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Summer Camps 2015: Arts, Music, Theater 

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CREATIVE ARTS

Clay & Enameling | Campers get muddy in the morning with clay and melt glass in the afternoon. Grades 5+. June 15-19, 9:30 am-3 pm. $160. gizmo-cda.org

Creative Adventure Camp | Campers creatively express themselves through various media such as paint, clay, pastel chalk and more. Ages 3-5. June 15-19, 9-11:30 am. $62. spokaneparks.org

Young Photographers Camp | Create your own pinhole camera, work in the darkroom and learn basic photography skills. Grades 2-6. June 15-19, 9 am-3 pm. $300. sgs.org 466-1636

Ceramics Camp | Ceramics class for students entering grades 3-8. June 22-25, from noon-2 pm. $75. gprep.com

GPrep Art Camp | Summer arts camp for students entering grades 3-8. June 22-15, from 9-11 am. $75. gprep.com

Adventures in Art | Artist Liz Bishop teaches how to use a pottery wheel and how to scratch, carve and press your own prints. Grades 5-6. June 22-26, 9 am-4 pm. $180-$220. northwestmuseum.org

Artist's Studio | A fine arts camp offering painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Ages 6-11. June 22-26, 9 am-3 pm. $120. spokaneparks.org

Myths & Monsters | Young builder create simple robots using their imaginations to drive their creations. Grades 1-4. June 22-26, 1-4 pm. $80. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Riverday Art Camp| A week to explore different art mediums and styles, with activities offered indoors and outside. Grades K-2. Sessions offered June 22-26 and July 13-17. $150. riverdayschool.org

Summer Art Adventures | Learn how to draw still life scenes, people, animals and create art outdoors. Ages 7-12. June 6-27, meets Sat, 10 am-noon. $79. nic.edu/wft 208-769-3333

Art Explosion| Use paint and glue to splatter and drip to create works of art. Ages 6-11. June 29-July 1, 9 am-3 pm. $75. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Squish, Squash, Splat | A messy art camp working with paint, glue, dough and more. Ages 3-5. June 29-July 1, 12:30-3 pm. $38. spokaneparks.org

Wearable, Edible Art | Make art to wear, and some that's even good enough to eat. Ages 3-5. June 29-July 1, 9-11:30 am. $39. spokaneparks.org

Above the Sea Creatures in Clay | Use clay to construct your favorite land-inhabiting creatures. Grades 1-6. June 29-July 3, 1-4 pm. $80. gizmo-cda.org

Build It! | Learn about Plateau Tribe homes and get in touch with your inner architect or engineer, and explore the types of urban living spaces in Spokane. Grades 3-4. June 29-July 3, 9 am-4 pm. $198-$220. northwestmuseum.org

Undersea Creatures in Paper Mache | Bring creatures of the sea to life using the art of paper mache. Grades 1-6. June 29-July 3, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. $80. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Woodworking & Fort Building | Kids learn age-appropriate woodworking skills using tools and use teamwork to build a fort together. Grades 2-6. June 29-July 3. $175. riverdayschool.org

Summer Arts For Youth | Local artists and instructors lead students through the creative process, teaching multiple art skills during themed classes. Ages 5-16. Offered June 16-18, June 23-25, June 30-July 2 and July 7-9. At Harding Family Center, CdA. $30/3-day session, scholarships available. cdaid.org

The Art of Robotics | Learn programming skills and how to use an Arduino to combine craft materials and robotic components to animate an art creation. Grades 4-9. July 5-10, 1-4 pm. $80. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Art of Nature/Nature of Art | Campers explore animals, plants and tree life through nature walks, outdoor drawing and painting and other art projects. Ages 6-11. July 6-10, 9 am-3 pm. $124. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Morphing Materials | Local ceramic artist Liz Bishop shares how to transform various materials into pieces of art, using inspiration from exhibits. Grades 3-4. July 6-10, from 9 am-4 pm. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org

Wonder Works | A summer program focusing on art and nature, with activities centered around using natural objects to make art through weaving, dyeing and relief printing. Ages 9-12. July 6-10, 9 am-noon. Free. At Phillips Farm Park (near Moscow; carpooling available). humanistsofthepalouse.org

