Welcome to the 2021 Summer Arts Camps Guide—online!

We have hundreds of opportunities for ages 3 to 21 to explore the arts in COCA’s Summer Arts Camps and Intensives. Registration is now open!

Join us for in-person (both indoor and outdoor camps available) or virtual camps. Summer Arts Camps follow COCA’s Health & Safety Procedures. Masks are required on the COCA campus in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Camps begin the week of June 1 and run through August 20.

New this year, we have outdoor options for Before Care, After Care, and Lunch available.

Explore our Summer Arts Camps by browsing the options below, filtering based on age, week, or course type.

Questions? Contact COCA’s Registration Office at 314.561.4898 or registration@cocastl.org.

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Acting for the Camera Ages 11–13

Acting for the Camera Ages 11–13

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AM Camp | Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 This camp is designed for actors of all skill levels who want on-camera experience. Learn the skills needed to professionally audition and perf...
Action Movie Ages 11–13

Action Movie Ages 11–13

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AM Camp | Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 Learn the art of extreme camera angles, the stories that drive action movies, and a bit about how to perform daring feats. We write our own ac...
Animation AND Live Action Ages 11–13

Animation AND Live Action Ages 11–13

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PM Camp | Aug 16, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021 In this camp, we explore the combination of live action acting with animated storytelling in films, such as Space Jam 2. Everyone has t...
Artist Toolbox Ages 11–13

Artist Toolbox Ages 11–13

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AM Camp | Jun 1, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021 Campers deepen their drawing, painting, and sculpture skills as we develop images and ideas in each art form. We learn key formal skills, such a...
Ballet Studio Junior Intensive Ages 9–14

Ballet Studio Junior Intensive Ages 9–14

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Full Day | Jul 6, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021 Ballet Studio is COCA's Jr. Ballet Intensive. This full-day, 3-week intensive includes ballet, modern, and character technique classes led by ...
Brand U Ages 11–13

Brand U Ages 11–13

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PM Camp | Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Do you dream of having your own clothing line? Working in small teams, create a central image, customer profile, and clothing brand. Realize yo...
Canine Comic Craft Ages 11–13

Canine Comic Craft Ages 11–13

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AM Camp | Jul 6, 2021 - Jul 9, 2021 Students share and learn to draw the adventures of their favorite crime-biting canine and the world's evilest cat. They apply those cartooning s...
Circus Explorer Ages 11–13

Circus Explorer Ages 11–13

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PM Camp | Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 Athletic campers practice skills, such as tumbling and mini-trampoline; try stilt walking, rola bola, and rolling globe; and work on balancing...
COCAescape Ages 11–13

COCAescape Ages 11–13

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PM Camp | Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021 Work in small teams to plan the clues and tricks, build the props, and create the story for your own escape room concept. Then, test your ideas...
Cosplay Costumes 1 Ages 11–13

Cosplay Costumes 1 Ages 11–13

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AM Camp | Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021 Cosplay is the creation of costumes and accessories to reflect a manga or anime character in fully realized form. Campers design their charact...
Costume Design Ages 11–13

Costume Design Ages 11–13

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AM Camp | Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021 AM Camp | Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Learn about the costume design process by reading the scene from a script and creatin...
Dance Exploration Ages 11–13

Dance Exploration Ages 11–13

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PM Camp | Jun 1, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021 This is a great introductory camp for dancers interested in energetic movement. Campers will learn dance steps in jazz and hip-hop, work on spac...
Deck Design Ages 11–13

Deck Design Ages 11–13

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PM Camp | Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021 Since the beginning of skateboarding, the idea of a custom deck has always been desirable. Students look at a range of contemporary artists, s...
Fashion Blog Ages 11–13

Fashion Blog Ages 11–13

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PM Camp | Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Fashion is a huge industry that is being dramatically impacted by new media. Learn to influence trends through the use of tools, such as fashio...
Fashion Challenge Ages 11–13

Fashion Challenge Ages 11–13

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Full Day | Jul 26, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021 Aspiring fashion designers complete a different fashion challenge each day and help decide who solved it most successfully. We practice rende...
Fundamentals of Hip–Hop Ages 11–13

Fundamentals of Hip–Hop Ages 11–13

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AM Camp | Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021 Beginner to intermediate level dancers learn high-energy group choreography using hip-hop dance elements, such as breakdancing and pop locking....
Indie Music Production Ages 11–13

Indie Music Production Ages 11–13

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PM Camp | Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 Define your style by creating your own song! We work with a professional songwriter to create lyrics and melodies. We also provide piano and gui...
Kid Me2! Ages 11–13

Kid Me2! Ages 11–13

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AM Camp | Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 If you still wish every day was April Fools' Day, then Kid Me2! is the perfect camp. We dream up, rehearse, and pull pranks on our fellow campe...
Manga Ages 11–13

Manga Ages 11–13

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PM Camp | Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021 Designed for campers who want to learn how to draw the popular manga style Japanese animation, anime. Campers learn this technique of drawing ...
Open Musical: Disney's Moana JR. Ages 11–13

Open Musical: Disney's Moana JR. Ages 11–13

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Full Day | Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021 Open Musical is a wonderful stage experience for aspiring musical theatre performers in middle school. In this production-oriented camp, we sp...
Radical '80s Art Ages 11–13

Radical '80s Art Ages 11–13

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AM Camp | Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021 Using artists from the 1980s who broke boundaries like Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger, Basquiat, and Jeff Koons as inspiration, students explore...
Rap and Rhyme Ages 11–13

Rap and Rhyme Ages 11–13

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PM Camp | Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021 Explore a variety of vocal hip-hop techniques, including beatboxing, rap, rhythm, and rhyme. Write spoken word poetry and independent songs, re...
Rhythm, Dance, and Body Percussion Ages 11–13

Rhythm, Dance, and Body Percussion Ages 11–13

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PM Camp | Jul 26, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021 Learn to use body percussion to create music, rhythm, and movement through stamping feet, clicking fingers and tongues, clapping hands, and pa...
Rock & Roll Printmaking Ages 11–13

Rock & Roll Printmaking Ages 11–13

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AM Camp | Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 Make your own unique rock & roll works of art through the printmaking process and learn the art of making multiples, often applied to poster...
Secret Ingredient Ages 11–13

Secret Ingredient Ages 11–13

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PM Camp | Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021 Each day, a new secret ingredient is revealed! Then, as part of a small team, we are challenged to utilize that ingredient in creative ways, co...
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