School's Out

School’s Out is a day camp program for school-age children (K-5th grade). It is offered on selected days that Columbia Public Schools and surrounding school districts are closed for Teacher Work Days. Home School children are always welcome too! During the day, participating students complete different art projects in various media (Ceramics, Fibers, and Mixed Media). Between the media blocks, they have time to play both indoor and outdoor games and enjoy snacks.

Designed with working parents in mind, School’s Out provides a one- or multiple-day solution to the scheduling conflict caused by Teacher Work Days. School’s Out offers parents an affordable, safe alternative to daycare.

​The rotating block schedule of School’s Out enables students to engage in a variety of creative learning experiences. Each day will have a different theme, and projects created that day will relate to that theme. Camp runs from 8:00 am- 5:00 pm.

Two young girls smiling while standing over papers dripping paint onto them.
Two young girls smiling while standing over papers dripping paint onto them.
Young boy using a palette knife to smooth paint dabs over a paper.
Young boy using a palette knife to smooth paint dabs over a paper.

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


School's Out Individual Day: $75
Pick 5: $300 - Purchase 4 individual days, get an additional one free! (EXCLUDES Fall Break)
Season Pass: $825 - Purchase all individual dates and get $150 off! (This INCLUDES Fall Break)

What to Bring - Elementary

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 or (573) 875-0275
Assistant Director: Lisa Franko

​Checking In & Out - Elementary

Morning check-in and roll call will occur between 7:45 and 8:15 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

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​ ​or call us at 573-875-0275.


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!​​

Interested in taking a class at a discounted rate in exchange for service hours? Click here for more info.


​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!


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.