Art of Nature | The third annual camp uses art to connect children with nature, exploring the landscape around Coeur d'Alene. Grades 2-6. July 13-17, from 9 am-3:30 pm. $175. kealliance.org

As I See It | Art-themed day camp exploring different media, painting self-portraits, building sculptures and more. Ages 3-8. July 13-17. plumtreeschool.com

Craft A Day | Dye, bleach, print, stitch and manipulate fabric to create personal creations. Grades 5+. July 13-17, 9:30 am-3 pm. $180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Let's Go Van Gogh | Create art in a class inspired by this famous artist's bold paintings and drawings. Ages 6-11. July 13-17, 9 am-3 pm. $124. spokaneparks.org

Sewing Boot Camp | Learn basic sewing skills through three projects in this camp designed for students with little to no sewing experience. Ages 8-16. Offered June 22-26, 1-4 pm and July 20-24, 9 am-noon. At Let's Get Sewing, 2801 N. Monroe. $100/session. spokaneparks.org

Beginning Sewing | Kids learn hand-stitching skills and beginning skills on a sewing machine, creating a project during their week at camp. Grades 3-6. July 20-24. $150. riverdayschool.org

Big Fat Messy Craft Camp | A week all about the messier crafts like color spray tees, melted-bead suncatchers and stamps. Grades 1-5. July 20-24, 12:30-3:30 pm. $165. sgs.org 466-1636

Come With Me, Under the Sea | Campers explore an underwater world through stories, arts and crafts and more. Ages 3-5. July 20-24,12:30-3 pm. $62. spokaneparks.org 625-6677

Engineering a Pop-Up Book | Become a paper engineer and learn basic mechanisms to make pop-up books. Grades 4+. July 20-24, 9:30 am-3 pm. $160. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Expressions in Clay | An intensive week of handbuilding and wheel throwing. Grades 5+. July 20-24, 9:30 am-3 pm. $180. gizmo-cda.org

Get Messy at the MAC | Explore new ways to make art with paint, clay and printing and explore the current "100 Stories" exhibit with activities on the museum campus. Grades 1-2. July 20-24, 9 am-4 pm. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org

Picasso, Dali, Klee and Me | Study fine art techniques by famous artists who illustrated, sculpted and painted their dreams. Ages 6-11. July 20-24, 9 am-3 pm. $124. spokaneparks.org

Preschool Picassos | Young artists explore art through color, textures, paint, crayons and more. Ages 3-5. July 20-24, 9-11:30 am. $62. spokaneparks.org

Film Production Camp | Aspiring actors, directors and screenwriters have the opportunity to make a movie. Ages 11-13. Sessions offered June 15-26 and July 20-31; Mon-Fri from 9 am-3:30 pm. $300-$375. kroccda.org

Castles, Princesses, Knights & Dragons | Campers make armour, shields, crowns and more in an creativity-focused day camp. Ages 3-5. Offered July 6-10, 9-11:30 am and July 27-31, 12:30-3 pm. $62. spokaneparks.org

Monet's Garden | Use the great outdoors as inspiration for art and learn about famous impressionist masters like Degas, Monet, Morisot and Renoir. Ages 6-11. July 27-31, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $124. spokaneparks.org

Native American Arts | Kids learn arts and craft techniques drawing inspiration from Native American heritage. Grades 3-6. July 27-31. $175. riverdayschool.org

Jewelry Immersion | Become your own jewelry designer. Grades 5+. Aug. 3-7, 9:30 am-3 pm. $160. gizmo-cda.org

Up-Cycle with Art | Learn how to recycle and reuse ordinary household materials and found natural objects during nature hikes to make works of art. Grades 5-6. Aug. 3-7, 9 am-4 pm. $198-$220. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

Art Exploration | Make balloon animals and create masterpieces with clay, paint, beads and more. Ages 2+. Jul 23, 2-4 pm and Aug. 12, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. $15-$20. mobiusspokane.org

