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Summer Art Camps

We are thrilled to embark on another year of creative offerings for St. Louis families! 

Welcome to Craft Alliance Summer Art Camps

Craft Alliance has been providing arts education and craft experiences to the St. Louis community for over 56 years.  We are thrilled to embark on another year of creative offerings  for St. Louis families!   Craft Alliance Summer Art Camps 2021 are in-person under our health & safety guidelines, Missouri ArtSafe certified,  and located at our new location in the St. Louis Maker’s District, 5080 Delmar Boulevard.  Welcome to our new studios; Summer Art Camps provide creative discovery in Clay, Fibers, Metal, Glass, Wood, Drawing & Painting, and more.  Camps are designed to engage youth in learning fun and new studio techniques by making amazing artworks.  Join us for summer 2021 and learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel, mosaic a birdhouse, sew a handbag, or create a wood sculpture! 

We welcome ages 7-14 to explore within ten weeks of summer camp offerings in different media from June 7 - August 13, 2021.  Choose a camp that fits your summer schedule!  We offer Before Care, After Care, and morning and afternoon camps to ages 7-9 and ages 10-14.  Craft Alliance camp faculty are professional teaching artists and have all passed federal and state background checks.  Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at craftalliance.org for more information on our summer camps policies.

Thank you for taking part in our 2021 Craft Alliance Summer Art Camps.  We are looking forward to working with you and sharing a terrific, safe summer!  Online registration is preferred at craftalliance.org/camp.



Registration is OPEN



Become a Member!

Craft Alliance Members, Insider level and above, receive a 15% discount on camp tuition and early registration opportunities.  Don’t delay, camps fill up fast!  A membership also offers tuition discounts on classes, camps, workshops, and gallery sales.


Summer Camp Dates & Times

Summer camps are in session for 10 weeks, morning and afternoon camps are available.  Each camp meets for a full 3 hours to spend on making exciting and creative artworks!  Please note:  Afternoon camps are available from 2:00pm-5:00pm; there is no lunch care between am and pm camps for 2021.

Camp Week Dates Morning Afternoon
Camp 1 June 7-11 9:00am-12:00pm N/A
Camp 2 June 14-18 9:00am-12:00pm N/A
Camp 3 June 21-25 9:00am-12:00pm N/A
Camp 4 June 28-July 2 9:00am-12:00pm N/A
Camp 5 July 5-9 9:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm
Camp 6 July 12-16 9:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm
Camp 7 July 19-23 9:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm
Camp 8 July 26-30 9:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm
Camp 9 August 2-6 9:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm
Camp 10 August 9-13 9:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm



Tuition & Studio Fee

  • Tuition includes instruction for a one week camp, Mon-Fri, 3 hours daily
  • Studio Fees include Craft Alliance art supplies used by campers for learning and creating projects for their weekly camp.
  • Tools and equipment belonging to Craft Alliance may not be removed from the studio classrooms.

Summer Art Camp Tuition: Ages 7-9 & Ages 10-14

  • Craft Alliance Member Tuition (Insider level & above) |  $148.75
  • Non-member Tuition | $175
  • General Studio fee | $20
  • Glass & Metal Studio fee | $30

Before Care & After Care

  • Before Care: 8:30 am - 9:00am | $30/camp week.
  • After Care: 5:00pm - 5:30pm | $30/ camp week.
  • Before-Care & After-Care | $50/camp week.


Policies


Confirmation Policy

You will receive confirmation upon enrollment and Summer Camp information via email from the Craft Alliance Registrar or our Blackbaud/Altru registration system.


Camp CoVid Guidelines

Craft Alliance is Missouri ArtSafe certified, we practice safety standards and follow health guidelines that protect all who enter our building. Our guidelines and policies are designed to protect the health and safety of everyone. 

We have taken steps to create a safe environment, with enrollment caps on camps, classes and workshops to accommodate appropriate social distancing.  We follow daily cleaning and disinfecting practices, self-screening requirements for registering, and face masks are required of everyone entering the premises;  staff, campers, students, and guests. There are no lunches for 2021 Summer Camps, snack time will be kept to a minimum with separate spaces for each camper.  Sharing of tools is discouraged and disinfectant wipes are made available so that tools may be wiped before and after use by camp instructors and staff.  Our policies are following recommended CDC guidelines and are clearly posted in the studio classrooms and on our website. Please visit Craft Alliance Summer Camp CoVid Guidelines. 


