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Spring Break Arts Camps

You don’t have to wait for summer to engage with the arts! 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 Camps as well as a few surprises, all taught by COCA’s faculty of amazing and experienced teaching artists. In-person camps available for ages 5–10.

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Why Spring Break Arts 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 Arts-Learning Experiences

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, culinary camp groceries, technology supplies and equipment, as well as field trips, are included (when applicable) in the camp price.

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Inclusion Services

As part of the Amercians with Disabilities Act (ADA), COCA is pleased to provide auxiliary aids and services to help students and campers with communication disabilities fully engage in our programs. We ask for as much advance notice as possible, so we can work with the camper’s parent/guardian to determine the best plan of action and have plenty of time to arrange for the aids or services required. Contact the Registration Office at registration@cocastl.org or 314.561.4898 for more information.

Tuition Assistance for Camps

Through support from individual donors, foundations, and corporations, COCA offers tuition assistance for qualifying students.

Camp Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my camper?

Register for camps online, by mail, by phone, or in person. Visit our Camp Registration Information page for more information. 

Are Before Care & After Care available?

COCA offers supervised Before Care and After Care for campers ages 5+. Register at the same time you register for camps. An entirely outdoor Before Care & After Care area is available upon request. Some exclusions apply for off-site camps—see specific camp descriptions for details. 

What should my camper 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 your camper’s confirmation email.

Do campers bring their own lunch/snacks?

Full-day campers and campers staying for both morning and afternoon 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 camper’s age matter?

Camps are for students ages 5–10, and students should be the appropriate age for the camp in which they are participating. Below are reasons why we believe that being the appropriate age is important:

  1. The age ranges are broad already.
  2. 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 camper from camp?

Visit our Camp Registration Information page for information about transfers and withdrawals.

Is tuition assistance available?

Yes, tuition assistance is available for COCA Spring Break Arts Camps. Visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information.

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