Free Summer 2022 Art Camps (PPS)

Get ready for a summer break filled with color and creativity. Our popular Teaching Artist programs have become week-long Art Camps with the goal of connecting kids with their natural creativity for a great day-camp experience.

Talented teaching artists and classroom staff members will introduce campers to a variety of different art media through open ended exploration and project work.


Woodlawn Elementary School or Markham Elementary School


Each camp week runs Monday through Friday and registration is for a single week of camp.

  • July 11-15 (week 1)
  • July 18-22 (week 2)
  • July 25-29 (week 3)
  • August 1-5 (week 4)

Who Can Apply

YA will be hosting camps at two PPS sites this summer. Students entering 2-5th grade from the following schools are welcome to apply.

Woodlawn Site (students from Woodlawn, Peninsula, Chief Joseph, Beach, Faubion, Vernon, MLK, Sabin or Boise Elliot)

Markham Site (students from Markham, Stephenson, Capitol Hill, Maplewood, Hayhurst, Rieke, Bridlemile)

In accordance with PPS’ stated goals for summer enrichment programming, we will be prioritizing students who qualify for BIPOC students and those who qualify for Free and Reduced lunch. All 2-5 grade students from listed schools are welcome to apply and we cannot guarantee space to any families at this time. 

Your application is not official until you receive a confirmation email from Young Audiences confirming your spot. We will not be able to accommodate all applications and will inform families by 6/24. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Camp Day Schedule

Drop-off, 9:00 am, Pick up: 3:00 pm

Each day, campers will start the day with group meeting and snack,  spend "studio time" with professional teaching artists in the morning, have a lunch and outdoor break, and then a second studio time with another professional artist in the afternoon.

There will be no early drop off or late pick up available. Please plan accordingly.


Portland Public Schools will provide on-site nutrition services including daily lunches and morning snacks. Campers can choose to bring their own sack lunches if they prefer.


Buses will not be provided. Campers must be dropped-off and picked-up at the camp location.

COVID Precautions

  • In alignment with PPS protocols, campers and staff will not be required to mask during the camp day, but we will have masks available for those who chose to.
  • Any campers exhibiting symptoms of COVID or an elevated temperature will not be permitted to stay in camp.
  • Adult camp staff and teaching artists will be fully vaccinated.
  • Young Audiences reserves the right to cancel the remainder of any camp week if CDC guidelines dictate that to be the best action.

Registration is now closed

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