Summer Camp

The Museum is excited to offer a new opportunity for creativity - Virtual Summer Camp. 

Elementary School Camp 2020

The popular Summer Camp at the Cummer is going virtual! We recognize that summer camp and summer enrichment opportunities are an important and necessary opportunity for students, and we want to help students stay creative, but stay safe this summer.

Does your child love to paint, sculpt, draw, print, and more? Cultivate their creative abilities in our virtual summer camp. Young artists will observe and explore artwork in the galleries and gardens as camp staff engage them in live online sessions throughout the Museum, experiment with different art media and techniques, as well as create and show-off their artwork in a virtual open house each week (adults, you can brag about what an art genius your kid is!). 

  • Students entering grades 1 through 6
  • Registration is required and is open until 4 p.m. the Wednesday before each week of camp.
  • Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Daily schedule here
  • Two hours of a virtual class each morning, time for students to work on projects alone, time for students to have one on one attention or small group with instructor, then a 45 minute wrap up at the end of the day.
  • Campers will need access to an internet connection and either laptop, desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • $100 for Members per week; $115 for Non-Members per week (includes camp art kits – all the materials and supplies your camper will need!)
  • Class sizes will remain small, with up to 20 campers per class, and campers will be grouped by grade range (lower elementary in one class, upper elementary in another class)
  • Scholarships are available.
  • There are six weeks of camp:

Rhythm, Pattern, and Balance– June 15 through 19
Discover how artists include rhythm, pattern and balance in their masterpieces. Campers will learn how to infuse these principles of art to enhance their own artwork.

Land, Water, and Sky– June 22 through 26
Explore landscapes, cityscapes, waterways, and skies in artwork from the Eclectic Ecology exhibition, the Eugène-Louis Charvot exhibition, and more. The St. John’s River and the Cummer Gardens will provide active inspiration for budding young artists.

Artful Animals – July 6 through 10
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 art.

Sculpt It – July 13 through 17
Create three-dimensional artwork using a variety of different sculpting techniques and materials such as clay, wood, and cardboard. Campers will be inspired by artwork in the Museum’s permanent galleries and gardens.

Art Around the World – July 20 through 24
From Egyptian sarcophagi to Meissen porcelain, explore cultures from around the world and create your own art inspired by the Cummer Collection.

Line, Shape, and Color – July 27 through 31 
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.

Please review the CAMP HANDBOOK before registering. Do you have a question that’s not answered in the Camp Handbook or on the website? Email us at education@cummermuseum.org, and we’ll get back to you with additional information.

View Calendar to Register!

Middle School Camp 2020

  • Students entering grades 6 through 9
  • Registration is required and is open until 4 p.m. the Wednesday before the week of camp.
  • Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Daily schedule here
  • Two hours of a virtual class each morning, time for students to work on projects alone, time for students to have one on one attention or small group with instructor, then a 45-minute wrap up at the end of the day
  • $100 for Members per week; $115 for Non-Members per week (includes supplies)
  • Scholarships are available.

Middle School Camp: Printmaking and Mixed Media – July 27 through 31
Experiment with a variety of printmaking methods and mixed media collage while being inspired by masterworks in the Museum’s galleries and gardens. The week will culminate with a student curated virtual open house.

Please review the CAMP HANDBOOK before registering. Do you have a question that’s not answered in the Camp Handbook or on the website? Email us at education@cummermuseum.org, and we’ll get back to you with additional information.

View Calendar to Register!

 

Scholarships 2020

Thanks to the generosity of supporters, the Cummer Museum is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships for the Summer Camp 2020. 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 Summer Camp in advance. Once contacted regarding their scholarship status, applicants will be directed to register for Summer 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.

 

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP

 

HEAL SCHOLARSHIPS

HEAL Foundation, a local nonprofit serving individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders, has underwritten scholarships for children with autism to attend Summer Camp. There are four one-week scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis for students on the spectrum. For more information regarding dates and themes, please see the section on Summer Camp above. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email education@cummermuseum.org or call 904.355.0630.

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 education@cummermuseum.org or call 904.356.6857.