YA! (Young Adult) Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)


Art Adventures YA! (Young Adult) Day Camp hosts students in grades 6-8 to OCAC’s professional arts studios under the guidance of working artists and arts educators. Each weeklong session is comprised of two in-depth art workshops. This creative and fun exploration of two different studio techniques provides the developing teen boundless opportunity for self-expression and personal creativity. The YA! Day Camp is an ideal program to dig into new and fresh ways to learn artistic skills in a safe and forgiving environment and to learn alongside their peers. We build a community each week that helps to build self-confidence, self esteem and expands the artistic language.

YA! Campers switch between the same two workshops each day. We build on each day so that skills, techniques and goals are evolving until the end of the week. We encourage YA Campers to try new things and stay open minded. At the end of the day, we have a Free Choice time to wind down, do skits, explore other projects, play games and hang out. YA Camp Groups are mixed grades (6-8) and have a camp counselor to help support the group, inspire fun and guide the songs, skits, and creative camp energy that is all part of Art Adventures.

At the end of the week, we welcome both family and friends to come to campus at 4:00pm for our Friday Art Walk, where students can show off their work and view work done by other YA! Campers and parents can meet the teaching artists.

Each weeklong camp runs 9:00am-5:00pm, every day. Supervised care is available from 8am-9am (Before Care) and from 5pm-6pm (After Care). Before/After Care is offered as a package for an additional fee of $30 per session. No person under the age of 15 years may wait unsupervised on the campus of Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Campers must bring a lunch and 2 snacks.

If your child would like to be grouped with ONE friend please be sure to indicate this in the “comment” field during check out process. We are only able to group with one child, no more than one grade apart in age.

Please see the sessions with art workshops listed below. Please choose ONE selection below for the week you are interested in. If you are interested in multiple weeklong sessions, please make sure to only choose ONE box for each of the weeks listed.


Questions? Please call Connie Malone at 971.255.4205 or email cmalone@ocac.edu

**Please note that there is a $35 processing fee for session changes and cancellations

Session 1 – 6/19/17 – 6/23/17
Session 2 – 6/26/17 – 6/30/17
Session 3 – 7/3/17 – 7/7/17
Session 4 – 7/10/17 – 7/14/17
Session 5 – 7/17/17 – 7/21/17
Session 6 – 7/24/17 – 7/28/17
Session 7 – 7/31/17 – 8/4/17
Session 8 – 8/7/17 – 8/11/17
Session 9 – 8/14/17 – 8/18/17

OCAC Campus
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Monday through Friday
9am - 5pm (Before/After Care Available)
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SKU: AA-YA-2017