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Summer Camp 2020


We hope you are doing well and staying safe and healthy. We know this has been a confusing time when it comes to Summer Camp and we appreciate your patience and understanding.  While we still do not yet know if our camp is canceled or not, we wanted to to share information about our current plans if the museum decides to proceed with camp. Nothing is written in stone since new decisions from the government could change our plans. In these times, changes come within days and sometimes hours.   

In addition to the points below, below are links to the guidelines for Day Camps from the state of Ohio, as well as parent guides from the CDC. Please read these as well as the information below carefully. We will be reaching out in the weeks to come with more information, so please keep a close eye on your email. Feel free to contact us with any questions at [email protected]

Before and After Care Cancelled: Because of limited staffing and the restrictions imposed by the state of Ohio, we will be unable to provide before and aftercare this year. We do apologize for this inconvenience. Refunds will be issued to all who have paid for this service, and we will contact you if we need any further information. 

Refunds: Refunds are available at any time.  If your child or household family member has been exposed to the virus, we urge you not to come to camp. Email [email protected] to request a refund.  

Summer Camp will be different:  In order to follow safety restrictions and sanitary measures, our camp will have limited supplies. This means the scope of projects we normally create will also be affected. We appreciate your understanding and support as we do our best to keep our Summer Camp fun and safe! 

Do not come if you are sick:  For the health and safety of our staff, other campers and their families, please keep your child home if they or a family member is sick or has been exposed to the virus. Each morning we will be taking temperatures of each child as they arrive.  

Sanitation: We will be taking measures to incorporate the recommended sanitation procedures. Some of these include frequent hand washing, individual art kits, no shared supplies, no hands-on games, increased rules about social distancing, individual bins for personal items, and heightened cleaning procedures throughout the day. If your child feels comfortable in a mask we encourage them to wear one.  

Summer Camp Handbook: We are currently updating the handbook to reflect new practices in light of COVID-19. The handbook will reflect the requirements and recommendations that are listed on the Ohio day camp document attached. We will send it along with drop off and pick up instructions by June 5th.  

Smaller group sizes: In following with the attached guidelines, the camp will be split into groups of no more than 9 children. Each group will be in a different room with a different teacher. The same teacher will be in the same room with the same kids all week long. Groups will rotate when visiting galleries, so they do not mingle with one another. Kids and teachers will not mingle at all during the week. We will be limiting exposure by putting the same kids in group, working with the same teacher for all weeks as much as possible. If you request a friend in your group by June 1st, we will do our best to accommodate, but cannot guarantee. Groups are determined ahead of time,  and will be sent out to attendees in advance, so we can not allow any switching the week of camp.  

Pick up and drop off : Based on the state’s recommendations, drop off and pick up will be curbside. Parents should only enter the building in case of an emergency.  Staff will assist with signing campers in from their cars.  The week before your camp, you will receive an email with your group number in it.  The group number will determine where your drop off location is.  

Emergency contact:  Along with your group number, you will also receive a number you can call in case you need to pick up your child early that week. Please only use this resource in case of emergency.



The Cincinnati Art Museum is the place for summer fun and creativity. Jump into art with eight weeks of exciting projects, gallery games and more! Explore a different theme each week with activities taught by skilled educators and museum staff. Designed for children ages 6–12. Convenient before and after care available.

*All weeks of Summer Camp are currently SOLD OUT*

Call (513) 721-ARTS to register or register online.


Weekly camp cost:

Members (Family level and higher): $195 per child

General public: $245 per child

Before and after care: $35 per child (includes both before and after care for 1 week)


Week 1 *SOLD OUT*

June 8–12 | Art in the Park  

Explore the Great outdoors and make art in beautiful Eden Park. Go on hikes, sketch from nature and even use flowers and plants to create brushes and materials.

Week 2 *SOLD OUT*

June 15–19 | Young Impressionists     

Become the next Monet when you discover a world of impressionist art. Paint outdoors, play with pointillism and learn why this has become one of the most popular movements in art.

Week 3 *SOLD OUT*

June 22–26 | Fantasy World     

Enter a world of pure imagination where dreams become reality. Visit castles, dragons and mythical creatures in the galleries while creating your very own fantastical art.

Week 4 *SOLD OUT*

June 29–July 3 | Sculpture Challenge     

Can you build a tower that won’t fall down or make a portrait bust that looks just like one of your friends? Work with clay, wood and more as we put your sculptural skills to the test. 

Week 5 *SOLD OUT*

July 13–17 | Treasure hunters     

Go on an art adventure as we decode hieroglyphics, find ancient artifacts and learn about stolen artworks. Check your map, because "X" marks the spot for fun!

Week 6 *SOLD OUT*

July 20–24 | Paint Party     

Pop open a tube of paint and join the party! From the Renaissance to Rothko, we’re going to celebrate all types of paintings and get messy as we make masterpieces of our own. 

Week 7 *SOLD OUT*

July 27–31 | Action and Activism     

Stand up for what you believe in during this week dedicated to art with a message. Celebrate diverse artists with different causes and learn how art can change the world. 

Week 8 *SOLD OUT*

August 3–7 | Time Travelers     

Jump into your time machine and travel through history. You’ll visit time periods like ancient Egypt, Medieval Europe and decide what the future of art will look like. 



Camp Hours

Camp: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Before Care: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

After Care: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


For questions about Summer Camp, please email [email protected]

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