Summer Art Camp

This is not your average art camp! Learn to see differently, rethink the familiar, and explore the endless possibilities of art-making every day at the MSU Broad Summer Art Camp! Camp meets for weekly sessions from 9am–3pm daily.

Join us for a creative summer at the MSU Broad, where artist Oscar Tuazon’s Water School will inspire artistic inventions and strengthen campers’ relationship with the environment. Campers aged 6–11 will have the opportunity to be part of two different camps related to the Water School—sign up for one or two! Middle and High School camps are designed to include aspects of both at a more advanced level.

Need-based and Junior Counselor scholarships are available. See below for more information.


Click on the dates below to enroll in each session.


Water School Summer Art Camps

Inventing Our World: Campers will explore ideas of sustainability in art, architecture, and invention. Activities will include design challenges, a community art project, solar-powered art experiments, and an art exhibition created by the campers.

Follow The Water: Campers will explore water in our community, where it comes from and where it goes! Activities will include field trips to the Grand, Looking Glass, and Red Cedar Rivers; documenting observations about each using our artistic and creative tools, and using these experiences to create a one-of-a-kind art exhibition at the end of the week.

Eco-Studio: Campers will discover ways contemporary art addresses important issues in our society. Explore water in our community through an artistic lens and learn about sustainability in architecture while experimenting with renewable resources in your own artmaking. Celebrate your discoveries in an end-of-camp art show.



Get everything you need for Summer Art Camp right here online! 

2019 Summer Art Camp Handbook
Summer Art Camp Forms



The MSU Broad is committed to keeping camp accessible and affordable for all families. Full need-based scholarships are offered by the museum for individual camp participants, as well as Junior Counselor scholarships for High School Eco-Studio participants.

Completed applications are due Sunday, March 31, to All scholarships will be awarded by Friday, April 5.

Need-Based Scholarship Application
Junior Counselor Scholarship Application

Summer Art Camp scholarships have provided creative camp opportunities to over 100 children in the past five years. Donate now to help expand our scholarship program:


Program Cancellation and Refund Policy

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



If the camp you're interested in is full, please fill out this form to get added to the waitlist.