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.

Watercolor paints


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 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.

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.


Bowdoin Summer Art Camp will not run in the summer of 2021. We look forward to returning next summer.


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Our tax ID number is 01-021-5213.

2019 Session Descriptions

 For reference only; class topics, class size, class instructors, and cost are subject to change for 2021.