Quick Links: Camp Guidebook l Scholarship Application l Intern (13-17) Application

Returning to Portland'5's Newmark Theatre building July 9-13 and July 16-20
Northwest Academy July 23-July 27
Camp hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Drop off 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Pick up 4 p.m.

$250/1 week; $462.50/2 weeks; $662.50/3 weeks

Click here to register campers ages 7-9!
Click here to register campers ages 10-12!

Multiple week discounts available! We welcome kids to join us for one, two, or three weeks of camp! Each week promises to be a different adventure. There are also huge multi-week discounts available and automatically applied at registration.

About MetroArts Inc. Kids Camp

Now celebrating its 26th year, MetroArts Inc. Kids camp gives kids ages 7-12 a chance to learn visual arts, music, and theater, Monday through Friday, for one to three weeks, at Portland'5's Newmark Theatre building (July 9-13, July 16-20, for weeks 1 & 2) and Northwest Academy (July 23-27, for week 3) in downtown Portland. 

Each week offers a unique immersive multicultural experience with special performances by a guest artist and a field trip to the Portland Art Museum. Because of this, most campers attend multiple weeks.

What's a day at camp like?

Campers arrive by 9 a.m. and are introduced to the key creative words of the day. Then it's off to create original works in visual arts, music, and theater. Each week campers also enjoy a field trip to the Portland Art Museum, a performance by a multicultural guest artist, and participate in a camp-wide performance for parents to enjoy.  Camp ends at 4 p.m.

To see what fun is in store for this summer, below are links to videos from the 2017 camp featuring the spectacular multicultural camp performers, the end of camp Friday performances, and clips from classes:

Performance #1; Performance #2; Performance #3

Access to the arts for all!

We believe every creative kid should have access to the arts. Because of this, we offer full and partial scholarships. If your family is receiving support in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, SNAP, or WIC, please complete the Scholarship Application Form located here and email a copy of your state form to shannon@metroartsinc.org. Determination will be made by June 30, 2018. We are also able to offer payment arrangements to those who do not qualify for scholarships.

For older kids who would like to participate, and earn valuable volunteer experience, we offer Internships for kids ages 13-17.

Notice of nondiscriminatory policy

MetroArts Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.

With the generous support of the following sponsors, we are able to keep camp costs low - and offer scholarship opportunities - to be able to accommodate as many children as possible.

Our sincerest gratitude to:
Ronni Lacroute Foundation Fund
Lynn & Jack Loacker
Joseph Weston Public Foundation

With our expanded Kids Camp this year, we are in need of additional support. If you would like to support this effort, please donate to MetroArts Inc. today by clicking here.