American Girl Fashion Fun | Learn patten reading skills, machine sewing and more as you make doll clothes sized for your American Girl doll. Ages 7-14. Aug. 10-14, 9 am-noon. At Let's Get Sewing, 2801 N. Monroe. $100. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Globe Trotting Artists | Campers learn about cultures and locations of the world through art projects from paint, clay, papier-mâché and other materials. Ages 6-11. Aug. 10-14, 9 am-3 pm. $124. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Topsy-Turvy Fairytale Fun | Popular fairytales get turned upside down through activities, stories and craft projects. Ages 3-5. Aug. 10-14, 12:30-3 pm. $62. spokaneparks.org 625-6677

YMCA Film Camp | Work with others to plan, develop and film a movie. Ages 12-18. Offered June 22-26, July 7-10, July 20-24, Aug. 3-7, Aug. 10-14 and Aug. 17-21. $100-$120/session. ymcaspokane.org

Leonardo's Workshop | Study fine art techniques that made Leonardo Da Vinci famous, and create your own invention models. Ages 6-11. Aug. 17-21, 9 am-3 pm. $124. spokaneparks.org

Design/Build a Set & Make a Movie| Build a set, create characters and make a movie to share in a student film festival shown to the public. Grades 4+. Aug. 24-28, 9:30 am-3 pm. $160. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Inland NW Drawing School | Summer drawing classes are offered Tue-Fri, 10-12:30 pm, July-August. Also offering ongoing classes for children and adults (ages 7+) Mondays in July and Aug. $110-$160. indrawschool.com

MUSIC

Cougar String Camp | A chamber music/orchestra camp for intermediate to advanced string players, also offering instruction in improvisation, voice, history, composition and more. Grades 7-12. June 21-26. $310-$465. libarts.wsu.edu/music/camp 509-335-3961

Band Boot Camp | Includes instrument rental and music instruction once a week for nine weeks. June 20-Aug. 22, Saturdays, from 10-11:30 am. $150. At Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Dr. 444-4140

WSU Oboe Camp | Student musicians in oboe and English horn study with WSU faculty, focusing on music theory, composition, performance and more. Grades 7-12. June 21-26, commuter and resident options. $350-$500. libarts.wsu.edu/music/camp 335-7966

Holy Names Summer Strings Camp | Offering daily, directed practice for small and large ensembles and instruction in technique, music theory, rhythm and more. Ages 7-18. June 22-26, 3-9 pm. $200. hnmc.org 326-9516

WSU Keyboard Explorations | Middle and high school students work with WSU faculty to study classical piano, jazz piano, improvisation and organ. Grades 7-12. June 28-July 3, commuter and resident options. $375-$525. libarts.wsu.edu/music/camp

Summer Piano Camp | Mary Simpson leads a week of instruction in piano. June 29-July 3, 8 am-5 pm. At Holy Names Music Center. hnmc.org 326-9516

Singers Performance Week | Offers basic training in vocal technique, acting for singers, stage movement, professional media and more. July 20-24, 3-9 pm. $250. hnmc.org 326-9516

EWU Jazz Dialogue Camp | A week-long camp for instrumental and vocal musicians. For middle and high school students. $450-$600. 359-7421

Blast Off with Piano | Students are introduced to playing piano in a group setting, and perform in a recital. Ages 6-10. Offered July 6-10 and Aug. 3-7. $90. familyschoolofmusic.com

Music Workshop | A one-hour workshop giving students the chance to try out several different musical instruments. All ages. Offered July 25 and Aug. 22, 11 am-noon. Free. familyschoolofmusic.com

THEATER

Mead Theatre Camp | Open to grades 4-6. June 15-19, 10 am-noon (grades 4-6) and 12:30-2 pm (grades 7-8). $40-$50. 465-7002

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe | Young actors learn basic performance skills by rehearsing and performing a play in a week. Grades 4-7. June 15-19, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm) sessions offered. $115. spokanecivictheatre.com 325-2507

Fairytale Theatre Camp | Children are introduced to the world of drama through fairytale stories, creating stories and costumes. Ages 3-5. June 22-26, 9-11:30 am. $62. spokaneparks.org

