Try a Creative Arts Camp this Summer

Try a Creative Arts Camp this Summer

Try a Creative Arts Camp this Summer

Try a Creative Arts Camp this Summer

Are you looking for a summer camp to send your child to this upcoming summer? With so many different options, we’ve found some local camps that specialize in the arts. From fine arts to performing arts, there’s creative options for all ages. 

These are some of the few available summer camps in Fairfax County that your child can join in 2023:


McLean Project for the Arts

McLean Community Center

June 26 to August 11, 2023

This summer, you can give your child the opportunity to explore their creative side and make lasting memories at McLean Project for the Arts! With exciting art camps offered in a variety of imaginative themes suitable for students ages 3-18, they’ll get an unforgettable experience full of fun activities that will inspire them. MPA also offers Camp Abrakadoodle (ages 3-6) and Counselor In Training programs – all based at its studios located inside McLean Community Center. Join them this season as they ignite imaginations with thoughtfully designed camp sessions!


NYSA Summer Art Camps 

New York School of Arts

June 19 – August 18, 2023

NYSA Summer Art Camps offer students a chance to express their creativity, explore new ideas and develop existing artistic skills. From fine arts, crafts, and sculpture to collage and mixed media – there are endless possibilities for crafting amazing works of art! Let your imagination run wild at their exciting summer camp which will be from the 19th of June to the 18th of August and join them as they create beautiful pieces that capture stories from the depths of your mind. 


Institute for the Arts

Lake Braddock Secondary

Four Week Program (July 5 – 28, 2023)

Two Week Program (July 5 – July 14, 2023; July 17 – July 28, 2023)

The Institute for the Arts also offers two durations for their summer camp, a four-week program and a two-week program. Students can choose from various categories of classes such as Arts, Dance, Health, and PE 9, Music, and Theatre. 


George Mason University Summer Programs

George Mason University

June 19 – August 11, 2023

Finally, you can also have the option to spend your summer discovering the artistic you at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA! Their incredible experience ranges from music to visual art and film & video, perfect for ages 4-18. Plus, there are workshops arranged especially for adults! Explore with them this season as they offer enriching camps from mid-June through mid-August. Unleash your creative spirit and join them today.


Summer 2023: Great Theatre in the Great Outdoors

Traveling Players

Greek Mythology Ensemble (Current 4th – 6th graders)

2 weeks | June 25 – July 7 | July 16 – July 28

Thespian Ensemble (Current 6th – 8th graders)

3 weeks | June 25 – July 14 | July 16 – August 4

Shakespeare Ensemble (Current 8th – 12th graders)

3 weeks | June 25 – July 14 | July 16 – August 4

Shakespeare Troupe (Current 9th – 12th graders)

6 weeks | June 25 – August 4

Technical Theatre Apprenticeship (Current 8th – 12th graders)

3 weeks | June 25 – July 14 | July 16 – August 4

6 weeks | June 25 – August 4

Come explore the world of theater with Traveling Players! As an ArtsFairFax Awards recipient, the camp has been bringing together theatrical teens and pre-teens for 21 years, providing them an unforgettable adventure filled with friendships, creativity, and lasting memories. They offer both day camps as well as a residential conservatory program so you can truly immerse yourself in your artistic journey. Some of their camps include the Greek Mythology Ensemble, Thespian Ensemble, Shakespeare Ensemble, Shakespeare Troupe, and Technical Theatre Apprenticeship. Join them and make some amazing experiences under the direction of our beloved teaching artists!


Summer Camp ‘23

Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre

July 3-7 and August 14-18

If you have an aspiring actor in your household, give them a summer experience that will not only foster their creativity and passion but also help them grow as individuals. At MVCCT’s theater-themed camps, led by experienced performing artists, children of any age between 1st to 8th grade can discover the benefits of teamwork while they have fun with activities especially designed for every single one – from exciting play plans tailored according to each group’s needs to self-confidence boosting challenges!


Summer Art Camp

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art

Pictures and Stories (July 3 – July 7*, July 10 – 14)

What a Colorful World (July 17 – 21, July 24 – 28)

Playful Spaces (July 31 – August 4, August 7 – 11)

Get ready to have the most creative and intellectually stimulating summer ever! Tephra ICA, in collaboration with Reston Association, is offering amazing art camps that facilitate innovative thinking and expression. For this year’s summer camp, attendees will discover how science, engineering & history come together for incredible visual arts experiences – a perfect way to explore your creativity! Some of the camp highlights will be as follows: innovative new projects during each session, outdoor exploration activities, exciting themes exploring the visual arts and STEM, and expansion of artistic vocabulary and creativity through hands-on activities led by professional art educators. Register now!


Do you have a camp you want to add to this list? Let us know. We hope this guide helps you find the perfect summer camp experience for your child this summer. With these incredible programs and activities, they’ll have a blast while learning important life skills. Get ready to start planning the adventure of a lifetime!