YOUTH CAMP

ARTastic Summer Camp

Our ARTastic Elementary Summer Camp is a week-long, day camp program for school-age children (must have gone through kindergarten AND be at least 5 years of age). Throughout the day, they will complete a range of projects in a variety of art media including ceramics, printmaking, and weaving. Full camp days are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This year we are also offering half-day camp options!

All of our camps are fully inclusive. However, our 2 adaptive weeks are specially designed for students who would benefit from a half-day structure. Adaptive weeks are also designed for students to receive specialized support from one of our Special Education aides throughout the morning.

If your child has adaptive needs but will attend a week that isn’t designated as adaptive, please contact us to help create the ideal environment for your child. Please email our Youth Programs Coordinator, McKenzie Birdsell at: youthprograms@schoolofservice.org or call our office at 573.875.0275.

12 fully-funded scholarships will be available for Summer Camp students across all ages. Each of the 12 scholarships covers the full enrollment fee for one week-long camp of your choosing. Only one scholarship will be awarded per child, but multiple scholarships may be awarded to a household with more than one child who wishes to attend. Scholarships are based on financial need and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. We are taking applications from January 1st to March 31st. Our current scholarship application can be found here.

This camp is best suited for students going into 1st-5th grade. Check out our new camp offerings for Middle & High School students here! And for a second year, we will also be inviting High School students to join us in the classroom as Summer Camp interns! More information can be found here.

Young child using pastels to create a colorful piece of art on paper.
Young child using pastels to create a colorful piece of art on paper.
Teacher using a hose to spray shredded paper onto a screen with kids surrounding.
Teacher using a hose to spray shredded paper onto a screen with kids surrounding.
Pricing

Summer Camp Full Week: $325
Half-Day Weeks: $180

**Need to drop off before 8:30 am? You can drop off as early as 7:45 am every day for a week for $30 more!

Forms

For all of our youth programs, we require that parents fill out an Emergency Medical Consent Form on an annual basis. You may update your information anytime by contacting us at accessarts@schoolofservice.org.

Summer Camp 2024 will open on March 1st. Join the Summer Camp waitlist to receive an email notification when registration opens.

What to Bring

Campers will need to bring a packed lunch that does not need heating or cooling, two snacks, and a bottle of water. They will need to wear shoes they can play in and comfortable clothes that can get messy!

​Location & Contact

1724 McAlester Street, Columbia, MO 65201
youthprograms@schoolofservice.org or (573) 875-0275
Youth Programs Coordinator: McKenzie Birdsell

Half-day Adaptive Camps

Our half-day adaptive camps are designed exclusively for students with special needs that benefit from a shorter camp day. These camps run in an inclusive environment from 8:30 am-12:30 and a classroom aid will be present!

​Checking In & Out

Morning check-in and roll call will occur every day between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. Please be prompt! Bring your child to the front entrance of the location you were emailed where you will be greeted by a designated staff member who will check them in. Every child must be signed in and out every day by a staff member. Parents will not be allowed into the building, to minimize person-to-person contact and ensure the safety of all students.

​Dismissal will be between 4:45 and 5 p.m. every day. Please remain outside and knock on the door. A staff member will bring your child out to you.​ Any child not picked up by 5:15 will be charged an extra $5 for every 15 minutes they remain.

Camp Information
CANCELATION POLICY

When inclement weather occurs, cancelations will be decided the night before the scheduled camp date. Parents will be contacted via email if the camp is canceled due to inclement weather or COVID-19. If the program is not canceled, but a student feels unsafe traveling, they can stay home, but NO make-up class will be provided. Please contact us if you fall into this category, and are interested in a credit for a future class.

If you have any questions about our cancelation policy, please don't hesitate to email us at​ accessarts@schoolofservice.org ​or call us at 573-875-0275.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We frequently offer a limited amount of free and half-price spots for low-income families or individuals who are interested in any of our programs! If you want to apply for consideration when spots become available, find more information on how to apply here!​​

REFUND POLICY

If you cancel at least three full weeks before the start of the program, you will receive a full refund minus the non-refundable fee of $30. If you would rather, you may be able to switch to a different available class or program. No refunds or credits are given within three weeks before the start of the program. If WE cancel due to COVID-19, a full refund will be given, or you can save the payment for a later program.

INCLUSION

​All of our programs are inclusive. Find more information about how we ensure our studios and programs work for individuals of all ability levels here. If you want to discuss with us about which class is the best fit, please reach out to accessarts@schoolofservice.org!