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Summer Vacation Arts Camp

Vacation Arts

making new friends at ACA!

Weekly adventures in the visual and performing arts!

for children entering grades 1-6

Program highlights:

  • Campers enjoy art, music, drama and more in each theme-based week.
  • Experienced teachers and trained counselors work with your children to ensure a fun and creative experience.
  • Our goal is to inspire creative thinking, encourage exploration in a variety of media, help children problem solve through the arts, support individual effort, and encourage working cooperatively within a group.
  • Children are grouped according to age, 15 per group
  • Ample time for games and outside play

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Extended Day available 8-9am and 4:30-6pm

"Show & Share"

Every Friday from 4:00-4:30. Each group will perform a short song or skit as a fun and low-pressure finale to our camp week! In the Theater.

Weekly Tuition:

$315 per week for ACA members
$335 nonmembers, unless noted otherwise.

Extended Day:

Early bird, 8-9:00am $15 per child per day. Supervised free play. Monday through Friday.

Afternoon, 4:30-6:00pm, $25 per child per day. Monday-Thursday only. A time to chill out and relax or continue games, projects and art with other campers.
Extended day sign-up forms

2015 Sessions and Themes

Week 1
6/22 - 6/26

Pirates and Ninjas It's a creative, swashbuckling rumpus when pirates and ninjas get together. Mermaids, sailing ships, songs of the sea and some thrilling dramatic tales are all part of the fun this week.

Week 2
6/29 - 7/2
4 day week
no camp on July 3rd

$250 m, $270 nm
Super Heroes and Super Villains What's your super power? Who's your nemesis? We'll make art that ges POP! BAM! WOW! and brings out our super creative sides!

Week 3
7/6 - 7/10
Build it Up! - Architecture Week Ever dreamed of building a secret hideout, a treetop house, or a grand amuseument park? We'll fire up our imaginations to design and build thse one of a kind architectural dreams.

Week 4
7/13 - 7/17
Harry Potter Returns With the energy, intrigue and fantasy of Harry's world, we'll visit the land of Hogwarts. Spend a week immersed in spells, potions and magical creatures. Oh yes! There will be Quidditch games!

Week 5
7/20 - 7/24
Nature by Design Explore the never ending patterns of nature. Learn about Andy Goldsworthy's fabulous nature sculptures and fractal art. We'll take the rhythms and patterns of nature's sounds, make music, and bring it all to life on stage.

Week 6
7/27 - 7/31
Enter the Time Machine Inside the Time Machine, we travel back to days that are a blast to revisit and then forward, to what we can imagine in the distant future.

Week 7
8/3 - 8/7
Creatures Tame and Wild Cute and cuddly or creepy and scaly, all the world's creatures are the subjects of this week's art, music and drama.

Week 8
8/10 - 8/14
Leonardo's Workshop This famous Rennaissance artist, inventor, sculptor and musician will inspire our week of timeless art. From the Mona Lisa to the flying machine, we'll have Leonardo as our guide.

Week 9
8/17 - 8/21
Star Wars Somewhere in a Galaxy far away and fight here there is art, music and drama born of space voyagers and their explorations.

Week 10
8/24 - 8/28
The Art of the Game We'll take inspiration from the art and design of games and challenge our imagination and creativity to create our own unique games from board games to the playground.

Week 11
8/31 - 9/4
Seuss it Up! "Oh the Places We Will Go!" will guide us through our Seuss inspired art, music and drama this week. We hope that you will join us because, "There is fun to be done!" this last week of summer!!!

Summer Week 12
9/8 - 9/11
$250 m, $270 nm
Kindergarten only
4-day week, no camp on Labor Day, Sept 7
Neverland Special Week for Kindergarteners Only - Come explore the land of pirates, Wendy and the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell and Hook in a full day camp expecially for kindergartners.

More Information in our Summer Catalog

for more details, sample schedules and more, please see our Summer Camp Catalog

Registration for Summer 2015

To register online click here

To register by phone call (781) 648-6220

To register by mail print & mail in our registration form
mail to: Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA 02474

Camp Forms:

Please visit our Camp Forms page for Required Emergency Contact and First Aid Forms, plus Extended Day forms.


Scholarship Assistance:
Limited Scholarships are available, based on financial need. Complete scholarship information and application procedure is available on the camp forms page. Scholarship assistance is supported in part by Watertown Savings Bank, Winchester Savings Bank, and by individual contributions. Please consider donating to ACA's scholarship fund!

A $50 fee applies to all cancellations
*four weeks or more before camp week begins: full refund less cancellation fee
*two weeks or more before camp week begins: 50% refund less cancellation fee
*less than two weeks before camp begins: no refund
If space allows, you may be able to transfer to another camp week.

Media Release:
Occasionally, ACA takes photographs for use in our catalogs and promotional materials. If you do not wish to have photographs of your children used by ACA, please notify the office before the start of the session.

Sold Out or Underenrolled Classes:
If a class is full at the time of your registration, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list. ACA reserves the right to cancel classes, change times or locations, and substitute instructors. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified by telephone and will receive a full refund.

We do not pro-rate for late signups

We do not offer sibling discounts


Gibbs Center | 41 Foster Street | Arlington, MA 02474-6813 | Ph: 781-648-6220 | info@acarts.org