Youth Summer Art Program


Kindergarten – 8th grade




July 8 – 12 a.m. Session / 3D

July 8 – 12 p.m. Session / 2D

July 15 – 19 a.m. Session / 3D

July 15 – 19 p.m. Session / 2D


Morning sessions:

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Afternoon sessions:

1 – 4 p.m.

are more than just artistic adventures – they’re dynamic learning experiences that seamlessly blend making, collaborating, and experimenting across a spectrum of mediums.

3D Exploration:

In our 3D Exploration sessions, campers engage with sculpture, ceramics, and papier-mâché. Through hands-on activities, they learn and create without realizing it, fostering a love for artistic expression. No prior experience is needed, and all supplies are provided.

2D Exploration:

Unleash the imagination in our 2D Exploration sessions, where campers dive into drawing, painting, and collage. This innovative studio arts program inspires self-expression, encourages creativity, and instills an excitement for learning, all while having a blast. No previous artistic skills are required, and all supplies are included.

This camp does not provide meals. Please pack your own lunches. Note: Campers who are attending both the a.m. and p.m. sessions may stay on campus through the lunch break. There will be staff supervision onsite.

  • Immersive Learning: Our youth summer art programs are designed to be immersive studio arts experiences. Campers learn and grow through making, fostering creativity and self-expression.
  • Playful Experimentation: As part of our dynamic program, campers experiment with various mediums. 
  • Collaborative Atmosphere: Campers engage with each other, share ideas, and create together.
  • Excitement for Learning: Our goal is to instill an excitement for learning through creative expression. Campers leave with more than their own artistic masterpieces; they discover their passion for exploration and discovery.

This USF Discovery Academy experience is designed by USF educators and professional artists. and taught by USF educators. Campers will discover and expand their interests and talents while building community connections.

In our Youth Summer Arts Program, campers learn design principles, basic techniques, and a bit of art history. Campers will gain:

  • Self-confidence in trying new things 
  • A tolerance for constructive feedback and criticism
  • New skills and techniques

“It’s really about the environment for our family. Our daughter feels so safe at Saint Francis. She has had some bad experiences at school with other kids, but during the art camp, she feels really free to be herself.”

– Parent of Camper, Summer ‘23

Ready to Discover?

Connect with USF Faculty, develop a skill set, and find new interests — all with new friends in a safe and caring environment.

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