As always, the safety of our campers and staff are top priority. In alignment with CDC, State of Pennsylvania and American Camp Association (ACA), the Yocum Institute is implementing safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit yocuminstitute.org/covid-19 to view our Covid-19 Mitigation Procedures.
Engage in hands-on activities led by experienced teaching artists in a professional studio environment. Our Summer Arts Camps feature fun, innovative, and creative camps for ages 2–15. Each week offers a new unique theme, encouraging campers to explore, create, innovate and problem solve while growing critical thinking skills! Campers learn to be curious and brave, to solve problems on their own and as part of a group, try something new, be artistic and creative, be silly, try a new adventure, and make new friends. We want them to learn that they matter.
Please visit yocuminstitute.org/application and follow the steps to apply.
2021 Picturebook Preschool Camps (Ages 2 – 4)
Children’s favorite books inspire art projects, music, movement and theater games. Our youngest campers create in a nurturing and caring environment in our drop-off program. Held primarily in a preschool room, our Early Childhood Campers are led by Miss Becky. Guest Teaching Artists come join the group through the week for special activities with music, theater and creative movement. Playground and snack time too! We combine the art forms to promote socialization, early literacy skills and a lot of FUN.
Camps run from 9:00 AM – 12 Noon. Snack is provided.
2021 Picturebook Preschool Themes
Week of: June 21, 2021: Pete the Cat, by James Dean
Week of: June 28, 2021: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendack
Week of: July 5, 2021: Superhero A,B,C by Bob McLeod
Week of: July 12, 2021: Caps for Sale, by Esphyr Slobodkina
Week of: July 19, 2021: Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Willems
Week of: July 26, 2021: The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
Week of: August 2, 2021: Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Week of: August 9, 2021: Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
2021 Multi-Arts Camps (Ages 4 – 12)
Our fully IRL summer includes new workshops every week with our team of Teaching Artists in Art, Dance, Music and Theater. *NEW* for 2021, we are partnering for the summer with Greglynn Gibbs of the American Chemistry Society (ACS) to include STEAM activities tied to the weekly themes.
FULL DAY: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM – Full day campers should pack a lunch.
$230 Members | $240
AM HALF DAY: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
$165 Members | $175
2021 Multi Arts Camp Themes
Week of: June 14, 2021: Amphibians, Reptiles and Pond Creatures (4-10 yrs)
Week of: June 21, 2021: Off the Screen – Choose Your Own Adventure (4-10 yrs)
Week of: June 28, 2021: Splash in the Color (4-12 yrs)
Week of: July 5, 2021: Willy Wonka Candy Crafting (4-10 yrs)
Week of: July 12, 2021: Among Us Space Explorers (4-12 yrs)
Week of: July 19, 2021: Jungle Glow Party (4-10 yrs)
Week of: July 26, 2021: Mysteries and Magic (4-10 yrs)
Week of: August 2, 2021: Stormin’ the Castle (4-10 yrs)
Week of: August 9, 2021: What’s in the Box? Claymation Creations (4-12 yrs)
Week of: August 16, 2021: YouTube Shorts (4-12 yrs)
Check out our 2019 YouTube Shorts Camper Video
2021 Specialty and Performance Camps (Ages 7 – 15)
Older campers work with professional directors, actors, dancers, and artists to develop performance, writing, and/or artistic skills. These camps help to build confidence, collaboration, and creativity while working in a safe and encouraging environment. Performance and Teen Camps range in length (1 – 3 weeks) and many result in performances held in the Yocum Institute’s Schumo Black Box Theater. All camps are led by talented teaching artists and creative professionals who work in education and their chosen discipline.
Camp times and age ranges vary, please click the links below for details. Snacks and lunch are not provided.
**Online registration ends the Thursday before the start of a new camp. Please call 610-376-1576 after that time to check availability and to register.**
CANCELLATION POLICY: Withdrawal from camp 10 days before start: full refund, 5 to 9 days: 50% refund, 2 to 4 days: 25% refund, after that no refund will be issued.
(Subject to Change based on Covid-19 Mitigation Efforts)
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