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Bring your imagination and creativity to art camp this summer at the Broad MSU! Camp meets for weekly sessions, 9am–3pm daily, with a maximum of 15 students per session. Campers will experience a variety of traditional and contemporary media and processes while creating individual and collaborative artwork at each camp. Daily activities will include snack and play breaks, as well as a variety of enriching activities including museum tours, walks on campus, and an end of week art show.

Cost: $250 per session (discounts and need-based scholarships available)

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Ages 6–8
Sign up for one, two, or all three sessions.

Session 1: Art is Silly • June 13–17
Looking for a laugh? Join us for a light-hearted peek into some goofy, silly, and downright funny contemporary art. Create artwork that expresses your unique personality and sense of humor.

Session 2: Art is Fantastic • June 20–24
Are you a daydreamer? Join us on an adventure into the imaginations of contemporary artists to meet fantasy characters in magical lands. Create artwork inspired by your own imagined creatures, places, and stories!

Session 3: Art is Loud • June 27–July 1
Do you have something to say? Join us as we explore the many ways that contemporary artists communicate through their work. Create artwork that expresses your own thoughts in a big way!


Ages 9–11
Sign up for one, two, or all three sessions.

Session 1: Art is Futuristic • July 11–15
Do you have a vision? Explore the many ways contemporary artists are imagining and playing with ideas for what we might need for the future. Create artwork that stretches your imagination and creativity!

Session 2: Art is Reflective • July 18–22
Where do you live? Explore the natural and man-made world around us through art! Discover artists who focus on the environment in their artwork, and create your own artistic responses to contemporary questions about the world we live in.

Session 3: Art is Social • July 25–29
How can you impact your community? Explore our communities through artistic eyes as we create artwork with the people, places, and things around us. Learn about contemporary artists who interact with their communities in similar ways.


Middle School
Sign up for one or both sessions.

Session 1: Art is Experimental • August 1–5 (FULL)
Want to make a discovery? Journey into the unknown as we try out new ideas, materials, and processes while learning about contemporary artists who have an experimental approach to creating art.

Session 2: Art is Evidence • August 8–12
Why do people make art? Explore ways to record your thoughts, ideas, and experiences as evidence of your unique point of view. Create artwork from those observations while learning about contemporary artists who document their lives in similar ways.  


High School Residency 
Join practicing artists and expand your artistic skills at the Broad MSU High School Residency! Residents will meet for one weekly session, 10am–4pm daily, with a maximum of 20 students.

Art is Investigation • August 15–19
Immerse yourself in an investigation of materials, processes, and ideas inspired by contemporary art and artists. Create a series of pieces connected by common themes through a variety of media.



Cost: $250 per session (discounts and need-based scholarships available)

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Discounts available for:

  • Broad MSU Members: $25 off per session
  • Multi-Session Registration: $25 off per session when registering for 2 or more sessions (for same camper)
  • Multi-Child Registration: $25 off per session when registering 2 or more children (of same household)
  • Maximum discount: $75 off per session (if qualified for all three discounts)

If you do not qualify for any of our discounts, select General Enrollment when registering. If you qualify for one discount, select Discount Level 1. If you qualify for two discounts, select Discount Level 2. If you qualify for all three discounts, select Discount Level 3.

While online enrollment is preferred, you can register in person at the Visitor Services desk.


Both full and partial need-based scholarships are offered by the museum for individual camp participants. To apply for a scholarship, please email a completed application to NOTE: SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2016 ARE NOW FULL

Support area youth by donating to our Summer Art Camp scholarship fund here!


Camp Policies

Waiting List:

A waiting list will be available if a session reaches capacity before the start date. In the event of an opening in the specified session, the waiting list will be used on a first-come, first-serve basis to contact registrants by phone and email. Registrants who have not confirmed attendance and paid for the specified session within 48 hours of being contacted will be moved to the end of the waiting list and the next registrant will be contacted.

To sign up for the waiting list, email with the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Phone number
  • Preferred camp session(s)

Program Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • Cancellations more than six weeks prior to the enrolled session are subject to a non-refundable cancellation fee of $25.
  • Cancellations between two and six weeks prior to the enrolled session are subject to a 50% non-refundable cancellation fee.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the enrolled session.


Questions? Contact us at or (517) 884-8037.