Our downtown location offers camps for students ages 4-9 that are project-based and taught by artists and educators. Summer Camps are divided into two age groups: Camps for Littles (ages 4-5) and Camps for Makers (ages 6-9). All camps include classroom time to explore projects as well as opportunities for physical play in the Museum’s installations and outdoor play spaces. Family and friends are invited each Friday to an exhibition to view artwork created during the week.

Camps take place June 20 – Aug. 19 (except for the week of July 18-22 due to Comic Con) from 9am-4pm.

NOTE: All Summer Camps at the downtown Museum have reached capacity and are sold out.

Pricing

Member Pricing

5-day week: $360
4-day week*: $288

Non-member Pricing

5-day week: $400
4-day week*: $320

*4-day pricing is only available during the week of July 4-8 (no camp on 7/4).  

Siblings get 10% off!

Camps for Littles (Ages 4-5)

A variety of themed camps offer art experiences and more to create an early foundation for creativity and encourage imagination and self-confidence for children ages 4-5. Campers in this age group must be enrolled in preschool or kindergarten, and must be able to use the bathroom independently.

June 20 – 24
STEAM Explorers

Take on design challenges using new materials, curiosity and invention. 

June 27 – July 1
Puppets, Play, Perform

Create puppets, construct costumes and share stories with others.

July 5 – 8 (no camp Mon, 7/4)
Superhero Training Camp 

Become a hero-in-training and discover your super strengths.  

July 11 – 15
Story Summer

Explore fun stories through art projects and active adventures. 

July 25 – 29  
Eco Art

Investigate the world around you and create earth-inspired works of art. 

August 1 – 5
Picnic Party

Learn to make delicious summer snacks and picnic-themed art. 

August 8 – 12 
Tiny Toy Tinkerers 

Invent, design and create your own toys.

August 15 – 19
Locally Grown

Prepare delicious and nutritious dishes using items from the garden.

Camps for Makers (Ages 6-9)

Campers ages 6-9 (or grades 1-3) will explore fun activities from art making to storytelling to cooking, paired with trips to the Museum’s installations. 

 

June 20 – 24  
Environmental Art

Work together to create sustainable art inspired by nature.

June 27 – July 1
Fiber Art Fun!

Learn new techniques for sewing and printmaking.

July 5 – 8 (no camp Mon, 7/4)
Making Miniatures

Build small scale using a variety of fun materials and your imagination. 

July 11 – 15
Inventors’ Workshop

Take on design challenges using new materials, curiosity and invention. 

July 25 – 29
Cover to Cover

Construct an original book that you write, illustrate and design. 

August 1 – 5  
Animated Art

Create animated short films using a variety of media and technologies. 

August 8 – 12
Kids Cook!

Create delicious recipes to take home and share with others. 

August 15 – 19
Printmakers Studio 

Use found objects to create new images to print on paper and fabric.

 

Summer Camp Open House

Saturday, June 18 | 1-3pm

Join us for a free camp open house at our downtown location! Whether you have already registered for camp or are still deciding, we offer this opportunity for you to meet the summer camp team, tour our facilities and get to know our programs through fun, hands-on activities for all ages. RSVP not required.

Questions?

For questions regarding camps, contact us at camps@thinkplaycreate.org.

Art + Play Space Closure

The Art + Play Space in Del Mar is open for the morning session (9am-12pm) and closed for the afternoon session (1-4pm) on May 19.