm, campers will return to the Theater space to wait for pick or to stay for aftercare. Pick-up will start at 3:30 pm. Parents will pick up their child from the Theater space and sign them out at the end of the day.

Aftercare 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Campers signed up for aftercare will spend time in our Theater space or Dance Studio, engaged in reading, drawing/coloring, structured games, and free play. You can sign up for aftercare on a weekly basis this year. After 5:45 pm, parents will be charged a fee of $50 for late pick-ups.

Friday Show Cases: 3:30 – 4:15 pm

On Friday afternoons, between 3:30 and 4:15 pm, campers will present their artworks and performances throughout the building. Parents are invited to attend and must pick up their children’s artwork at the end of each showcase.

Covid-19 Safety

At this time, we plan to follow our current COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.

Currently, masks are optional, and vaccinations are strongly encouraged by not required. Please take a look at our current COVID-19 agreements for participating in our programs.


Please be in touch with any questions about 2023 Summer Camp by emailing Mechele Abraham at


Employment Opportunities

Allens Lane Art Center invites applications for Teaching Artists, Assistants, and Counselors in Training.

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