Summer Creative Arts Camps

Photo: Posy Knight

Make new friends, use your imagination, create original artwork and experience the thrill of performing!

 

Our popular Summer Creative Arts Camps for ages 3-15 integrate dance and visual arts, along with music, creative drama and creative writing, into one fun-filled program. Taught by experienced professionals, each week offers an age-appropriate theme that sparks imagination and creativity, with an informal performance for friends and family as the grand finale!

 

 


Camp Fees

Get the Early Bird Special when you register by June 1!

Half-Day Camp: $125  |  $140 after June 1

Full-Day Camp: $235  |  $250 after June 1

Full-Day 2-Week Camp: $470  |  $485 after June 1

Multiple Camp Discount: Per family or individual: Save $25 off of each subsequent camp.

 

Extended Care Fees

Available only for FULL-DAY camps.

Before-camp care from 8-9am: $20/week (additional child $10/week)

After-camp care from 4-5pm: $20/week (additional child $10/week)

Both before & after care: $30/week

 

Camp Deposit: A $25 per camp non-refundable deposit is required when registering for a camp. The deposit will be applied to the camp tuition and can be transferred to another camp week, but will not be refunded. Any balance due on camps must be paid in full before the first day.

 

 > Click here to view our 2018 Summer Creative Arts Camps brochure!

 

Required Forms & Information for Summer Creative Arts Camps

*Please fill out all forms at least one week prior to camp’s start.

 

View our Camp Policies & FAQ here.


AGES 3-4 | Maximum Camp Capacity: 12

 

June 4-8: The Mighty Jungle (9am-12pm)

Camp Fee: $125

“Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!” Take a jungle adventure during this week-long art safari. Through dance and art making, you’ll learn all about big cats, colorful birds and cheeky monkeys!

 

Register for The Mighty Jungle

 

August 13-17: Under the Sea (9am-12pm)

Camp Fee: $125

If you love the big blue ocean, this week’s for you! Explore an underwater world and dive into learning all about anemones, barracudas and clownfish. This camp is sure to make a BIG SPLASH in your summer!

 

Register for Under the Sea

AGES 5-6 | Maximum Camp Capacity: 12

 

July 23-27: Under the Sea (9am-12pm)

Camp Fee: $125

If you love the big blue ocean, this week’s for you! Explore an underwater world and dive into learning all about anemones, barracudas and clownfish. This camp is sure to make a BIG SPLASH in your summer!

 

Register for Under the Sea

 

July 30-August 3: The Mighty Jungle (9am-4pm) *AT CAPACITY!

Camp Fee: $235

“Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!” Take a jungle adventure during this week-long art safari. Through dance and art making, you’ll learn all about big cats, colorful birds and cheeky monkeys!

 


AGES 5-9 | Maximum Camp Capacity: 12

 

July 5 & 6: Throwback Thursday & Friday Funday (9am-4pm)

Camp Fee: $50/day

Learn retro dances and create art from recyclables. Learn some silly songs and play wacky games. These two days may be signed up for together or individually.

 

Register for Throwback Thursday or Friday Funday

AGES 7-8 | Maximum Camp Capacity: 18

 

June 25-29: Keeping the Beat (9am-4pm)

Camp Fee: $235

Bang! Bam! Boom! We’re off with a ZOOM! Join our sonic excursion as we explore rhythm and learn ways to keep it with our hands and feet. Don’t miss this chance to tap dance, make instruments and have fun creating all kinds of noise!

 

Register for Keeping the Beat

 

July 9-13: Hip Hop! Can’t Stop! (9am-4pm)

Camp Fee: $235

Get into the groove with a week’s worth of hip hop, tap dance, art and more!

 

Register for Hip Hop! Can’t Stop!

 

August 13-17: Under the Sea (9am-4pm)

Camp Fee: $235

If you love the big blue ocean, this week’s for you! Explore an underwater world and dive into learning all about anemones, barracudas and clownfish. This camp is sure to make a BIG SPLASH in your summer!

 

Register for Under the Sea

AGES 8-13 | Maximum Camp Capacity: 20

 

August 6-10: Carnival of the Animals (9am-4pm)

Camp Fee: $250

 

 

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to perform with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Carnival of the Animals! Bounce like a kangaroo, stomp like an elephant, swim like a fish, creep like a turtle and fly like a bird during this week-long camp at Danceworks, learning the dances of Saint-Saëns’ masterpiece. Then, perform the dances this fall in the Danceworks/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra collaboration!

 

Follow up rehearsals at Danceworks:

Saturdays 3-4pm: 8/18, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3

 

Dress rehearsal with MSO at the Marcus Center:

Tuesday, November 6 | 1:30-4:00pm

 

Performances with MSO at the Marcus Center:

Tuesday, November 13 | 10am & 11:30am

 

Register for Carnival of the Animals

AGES 9-11 | Maximum Camp Capacity: 18

 

July 16-20: World Premiere: The Story of Me (9am-4pm)

Camp Fee: $235

Danceworks Performance Company members will lead campers in creating a presentation inspired by campers’ personal stories which will include dance, journaling, self portraits, photography and video.

 

Register for The Story of Me

 

July 23-27: Hip Hop! Can’t Stop! (9am-4pm)

Camp Fee: $235

Get into the groove with a week’s worth of hip hop, tap dance, art and more!

 

Register for Hip Hop! Can’t Stop!

AGES 9-14 | Maximum Camp Capacity: 18

 

June 11-22: Spotlight on Musical Theater (9am-4pm)

*This is a 2-week camp.* Camp Fee: $470

Let’s put on a show! Sing, dance, act and create the costumes and set. This two-week camp will focus on a Broadway show: learning a sample of its songs, dances and scenes. The week will end with a Sunday performance, complete with theatrical lighting in the Danceworks Studio Theatre. Each camper will receive two free tickets to the show. Additional tickets may be purchased at $3 per ticket for those ages 5 and up.

 

Register for Spotlight on Musical Theater

 

August 6-10: Spotlight on Theater (9am-4pm)

Camp Fee $235

Young actors will explore theater games, improvisation and scene study.

New to theater? That’s great! Come with a passion for the stage. Weaving together theater, art and dance, this camp will present an original production at the end of the week.

 

Register for Spotlight on Theater

AGES 12-15 | Maximum Capacity: 18

 

July 16-20: World Premiere: The Story of Me (9am-4pm)

Camp Fee: $235

Danceworks Performance Company members will lead campers in creating a presentation inspired by campers’ personal stories which will include dance, journaling, self portraits, photography and video.

 

Register for The Story of Me
Required Forms & Information for Summer Creative Arts Camps

*Please fill out all forms at least one week prior to camp’s start.

 

View our Camp Policies & FAQ here.


For inquiries or additional registration info, please call Teresa Drews, Youth Program & Facility Coordinator, at 414.277.8480 x6006.

 

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