Memphis Arts Camp

Memphis Arts Camp is one of MAC’s longest-running annual events. For two weeks, kids can explore all forms of art, enjoy the company of others, get involved with the final product and see special events under the supervision of a talented and trained staff of artists, teachers, and volunteers.

Campers attend “classes” including five art disciplines: 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, music, dance, and drama. They are placed in groups according to birth date and grade level. The camp is almost completely hands-on. The children make visual art projects, and with the help of the staff, plan a final product like a play or musical.

Scholarships are available for children whose families cannot afford tuition costs.

Depending on the number of scholarship requests, some children may receive half tuition or a percentage of tuition.

During camp, professional artists, musicians, dance groups, theater companies and others showcase their talents for the kids. The “professionals” offer some insight into the world of art.

All of these activities and MORE have been made possible by donations and memberships. Members receive a free subscription to the MUSE, special mailings, discounts on tickets and much more.


The children should sign in by 9 every morning. The camp is over at 3 p.m. Parents must sign out children by 3:15 p.m. There will be a $5 charge for every 30 minutes a child is left after 3:15.

Items to Bring

All art supplies are provided. Campers should bring the following items to camp each day: lunch, drink and snacks. All clothing and personal belongings need to have child’s name on them. Put your child’s name on EVERYTHING you would like brought home. ANY BELONGINGS OR ARTWORK THAT ARE NOT CLAIMED BY THE LAST DAY OF CAMP WILL BE DISCARDED!!!


All campers are expected to behave in a manner that will not distract from the learning experience of others. Having fun is encouraged, but persistent misbehavior will result in a call to the parent or guardian to pick up your child. Disruptive behavior that continues after such a warning will result in permanent dismissal from camp.

Special Events

There are several special events scheduled during the two weeks of camp. Family and friends are all encouraged to attend these free events. A tentative list of special events is included with this packet. A complete schedule of special events and snacks will be provided at registration.


Campers at Arts Camp swim in the afternoons. Swim time will be after the special events if time is allowed. Parents are welcome to stay after 3 p.m. with their child to extend their child’s swim time. Campers should bring a towel and swimsuit with them to camp.

Snack Time: Parents are invited to sponsor snack time during the camp.