FAQs for Summer Camp

About Camp Community Arts

Infuse your child’s summer break with the arts! Camp Community Arts offers creative arts experiences and outdoor adventures for students ages 5-14.

Campers take classes in a range of mediums such as visual arts (painting, drawing, clay, printmaking), fiber arts, glass, digital media, and performing arts (theater, dance, music and voice) as well as go on field trips, and have fun outdoors. Every day is fast-paced and full of activities. Your child will choose a track to focus on (e.g. visual arts, performing arts), while also trying a variety of other art forms. You might start your morning in a stop motion animation class, spend the afternoon swimming, or end the day with African drumming and dancing.

We offer both half-day and full-day options. All of your Camp Community Arts teachers will be working artists who will give you lots of one-on-one attention. We promise you’ll never get bored!

How do I register for Camp Community Arts Summer?

Register in person, by phone or online. If you need any help registering online, please follow this step by step process or give us a call at 925-943-5846.


Where is Camp Community Arts located this summer?

The 2020 location for Camps 1, 2 & 3 will be at Contra School of the Performing Arts (2730 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA)

Camp 4 will take place at Center for Community Arts - Shadelands Art Center (111 North Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek, CA)


What are the dates of the camp?

The program runs from June 15th through August 7th. There will be four, two-week camps offered:

Camp 1: June 15 - June 26 (10 days)

Camp 2: June 29 - July 10 (9 days due to the July 4 holiday)

Camp 3: July 13 - July 24 (10 days)

Camp 4: July 27 - August 7 (10 days) 


What are the hours of the camp?

Half Day Camp: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Full Day Camp: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Do you offer before and after care?

Yes! Early morning care is from 7:30 am - 9:00 am and after care is 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.


Are snacks and lunch provided for students? 

Snacks and lunch are not provided by our camp. Please be sure to pack snacks and lunch (full day campers) for your child daily. Please be sure that snacks and lunches are nut-free.


What is the student to teacher ratio for field trips?

For all field trips, we will have a student to teacher ratio of 7:1. Both a Lead Staff and camp counselor will accompany students on each field trip.


How much is Camp Community Arts and what about refunds?

There are Morning Care, Half Day, Full Day and After Care options. Fees increase after April 1. See fee chart for more information. For refund information, click here


Are scholarships available?

Scholarships are available. Click here for more information.


Is there a payment plan available?

Yes! For balances over $1000.00 we offer an option for 25% down and the balance due 7 days before the camp begins. Please call 925-943-5846 to take advantage of this plan.


What ages does Camp Community Arts serve?

Camp Community Arts has summer programs available for campers 5 - 14 years. If you are unsure which age group your child fits into, feel free to give us a call. A good rule of thumb is to use the exact age your child will be while attending camp.


What time is drop off?

Drop off is between 8:45 am - 8:55 am. For campers 5-10 years, counselors are at the Drop Off spot to gather their kids and take them to the classes. Please drop off your child by 8:55 am as classes begin at 9:00 am. Please note that parents must sign their child in and out of camp each day - our camp counselors will help our parents through this process each morning and afternoon.

If I have already participated in a certain camp track, can I take it again? Will it be different?

The 2018 program will offer a variety of arts classes. Selecting a variety of electives is encouraged, however options can be taken again and again to develop your skills in that area.


I'm a high school / college student that is interested in working with Camp Community Arts this summer. How do I apply?

Please complete this short online interest form. We will contact applicants in March / April with more information about our application process. 

Click here to complete our Camp Counselor Interest Form


Who can I contact for more information about camp?

Contact Center for Community Arts at or (925) 943-5846.