Hermione Granger & the Weasley Gnomes | Young actors learn basic performance skills by rehearsing and performing a play in a week. Grades 4-7. June 22-26, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm) sessions offered. $115. spokanecivictheatre.com

Woody's Round Up | Young actors learn the basics of Broadway-style stage performance including voice, drama and dance, with a performance for friends and family at the end of camp. June 22-26, from 9 am-noon. Ages 5-7. At CYT North Spokane. $120. cytspokane.com

Teen Drama Camp | Young actors develop their skills in characterization, script analysis, voice, acting styles and improvisation. Grades 7-12. June 22-July 3, morning (9 am-noon) or afternoon (1-4 pm) sessions available. Camp concludes with a performance. $200. spokanecivictheatre.com 325-2507

Fairytale Theatre | Through storytelling, reenacting and song and dance, children explore the fairy tales of old. Ages 3-8. June 29-July 3. plumtreeschool.com

A Story to Tell | Learn different ways to tell stories from seasoned storytellers in a theatrical-themed camp, and stage a production in the MAC's outdoor amphitheatre. Grades 5-6. July 6-10, 9 am-4 pm. $198-$220. northwestmuseum.org

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Aladdin | A theater camp based on the songs and story from the Disney classic, with games, workshops, dancing and more. Sessions offered for ages 5-6 and ages 7-12. July 6-10. At Lake City Community Church. $100-$75. cytnorthidaho.org

All Aboard | Students practice stage skills in musical theater performance, including voice, dance and drama to perform a show at the end of the week for friends and family. July 6-10, from 9 am-4 pm. Ages 7-12. At CYT North Spokane location. $200. cytspokane.com

Kid Icarus | Young actors learn basic performance skills by rehearsing and performing a play in a week. Grades 4-7. July 6-10, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm) sessions offered. $115. spokanecivictheatre.com 325-2507

CYT North Idaho Summer Camps | Camps include specialty workshops, theater and outdoor games, team competitions and a performance on the last day. Ages 5-13. July 6-17, Mon-Fri; ages 5-7 from 9 am-noon, ages 8-13, from 9 am-3 pm. $100-$175. cytnorthidaho.org 208-762-9373

RTOP Summer Camp | Children's performance camps culminate with a live performance with an audience. Ages 8-16. Weekly sessions offered June 15-July 17, 9 am-noon or 1-4 pm. At Regional Theatre of the Palouse. $105/week. rtoptheatre.org 509-335-0750

Fractured Fables | Young actors learn stage performance techniques while performing "fractured" blends of classic fairy tales. Ages 10-14. July 13-17. At Lake City Community Church. $100-$175. cytnorthidaho.org 208-765-8600

Peter Pan & the Picadillies | Young actors learn basic performance skills by rehearsing and performing a play in a week. Grades 4-7. July 13-17, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm). $115. spokanecivictheatre.com 325-2507

The Light Princess | Students learn basic drama skills, prop making and rehearse and put on a show based on the George MacDonald story. Ages 8-13. July 13-17, 9 am-12:30 pm, with a Friday performance. At the Lion's Share Theatre. $100. [email protected] 327-1113

Under the Sea | A musical theater camp in which students rehearse and produce a play in a week. July 13-17, 9 am-noon. Ages 5-7. At CYT Spokane Valley. $120. cytspokane.com 487-6540

The Sleeping Princess | Students rehearse and perform an original musical adaptation of Sleeping Beauty" by camp instructors Steven Dahlke and Christopher Moll. Ages 8-18. July 11-18, 9:30 am-3:30 pm. At Modern Theater Spokane. $175-$195. themoderntheater.org

Magical Music Camp | A week-long theater camp focusing on all aspects of stage performance including voice, dance and drama. July 20-24, 9 am-4 pm. Ages 7-12. $200. cytspokane.com

Snow White | Young actors learn basic performance skills by rehearsing and performing a play in a week. Grades 4-7. July 20-24, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm). $115. spokanecivictheatre.com

The Lord of the Rings | Teen actors learn basic performance skills, prop making, and prepare a performance based on the first book in the Tolkien trilogy. Ages 11-17. July 20-24. At the Lion's Share Theatre. $100. [email protected] 327-1113

