Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2021 Information 

Camp Descriptions

Preschool Camps Ages 3-5 yrs.

Sibling Half Day Camps Ages 6-10 yrs.

Full Day Camps Ages 6-10 years 9AM-4PM

Our summer camp schedule for 2021 is available! Enrolling and payment is easy on this page.  (Scroll down for the enrollment form. The form is also on each camp description page.) We will be offering camps for 3-5 yrs. and 6-10 yrs.   Below you will find questions and answers about our camps.  Please, note that the Friday before your camp begins you will receive an e-mail regarding specific camp details.  These details will include drop-off and pick-up information, snack information, camp schedule, etc. *We are currently awaiting CDC guidelines for summer 2021. Since guidelines are always changing, we will post specific Covid-19 guidelines closer to camp, but please rest assured we will do everything in our power to create a healthy and safe environment for our campers!

Can I cancel my camps and receive a refund? Please note that most camps will fill during discounted period (before April 2, 2021.) There is a $15 cancellation fee that will be charged for any cancellations. If you cancel two or more weeks in advance (before the camp your child is signed up for) you will receive a full discount. If cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to their camp you will not receive a refund or a credit. If cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior due to illness or an emergency you will receive a credit. Switching to a different camp with open spots is an option with no fee. If you need to switch to a different camp please, e-mail us at create@theartspark.com.

Wondering what we do at camp?
Children create projects both independently and as a team while at summer camp. They work together to brainstorm ideas and ignite imagination centered around an idea.  Sparklers will work with a variety of art materials including: paint, clay, markers, watercolors, crayons, beads, jewels, plaster, pipe cleaners, fabric, watercolors, paper mache and so much more!  Sparklers will have projects to take home, and projects we created as a team at the end of each camp.

How long is one camp?
Each camp is one week long. Monday-Friday from 9-Noon, 1-4 PM, or you can sign your child up for a full day from 9 AM – 4 PM (full day is only offered for 6-10 yrs.).

How much does one camp cost and how do I pay?
-Half-day camp cost is $175 ($200 after April 2, 2021). (Monday-Friday/9-Noon OR Monday-Friday/1-4 PM) -Full day camps are $375 ($400 after April 2, 2021) for the week (Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM)

Questions & Answers

How do I sign my child up? In order to secure a spot for summer camp, you must enroll your child through our website. Scroll down this page to view and fill out the form. Once the form is complete it will show you Payment options at Paypal.

Do I have to have a PayPal? It is not necessary to set up a Paypal account—you can use guest checkout and use a credit card. If you do not submit payment with the form immediately, please e-mail us (create@theartspark.com) with information on your payment method.  Payment submitted as checks will be charged an additional $15 convenience fee. Forms submitted without payment are deleted within 10 days.

If you do not have a paypal account, do not fear! You can easily use a credit card as well and check out as a guest. Just select the option circled in pink when you are prompted: paywithCC   Once I enroll my child, what will I hear from you?

  • We will send an enrollment confirmation, with your form attached.
  • A few days before your child attends camp, we will send an e-mail reminding you of camp details. The details are also all listed below.

Where are the camps located? All camps will be held at our studio: The Art Spark 9430 Main Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45242

Our Studio What time do doors open for camp? Doors open for 9-Noon camp at 8:55AM. Doors open for 1-4 PM camp at 12:55 PM.

What is the teacher/student ratio? 3-5 Year Old Camps: 4 students to 1 teacher. We accept 8 campers per camp with one teacher and one assistant. All lead teachers have degrees and have studied art & education. 6-10 Year Old Camps: 5-7 students to 1 teacher. We accept 12 campers per camp with one teacher and 1-2 assistants based on size.

What makes your staff special? Teachers at The Art Spark all have a passion for teaching, art, & education. All teachers at The Art Spark have degrees in art, education, OR are currently in college studying education! We truly love what we do-to learn more about our staff click here.

What should my child wear to camp? Please send your child in clothes they can get messy in. We might be mixing up slime one day or painting with our hands and feet the next!

We cannot guarantee that the paint will wash out of your child’s clothing. Some students wear the same “camp” outfit everyday, which is a great idea! Does my child go outside during camp? We may do some extra messy projects outside in our fenced-in yard at our Main Avenue studio. We will eat snack outside if weather permits. We will spend most of our time inside the studio.

What should my child bring with them? We will tell campers this, but due to allergies children at The Art Spark are not permitted to share snacks. Half day campers:Pack a snack and drink. FULL DAY CAMPERS: Pack 2 snacks and a lunch. Or a large lunch that can be split up for snack times. They should wear clothes that can get messy. We cannot guarantee paint will wash out. 

When do campers take projects home? Each Friday of camp, parents arrive 15 minutes early for pick-up to see what their child has created.  This is also the day when campers will take all their projects home with them!

Fridays: please come into the studio 15 minutes early to see our art show! Campers will be so excited to show off the exhibit they have been working to create all week.

Behavior Policy-Specifically designed for Preschool campers, but true for all campers:
We are so excited to have your little one(s) joining us for Art Spark camp!  We realize that our campers may be experiencing their first summer camp with us and we hold that in high regard. Our little campers will learn all about art and creativity while at the same time grow to be more independent. We know this can be a lot for them and always strive to teach with patience and kindness.  We use a myriad of different art supplies with the children and as teachers we are sometimes handling hot glue guns, sharp scissors, box cutters, etc. We keep these away from the little ones, but if the camper refuses to listen they could get hurt. We try to maintain an extremely safe atmosphere and listening to the teacher is number one in promoting a secure environment. To help create this environment, we ask that you speak to your child(ren) before camp to encourage good listening, not putting found objects into their mouth, importance of sharing, and staying with the teacher at all times. If your camper seems to be experiencing behavior issues we will follow our 1,2,3 policy below.
Step 1: Take action within the camp to change the behavior.
Step 2: If the behavior doesn’t positively change we will reach out to our camper’s parent or guardian to address the issue.
Step 3: If said behavior continues to persist, we will unfortunately have the student stop camp and refund the remaining time.

Arrival Procedure: As campers arrive please stay in your car. Text the number that is sent to you via e-mail before camp begins. There will also be a sign on the fence with that phone number if needed.

Leaving Procedures:  Please text the same number you texted upon arrival when you are present at pick-up. Your child will be brought to your car. 

Zero Tolerance Policy: If your child is exhibiting ANY symptoms of sickness please do not send them to camp. Specifically: fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, rash, frequent sneezing, runny nose, etc.