The Umbrella Arts Camp




Select spots may be available
contact Camp Director Rebecca Campbell for more information (; 978-371-0820 x200)


With a focus on the love of art and a keen awareness of the developmental needs of children and young adults, The Umbrella Arts Camp covers arts education for Grades K - 8 instructed by experienced practicing artists, arts educators, and teachers.

We offer arts for every interest. Children will have the opportunity to try a variety of artistic disciplines such as: Drawing & Painting, 2D & 3D Mixed-Media, Arts & Environment, Woodworking, Performing Arts and MORE!





DATES (Please see below for program hours and other information)

Week 1: July 1 – 3
Theme: Art of the Americas
Learn about and create art that derives from Northern, Central, and Southern America. Explore how many cultures, nations, and civilizations from past to present have made art inspired by their homeland.

Week 2: July 8 - 12
Theme: Elements of Nature
A week of exploration into how artists use nature and natural materials as a source of artistic inspiration.

Week 3: July 15 - 19
Theme: Out of This World Art!
Join us on an intergalactic exploration of art. See how the cosmos and aspects of outer space such as moon phases, astronomy and the planets of our solar system can impact and inspire art.

Week 4: July 22 - 26
Theme: STEM / STEAM – Build, Make & Create Art
By using the elements of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math – learn how the scientific method can be implemented to build, make & create art.

Week 5: July 29 - August 2
Theme: The Olympics – a Celebration of Nations
Inspired by the design, pageantry, history, cultures and athleticism of the Olympic games campers will use their creativity and artistic spirit to create gold medal worthy art!

Week 6: August 5 - 9
Theme: Ahoy! The Sea & Stories
Explore the power & mystery of the sea that has inspired artists for centuries. Come on a journey as we delve into the mysterious fathoms below and try to stay afloat aboard a pirate ship.

Week 7: August 12 - 16
Theme: Weird, Wild & Wacky Ways to Make Art
Take a look into the unusual, inventive and out of the box approaches to making art. This week will focus on exploring new approaches and embracing the creative spirit through various art forms.



The Summer Camp Program is open for students in Grades K – 8 for the 2024-2025 school year. With Half-Day and Full-Day, program options for Grades K-6, and our Full Day Teen Program specifically for Grades 7 & 8.

Half-Day (AM): 8:30am - 12:00pm
Morning ONLY for Grades K – 6. Includes two different one-hour art classes each day and a break for a mid-morning snack.
Tuition: $350
Full-Day: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Full Day program for Grades K – 6. Includes four different one-hour art classes each day. Full Day students must be provided with a NUT-FREE lunch from home for the mid-day break & NUT-FREE snacks for a mid-morning & mid-afternoon break.
Tuition: $600

Full Day Teen Program (Grades 7 - 8): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Full Day Leadership & Art Making program for Grade 7 - 8 students. This leadership program helps to prepare teens for future jobs or internships while also getting a chance to take their own art classes. This program is structured for teens to spend half of the day gaining leadership experience working with children and the other half of the day taking two different one-hour art classes. This program is perfect for teens who still want to attend art camp while also preparing them for leadership opportunities such as being a future Classroom Assistant, Camp Counselor or Teacher. Teens must be provided with a NUT-FREE lunch from home for the mid-day break & NUT-FREE snacks for a mid-morning & mid-afternoon break.
Tuition: $350

Extended Day Morning is a combined morning program for students enrolled in Half Day or Full Day Umbrella Arts Camp and Umbrella Performing Arts camp programming from 7:30am – 9:00am, Monday-Friday. Tuition is $100 for the full week (Monday-Friday) and can be purchased as an add on with camp registrations. Extended Day Afternoon is a combined afternoon program we run for students enrolled in all of the Summer Arts Under The Umbrella Camp Programs from 4:30pm-6:00pm, Monday-Friday. Tuition is $100 for the full week (Monday-Friday) and can be purchased as an add on with camp registrations. If you have any questions regarding our Extended Day programming, please contact the Umbrella office.

A tuition discount of 5% off additional registrations is available when two or more children are registered for the same week(s) and program type.

Registration will close at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, 4 weeks prior to the start of the respective Summer Program week. Registrations after a deadline date may be accepted on a space available basis with an additional fee of $50. Parents must contact The Umbrella office by phone or in person and be ready to make payment at the time of registration and complete all of the required camp forms.

In the unlikely event that a program is under-enrolled, the Program will be cancelled 2 weeks prior to the start date and a full refund will be given.

Tuition, less a $50 registration fee per week (or per session), per individual registration, will be refunded if the request is made PRIOR to the registration deadline for the week for which the registration was intended to begin (4 weeks prior to the start of the respective Summer Program week). On or after the registration deadline, no refunds are given. In the case of an accident or illness, please contact the Umbrella office. We may be able to arrange a later start date.

Grades K - 6 will be divided by age into similar age color groups. These color groups will be determined based upon the ages and total number of students enrolled per camp week. Please note that your child's age group will be adjusted to the nearest age group depending upon availability, at the discretion of the Camp Director. If you would like your student in a specific age group or with a friend you can make a request in the request section of the online registration. Requests will be honored when possible, but cannot be guaranteed and decisions on granting requests is at the discretion of the Camp Director.

A limited amount of tuition assistance is offered by The Umbrella to cover partial tuition costs for families in need. Application and approval are necessary. Awards are made first come, first served on a rolling deadline. Please contact Jason Springer, Director of Education, at 978-371-0820 x202 or for more information.

Should a camp week sell out, we will open a waitlist. We encourage interested families to register for the waitlist option, as spots may open up and/or more spots may be added depending on staffing and final program enrollment. Notifications may begin in March. If you have any questions about the waitlist please contact Rebecca Campbell, Camp Director, at 978-371-0820 x200 or

Programming is subject to change as new safety protocols are put in place. For additional questions about Summer Camp contact Rebecca Campbell, Camp Director at or 978-371-0820 x200. Camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.