Art Camp

Calling all young artists! Join us for our 2021 Summer Art Camp. 

Does your child love to paint, sculpt, draw, print, and more? Cultivate their creative abilities in our summer camp. Young artists will experiment with different art media in the studio after observing and exploring artwork in the galleries and gardens. 
Each week, campers will benefit from small class sizes (up to 10 students), additional instructor support, and enhanced cleaning protocols. Additionally, each camper will receive an individual art supply kit to take home once camp has ended, allowing for continued creativity and honing of skills through the summer and beyond. Scholarships are available.

Students entering grades 1 through 6
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Members  |  $250 per week
Non-Members  |  $295 per week

Become a member today!  Non-Members can purchase a family membership, then register for a week of camp, and pay only $350 for both. 

Line, Shape, and Color - June 7 through 11
Explore the basic elements of art by investigating the use of line, shape, and color. Campers will combine their own marks and colors to create unique works of art.
Register soon. 

Artful Animals - June 14 through 18
Animals are on the loose in the Museum. Search the galleries and gardens for snakes, butterflies, cats, and other creatures. Explore the hidden meaning of animals in artwork, and create your own animal-inspired artworks.
Register soon.

Land, Water, and Sky - June 21 through 25
Explore landscapes, cityscapes, waterways, and skies in artwork from the permanent collection. The St. Johns River and the Cummer Gardens will also provide active inspiration.
Register soon.

Please review the Camp Handbook. If you have a question, email us at, and we’ll get back to you with additional information.

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Camp Schedule

Past Project Examples

Scholarships 2021

Thanks to the generosity of supporters, the Museum is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships. Scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to individuals interested in the arts. If awarded, scholarships cover 100% of the registration cost. Campers applying for a scholarship cannot register for Art Camp in advance. Once contacted regarding their scholarship status, applicants will be directed to register for Art Camp through an online Registration Form for scholarship recipients.

In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must complete a Scholarship Application Form. If the form is not completed, the applicant will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed weekly and applicants will typically hear back within seven days. This is a rolling application and Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to those who qualify. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible, as camp fills up quickly.
Please note that the camper’s parent/guardian is expected to provide transportation to and from the Museum each day as well as a lunch and a snack each day.

Scholarship Application

Museum Education Staff

Dulcie Hause

Dulcie is the program manager for Cummer in the Classroom. Using her years of Museum Education experience as well as her experience teaching Early Childhood classes in public schools, Dulcie designs and implements curriculum, schedules and executes school outreach, and maintains relationships with school staff. Summer Camp is a great opportunity for her to develop more in-depth lessons and use fun, messy, and sometimes unusual materials. This summer will be Dulcie’s 14th year teaching Camp.




Karl Boecklen

Karl has been a Museum Educator at the Museum since 2013. He oversees the Junior Docent Program, where sixth- to twelfth-graders create original works, curate their own exhibition, and volunteer hours to the Museum and the community. As the “Science Educator” in the art museum, Karl draws upon his experiences in the laboratory and the zoo world, as well as formal and informal education to help integrate the gardens into the Museum's education programs. Karl uses his interdisciplinary background to educate about the natural world through art, language arts, math, and science.


Danielle Garcia

Danielle joined the Museum as a Museum Educator in 2019. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Florida with experience in museum education, curatorial work, and studio arts. She is the Museum’s Accessibility Coordinator and primarily works with visitors from diverse communities and with diverse abilities, leading access programs such as Museum Access for Kids, Women of Vision, and the Blind Ambition Art Club at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. She collaborates with Museum Educators and other departments to ensure that museum experiences are welcoming, inclusive, and accessible to all. 


Kim Kuta Dring

Kim Kuta Dring began her position as the Director of Education in 2018. She spent the previous14 years in Connecticut with Stepping Stones Museum for Children, her most recent position being the Director of Learning and Experience. Kim Kuta Dring received an undergraduate degree in Biology from Bradley University and a graduate degree in Biology from Utah State University. During her short time with the Museum she has implemented a new Open Studios event that is part of the Museum’s ongoing commitment to providing experiences that embody the values of quality, access, and fun.


Contact Information

If you have any additional questions, please email or call 904.356.6857.