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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. To request outdoor lunch, please indicate that in “special requirements” on the registration form.

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.

Courses Found: 22


Advocacy and Graphic Design Ages 12–18

Advocacy and Graphic Design Ages 12–18

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PM Camp | Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 Throughout history, graphic designers have created images and posters designed to illuminate issues and move audiences. The most effective have ...
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 ...
Clean Cooking & Baking Ages 12–18

Clean Cooking & Baking Ages 12–18

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AM Camp | Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 Learn to create a wide range of entrees and desserts that are entirely gluten-free while also avoiding processed foods and allergens. Students...
Computer Animation Ages 12–18

Computer Animation Ages 12–18

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AM Camp | Jun 1, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021 Explore the world of computer animation! Students use Adobe After Effects to animate digital and hand-drawn images. Working in teams or as indiv...
Dancing in the Streets Ages 12–18

Dancing in the Streets Ages 12–18

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Full Day | Jul 6, 2021 - Jul 9, 2021 This musical theatre camp explores numbers from musical theatre that take place out on city streets like Carnaval del Barrio, In the Heights...
Deck Design Ages 12–18

Deck Design Ages 12–18

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AM Camp | Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 16, 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...
Eco–Art Ages 12–18

Eco–Art Ages 12–18

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PM Camp | Aug 16, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021 Inspired by land/eco-artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long, students explore fine art projects that respect and celebrate our natu...
Film Trailer Reboot Ages 12–18

Film Trailer Reboot Ages 12–18

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Full Day | Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 Reboot (and twist) a classic movie or series and create a trailer that expresses your creative concept. Using the Bel-Air phenomenon as inspira...
Hip–Hop Studio Ages 12–18

Hip–Hop Studio Ages 12–18

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AM Camp | Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 Students learn high-energy, cutting-edge hip-hop choreography using all the nuances of the music and expression. Dancers work on technique—ref...
Live at the Drive–In Ages 12–18

Live at the Drive–In Ages 12–18

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Full Day | Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Reimagine the classic drive-in experience as an immersive, in-person performance for family and friends! Create a live opening trailer, build ...
Mixed Media Ages 12–18

Mixed Media Ages 12–18

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AM Camp | Aug 16, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021 Campers explore drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media assemblage, and sculpture in this studio camp. Although we emphasize the creative ...
Movie Magic Ages 12–18

Movie Magic Ages 12–18

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PM Camp | Jun 1, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021 Curious about computer generated images and special effects? Participants in this camp cooperatively plan, direct, stage, shoot, and edit a digi...
Musical Marketing: Hairspray JR. Ages 12–18

Musical Marketing: Hairspray JR. Ages 12–18

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Full Day | Jul 26, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021 Tweens and teens (ages 12–18) learn about arts marketing as they create the plan and materials to support the work of their performing peer...
Passport France Ages 12–18

Passport France Ages 12–18

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Full Day | Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Join us in the COCA kitchen for a taste tour of France. Students with adventurous taste buds are treated to cuisine from all over this excitin...
Plein–Air Drawing and Painting Ages 12–18

Plein–Air Drawing and Painting Ages 12–18

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PM Camp | Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 Working in COCA's new outdoor classroom, students learn the basics of observational and environmental sketching. They work in pencil, pen, ink...
Projection Design Ages 12–18

Projection Design Ages 12–18

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PM Camp | Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021 Projection design is a form of stage craft at the intersection of theatrical set design and film. These digital displays are part of live perf...
Spoken Word Slam Ages 12–18

Spoken Word Slam Ages 12–18

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PM Camp | Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 Students develop their voice as they create individual and collaborative spoken word poetry. They engage across arts disciplines using imagery, ...
Stage Makeup 2 Ages 12–18

Stage Makeup 2 Ages 12–18

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AM Camp | Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021 Learn more advanced stage makeup techniques used to transform actors into different types of characters. In addition to standard makeup, exper...
Tap Intensive Ages 11–18

Tap Intensive Ages 11–18

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Full Day | Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 Participants spend the week diving into the vast world of tap dance for High Intermediate and Advanced levels. Each day we train in rhythm ta...
Upcycle Design Challenge Ages 12–18

Upcycle Design Challenge Ages 12–18

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PM Camp | Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021 Push the boundaries of art and design as you solve creative challenges using repurposed books, clothing, and other items. Create a different t...
Voice Intensive I: Personal Songbook Ages 11–14

Voice Intensive I: Personal Songbook Ages 11–14

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Full Day | Jul 26, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021 Take your singing to the next level. Students will have a fresh opportunity to re-examine their personal songbook as well as learn new materi...
Youth Musical: Hairspray JR. Ages 12–16

Youth Musical: Hairspray JR. Ages 12–16

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Full Day | Jul 19, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 Tweens and teens (ages 12–16) are invited to audition for COCA's Youth Musical: Hairspray JR. You can't stop the beat in this big and...