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.

Courses Found: 12


Acting for the Camera Ages 14–18

Acting for the Camera Ages 14–18

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Full Day | Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021 This camp is designed for actors of all skill levels who want on-camera experience. Learn the skills needed to professionally audition and pe...
Ballet & Contemporary Intensive Ages 14–18

Ballet & Contemporary Intensive Ages 14–18

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Full Day | Jun 1, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 This intensive is for dancers looking to refine their technique and artistry, while having a fun and quality summer dance experience. Classes ...
Cine Soundscape Ages 14–18

Cine Soundscape Ages 14–18

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PM Camp | Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 Explore audio editing techniques for films and video, including dialogue replacement and underscoring. We select music, record vocal narration...
Cosplay Costumes 2 Ages 14–18

Cosplay Costumes 2 Ages 14–18

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PM 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. In this camp, we design our ...
Drawing and Painting Studio Ages 14–18

Drawing and Painting Studio Ages 14–18

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Full Day | Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021 Focus on the fundamental formal skills in drawing and painting while experimenting with a wide range of materials and artistic genres. The st...
Filmmaking Intensive Ages 14–18

Filmmaking Intensive Ages 14–18

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Full Day | Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021 Sixteen selected teens participate in a three-week Filmmaking Intensive with award-winning documentary filmmakers from Chicago's HipTruth Pro...
Flip and Fly Ages 14–18

Flip and Fly Ages 14–18

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Full Day | Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021 Dive head first into this opportunity to create your own circus. Designed for campers with experience in circus skills, this camp helps you ta...
Indie Music 2 Ages 14–18

Indie Music 2 Ages 14–18

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AM Camp | Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 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 g...
Manga for Teens Ages 14–18

Manga for Teens Ages 14–18

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AM Camp | Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021 Designed for campers who want to advance their drawing in the popular manga style. Campers learn and practice this technique of drawing facial...
Musical Theatre Audition Studio Ages 14–18

Musical Theatre Audition Studio Ages 14–18

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Full Day | Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 Designed for "triple threat" actors who want to refine their skills and improve their audition technique. Students focus on the process and p...
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...
Voice Intensive II: The Singing Actor Ages 14–18

Voice Intensive II: The Singing Actor Ages 14–18

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Full Day | Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021 This one-of-a-kind intensive is developed for vocalists who have completed the COCA Voice Intensive I and are interested in more advanced stu...