Broadway Showstoppers | Campers rehearse and perform a musical revue of solos and group numbers selected by campers and directors. Ages 11-18. July 20-25, from 9:30 am-3:30 pm. At Modern Theater Spokane. $175-$195. themoderntheater.org 455-7529

Overnight Teen Camp | A theater camp exploring the themes of biblical-based musicals, including "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and more. Ages 13-18. July 26-31. At Twin Lakes Friends Camp. $295. cytnorthidaho.org

Miss Nelson is Missing | Young actors learn basic performance skills by rehearsing and performing a play in a week. Grades 4-7. July 27-31, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm). $115. spokanecivictheatre.com

Summer Stage Drama Camp | Students team up for storytelling, acting and improv games and a final day performance. Ages 6-11. July 27-31, 9 am-3 pm. $124. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Disney on Stage | Theater camp drawing inspiration from the vast library of Disney songs and stories, focusing on actor teamwork. July 13-17 and Aug. 3-7, from 1-3 pm. Ages 7-10. At Expressions School of Dance. $100. cdasummertheatre.com

Fairytale Fantasy | Students learn the basics of team-building and trusting skills that are crucial to theater performance, using fantasy stories as structure. July 13-17 and Aug. 3-7, from 10 am-noon. Ages 4-6. At Expressions School of Dance. $100. cdasummertheatre.com

Alice in Wonderland | Young actors learn basic performance skills by rehearsing and performing a play in a week. Grades 4-7. Aug. 3-7, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm). $115. spokanecivictheatre.com

Jungle Boogie | Theater performance camp offering workshops in voice, dance, drama and more. Activities through the week include games, competitions and rehearsal for a Friday showcase. Sessions offered for ages 5-6 and ages 7-12. Aug. 3-8. At Lake City Community Church. $100-$175. cytnorthidaho.org 208-765-8600

Main Stage Performance Camp | Young actors (ages 13-20) can audition for the main stage camp and preseason play "Seussical: The Musical" May 26-29, at 6:30 pm. Selected actors can enroll to practice and perform in a rehearsal camp, July 6-Aug. 2, Mon-Fri, from 9 am-5 pm. Performances July 24-26 and July 29-Aug. 2. $400. spokanecivictheatre.com

Main Stage Summer Intensive | Students can audition (July 17-18) to rehearse and perform in a two-week intensive theater camp. Ages 10-17 (audition only). July 27-Aug 9. Camp concludes with a series of performances Aug. 7-9. $150. spokanecivictheatre.com

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader | Young actors learn basic performance skills by rehearsing and performing a play in a week. Grades 4-7. Aug. 10-14, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm). $115. spokanecivictheatre.com

Elementary Set Making | Campers from the morning and afternoon "Play in a Week" sessions unite to design and construct the set for their production. June 22-Aug. 21; Mon-Thu, from 11 am-12:30 pm. $50. spokanecivictheatre.com

Musical Theatre Camps | Workshops focusing on acting, directing, stage movement, singing and more, with culminating performances. July 20-23 (grades 1-3), July 27-30 (grades 4-6) and Aug. 10-21 (grades 7-12). At the new Pend Oreille Playhouse (236 S. Union, Newport). $30-$85. pendorielleplayers.org 447-9900

James & the Giant Peach | Young actors learn basic performance skills by rehearsing and performing a play in a week. Grades 4-7. Aug. 17-21, morning (9-11 am) or afternoon (1-3 pm). $115. spokanecivictheatre.com 325-2507

Shrek the Musical | Young actors explore themes of friendship, teamwork and personal acceptance through rehearsing and performing the move-based musical. July 6-10 and Aug. 17-21 (ages 15-18); Aug. 10-14 (ages 11-14); Aug. 24-28 (ages 8-12). At Expressions School of Dance. $190. cdasummertheatre.com

CYT Spokane Teen Camp | A musical theater camp for older actors, in which students rehearse to perform a play at the end of the week for friends and family. July 27-31, from 9 am-5 pm. Ages 13-18. $210. cytspokane.com

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