Bowdoin Summer Art Camp

Bowdoin Summer Art Camp is a fully-supervised day in the art studio that nurtures seeing, exploration, and creativity in young people.


The Bowdoin Summer Art Camp has a variety of great camps to choose from for youth ages 5-15. No experience or expertise is necessary, just enthusiasm for the process of making art and a willingness to experiment with new ways of seeing.

Each session is designed to work as a separate unit, but a child may enroll in more than one session as long as he or she is the appropriate age.

Camp sessions will take place at the Edwards Center for Art and Dance on the Bowdoin College campus. As weather permits, some sessions will take place outdoors on the campus.

On the last day of each session, young artists will host their family and friends at an artists' reception.

Tuition and Materials Fee

All art supply and reception costs are included in the tuition fee charged for any given week. Fees may vary for each session to accommodate the length of session, guest artists, and materials needed. Campers would need to bring their own snacks and/or a bagged lunch.


A limited number of printed t-shirts will be available for purchase during Art Camp.

2019 Bowdoin Summer Art Camp Overview


  • Week 1: June 24th- June 28th
  • Week 2: July 8th- July 12th 
  • Week 3: July 15th-19th
  • Week 4: July 22nd-26th

    *There will be no classes the week of July 4th

Full Day Sessions:

9:00am-3:00pm (drop off is 8:50-9:00am; pick up is 3:00-3:10pm)

Morning Sessions:
9:00am-12:00pm (drop off is 8:50-9:00am; pick up is 12:00-12:10pm)

Bowdoin Summer Art Camp Registration is Now Open!

Camp sessions will run for four weeks (no sessions will be held the week of July 4th).

Week 1: June 24th- June 28th
Week 2: July 8th- July 12th 
Week 3: July 15th-19th
Week 4: July 22nd-26th

Each of the sessions are broken up into age groups, and are each designed to work as a separate unit. Participants may enroll in more than one session as long as he or she is the appropriate age. Topics for classes, instructor information and pricing can be found below.

Please see links below.

**Please note the following classes have 5 or fewer spots left:


Old School Selfies (Ages 10-13) June 24-June 28

Sustainability Wonderland (Ages 5-6) July 8-July 12

Color and Collage (Ages 7-9) July 8-July 12

Printmaking Workshop (Ages 10-13) July 8-July 12

Explorations in Geometry (Ages 5-6) July 15-July 19




**Please note the following classes are closed and a wait list has started:


Art Exhibit (Ages 5-6) June 24-June 28

The Art of Ancient Civilizations (Ages 7-9) June 24-June 28

Color and Collage: The Art of Crafts (Ages 7-9) July 15-July 19

Driftwood Dreams (Ages 5-6) July 22-July 26

Adventures in Media (Ages 7-9) July 22-July 26


**Please note the following classes have been cancelled:


Marvelous Macrame (Ages 13-15) July 15-July 19

Brave Art (Ages 13-15) July 22-July 26


To register, please send the registration materials with your deposit check to:

Bowdoin Summer Art Camp
Events and Summer Programs
3200 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011-8423

You may also hand deliver the forms to:

Events and Summer Programs Office, First Floor, Coles Tower

*Please note we do not accept forms emailed to us*

Please use a separate form for each child and enclose a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 per session for each camper. Make checks payable to Bowdoin College. If you wish to pay in full, that is perfectly acceptable. All outstanding balances must be paid by the first day of your child’s class.

Please note that space is limited and sessions fill up quickly. If a particular session fills we will notify you immediately. We will update this site when sessions are full or are close to filling. 

To stay in touch with the latest Art Camp happenings, please e-mail us at to be added to our mailing list!

 Our tax ID number is 01-021-5213

Session Descriptions: