River Tree Arts Camps offer students of all ages and levels of experience a wide range of workshops taught by teaching artists. Our Camps and Workshops are structured to provide the community with a variety of options to accommodate busy summer schedules. Camps include painting, sewing, drawing, dance, ukulele, photography, metalsmithing, collaborative projects and more. All camps are age specific.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CAMPS.
CAMPS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 4 STUDENTS IN ORDER TO RUN.
ALL CAMPS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION DUE TO LOW NUMBERS, SO DO NOT DELAY IN REGISTERING!

Pricing Structure

*** Full-Day options available for back-to-back camps ***

1-Day/2hr Camps Half-day Fee: $25 (members $20)
1-Day/4hr Camps Half-day Fee: $45 (members $40)
1-Day/5hr Camps Half-day Fee: $50 (members $45)
1-Day/7hr Camp / Full Day: $65 (members $55)

 

3-Day Camps / Half Day – Fee: $85 (members $75)
3 -Day Camps / Full Day – Fee: $185 (members $165)

5-Day Camps / Half Day: $145 (members $130)
5-Day Camps / Full Day: $240 (members $265

 

July 10-12

 

PAINTING PALETTE

July 10-12:  Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm
Grades entering 1+
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Love to paint? This class is designed for students who love to paint everything from animals, to portraits to landscapes. All mediums will be introduced and include watercolors and acrylics. Students will leave with a number of masterpieces that can be added to their art collection. 12 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75).
COMBINE WITH “DRAWING CLUB” to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Painting Palette **

 

DRAWING CLUB

July 10-12:  Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm
Grades entering 1+
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
In this camp we will experiment with many fun drawing games and exercises to spark your creativity: Scribble drawing, who what where making a board game and monster dice are just a few of the fun activities. You will use what you learn from these activities to create your own body of work. 12 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75)
COMBINE WITH “PAINTING PALETTE” to make a full-day camp!  Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Drawing Club**

 

PAINTING PALETTE + DRAWING CLUB:  FULL DAY CAMP **REGISTER HERE**

 

 

DANCE CAMP (Ages 4-6 years)

July 10-12: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-11am
Ages 4-6 years
Instructor: Dolly Nguyen
This camp includes arts and crafts, games and dancing to music from our favorite Disney movies! Please make sure to pack a snack and a water bottle for your dancer.
Fee: $60 (members $50)
** REGISTER HERE **

 

 

July 16-20

 

WORLD OF WONDER # 1: Theatrical Arts Program

July 16-20: Monday through Friday, 9-12pm
For school age, 5+
Instructor: Barbara Fraser
Join us for this week-long camp where students become one ensemble, picking different continents and stories to perform with music, instruments, movement, and art from around the world. Drumming, costume design, theater games, dance; each student has a chance to decide how they would like to contribute to the final ensemble. * students are able to do both camps, WOW # 1 and # 2. Fee: $145 (members $130)
** REGISTER HERE **

 

July 17-19

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 101

July 17-19: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm
Grades entering 3+
Instructor: Brandon Farmer
We all know how to take a photograph but would you like to learn more? Join Brandon as he works with students through games and fun activities and teaches the basics of photography using anything that can take a photo, including ipads, iphones, digital cameras etc. Students will explore the outdoors under adult supervision and capture the beauty of the outdoors in and around dock square. 10 student maximum.  Fee: $85 (members $75)
** REGISTER HERE for Photography 101**

 

DANCE CAMP (Ages 7-10 years)

July 17-19: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-3pm
Ages 7-10 years
Instructor: Dolly Nguyen
In this camp we’ll explore different styles of dance. Each day we’ll have a fun themed class that includes arts and crafts and games. Themes will be announced 1 week prior to the camp. Please make sure to pack a snack and water.
Fee: $60 (members $50)
** REGISTER HERE **

July 23

 

SEWING: CREATIVE SEWING

July 23: Monday, 9-1pm
Grades entering 3+
Instructor: Amy DesRoberts
Join us for this one day camp and come prepared to create something fun just for you. No experience needed. 8 student maximum. * Students should pack a snack & drink.
Fee: $45 (members $40)
** REGISTER HERE **


July 23-27

 

