2021 Summer Camps Schedule
This summer, have your child experience the arts by enrolling in Portland Metro Arts’ summer camps! Camps are one of the best opportunities for children to explore their creativity and artistic passion, in depth, that school year schedules may not allow.
Our camps are exciting, educational, engaging and above all FUN! In PMA’s summer camp program, kids learn about, perform and experience an extensive variety of art forms. PMA is unique because we offer camps focusing on dance, music, theatre, visual arts or a combination with multi-arts; unlike other programs dedicated to a single discipline with few options.
Camp space is limited, so be sure to register early. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. This is especially true this year, as the State of Oregon Covid-19 guidelines dictate the number of campers per group. If the blue “Register” link does not appear next to a camp, the camp is full. As these guidelines change, more spaces may open. So, please register for the "Waitlist" and you will be notified if a space becomes available.
All camp specifics are subject to change, should circumstances require. Families who have registered for a summer camp will be informed promptly of any change that may affect their camp experience.
Registration and payment policies for PMA Camps can be found at the bottom of this page.
Preschool Week 9 - August 16- 20 School Grades 1-6 Week 1 - June 21 - June 25 Week 3 - June 28 - July 2 Week 4 - July 12 - July 16 Week 5 - July 19- July 23 Week 6 - July 26 - July 30 Week 7 - August 2 - Aug 6 Week 8 - Aug 9 -Aug 13 Week 9 - Aug 16 - Aug 20 Middle School/High School Week 2 - June 28 - July 2 Weeks 3 - 5, July 5 - July 23
Multi-Camp DiscountThe Multi-Camp Discount cannot be combined with any other discount. The discount is applied by our staff after enrollment. Please allow 5 to 10 business days for the discount to be reflected on your account.
Just for kids entering pre-k, kindergarten or 1st grade! We have one week this summer with a half-day 4-Arts camp designed especially for them.
Week 9 - August 16 - 20
4 Arts Preschool CampAugust 16th - 20th
A creative half day, arts-based camp featuring Creative Art, Dance, Drama and Music classes taught by specially trained arts professionals. Each Friday we will present a themed multi-arts activity that includes special guest artists and activities. Discover ways to interact and communicate with the world around through the arts. For children entering pre-k, kindergarten, or 1st grade this fall. Morning Camps times available.Morning only
Grade School Camps
We offer several week-long, all day, camps for children in grades 1-6. Camps run from 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday, with a supervised lunch break.
Half Day Option: If your child is unable to join us for a full-day camp, some of our camps have half-day am or pm options.
Support your child in retaining the educational building blocks throughout the Summer. BASE Camp is a morning only onsite program with small group settings that focus on grade appropriate basic skills in math, reading, writing, comprehension and word use. One week of BASE Camp is offered in June, in July and in August. You may wish to pair BASE Camp with one of the afternoon-only Arts Camps for a full day program.
Click here to review the BASE camp options and register.
Experience all the arts! 4 Arts Camp is a great introduction to new ideas where children explore Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art in 5 days of fun! Each day campers participate in special classes in all four art forms that are geared toward young artists. Grades 1-6. This camp is offered twice this summer.
Morning only - Morning only students take part in Dance and Visual Arts classes geared for young artists. A great introduction to new ideas, where children experience two art forms in five days of fun.
Afternoon only - Afternoon only students take part in Music and Theatre classes geared for young artists. A great introduction to new ideas, where children experience two art forms in five days of fun.
Masks, Myths & Legends CampJune 28th - July 2nd
Let your imagination sprout wings as you explore the world of dragons, super-heroes, villains, and folklore. Read, write, invent, design and bring your own adventure stories to life by creating masks. Legends and tall tales from the Titans of Greece to those from all over the world will be visited. Art, Theatre & Storytelling combine to create a legendary camp experience. Grades 1-6.
