Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp 2017

Bring your imagination and creativity to art camp this summer at the Broad MSU! Camp meets for weekly sessions, 9am–3pm daily. 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.

New this year: STEAM Camps!
Artists experiment, research, tinker and test, imagine, wonder, design, and build. In our new project-based camps, young artists will play with imaginative ideas and unexpected materials to generate creative answers for real-world questions each week.

Cost: $200/session (discounts and need-based scholarships available)

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Camp Sessions & Dates

AGES 6–8
ALL SESSIONS FULL. Please contact to join our waiting list and learn about the possibility of the MSU Broad adding more sessions this summer for the 6–8 age group.

Session 1: Art is Alive • June 19–23
Introduce yourself to art! Learn about animated, playful contemporary artists and explore work on view at the museum. Create artwork inspired by your own personality and interests in this fun and lively camp!

Session 2: Art is Weird—STEAM Camp • July 17–21
Do you have an eye for oddities? Join us as we explore quirky and unusual contemporary art and experiment creatively with art and science in this fun inter-disciplinary camp.

Session 3: Art is Amazing • August 7–11
Prepare to be wowed! Explore the incredible world of contemporary art as we celebrate diverse artists from around the world. Create awesome artwork that expresses your own amazing ideas!

AGES 9–11 

Session 1: Art is Everywhere • June 26–30
Do you have art vision? Look closely at your surroundings as we explore the visual nature of our environment through contemporary art. Create artwork inspired by your own imaginative ideas for transforming everyday life!

Session 2: Art is Growing—STEAM Camp • July 24–28
It’s alive! Make art that explores intersections of biology, architecture, and design as we learn about lively and evolving contemporary art in this curiously creative camp.


Session 1: Art is Powerful • July 10–14
Do you speak Art? Join us on a journey into the poetic language of visual communication in contemporary art. Create artwork that expresses your own strengths and opinions in mighty artistic ways.

Session 2: Art is Moving—STEAM Camp • July 31–August 4
Where will art take you? Join us as we explore the many ways art can affect our motions and emotions. Learn about contemporary artists who follow a similar path as we make art that explores connections between engineering, technology, art, and culture in this passion-powered camp.

Join practicing artists and expand your artistic skills at the Broad MSU High School Studio! Campers will meet for a weeklong session, 10am–4pm daily.

Art is Here • August 14–18
Where are you? Join us for an investigation into contemporary art, an essential mode of communication in today’s society. Try new materials, techniques, and processes as you create artwork stemming from your experiences in our local, regional, national, and global communities in this studio-centric camp.


How to Register

Cost: $200/session (discounts and need-based scholarships available)

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If any of the below options apply, you will receive $25 off each session at check out.

  • Members of the Broad MSU
  • Multi-Session Registration (registering for 2 or more sessions for same camper)
  • Multi-Child Registration (registering 2 or more children of same household)

Maximum discount: $25 off/session 

While online enrollment is preferred, you can visit the front desk of the Broad MSU to register in person.


The Broad MSU is committed to keeping camp accessible and affordable for all families.

Both full and partial need-based scholarships are offered by the museum for individual camp participants. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the application below and email to All scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis—unfortunately we cannot guarantee that every request will be granted.

Click here to download the application.

Summer Art Camp scholarships have provided creative camp opportunities to over 50 children in the past five years. Donate now to help expand our scholarship program:


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 both 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:

  • Your 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 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.

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