BEST OF BROADWAY Theater Camp

July 23-27: Monday thru Friday, 9-12pm
Grades: 1+
Instructor: Laurel Jordan
Do you love to sing? Do you love to dance? In this class, we will sing and perform some of the best songs from Broadway musicals while learning basic vocal technique and simple choreography. There will be a final performance for friends and family on Friday. Fee: $145 (members $130)
COMBINE WITH “THE LITTLE PERRY MERMAID Theater Camp” to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Best of Broadway **

 

THE LITTLE PERRY MERMAID Theater Camp (NEW)

July 23-27: Monday thru Friday, 1-4pm
Grades: 1+
Instructor: Laurel Jordan
Are you a Katy Perry fan? Do you love The Little Mermaid? If you like either of those, this camp is for you! Students in this camp will perform an original version of The Little Mermaid told through fun-under-the-sea versions of Katy Perry songs. From “Mermaid Girls” (California Girls) to “Sea Horse” (Dark Horse) this show has all of the best Katy Perry songs – but with a fun twist! There will be a final performance for friends and family on Friday. Fee: $145 (members $130) 
COMBINE WITH “BEST OF BROADWAY Theater Camp” to make a full-day camp! Details here

** REGISTER HERE for The Little Perry Mermaid Camp**

 

BEST OF BROADWAY Theater Camp THE LITTLE PERRY MERMAID Theater Camp:
FULL DAY CAMP **REGISTER HERE**

 

July 24-26

 

CLAY WORKS (2-week camp)

Week 1: July 24 – 26  Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm
Week 2: July 30 – August 2  Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm

Grades entering 6+
Instructor: Brendan Roddy

Get your hands into clay and create 3D artwork in this two-part ceramics class! This camp will use both hand-building and wheel throwing techniques to create original sculptural and functional pieces you can use at home or in the kitchen. We will make wall hanging pieces, pinched forms, slab pieces, mixed media pieces, and artwork you can eat and drink from. The first week will focus on making work in clay and the second week will focus on glazing, and other ways to finish clay work. 8 student maximum.

Fee: $170 (members $155) + $20 materials  ** Fee covers both weeks ***
** REGISTER HERE for ClayWorks**

 

CLAY CLUB (2-week camp)

Week 1: July 24 – 26    Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-3pm
Week 2: July 30 – August 2    Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-3pm

Grades 2-5
Instructor: Brendan Roddy

Get your hands into clay and create 3D artwork in this two-part ceramics class! This camp will use both hand-building and wheel throwing techniques to create original sculptural and functional pieces you can use at home or in the kitchen. We will make wall hanging pieces, pinched forms, slab pieces, mixed media pieces, and artwork you can eat and drink from. The first week will focus on making work in clay and the second week will focus on glazing, and other ways to finish clay work. 8 student maximum.

Fee: $170 (members $155) + $20 materials  ** Fee covers both weeks ***
** REGISTER HERE for Clay Club**

PRINTMAKING (NEW)

July 24-26: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm
Grades entering 3+
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Spraying, cutting and stamping. This class challenges the students to make a series of prints in three different mediums. Each medium involves a different style of printmaking and will allow for students to come up with many designs during the class. At the end of this class, each student will have a collection of prints that make great gifts and display an array of printmaking skills. 10 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75)
COMBINE WITH “PLEIN AIR MODERN ART” to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Printmaking **

 

PLEIN AIR MODERN ART

July 24-26: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Grades entering 3+
Explore the history of 20th-century art while exploring the world around you. We will learn about modern art by drawing and painting the great outdoors in a variety of styles. There will be an art show at the end of the week. 10 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75)
COMBINE WITH “PRINTINGMAKING”  to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Plean Air Modern Art**

PRINTMAKING PLEIN AIR MODERN ARTFULL DAY CAMP **REGISTER HERE**

 

METALSMITHING 101

July 24-26: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm
Instructor: Alice Carroll
Grades entering 4+
Learn to make earrings, pendants, rings and more with metals- work with metalsmithing tools to form, shape & create your own designs. Polishing, hammering and soldering will be the main focus of camp. Each student will make a bracelet, ring and a pendant. 8 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75) + $15 materials fee
** REGISTER HERE **

 

DANCE CAMP (Ages 11+ years)

July 24-26: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-3pm
Ages 11+ years
Instructor: Dolly Nguyen
Themed classes appropriate for our older dancers. Campers will have the opportunity to explore different styles of dance and will also be able to create their own choreography. Please make sure to pack a snack and water bottle. Themes will be announced 1 week prior to the camp.
Fee: $60 (members $50)
** REGISTER HERE **

 

July 30

 

MAKING MASKS

July 30: Monday, FULL DAY 9-4pm (includes lunch break from 12-1)
Grades entering 1+
Instructor: Brigid Rankowski
Make your own masks and learn about how masks can help us be fun creatures! 12 student maximum. * Students enrolled in a full day camp should pack a snack, drink and lunch for each day of camp. Fee: $65 (members $55)
** REGISTER HERE **

 

July 31-August 2

DANCE CAMP (Ages 4-6 years)

July 31-August 2: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-11am
Ages 4-6
Instructor: Dolly Nguyen
This camp includes arts and crafts, games and dancing to music from our favorite Disney movies! Please make sure to pack a snack and a water bottle for your dancer.
Fee: $60 (members $50)
** REGISTER HERE **

 

MAKE YOUR OWN WORLD

July 31-August 2: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm
Grades entering 1+
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Using art supplies and recycled materials, each student will make their own character and build a home for them. As a class, we will work together to create our own unique world by combining and exploring our characters and their homes. Don’t miss this fun camp – there is so much creativity and the possibilities are endless. 12 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75)
COMBINE WITH “MASKS, PUPPETRY & JUGGLING” to make a full-day camp! Details here 
** REGISTER HERE for “Make Your Own World”**

 

MASKS, PUPPETRY & JUGGLING

July 31-August 2: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm
Grades entering 1+
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Create fantastic characters and bring them to life through paper masks and finger puppets. Learn the basics of juggling and how to make your own juggling balls. We will build stories and performances around what we create and learn. 12 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75) COMBINE WITH “MAKE YOUR OWN WORLD” to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Masks, Puppetry and Juggling**

 

MAKE YOUR OWN WORLD MASKS, PUPPETRY & JUGGLINGFULL DAY CAMP **REGISTER HERE**

 

Aug. 6

SEWING – CARRY-ALLS

August 6: Monday, 9-1pm
Grades entering 3+
Instructor: Amy DesRoberts
Join us for this one-day sewing camp to create a new bag to contain all your special things. A unique way to personalize one of your favorite items! No experience needed. 8 student maximum. * Students should pack a snack & drink. Fee: $45 (members $40)
** REGISTER HERE **

 

Aug. 7-9

 

METALSMITHING 101

Aug. 7-9: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm
Instructor: Alice Carroll
Grades entering 4+
Learn to make earrings, pendants, rings and more with metals- work with metalsmithing tools to form, shape & create your own designs. Polishing, hammering and soldering will be the main focus of camp. Each student will make a bracelet, ring and a pendant. 8 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75) + $15 materials fee
** REGISTER HERE **

 

DANCE CAMP (Ages 7-10 years)

Aug. 7-9: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-3pm
Ages 7-10 years
In this camp we’ll explore different styles of dance. Each day we’ll have a fun themed class that includes arts and crafts and games. Themes will be announced 1 week prior to the camp. Please make sure to pack a snack and water.
Fee: $60 (members $50)
** REGISTER HERE **

 

DRAWING CLUB

Aug. 7-9: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm
Grades entering 1+
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Back by popular demand! In this camp we will experiment with many fun drawing games and exercises to spark your creativity: Scribble drawing, who what where, making a board game and monster dice are just a few of the fun activities. You will use what you learn from these activities to create your own body of work. 12 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75)
COMBINE WITH “PICTURE BOOKMAKING” to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Drawing Club**

 

PICTURE BOOKMAKING

Aug. 7-9: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm
Grades entering 1+
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Join us this week as we explore the world of creating picture books! Students will design their own characters and story to create their very own book! Fee: $85 (members $75)
COMBINE WITH “DRAWING CLUB” to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Picture Book Making **

 

