2022 Summer Camps
Camps for Pre-School & Grade School
This summer, have your child experience the arts by enrolling in Portland Metro Arts’ summer camps! Camps are great opportunity 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. 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. Those new to PMA can discover a new passion. If you like it, sign up for our classes this Fall.
We offer several week-long, all day, camps for children in Grades 1-6. Full Day Camps run from 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday, with a supervised lunch break.
Half Day Morning camps run from 9:00am-Noon with Half-Day Afternoon camps from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Workshops for Middle School, High School & Adults
Our in-depth Summer Workshops allow older students to continue to engage and improve in their chosen art form. All current upper division PMA students and those who receive their training elsewhere are welcome and encouraged to enroll. Guest Artists, who are working professionals, will be on staff to bring the latest information and trends to the students.
Space is limited, so be sure to register early. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If the blue “Register” link does not appear next to a listing, the camp/workshop is full. As the Summer progresses more spaces may open. So, please register for the "Waitlist" and you will be notified if a space becomes available.
Registration and payment policies for PMA Camps can be found at the bottom of this page.
Hover over the class name to see the description and to register.
Preschool Week 2 - Jul 5 - Jul 8 Week 9 - Aug 22 - Aug 26 School Grades 1-6 Week 1 - Jun 27 - Jul 1 Week 2 - Jul 5 - Jul 8 Week 2 - Jul 5 - Jul 8 Week 3 - Jul 11 - Jul 15 Week 4 - Jul 18 - Jul 22 Week 5 - Jul 25 - Jul 29 Week 6 - Aug 1 - Aug 5 Week 7 - Aug 8 - Aug 12 Week 7 - Aug 8 - Aug 12 Week 7 - Aug 8 - Aug 12 Week 8 - Aug 15 - Aug 19 Week 9 - Aug 22 - Aug 26 Middle School/High School Week 5 - Aug 1 - Aug 5 Weeks 3 - 5, Jul 5 - Jul 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.
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, 2022, 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, 2022.
- 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, 2022.
- Option 2: Receive a refund of 50% of the total tuition paid, less the $20 deposit.
*If your child is transitioning from Kindergarten to First grade in September:
Please consider whether your child is ready to fully participate in a full-day program with older students who have already completed 1st – 5th grade. There are momentous differences between a Kindergarten and a First grade classroom day. We recognize that each child matures in mental focus, physical stamina and patience at a different pace. Some children this age can do well and some would do better with a half-day or Preschool option. Take give that careful thought when enrolling.
If your child is transitioning from 5th grade to Middle School in September:
Please consider whether your child is ready to fully participate in a program with older students who have already completed 6th-11th grade. There is a great transition in social , physical, emotional and intellectual maturity that comes to kids at this age. Because each child matures at a different pace, please consider whether your child would best fit with the grade school or the middle school/high school sections of the camps/workshops. You know your child best, so give that careful thought when enrolling.
4 Arts Preschool Camp - July
4 Arts Preschool Camp - August
4 Arts Grade School Camp - June
4 Arts Grade School AM Half-Day Camp
Masks, Myths & Legends Camp
All About Art Camp
Music A la Carte Camp