Studio Safety

Craft Alliance Summer camps are fun and active!

  • ONLY CLOSE-TOED SHOES ALLOWED.
  • All long hair should be tied back.
  • Please dress for fun (and sometimes messy) arts experiences! Consider bringing an apron or old shirt/smock.
  • Ages 10-14 working in the Glass and/or Metals Studio are to bring a long-sleeve cotton shirt for working safely.
  • Craft Alliance is equipped with first aid supply stations, our staff will provide first aid attention, and be prepared to seek further medical attention if needed.

Other Studio Policies

  • Craft Alliance does not allow pets or firearms in the building.
  • Only currently enrolled students may attend camps and be in the classrooms.
  • All projects made in the Clay Studio can be picked up three weeks after your last day of camp.
  • Campers should not bring toys or personal items to camp.
  • Craft Alliance cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items.
  • Craft Alliance has an Anti-Bullying policy and reserves the right to refuse continued enrollment to disruptive students.
  • Parents and/or guardians will be notified, no refunds will be given.

Arrival & Departure Information

All summer camps are held at our new location, 5080 Delmar Boulevard.  Please use the front entrance to be met and greeted by a Craft Alliance camp coordinator for daily camper screening and forehead temperature checks.


Before Care: Morning Camp: 8:30am-9:00am

  • Before-Care starts at 8:30 am and is located in the studio classroom of your camper’s registered camp.
  • Please use the front entrance to be met and greeted by a Craft Alliance camp coordinator for daily camper screening and forehead temperature checks. Then we will assist you in finding your camper’s instructor and studio classroom.
  • Parents may stay for the first 5 minutes at the entrance to meet the instructors and camp staff.
  • Parents may not remain in the studios for the duration of the camp session.

Parent Pick-Up

  • Please use the Craft Alliance Pick-Up Sign in your car window, make it visible so we may walk out your camper to your vehicle.
  • Pull to the front entrance along Delmar or park in the east parking lot to pick up your camper.
  • After Care parents need to enter the building and sign out your camper daily.  After Care is 5-5:30pm, please do not be late.
  • Campers are not allowed to leave Craft Alliance without a parent or an arranged guardian.

Before Care: Afternoon Camp: 1:30pm-2:00pm

  • Before Care starts at 1:30 pm and is located in the studio classroom of your camper’s registered camp.
  • Please use the front entrance to be met and greeted by a Craft Alliance camp coordinator for daily camper screening and forehead temperature checks. Then we will assist you in finding your camper’s instructor and studio classroom.
  • Parents may stay for the first 5 minutes at the entrance to meet the instructors and camp staff.
  • Parents may not remain in the studios for the duration of the camp session.

After Care: 5:00pm-5:30pm

  • After-Care starts at 5:00 pm and is located in the Fibers studio or the main corridor of Craft Alliance.
  • After Care parents need to enter the building and sign out your camper daily.
  • After Care is 5-5:30pm, please do not be late.


Cancellation

Craft Alliance reserves the right to cancel, combine, or reschedule camps/workshops/classes to adjust for enrollment.  If Craft Alliance cancels a camp/workshop/class an email notification will be sent to request transfer to another comparable camp or receive a full tuition and studio fee refund. 


Withdrawal & Refund

Notice of withdrawal must be sent to andrea.moon@craftalliance.org 14 days prior to the start date in order to a full refund. Craft Alliance will charge a $25 withdrawal fee for any and all withdrawals made earlier than 14 days prior to the start of a camp/workshop/class.  Craft Alliance will not refund or credit for camps missed due to illness or health, personal schedule conflict, travel, or other reasons. There is not a schedule to allow for students to make-up or attend missed classes.  If your camper is unable to attend a camp day, please contact Craft Alliance immediately at 314.725.1177 ext. 331.