DRAWING CLUB PICTURE BOOKMAKINGFULL DAY CAMP **REGISTER HERE**

 

 

Aug. 13


SEWING – UPCYCLE

August 13: Monday, 9-2pm
Grades entering 3+
Instructor: Amy DesRoberts
Join us for this one day sewing camp to create new and improved items out of something you no longer wear! Bring your creativity and transform something from old to new! No experience needed. 8 student maximum. * Students should pack a snack / drink and lunch. Fee: $50 (members $45)
** REGISTER HERE **

 

Aug. 13-17


SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN NINJAS! Theater Camp (NEW)

Aug. 13-17: Monday thru Friday, 9-12pm
Grades: 1+
Instructor: Laurel Jordan
We all know the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but have you ever heard the story of Snow White and the Seven Ninjas? In this hilarious spoof of the classic fairy tale, Snow White (a karate black belt) escapes from the evil Ninja Queen and is taken in by a group of seven ninjas. There will be a final performance for friends and family on Friday. Fee: $145 (members $130)
COMBINE WITH “COMEDY AND IMPROV CLUB Theater Camp” to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Snow White and the 7 Ninjas Camp **

 

COMEDY AND IMPROV CLUB Theater Camp (NEW)

Aug. 13-17: Monday thru Friday, 1-4pm
Grades: 1+
Instructor: Laurel Jordan
Do you love to make people laugh? Then this camp is for you! We will spend part of the camp improving our acting through improv and theater games and part of the camp preparing a short comedy show to perform at the end of the week. There will be a final performance for friends and family on Friday. Fee: $145 (members $130)
COMBINE WITH “SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN NINJAS! Theater Camp” to make a full-day camp! Details here 
** REGISTER HERE for Comedy and Improv Club**

 

SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN NINJAS! Theater Camp  COMEDY AND IMPROV CLUB Theater CampFULL DAY CAMP **REGISTER HERE**

 

 

Aug. 14-16

 

PAINTING THE PLANET

Aug. 14-16: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Grades entering 1+
What makes this world wonderful? What problems exist in the world today? If you could create your own planet, what would it be like? Through painting we will explore the world we currently live in and the planet we wish to create. 12 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75)
COMBINE WITH “MAKING MONSTERS” to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Painting the Planet **

 

MAKING MONSTERS

Aug. 14-16: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Grades entering 1+
In this camp, students will create their own monster or mythological creature. Students will be inspired through drawing games to get creative. Once a monster has been created, the group drawings will be used as an inspiration to create a big colorful monster drawing. Then students will create a 3D version of the monster, a world for the monster to live in and a book about the monster!12 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75)
COMBINE WITH “PAINTING THE PLANET” to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Making Monsters **

 

PAINTING THE PLANET  MAKING MONSTERSFULL DAY CAMP **REGISTER HERE**

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 101

Aug. 14-16: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm
Grades entering 3+
Instructor: Brandon Farmer
We all know how to take a photograph but would you like to learn more? Join Brandon as he works with students through games and fun activities and teaches the basics of photography using anything that can take a photo, including ipads, iphones, digital cameras etc. Students will explore the outdoors under adult supervision and capture the beauty of the outdoors in and around dock square. 10 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75)
** REGISTER HERE **

 

 

DANCE CAMP (Ages 11+ years)

Aug. 14-16: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-3pm
Ages 11+ years
Instructor: Dolly Nguyen
Themed classes appropriate for our older dancers. Campers will have the opportunity to explore different styles of dance and will also be able to create their own choreography. Please make sure to pack a snack and water bottle. Themes will be announced 1 week prior to the camp.
Fee: $60 (members $50)
** REGISTER HERE **

 

Aug. 20-24

 

WORLD OF WONDER # 2: Theatrical Arts Program

Aug. 20-24: Monday through Friday, 9-12pm
For school age, 5+
Instructor: Barbara Fraser
Join us for this week-long camp where students become one ensemble, picking different continents and stories to perform with music, instruments, movement, and art from around the world. Drumming, costume design, theater games, dance; each student has a chance to decide how they would like to contribute to the final ensemble. * students are able to do both camps, WOW # 1 and # 2. Fee: $145 (members $130)
COMBINE WITH “LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION” to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for World of Wonder**

