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.

Registration for Summer 2019 will open early Spring 2019. Please see links below.

  • Bowdoin Summer Art Camp Brochure
  • Bowdoin Summer Art Camp Registration Forms

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! You can also visit the Director's website for more information on our offerings. 

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.

2018 Bowdoin Summer Art Camp Overview (Prices and classes are subject to change for the 2019 season):

Week 1: June 25th-June 29th
Week 2: July 9th-July 13th
Week 3: July 16th-July 20th
Week 4: July 23rd-July 27th
*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)

Session Descriptions: