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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A Play a Day Ages 8–10

A Play a Day Ages 8–10

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AM Camp | Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 Race against the clock with COCA theatre instructors to create five plays in five days. Young actors and playwrights use improvisation and the...
Act Up Ages 8–10

Act Up Ages 8–10

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PM Camp | Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 AM Camp | Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 AM Camp | Aug 16, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021 COCA theatre artists guide ...
Acting for the Camera Ages 8–10

Acting for the Camera Ages 8–10

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PM Camp | Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 This camp is designed for young performers looking for practical instruction in acting for the camera. A working actor guides campers through p...
Animation Ages 8–10

Animation Ages 8–10

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AM Camp | Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Explore three different styles of animation: stop motion using legos and clay, hand drawn, and live animation. Working in small groups, we writ...
Architect Explorer Ages 8–10

Architect Explorer Ages 8–10

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AM Camp | Jul 26, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021 If you have ever wondered why houses are shaped the way that they are or how a building can lean and not fall, this is the camp for you! Worki...
Art Attack Ages 8–10

Art Attack Ages 8–10

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AM Camp | Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Campers take inspiration from images in pop art for the creative work in this camp. Using artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein as inspiration, ...
Art is Sweet! Ages 8–10

Art is Sweet! Ages 8–10

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PM Camp | Aug 16, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021 Campers split their time between making and decorating delicious desserts, such as cupcakes and ice cream, and creating art inspired by food u...
Art Reflections Ages 8–10

Art Reflections Ages 8–10

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AM Camp | Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021 We use mirrors, metal, glass, water, and shattered surfaces to see and reflect the world around us in new ways. We paint and draw our observat...
Arts Around the World Ages 8–10

Arts Around the World Ages 8–10

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PM Camp | Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 Students dance, draw, sculpt, sing, and learn some basic language skills as they travel around the world and discover the creative differences i...
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 ...
Battles Ages 8–10

Battles Ages 8–10

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PM Camp | Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Bring your favorite Minecraft character to life or create a new one! Work with COCA teaching artists to create characters and story; build helm...
Blowin' in the Wind Ages 8–10

Blowin' in the Wind Ages 8–10

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AM Camp | Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021 Create garden art that dance in the wind—from spinners and whirligigs to wind chimes and wheels. We twist, sculpt, bead, and paint using a ra...
Breakfast Club Ages 8–10

Breakfast Club Ages 8–10

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AM Camp | Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021 We explore the fun and creativity in making delicious breakfast items from waffles and stuffed pancakes to homemade cinnamon rolls, biscuits, ...
Bridles and Bits Ages 8–10

Bridles and Bits Ages 8–10

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PM Camp | Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021 Do you love horses? We travel to a stable to observe, draw, and photograph horses. We also use our "research" as we learn to draw, paint, and ...
Broadway Believers Ages 8–10

Broadway Believers Ages 8–10

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AM Camp | Jul 26, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021 Have fun while enhancing your singing, dancing, and acting skills. We explore the world of musical theatre, focusing on vocal technique, chora...
Broadway Blockbusters Ages 8–10

Broadway Blockbusters Ages 8–10

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PM Camp | Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021 Let's learn songs from some of Broadway's biggest hits! Co-taught by vocal music and dance instructors, we focus on helping each camper gain c...
Canine Comic Craft Ages 8–10

Canine Comic Craft Ages 8–10

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PM Camp | Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021 PM Camp | Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 Students share and learn to draw the adventures of their favorite crime-biting canine ...
Catch Some Sun Ages 8–10

Catch Some Sun Ages 8–10

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AM Camp | Jun 1, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021 PM Camp | Jul 26, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021 Campers utilize COCA's outdoor classroom to explore land art. They make leaf prints, b...
Chalk Drawings & Street Art Ages 8–10

Chalk Drawings & Street Art Ages 8–10

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AM Camp | Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 Working in COCA's outdoor classroom, we create chalk drawings using pastels and traditional chalks, explore chalk rubbings, and even make chal...
Circus COCA Ages 8–10

Circus COCA Ages 8–10

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AM Camp | Jun 1, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021 PM Camp | Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 AM Camp | Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Athletic campers enjoy practici...
Claymation Ages 8–10

Claymation Ages 8–10

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PM Camp | Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021 Want to learn how they made The Boxtrolls or Shaun the Sheep? We try it step by step. Working in small teams, we write a short s...
COCA Sketch Comedy Ages 8–10

COCA Sketch Comedy Ages 8–10

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PM Camp | Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Through improvisation and theatre games, campers develop original, hilarious characters and situations. We explore a variety of conventions and...
COCAescape Ages 8–10

COCAescape Ages 8–10

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PM Camp | Jun 1, 2021 - Jun 4, 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 ...
Comic Books and Graphic Novels Ages 8–10

Comic Books and Graphic Novels Ages 8–10

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PM Camp | Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021 Campers delve into a range of comic book/graphic novel storytelling methods, including autobiographical, straight fiction, manga, superhero, an...
Costume Design Ages 8–10

Costume Design Ages 8–10

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PM Camp | Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021 Learn about the costume design process by reading the scene from a script and creating ideas for character looks and garments. We look at imag...
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