 

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

Aug. 20-24: Monday through Friday, 1-4pm
Grades entering 2+
Instructor: Brigid Rankowski
Make your own movie, film it, and edit it in this week-long camp! You can become the director or star of your own film! Fee: $145 (members $130)
COMBINE WITH “WORLD OF WONDER # 2: Theatrical Arts Program” to make a full-day camp! Details here 
** REGISTER HERE for Lights, Camera, Action**

 

WORLD of WONDER 2  LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTIONFULL DAY CAMP **REGISTER HERE**

 

 

Aug. 27-31

 

UKULELE ROCK BAND (NEW)

Aug. 27-31: Monday thru Friday, 9-12pm
Grades: 3+
Instructor: Laurel Jordan
Have you always wanted to be a rockstar? Do you play the ukulele or have you always wanted to learn? Students will learn simple chords and strumming patterns while playing fun rock and pop songs. Students will also have the chance to be in a real rock band and we will take turns playing electric uke, percussion, and vocals. This class is for intermediate or beginner ukulele players. There will be a final performance for friends and family on Friday. Fee: $145 (members $130)
COMBINE WITH “ACTING FOR MUGGLES: A Harry Potter Theater Class” to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Ukulele Rock Band**

 

ACTING FOR MUGGLES: A Harry Potter Theater Class (NEW)

Aug. 27-31: Monday thru Friday, 1-4pm
Grades: 2+
Instructor: Laurel Jordan
Are you a harry potter fan? In this class, students will have the opportunity to act out the magical world of Harry Potter through theater games and performing a funny Harry Potter spoof. There will be a final performance for friends and family on Friday. Fee: $145 (members $130)
COMBINE WITH “UKULELE ROCK BAND” to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Acting for Muggles **

 

UKULELE ROCK BAND  ACTING FOR MUGGLESFULL DAY CAMP **REGISTER HERE**

 

 

Aug. 28-30

CREATING COLORING BOOKS

Aug. 28-30: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm
Grades entering 1+
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
As a group, students will choose a theme, make their own line drawings and copy these drawings to make a book that each student will be able to take home and color! 12 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75)
COMBINE WITH “CREATIVE COLLAGE CAMP” to make a full-day camp! Details here 
** REGISTER HERE for Creating Coloring Books**

 

CREATIVE COLLAGE CAMP

Aug. 28-30: Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm
Grades 1+
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Students will rip, cut, glue and layer their way through the exciting world of collage. A mixed media camp to teach students that you can make art with anything! 12 student maximum. Fee: $85 (members $75)
COMBINE WITH “CREATIVING COLORING BOOKS” to make a full-day camp! Details here
** REGISTER HERE for Creative Collage Camp**

 

CREATING COLORING BOOKS  CREATIVE COLLAGE CAMPFULL DAY CAMP **REGISTER HERE**

 

 

Pricing Structure

*** Full-Day options available for back-to-back camps ***

1-Day/2hr Camps Half-day Fee: $25 (members $20)
1-Day/4hr Camps Half-day Fee: $45 (members $40)
1-Day/5hr Camps Half-day Fee: $50 (members $45)
1-Day/7hr Camp / Full Day: $65 (members $55)

3-Day Camps / Half Day – Fee: $85 (members $75)
3 -Day Camps / Full Day – Fee: $185 (members $165)

5-Day Camps / Half Day: $145 (members $130)
5-Day Camps / Full Day: $240 (members $265)

 

Please be advised:

  • There are absolutely no early drop-off, or late pick-up options available during our summer programs. RTA’s doors will open for camps, promptly at 9am and no earlier.
  • Students enrolled in full-day camps should pack a snack, drink and lunch.
  • Don’t dress in your best attire for art camps ; art can get messy.
  • Please arrive wearing sun cream and bring a hat; small breaks or lunch may be spent outside at the playground located across the parking lot (under adult supervision).
  • All students need to complete the consent form and return it to RTA by the first day of camp.
  • If there are any allergies or serious medical conditions that RTA needs to be aware of, kindly notify us as soon as possible so that we can make necessary arrangements.