Inspiring visual arts, music, dance & theatre camp for kids ages 7-12

Newmark Theatre Building - July 6-10 and July 13-17, 2020

Northwest Academy - July 20-24, 2020

Camp hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. l Drop-off 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Pick-up is at 4 p.m.

We are nearing capacity!  Register today!

The cost per week  is $275.  The cost per two weeks is $508.75.  The cost for all three weeks is $701.25.

About MetroArts Inc. Kids Camp

Since 1993,  MetroArts Inc. Kids camp gives kids ages 7-12 a chance to be immersed in all of the arts Monday through Friday, for one to three weeks, at Portland'5's Newmark Theatre building (July 6-10 and July 13-17) and Northwest Academy (July 20-24).   This summer, returning faculty are Theatre Teacher Carolyn DeLany,  Music Teachers Dax Smith and Andy Isbell, and Visual Arts Teachers Chris Reynolds and Kathleen Nicholas.   

What happens at Kids Camp?

Campers arrive by 9 a.m. and participate in fun warm-up exercises, and receive the creative words of the day. Then smaller groups convene to begin their daily rotations through visual arts, music, theatre, and dance. Every day campers learn and create in each art form. Camp ends at 3:58 p.m. with a prompt at 4 p.m. pickup. 


Weekly, campers also enjoy a field trip to the Portland Art Museum and a performance and workshop by a visiting multicultural guest artist. Every Friday, campers are also given the opportunity to participate in a camp-wide performance for parents to enjoy. 


Prior Friday multicultural guest artists have included Inka Jam, Journey Brazil, the Obo Addy Legacy Project, and Natya Leela Academy. 

  • Week 1, Multicultural Performance, Friday, July 10 - TBD

  • Week 2, Multicultural Performance Friday, July 17 - TBD

  • Week 3, Multicultural Performance Friday, July 24 - TBD

Additional camp information and guidelines are available in the required 

Kids Camp Guidebook located here.

Videos of camper performances and other camp happenings are available on our YouTube channel located here.

Access to the arts for all*!  

We believe every creative kid should have access to the arts. Because of this, we offer scholarships depending on need, camper load, and funds availability. If your family is receiving support in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program and SNAP, or WIC, you can access the scholarship application now by clicking here.  It is a two-step process for scholarship consideration 1) Completing the application and 2) emailing or texting 503-245-4885 an image of benefits determination letter.  The scholarship application deadline is 3/15/2020 with notifications by 3/31/2020.  If you do not qualify for benefits, we may also be able to accommodate payment arrangements.

*Until we reach capacity, which is roughly 40 campers ages 7-9 and 40 campers ages 10-12 weeks 1 & 2 and 30 campers ages 7-19 and 30 campers ages 10-12 week 3.


For older kids who would like to participate, and earn valuable volunteerexperience, we offer Internships for kids ages 13-17.  Internships have limited availability and priority is given to former campers.


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 by race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.

Thank You 2020 Kids Camp Sponsors!

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:

Oregon Community Foundation Joseph E. Weston

Week 1 Campers, July 8-12, 2019

Newmark Theatre Building

Week 2 Campers, July 15-19, 2019

Newmark Theatre Building

Week 3 Campers, July 22-26, 2019

Northwest Academy

2019 Camper Testimonials



For kids ages 13-17, we're very excited to extend Internships!  Become one of the Kids in Green by applying below.  Limited space is available, and priority is given to former campers. 

© 2020 by MetroArts Inc.

Call or text us: 503-245-4885

Mail us: 7327 SW Barnes Rd #625, Portland, OR 97225