"Arts by the Sea" Summer Camp


2023 Camp Registration Coming Soon...

8 Weeks of Visual & Performing Arts

Each session ends with an art exhibit and performance!

We are working hard to plan our Arts by the Sea Summer Camp! Camp will run 8-weeks this Summer starting June 19th. Did you know that members will have 2-weeks priority registration this year? Members will be notified by email when registration is available. Become a member today!

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Teen Volunteers needed! Info & Application Here

  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • For children ages 6-12
  • All supplies, snacks and camp shirt included
  • $295 per week
    • *$590 for Session 7 (Weeks 7 & 8)
    • Members recieve 10% off
      • You will need to purchase a membership from your online basket before Summer Camp sessions

To take advantage of your Membership discount, sign in or register for an account on our website here.  If you have created a new account, please allow one hour for your membership to sync with your website account. Once signed in, your membership discount will apply automatically to your summer camp registrations. If you have any questions or issues regarding your discount, please send an inquiry to web@carpinteriaartscenter.org

For questions or inquiries regarding Summer Camp, or to be added to a Waitlist, please email summercamp@carpinteriaartscenter.org.


We welcome children of all abilities and modalities at Arts by the Sea Summer Camp. If your child requires the assistance of an aide or resource specialist during the regular school year, please provide an adult assistant for your child at summer camp. This can be a parent, grandparent, friend, or professional assistant.

No family should be discouraged from applying to our classes and workshops because of lack of funds - we have scholarships awarding 50% off each session, up to $500 per family per year. If you need financial assistance, please complete one of the forms below.

English Assistance FormSpanish Assistance Form

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Megan Isaac Community Artist
Lead Sponsor



View our schedule from 2022 below:

Visual Arts in the Morning
Music in the Afternoon

Session 1: June 20 - 24
"This is Me"

Explore who you are, what you like, and who you want to be as an artist and musician in this first week of summer camp!

Session 2: June 27 - July 1
"The Art of Food"

This week, we will "play" with our food! Campers will create 2D and 3D masterpieces to make our mouths water...

Session 3: July 5 - 8 (Four days)
"World Cultures"

Celebrate and learn about different cultures from all over the world in our art- and music-making this week!

Visual Arts in the Morning
Theater in the Afternoon

Session 4: July 11 - 15
"Once Upon a Time..."

Castles, magical creatures, and fantasy characters will inspire this imaginative week of camp.

Session 5: July 18 - 22
"Tell a Story"

We will create art in a variety of styles and media to stretch our imaginations and tell our stories this week.

Session 6 (2 weeks):
July 25 - 29 & August 1 - 5


Campers will explore the contemporary art styles of pop art, op art, and graffiti art and will write, solve, and act out their own mysteries!

2019 Drama



Arts by the Sea summer day camp has a long tradition of offering children a chance to spend their time outdoors exploring a variety of media as they create fine art. 

Each morning, campers enjoy learning about various art styles such as Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism etc. and explore how to apply similar characteristics in their own artworks.  Following the morning of hands-on art, including the weekly fieldtrip to paint at the beach, campers enjoy a music or drama session in the afternoon.  

The afternoon music sessions in the past explored traditions of Africa through stories, songs, and dances in preparation for a public performance on Friday afternoon.  In addition to singing, campers play drums, ukuleles, marimbas and hand percussion.   We have excellent instruments and enough for everyone to always be playing!

The afternoon drama sessions give the young actors the opportunity to learn the crucial skills of building characters and expressing interior emotions physically and vocally.  Campers not only have a chance to improve their public speaking skills individually, but learn how to work as an ensemble, gaining valuable leadership skills while having fun and making new friends.