855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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"Arts by the Sea" SUMMER CAMP

Seven one-week day camp sessions

For children ages 6 to 12

Monday – Friday   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Art show and music/drama performance at the end of every camp week! 

Fieldtrip to paint at the beach each week! 

Each week explores a new theme and has new projects!

Check out our Facebook page for lots of past Summer Camp photos!

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Arts by the Sea summer day camp has a long tradition of offering children a chance to spend their time outdoors exploring a variety of media as they create fine art. 

Each morning, campers enjoy learning about various art styles such as Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism etc. and explore how to apply similar characteristics in their own artworks.  Following the morning of hands-on art, including the weekly fieldtrip to paint at the beach, campers enjoy a music or drama session in the afternoon.  

The afternoon music sessions in 2018 explored traditions of Africa through stories, songs, and dances in preparation for a public performance on Friday afternoon.  In addition to singing, campers played drums, marimbas and hand percussion.   We had excellent instruments and enough for everyone to always be playing!

The afternoon drama sessions in 2018 gave the young actors the opportunity to learn the crucial skills of building characters and expressing interior emotions physically and vocally.  Campers not only had a chance to improve their public speaking skills individually, but learned how to work as an ensemble, gaining valuable leadership skills while having fun and making new friends.

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We will have fine arts, music, and drama sessions - check back in the spring for the summer 2019 camp schedule.

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    All materials, supplies, snacks, and t-shirt are included - check back in the spring for summer 2019 camp pricing.  

    Our camp is one of the most affordable in the area!  We also have tuition assistance awarded on the basis of need and as a general rule does not exceed one half of the fee. No family should be discouraged from applying to summer camp because of lack of funds.  


    To complete registration for camp, all families must complete a registration form AND a medical/photo release form.  

    Families may also complete a tuition assistance form.  

    All forms will be available here in the spring of 2019!



    PAs may volunteer to assist campers and the professional teaching artists and earn 35 hours of community service per week, from 8:30 AM-3:30 PM.

    PAs that volunteer for at least five out of the seven camp weeks will earn FREE TUITION to our teen after school art class during the 2019/2020 school year.

    PAs must commit to volunteering an entire camp week.  They will be provided with a camp t-shirt and official recognition as a program aid. 

    PAs are responsible for assisting the teachers by preparing materials and helping children with morning hands-on art making and afternoon session activities. 

    PAs will take part in art making, performing arts, and working with children, and will receive mentoring by the teachers.  

    PAs will develop a relationship with the Carpinteria Arts Center, gain teaching skills, learn new art techniques, and make new friends.

    PAs earn a letter of recommendation if requested at the end of the program.  

    Teens may complete a PA application - the form will be available here in the spring of 2019!


    This program made possible in part by:

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