COCAedu Summer Arts Camps in the Community

Ignite your creativity at COCA camps in the St. Louis community

Campers have the opportunity to learn and experience new things, build their skills, and—most importantly—have fun in our creative Summer Arts Camps offered not only at our University City campus and University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy (UHSP) but also at locations around the St. Louis community. 

Campers (Ages 3–15) enjoy unique and fun-filled arts experiences taught by professional artists and teachers.  

COCA provides a personalized approach with 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 designed to engage all types of learners, allowing students to connect and collaborate as they share their ideas. 

COCA’s talented teaching artists also work professionally as exhibiting artists or performers throughout the region. 

Community Arts Camps Locations

Community members are invited to register for COCAedu Summer Arts Camps at these locations near you:

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St. Louis Public Library Locations 

St. Louis Public Library offers free summer camps for kids and teens at our library locations. Camp offerings will be available to browse on February 1. Registration opens March 4 at noon at Limit two camps per child.

Branch Locations

  • Central
  • Carpenter
  • Schlafly
  • Julia Davis
  • Macachek
  • Buder

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Rossman School

Rossman is excited to provide opportunities for your children to explore interests, develop their abilities, and build friendships through a curated selection of camp offerings in a nurturing school environment. Rossman’s three weeks of programming consists of morning and afternoon camps that span the arts, academics, and athletics. A full day camp experience is possible by selecting both a morning and afternoon camp. All children are welcome to attend camp, whether Rossman is your school home during the year or just over the summer!

COCA camps at Rossman are offered June 3–7 and June 10–14.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my camper?

Visit our partner’s website at the links above to browse available community arts camps and register. 

Are Before Care & After Care available?

Before Care & After Care are not available through COCA for our Community Arts Camps. Check with our partner site locations to see if Before Care & After Care are options. 

What should my camper wear?

Campers should wear comfortable clothing in which they can paint, move, and play, and closed-toe shoes.  

Does my camper’s age matter?

Students should be the appropriate age for the camp during the week in which they are participating. We believe participating in the age-appropriate camp is important because: 

  • The age ranges are broad already 
  • The quality of camps remains higher if we stay true to the ages  
  • Participating campers are closer to the same age socially

Inclusion Services

COCA has highly experienced teaching artists on staff who lead group instruction for 10–20 campers each day. COCA’s teaching artists are prepared to make accommodations within their instruction to timing, directions, physical activity level, and/or complexity to help students succeed.   

Parents/Guardians should contact our partner organizations to request accommodations.


For questions about COCAedu Summer Arts Camps in the Community or how to partner with COCA, contact Janelle Velten at