All About Art CampJuly 12th - 16th
Create artwork in an atmosphere totally focused on the visual arts. Children with an interest in the visual arts will have the opportunity to experience a broad spectrum of art styles and work with a variety of media. Explore drawing, painting, and sculpture through fun and rewarding projects. Hone your skills by learning techniques to refine your artistic vision. Each day students work in a different medium, style or artistic process. Grades 1-6.
Music A la Carte CampJuly 19th - 23rd
Come explore and enjoy a full spectrum of musical instruments and lively experiences. Campers will learn about and get a chance to play everything from drums to ukuleles, recorders to violins in a full day of music classes. During the week they will discover their talents for musical expression while learning and practicing their favorite instruments! Grades 1-6
Way Off Broadway Musical Theatre CampJuly 26th - 30th
Join us for a wacky and fun musical theatre production for kids. Learn the songs and choreography in a production that has something for everyone from beginners through accomplished performers! Campers will prepare a musical in just one week! Grades 1-6.
The Play’s the Thing CampAugust 9th - 13th
Students of all performance levels and experience work daily with professional performers to create a complete summer theatre experience. Onstage training includes acting, improvisation, and stage presence in a fun and creative environment. Learn the performance techniques necessary for an exciting theatre production. Grades 1-6.
Sleeping Beauty Dance CampAugust 2nd - 6th
Uncover the mystery of an entire castle, hidden by a thicket, in which everyone inside is fast asleep. Dance it All! Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Modern, for those with little or no previous experience who want to have fun trying something new performing this classic story.
Middle/High School Camps
Students entering grades 6-12 have several options to follow their passion for music, theatre or dance, in intensive workshops designed to hone their artistic technique and creative skills. Workshops run Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm. Some workshops have half- day options.
Week 2, June 28 - July 2 Weeks 3 - 5, July 5 - July 23
Brush Up Your Shakespeare WorkshopJune 28th - July 2nd
Students of all performance levels and experience work daily with talented professionals to create an engaging Shakespeare experience. Take this opportunity to study and understand Shakespeare in a fun, supportive atmosphere that teaches the necessary skills to perform his work. Onstage training includes acting, improvisation, and stage presence. Grades 6-12.
Summer Dance Intensive Workshop
July 5th - 23rd
An intensive 3-week workshop for experienced dancers, 10+ years old, with 4 or more years of ballet. For more complete information, click here.
In addition to PMA's standard policies and procedure which can be found here, Summer Camps and Workshops are subject to the following registration and payment policies:
Summer Camp and Workshop Payments:
To Secure a Space— A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required at the time of registration for each camp in which you are enrolling. This deposit goes toward the total tuition of the camp. Any registration submitted without payment of the deposit will not be valid.
The balance of tuition is due no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the first day of the camp. If you wish to pay the balance of tuition sooner, contact our office. Otherwise, payment will be automatically withdrawn from the credit card or bank information listed on your PMA account fifteen days prior to the start of camp.
Early Registration Option: For those completing early registration prior to May 15, 2021, you may choose to make your payment in three installments: the first payment of one-third at the time of registration, the second payment 30 days prior to the first day of camp, and the final payment 15 days prior to the first day of camp. If you would prefer this option please make a note during registration or contact our office and we will be happy to arrange it for you.
For cancellations made fifteen (15) or more days before the start of the camp there are two refund options:
- Option 1: Receive full credit of total amount paid and use it for another PMA camp or Fall School year class. Credit is valid through December 31, 2021.
- Option 2: Receive a refund of total tuition paid, less the $20 deposit.
For cancellations made fewer than fifteen (15) days before the start of the camp there are 2 refund options:
- Option 1: Receive PMA credit for tuition paid, less the $20 deposit. Credit is valid for use towards another PMA camp or Fall School year class, through December 31, 2021.
- Option 2: Receive a refund of 50% of the total tuition paid, less the $20 deposit.
If for any reason PMA needs to cancel a camp, all families registered in that camp will receive a full refund of all payments, including the deposit.