"Arts by the Sea" Summer Camp


2024 Arts by the Sea Summer Camp

 Visual/Performing Arts and STEAM

Each session ends with an art exhibit, performance, or STEAM expo!

Become a member to save 10% on each camp! See below to register now!

Camp will run June 17th-August 9th

(no camp 7/4). 

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Teen Volunteers needed! Info & Application Here

  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • For children ages 6-1
  • All supplies, snacks and camp shirt included
  • $325 per week
    • Members receive 10% off
      • You will need to purchase a membership from your online basket before purchasing Summer Camp sessions (not in the same transaction).

To take advantage of your Membership discount, sign in or register for an account on our website here.  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, to be added to a Waitlist, or for help with your member discount 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 financial aid. If you need financial assistance, please complete one of the forms below.

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2024 Schedule

Week 1: June 17 - 21
Art in the Morning/Music in the Afternoon
"Artful Harmony" Sold Out

Embark on a magical journey where imagination meets melody. Our week-long camp will inspire young artists to explore the colorful worlds of music and art combined. Every day promises a new crescendo of creativity!

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Week 3: July 1 - 5 (no camp 7/4)
Art in the Morning/STEAM in the Afternoon
"Monsters, Inc." Sold Out

Calling all inventors, artists, and monster enthusiasts! Imagination meets innovation in our monster-themed week of camp where whimsical creatures are explored through science and art in the most monstrous ways.


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Week 5: July 15 - 19

Art in the Morning/STEAM in the Afternoon

"Flower Power"

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature at our botanical-themed Arts and STEAM Camp. Grow wild for flowers through drawing, painting, fiber arts, sculpture, and of course, science!

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Week 2: June 24 - 28
Art in the Morning/Music in the Afternoon
"Under the Sea" Sold Out

Dive into your imagination and join us for a week of ocean-inspired artistic and musical adventures. Set against the perfect backdrop of sun, sand, and surf in Carpinteria, this week of camp offers a unique blend of creativity and coastal charm.


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Week 4: July 8 - 12
Art in the Morning/STEAM in the Afternoon
"Lions, Tigers, & Bears, Oh My!"

Join us for a week of animal adventures as we learn about creatures from around the world. This week will be an exciting opportunity for all animal enthusiasts to explore how creativity meets science in the animal kingdom!


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Week 6: July 22 - 26
Art in the Morning/STEAM in the Afternoon
"Art of Food" Sold Out

This week, we will "play" with our food! What could be more fun? Campers will use food as inspiration for their masterpieces and utilize some special ingredients in their afternoon STEAM explorations. 

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Weeks 7 & 8: July 29 - Aug 9 (2-Week Camp)
Art in the Morning/Theater in the Afternoon
"Color Your World" Sold Out

Step into a world where every color tells a story and sparks the imagination! Join us for an unforgettable journey as we dive deep into the captivating realm of color in our artmaking and acting in this special two-week camp

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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.  New in 2023-we added a STEAM component featuring two weeks of hands on learning and fun. It was such a blast, we are bringing it back for Summer 2024!

The afternoon music sessions in the past explored music 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.




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Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

Megan Isaac Slingshot Studio Artist