Summer’s coming early this year at COCA! Join us over Spring Break (March 21–25) for unique and fun arts learning experiences. You’ll find favorites from COCA’s popular Summer Arts Camp program as well as a few surprises, all taught by COCA’s faculty of amazing and experienced teaching artists. In-person camps available for ages 5 to 10.

At COCA, your health and safety are of the utmost importance. In-person camps adhere to COCA’s Health & Safety Procedures.

Why Spring Break Camps at COCA?

Our Amazing Faculty
Our campers enjoy a unique and fun-filled 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 and are taught by multiple teaching artists. COCA camps are designed to engage all types of learners.

Presentations & Performances
Campers learn in a fun, relaxed environment where they can express their creativity and gain self-confidence. 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 field trips, are included (when applicable) in the camp price.

Spring Break Arts Camps FAQ


How do I register?

Registration for 2021 Spring Break Camps is now open! 

Early registration is encouraged; many camps fill up quickly.

Online: Register through COCA’s secure server at
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.

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.

Registration Deadline: Patrons can register for a week of camp up until the Sunday before the camp starts.

Drop Off and Pick Up

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

PLEASE NOTE: Children waiting in hallways and lobbies before and after camps are NOT supervised by staff or faculty.

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. An allergy-free table is available.

Does my child's age matter?

Spring Break Camps are for students ages 3–10, 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 March 1, 2021.

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.

Virtual Orientation (via Zoom): TUE, MAR 16 | 5:00PM

How do I apply for financial assistance?

COCA offers financial assistance for Spring Break Camps. COCA accepts applications for assistance beginning April 1, 2020. Apply early; limited funds available.

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

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Culinary Camp Sponsor: