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Make this summer unique! Join Artscope for a crazy fun art camp inside Tower Grove Park! Check out our amazing 10 weeks of summer camp, where you’ll explore the park, make friends, play games, and make art with local artists from St. Louis!

  • Camp runs 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday – Friday.
    • AM Care is available from  7:30am-9:00am
    • PM Care is available from 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Camp is available for campers 5 to 11 years old. Campers must be age 5 by May 1, 2016.
  • Sibling Discounts are available. Campers must be registered within the same session.
    • First camper is regular price, each additional camper is $15 off, just use coupon code sibling2016 at checkout!

We’re looking for high school students who love art to help us out with camp! Click the button below to fill out our volunteer application!


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May 31st – June 3rd

Artscope’s super popular music camp will explore sound, the idea of music, instrument making and alternative instruments in this “loud and proud” camp. If it’s too loud, you’re too old!

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planestrainsrickshaws16Planes, Trains, and…Rickshaws?

June 6th – June 10th

This week campers will think about and imagine how kiddos just like them all over the world get where they go while drawing, sculpting, painting or assembling their favorite modes of transport along the way.

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magicandmystery16Magic and Mystery

June 13th – June 17th

We will delve deeply into the mysterious and magical in the world around us to create mirth, and maybe a little mayhem, this week. Don’t forget your magic wand!

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June 20th – June 24th

This week Artscope’s kiddos will be amateur printmakers using stamping, monoprinting, alternative techniques and a DIY flare! No surface will be safe!

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cultureclub16Culture Club

June 27th – July 1st

Campers discover and create traditional handcrafts from across the world.

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In(ter)dependence Day

July 5th – July 8th

Give me liberty or give me…a boat race? This week the Artscopers will be exploring Independence Day traditions from around the States and around the world – from kite flying in India to climbing a greased palm tree in Indonesia.

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July 11th – July 15th

So popular in 2015 that we’re adding a second week in 2016! This week campers will have the opportunity to work with a public mural artist to help create beautiful large-scale art!

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muralmayhem16Mural Mania

July 18th – July 22nd

So popular in 2015 that we’re adding a second week in 2016! This week campers will have the opportunity to work with a public mural artist to help create beautiful large-scale art!

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builders16Busy Builders

July 25th – July 29th

Give a kid a toy and she’s got fun for an afternoon. Give a group of kids a bunch of cardboard boxes and nations are built!

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SplishSplash16Splish – Splash

August 1st – August 5th

Our annual end-of-summer wet and wild camp! Bring your swimsuit and water shoes daily.

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Is Financial Assistance available?

Financial assistance is available for all camps. Please email proof of eligibility for free/reduced lunch (photo of lunch card or letter indicating eligibility) or proof of eligibility for SNAP or WIC, or other enquiries to

Where can I park for pickup/dropoff?

Artscope map zoomed inParking is located on the small side street just north of our building. It is two-way for about 250 feet. (In this picture, the small side street is above the location marker.)

PLEASE do not park in front of our building on Center Cross Drive! Pickup and dropoff time is during peak traffic hours and parking in front of our building will impede the flow of traffic.

Where are you located?


We are the only non-profit arts organization inside Tower Grove Park, where our kids get to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine that inspires creativity…weather permitting.
Our physical address is 4255 Arsenal St., St. Louis, MO 63116.
We are located at the corner of Arsenal and Center Cross Drive, in the white brick cottage with the green roof (seen left). We do have a sign in front of the building facing Center Cross Drive.

How long is camp?

Camp:Create! is a day camp that runs in weekly sessions. Each session runs Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with extended care options:

  • AM Care is available from 7:30am-9:00am
  • PM Care is available from 3:00pm-6:00pm


