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For over 30 years, Perkins Center for the Arts has been offering an eight-week summer arts camp packed with discovery, collaboration, and exploration. This year we are excited to announce we will be expanding our Summer arts camp offerings; scheduling two sessions in our Collingswood location for ages 5-11.

Our Summer Arts Camp embraces STEAM education by focusing on arts and environmental education that facilitates creative expression and scientific learning. During their time with us, campers may work on projects in pottery, dance, improv, painting, storytelling, and sculpture. Once per session, they will embark on a field trip to a museum, environmental site, or cultural center. At the end of each session, we invite family and friends to our celebration, Final Friday where camper artwork and performances are showcased.

With four varied two-week sessions, our art camp will give your child time and space to explore imagination, invention, creativity, collaboration, and more!

Teen Arts Lab | Ages 12-14

Perkins Center is thrilled to continue our Teen Arts Lab for the 2020 camp season. For youth ages 12-14, Teen Arts Lab is a two-week intensive for youth seriously into multimedia, collaboration, and creation. Working with a small group of peers, campers will explore and play to their creative strengths as they construct exciting projects under the guidance of experienced teaching artists. To enhance and inspire these innovative experiences, campers will work beyond the classroom to find their vision and voice through the arts. This full-day program is offered all four sessions of the summer with varied themes and may be repeated.

Perkins Center Summer Arts Camp provides a fun, nurturing, and grounded environment for budding artists to appreciate the natural and creative world that encircles them.

If you’d like to talk to someone about Perkins Center’s Summer Arts Camp, please call O’Sheila Eural, Education Assistant & Camp Manager,  at 856.235.6488 *314 or email

Camp hours are 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Extended Care is available from 8:00 – 9:00 AM and 4:00 – 5:00 PM.





Session 1: June 29- July 10 (No camp Friday, July 3)

Session 2: July 13- July 24

Session 3: July 27- August 7

Session 4: August 10 – August 21



*Themes TBA

Session 1: June 29- July 10 (No camp Friday, July 3)

Session 2: July 13- July 24

Session 3: July 27- August 7

Session 4: August 10 – August 21




Session A: July 27- August 7

Session B: August 10 – August 21

Please note: Campers may register for multiple sessions. Projects, teaching artists, and field trips vary in each session.


Registration Late Fee

Camp tuition will increase by $50 for all registrations received after 4:00 pm on Thursday prior to the beginning of a camp session for that camp session only. Dates and times of the increase are as follows:

For session 1, June 25 after 4:00 PM
For session 2, July 9 after 4:00 PM
For Session 3, July 23 after 4:00 PM
For Session 4, August 6 after 4:00 PM

Campers can arrive for camp starting at 8:45 AM unless they are registered for Extended Care, which begins at 8:00 AM. The day begins with an hour and fifteen minutes* of CLASS 1, followed by snack-time, CLASS 2 and then lunch & recess. The second half of the day begins at 1:00 PM with CLASS 3 followed by activity time and CLASS 4. Campers are picked up at 4:00 PM and Extended Care is available until 5:00 PM.

*All four classes are the same length.

Allergy Note: Perkins Center’s camp program is peanut-free & nut-free, however, our facility and grounds are not. Perkins Center is located on an arboretum which contains nut-bearing trees.

Classes: Classes will vary by session, but all campers will participate in visual art, performing art and environmental classes. These may include painting, ceramics, gardening, dance, theater, and more. There will be three art classes and one STEAM class per day.

Snack: Please pack separately a labeled snack (please refer to Allergy Note).  Note: Perkins Center no longer provides a daily snack.

Lunch: Campers are asked to bring a labeled, bagged lunch (please refer to Allergy Note) and a labeled, refillable water bottle. Daily lunches can be stored in a refrigerator if necessary.

Activity Time: During this time, campers can have fun through organized games and activities such as scavenger hunts, relay races, and more.

Extended Care: Supervised games and creative activities will be provided for campers who choose this feature. For more information, please see the Extended Care section.

Campers have the opportunity to experience many different art forms. Class options include drawing, painting, pottery, environment, storytelling, drums, music, dance, and drama & improvisation.

Field Trips

To enhance the art and environmental experience, campers will have one field trip per session. A reputable bus company will provide transportation. All campers must return a completed permission slip in order to participate. Field trips are currently being scheduled & will be assigned to a specific session in May. Past field trip sites have been: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Walnut Street Theatre, Grounds for Sculpture, and Palmyra Nature Center.

Session 1: July 2

Session 2: July 17

Session 3: July 31

Session 4: August 14

*Locations: TBA

Final Fridays (Second Friday at 3:00 PM, Front Lawn)

Campers will proudly display and perform their projects on the last day of each session. At 3:00 PM, family and friends will gather in the Camp Gallery to meet the artists and view the artwork. The campers’ performance will take place on the front lawn at 3:00 PM followed by the exhibit. Sessions featuring Young Artists Inc will hold their final performance/exhibit at 3:30 PM.

