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MetroArts Inc. 24th Annual Kids Camp
Northwest Academy
1130 SW Main Street, Portland
Camp hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Drop off 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Pick up 4 p.m.

Week #1 - July 11 - 15, 2016
Week #2 - July 18 - 22, 2016
Week #3 - July 25 - 29, 2016
Week #4 - August 1 - 5 , 2016

Multiple week discounts available! We welcome kids to join us for one, two, three, or four weeks of camp! Each week promises to be a different adventure. The cost of one week is $275 with deep multi-week discounts through 5/31 of up to 45% per week.

Are you ready to register? Click here to register now.

About MetroArts Inc. Kids Camp

Now in its 24th year, MetroArts Inc. Kids Camp gives 7-12 year old kids a chance to experience all the arts – music, dance, theater, and visual arts – for one or more weeks. More thank 3,400 happy campers have participated in the Kids Camp since 1993. Kids crank up their creativity through hands-on activities involving each art form and also enjoy live performances, video demonstrations, and classes taught by professional musicians, dancers, actors, and visual artists. Each week's activities culminate with the Friday Project.

Due to the overwhelming demand, in 2016, we are partnering with Northwest Academy, a private charter school focused on the arts, to use their facility. This has enabled us to expand our camp from two weeks to four weeks. We are anticipating reaching capacity all four weeks so pre-register now if to be sure to receive a spot!

What's a day at camp Like?

Campers will convene in a common area of Northwest Academy and will be introduced to the key creative words of the day. They also connect with each other by playing theater games. Then it's off to the first creative experience of the day in music, theater, dance or art! Throughout the week each camper invents a work in all of the art forms. Whether it's their own steps to a dance, a unique piece of visual art, a personal rendition of a theater "game", or a special rhythmic idea in music, every class offers each camper the chance for self-expression. And at the end of the day, the campers share their ideas and accomplishments with each other and the faculty.

Camp Staff

We are currently interviewing 2016 Kids Camp Staff. If you may be interested in becoming a Camp Counselor or Intern, send your resume and cover letter to info@metroartsinc.org.


MetroArts Inc. believes that every child should have an opportunity to enjoy Kids Camp. The only stipulation for meeting the requirements for a Kids Camp Scholarship is that you must qualify and show proof that you enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. If your family is receiving support in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, please complete the Scholarship Application Form located here and email a copy of the Free and Reduced Lunch Eligibility form to shannon@metroartsinc.org. Determination will be made by May 30, 2016.

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
Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation
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.