Summer (Fun at the CMA) Camp

Summer Fun at the Art School

Camps that inspire, educate and enrich children

This summer the Art School is offering a variety of unique camps to capture the interest of any young artist. Having your child participate in our summer camps is a great way for them to think creatively, practice their problem solving skills, and have fun!

Camp Pricing

  • Ages 4-7: $135 / $108 for Dual/Family Members & above
  • Ages 8-12: $160 / $128 for Dual/Family Members & above
  • Ages 13-18: $190 / $152 for Dual/Family Members & above
  • Dual/Family Members & above receive a 20 percent discount on all summer camps.
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CMA Scholarships are awarded based on financial need. This scholarship is available to students ages 4 to 18. This scholarship will allow a student to attend a summer camp of their choice at the Columbia Museum of Art. Applicants must reside in the state of South Carolina.
Click here to download the scholarship application.

Lunch Buddies Camp! When noted by the lunch box icon, campers can stay from morning camp until afternoon camp. Lunch Buddies bring their own brown bag lunch and must be registered for morning and afternoon camp and pay a $25 fee.

For morning camps, drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. and pick-up is at noon. For afternoon camps, drop-off begins at 12:45 p.m. and pick-up is at 4:00 p.m. All camps include a snack. Please note that pre-registration is required for all programs and fees are non-refundable. Parents must complete the following forms at least a week prior to the start date of each camp: Safety Waiver, Emergency Contact Form and Authorization to Pick-up Form.

  • All Ages
  • Ages 4 - 7
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Teen Academy Ages 13 - 18
July 28 - August 1Week #6

Wild Wild West (Ages 4 - 7)

9 a.m. - Noon
Wild Wild West

Head 'em up, move 'em out! Blaze trails through the Museum while experiencing the thrills of the Wild West and create pieces based on the western frontier.



  • $135 / $108 for Dual/Family Members and above

Pop-Op-Art (Ages 8 - 12)

9 a.m. - Noon
Lunch Buddies CampPop-Op-Art

Explore the Pop and Optical Art genres through a variety of materials and techniques.

Art Avengers (Ages 8 - 12)

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch Buddies CampArt Avengers

A crime occurred at the CMA! Use your skills of deduction and your love of art to help solve this mystery. Follow the clues each day to solve the case and learn techniques while recreating a "missing" artwork.

August 4 - 8Week #7

The ABCs of Art (Ages 4 - 7)

9 a.m. - Noon
The ABCs of Art

Scissors? Check! Markers? Check! Paintbrush? Check! Learn the basics of what it takes to create great art. Focus on shapes, colors, and other elements of art to prepare for the school year ahead.



  • $135 / $108 for Dual/Family Members and above

Fins, Feathers, and Fur (Ages 8 - 12)

9 a.m. - Noon
Fins, Feathers, and Fur

Draw, paint, and print all of the amazing creatures on exhibit at the CMA!



  • $160 / $128 for Dual/Family Members and above

Project FUNway Re-mix (Ages 8 - 12)

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Project FUNway Re-mix

Design and create fashion accessories with a variety of simple and fun techniques. The final day of camp features a fashion show!

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August 11 - 15Week #8

Mythological Monsters (Ages 4 - 7)

9 a.m. - Noon
Mythological Monsters

Join us for an exploration of ancient myths and legends. Explore artwork inspired by the stories of Greece, Rome, and Egypt and complete mythology-based projects of your own.



  • $135 / $108 for Dual/Family Members and above

Go BIG (Ages 8 - 12)

9 a.m. - Noon

Big canvases that is—inspired by the exhibition, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed. Learn how to build, stretch, and prepare your own canvas. Then, go big with some paintings to match!



  • $160 / $128 for Dual/Family Members and above.