Summer art camps offered for children

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, May 1, 2024

YAC Contribution

As the school year draws to a close and summer approaches, parents face the perennial question: How can we keep our children engaged, inspired and learning during the long break? 

While traditional summer activities like sports camps and outdoor adventures often take center stage, there’s another option that offers a unique blend of fun, learning and personal growth: summer art camps.

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So, this summer why not give your children the gift of creativity, confidence and connection? Enroll them in a summer art camp and watch as they embark on a journey of self-discovery, exploration and artistic expression that will leave a lasting impression for years to come.

Art-based summer programs are being offered by The Gertrude Ford Center, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the local 4-H at the Lafayette County Arena. The public library continues to offer year-round programs.

From fostering creativity and self-expression to building confidence and critical thinking skills, these camps provide a rich and immersive experience that goes beyond the confines of a typical classroom.

Summer art camps play a crucial role in developing children’s confidence and self-esteem. Unlike more structured academic settings where success is often measured by right or wrong answers, art camps celebrate the process of creation rather than the end result. 

Whether your child is a budding Picasso or simply curious to explore a creative side, these camps offer a safe, supportive and inspiring environment where every child has the opportunity to shine.

Find a variety of summer art camps at