School's Out Dates
for rising kindergartners - 5th grade
November 21st & 22nd
December 21st & 22nd
December 27th - 29th
March 11th - 15th
March 18th - 22nd
Our School's Out Camps are scheduled around select national holidays & seasonal breaks based on public and private school district calendars.
November 21st Theme:
Delve into the captivating essence of autumn as we draw inspiration from the lingering impressions it leaves behind, reflecting on our year's journey. We will craft unique prints using nature's treasures like leaves and pine cones, capturing the beauty of autumn in tangible and lasting impressions.
November 22nd Theme:
During this camp we will draw inspiration from the fluidity of seasonal change.
Through various mediums and techniques, we'll translate the beauty of transitions into captivating artworks that reflect nature's ever-evolving masterpiece.
Play, Pretend, Create, Innovate
Artscope's School's Out camps / workshops features expert visual art instruction by Artscope's experienced teaching artists, special guests, lots of screen-free outdoor play, and supervised exploration of magical Tower Grove Park.
We emphasize reducing our footprint by using natural, recycled and upcycled materials for our art as much as possible while still providing top notch supplies for our campers. Each day a different theme. Register for one, two or all!
For School's Out, a registration canceled up to the Friday two weeks prior to the week of enrollment is eligible for a refund, plus an administrative fee of $25 per week of enrollment canceled. Cancellations requested after that point are not entitled to a refund
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What sets our camps apart?
School's Out is a drop in style camp / workshop that takes place during select national holidays and seasonal breaks based on public and private school calendars. These camps span anywhere from one or two days to a a week-long, immersive, artist-led experience.
Our staff is entirely made up of local artists.
Students will explore community, arts, nature and facilitation during their week at Camp Create.
We lead by example and model behavior that builds community within camp.
We are here to support the success, enrichment, and joy of each child.
We are discovery led, and encourage students to identify and reflect on their interactions with the world around them through the lens of lifelong artistry.
We strive to see ourselves in each other, and to approach each day with genuine empathy and connection.
We strive to utilize education as a collaborative art form, and are so excited for our cohort to learn, create, and discover right along with your camper!
Q: What age range do our camps cater to?
A: Our camps are designed for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. This age range ensures that students are comfortable with a full day of instruction and the classroom environment. If a parent is confident that their child can handle the full day and follow our expectations, they are welcome to join. However, if a child isn't able to abide by the expectations, they'll need to be picked up from camp.
Q: How do I find the Artscope cottage?
A: We recommend using "Artscope" as your GPS destination rather than "2929 Tower Grove Ave." Enter the park on Kingshighway between Arsenal and Magnolia, and follow the southernmost road up to our cottage. We are located at the corner of Arsenal and Center Cross Drive, across the street from the Turkish Pavilion.
Q: Is our cottage accessible for people with disabilities?
A: Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of our studio, our building is not wheelchair accessible. The bathroom can be accessed via a tight spiral staircase. Additionally, voices can reverberate loudly in our stone building, so those with auditory sensitivities might be more comfortable with noise-dampening devices.
Q: What is the refund policy for camp?
A: Refunds are only issued for cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the start of camp. There may be some flexibility in moving a camp date if enrollment is low, but this should be checked with the Executive Director.
Q: Are masks required at Camp Create?
A: Masks are recommended in close quarters, but not required as per current CDC recommendations.
Q: Does School's Out offer before or after care?
A: No, neither before nor after care is provided for our School Year School's Out programs.