Camp Policies

Please LABEL all items such as lunch boxes, backpacks, sunscreen, and extra clothing / swimsuits / towels clearly with your camper’s name. We have a lost and found bucket for misplaced items. Please check it daily as items left after camp will be donated or discarded. Please pack a REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE for your camper(s) DAILY. Artscope always has water for campers to refill their water bottle. We do not have cups and strongly encourage reusable containers to minimize environmental impact. WE GET MESSY and, weather permitting, we play outside! We get really messy both indoors and out, and if it is warm, maybe even wet! Please send your camper(s) in clothing and shoes suitable for ACTIVE outdoor activities and messy creative play. Campers should bring a change of clothing as well as sunscreen and bug spray or winter outerwear (hats, gloves, coats, winter footwear) as applicable with your camper daily. Electronic devices are not allowed. Please do not send iPods, cell phones, video games, or other electronic toys to camp. Artscope is peanut and tree nut free. Please do not send foodstuffs containing peanuts/peanut butter or tree nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, etc.) with your camper. Many campers as well as our staff have allergies that result in reactions simply from being touched by others who have handled nut/peanut products. Seed products such as sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, tahini, sunflower seed butter, etc. are fine. All medications (RX or over-the-counter) MUST be checked in / out daily with the camp director. Do not send medications with your child in their lunchbox/backpack. Medications should be in a ziploc back clearly marked with your camper’s name. Please fill out and sign the Medication Authorization form available in the office/from the camp director. Health information/regular medications should also be listed on your camp registration form. If you need to update your form, please let the office staff know.

Pickup/Dropoff/Visits Policy

Camp is from 9AM to 3PM. Please be aware that campers arriving before 8:55AM will be charged for AM extended care. Please also be prompt in picking up your camper. Campers picked up after 3:05 PM will be charged for PM extended care. Parents are always welcome to visit their camper(s), but we ask that you schedule your visit with the camp director in advance as to not disrupt camp programming. ALL parents and visitors must sign in / out with the office staff upon arrival/departure. Due to the public nature of our facility (in the park), camp staff maintains an acute awareness of all persons in our area to insure the safety of all. Extended care must be pre-scheduled in advance to insure proper staff-student ratios. After care campers not picked up by 6PM will be charged $1 per minute. If someone other than persons authorized on your camp registration form will be picking up your camper, we MUST have this IN WRITING prior to pick up. Anyone picking up a camper not recognized by camp staff as an authorized parent/guardian will be required to show ID. Please advise us of any child custody arrangements/restraining orders and who may pick up and/or visit your camper(s) PRIOR to the first day of camp.

Payment/Refund/Cancellation/Session Transfer Policy

All balances are due THREE WEEKS prior to the start of camp. Any registrations within three weeks of camp must be paid in full. Balances not paid in full by deadline may result in loss of deposit and reserved spot for camp. We are only able to issue refunds or credits for cancellations received three weeks prior to the start of your camp week or class session, less a $30 administrative fee. A $15 administrative fee will be charged for EACH transfer transaction to change sessions (based on availability). EACH camp week/class session is treated as a separate transaction. The non-refundable fee applies to each transaction with no exceptions. We do not offer any refunds or credits for missed classes/camps. In the event that enrollment does not reach the required number for a particular class or camp, or circumstances beyond Artscope’s control arise, Artscope reserves the right to cancel the class or camp. You will be notified and we will be happy to help you find a suitable replacement. If no replacement is available, Artscope will refund your tuition payment in full.

Returned Payment Policy

It is Artscope’s policy to charge a $30 processing fee for ANY returned payment (check/credit card/online transaction). Those whose payments are returned may lose the privilege to pay via check/cc/online and/or deposit payment plan.

Medical Withdrawals/Emergencies

Artscope offers no refunds or credits for withdrawals after the withdrawal deadline except for documented medical conditions for the attendee. You must submit a withdrawal request and documentation on physician’s letterhead stating the medical condition as to why the attendee must withdraw. Medical withdrawals must be submitted prior to the first day of camp (business days only). Tuition will be credited to your account or refunded at Artscope’s discretion less $30 administrative fee.

Building Closures/Weather

If severe weather, a power outage, or other unforeseen circumstances necessitate the closing of Artscope programs, Artscope is not responsible for providing a makeup session, credit or refund. Artscope provides information about closures via email, and our Facebook page. You may also email if you have questions regarding closure. Please note that the phone may or may not be answered if the facility is closed.

Dismissal Policy

Artscope is committed to providing a safe, high quality educational experience to all participants. To ensure a quality experience, Artscope reserves the right to dismiss any participant for any reason without refund.

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