Session 1: July 10

Session 2: July 24

Session 3: August 7

Session 4: August 21

Required Paperwork

Please complete the forms below, including the health and behavioral form, and returned as soon as possible. Enrollment in camp is subject to a thorough review and evaluation of the information provided.  All applications are pending.

Camp Registration Packet

NJ Universal Health Form

Camp Registration Guide & PDF Form

For more information please visit our FAQ page.

Be a HERO to a deserving child from Burlington and Camden Counties this summer!

For over 30 years we have been able to offer a summer camp program that provides children, from the surrounding communities of Burlington and Camden counties, with an opportunity to be creative in a fun and engaging way.

A core element of the program throughout its history has been the camper scholarship program. One of the largest funding sources for the camp scholarship program has changed funding priorities and is no longer supporting the scholarship program. Perkins Center for the Arts is committed to continuing the scholarship program and has been seeking new funding opportunities, but we need support from the community in order to keep this important element of the camp experience. Donate Today!

The scholarship program is supported by the generosity of corporate donors and individuals from throughout our community. Every child should be given the opportunity to express themselves through all forms of art. Will you be a donor that provides an enriching and life-changing camp experience to a child this year?

$85 will provide drinks, snacks, and lunch for 4 campers each day for 1 session (2-weeks) of Summer Arts Camp.

$335 will provide 1 camper with a half scholarship to attend 1 Session (2-weeks) of Summer Arts Camp.

$665 will provide 1 camper with a scholarship to attend 1 Session (2-weeks) of Summer Arts Camp


Perkins Center for the Arts will acknowledge your generosity and support of the community in the following ways:

• Recognition in our Fall Catalog and on our website on the Individual Contributors Page!

• Acknowledgment of your generosity in our Camp Program, which is distributed to all audience members at our Final Friday.

• Exhibition & Performance at the end of each camp session.

• Additionally, you will have an opportunity to meet the camper you have sponsored.


Your donation is greatly appreciated and is fully tax-deductible.

For more information, and to Sponsor-a-Camper, please contact Allison Hunt at 856-235-6488, ext. 305,


Moorestown Location:
Drop off: On the first day, campers will meet on the front lawn at 8:45 AM. Signs will be posted with the names of the campers assigned to a group. Please walk your child to their group to meet their counselor. After the first day, we will have a drive-through and drop-off procedure in place if you choose to use it. Drop-off begins at 8:45 AM and ends promptly at 9:00 AM. Counselors will sign campers into camp.

Pick-up: Campers are dismissed at 4:00 PM. For pick-up, we have a drive-through pick-up line. Please enter the driveway from Camden Avenue and proceed along the driveway toward the front of the building. A Perkins’ staff member will be on the driver side of your vehicle to assist with signing out your child.

NOTE: The Perkins Center driveway is one way. You must enter Perkins Center on Camden Avenue and exit out onto Kings Highway. The parking lot may be busy, so please be careful. We ask that you please park in the parking lot behind the building or on Camden Avenue.

Collingswood Location:
Drop off: Campers will meet in front of the gallery entrance between 8:45 – 9:00 AM. NO PARKING is allowed in the driveway leading to the gallery entrance. Parents can pull-up on Irvin Avenue in front of the Collingswood building during drop-off. There will be staff and camp personnel by the curb to assist your child from your car to the gallery entrance.
If you want to walk your child to the meeting area, DO NOT pull up next to the building. You MUST park (in nearby lots or at available street parking spots).

Pick-up: Camp pick-up time is between 4:00 – 4:15 PM. Parents/guardian or those with pick-up permission must park their car (parking lot or street parking) and come inside to sign-out campers with staff and/or camp personnel.

EXTENDED CARE: You must park and walk your child(ren) into the building for before-care. For pick-up from after-care, you must park, enter our building, and sign-out your child(ren).

Registration Late Fee

Camp tuition will increase by $50 for all registrations received after 4:00 PM on Thursday prior to the beginning of a camp session for that camp session only. Dates and times of the increase are as follows:

For session 1, June 25 after 4:00 PM
For session 2, July 9 after 4:00 PM
For Session 3, July 23 after 4:00 PM
For Session 4, August 6 after 4:00 PM

Camp Counselors & CIT Volunteers

Application open February 3, 2020. Perkins Center for the Arts recruits passionate and engaging counselors and counselors-in-training every summer! The application deadline is rolling for each session.

Counselor Description

Counselor Application

CIT Description

CIT Application

Camp Teaching Artists

The hiring process for 2020 camp teaching artists begins in January 2020. If you are an experienced teaching artist interested in making inspiration happen, please send an inquiry to Allison Hunt at Email only.