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We pride ourselves on offering some of the most creative Summer Arts Camps for kids and teens.
Join us this summer and find your passion!

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Our Amazing Faculty
Our campers enjoy a unique and fun-filled summer experience taught by professional artists and teachers! COCA’s talented teaching artists also work professionally as exhibiting artists or performers throughout the region.

Our Personalized Approach 
We provide a safe, comfortable, arts- learning environment where our campers can truly enjoy art and the art-making process. Many of our camps are multidisciplinary by design and feature multiple teaching artists.

Presentations & Performances
Campers learn in a fun, relaxed environment where they can express their creativity and gain self-confidence. Each Friday, family and friends are invited to performances and exhibitions (as noted) spotlighting the work created throughout the week.

No Extra Fees
All art supplies, groceries, technology supplies and equipment, as well as eld trips, are included (when applicable) in the camp price.

When Can I Register?

Jan. 15 *Annual Fund donor ($250 and above) registration begins
Jan. 27 Open registration begins

Early registration is encouraged; many camps fill up quickly.

Online: Register through COCA’s secure server at cocastl.org.
If you have taken classes at COCA before, you already have an account. Click the “Classes, Camps & Auditions” button to browse and register for camps.

By Mail*: Send your registration form and payment (CHECK ONLY) to:
COCA, Attn: Registration | 524 Trinity Avenue | St. Louis, MO 63130

*Credit card registrations are not accepted by mail.

In Person: Visit the Registration Office during office hours listed above.

Faxed and phone registrations are not accepted.

Registration Confirmation: COCA will email confirmation of your registration. If you have not received confirmation within two weeks, please contact the Registration Office at 314.561.4898.

Patrons can register for a week of camp up until the Sunday before the camp starts. Example: For June 5–9 Camps, online registration will end on Sunday, June 4. Any patron trying to register for a camp once a week has started will need to go to the Registration Office.

How do I Apply for Financial Assistance?

COCA offers financial assistance for Summer Arts Camps. COCA accepts applications for assistance beginning March 1, 2018. Apply early; limited funds available.

Applications available online or in the Registration Office. Letters notifying applicants of their status will be emailed and registration will be available at that time.

Is Before & After Care Available?

COCA offers supervised Before Care (7:30–9:00AM; $40 per week) and After Care (3:00– 6:00PM; $75 per week) at both its COCA and Westminster camp locations. Register at the same time you register for camps.

Some exclusions apply for off-site camps—see specific camp descriptions for details.

What Should My Child Wear?

Campers should wear comfortable clothing in which they can paint, move and play, and closed-toe shoes. Special dancewear requirements, when needed, will be included in the confirmation letter.

Do Campers Bring Their Own Lunch/Snacks?

Full-day campers and campers staying for back-to-back half-day camps have a supervised lunch period. Full-day campers should bring a lunch, drink and two snacks. Half-day campers should bring one snack (soda and juice machines available). There is no refrigerator or microwave available. A nut-free table is available.

When and Where is Drop Off and Pick Up?


7:30AM Before Care drop-off begins
8:50–9:00AM Morning/full-day camp drop-off
11:45AM Morning camp pick-up
12:05–12:15PM Afternoon camp drop-off
3:00PM Afternoon/full-day camp pick-up 6:00PM After Care pick-up ends

PLEASE NOTE: Children waiting in hallways and lobbies before and after camps are NOT supervised by staff or faculty. Unattended children will be placed in Before or After Care and parents will be charged.

Does My Child's Age Matter?

Camps are for students ages 3–18, and students should be the appropriate age for the camp during the week in which they are participating. Below are reasons why we believe that being the appropriate age is important:

(1) COCA draws from many schools and areas where students tend to be advanced so our ages are pretty true.

(2) The age ranges are broad already.

(3) The quality of camps remains higher if we stay true to the ages and participating campers are closer to the same age socially

How do I Transfer or Withdraw My Child from Camp?

COCA offers the opportunity for students to transfer to another camp if space is available. Transfers must be submitted before the start of the student’s camp. The Registration Office will contact the student if there is a difference in tuition.

Withdrawing from Camp

Tuition fees will be refunded, less a $25.00 processing fee per camp, if a withdrawal form is submitted by these dates:

May 1, 2018 For June camps and Before/After Care

June 1, 2018 For July and August camps and Before/After Care

When is Orientation?

COCA offers evening orientation for families to tour the camp facility, meet the camp manager and learn and ask questions about camp policies and procedures.

WED, MAY 23, 2018 | 6:00PM (June camps)
WED, JUN 20, 2018 | 6:00PM (July/August camps)

Camp Locations

University City
524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130
COCA is at the intersection of Trinity and Washington, one block south of Delmar. If headed east on Delmar, turn right on Trinity (which is the first turn just past the Lion Gates) and then left on Washington. If headed west on Delmar, turn left at Kingsland (which jogs to the right) and then right on Washington.


Westminster Christian Academy
Town & Country
800 Maryville Centre Drive 
Town & Country, MO 63017 
314.997.2900 (JUL 9–27)
Westminster Christian Academy is near the intersection of 1-64/U.S. 40 and Highway 141. The school is on the south side of the highway. To access Westminster from the west, take I-64/U.S. 40 eastbound to Hwy 141. Cross over Hwy 141 and continue onto the South Outer Road, staying right. Upon reaching Maryville Centre Drive, turn right into Westminster’s campus. From the east, take I-64/U.S. 40 westbound to the Maryville Centre Road exit. Turn left to cross over the bridge and drive straight into Westminster’s campus.

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COCA holds national accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Pre-collegiate Arts Schools, making COCA only one of 17 institutions accredited nationally for non-degree instruction in the arts, and the only one in the state of Missouri.