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 – 17. Each week offers a new unique theme, encouraging campers to explore, create, innovate and problem solve while growing critical thinking skills! Our campers learn new skills, build self-confidence and make new friends!
Please visit yocuminstitute.org/application and follow the steps to apply.
Picturebook Preschool Camps (Ages 2 – 3)
Children’s favorite books inspire art projects, music, movement, and theater games. Our youngest campers are given the opportunity to create in a nurturing and caring environment. Each session of this drop-off program includes supervised playtime on the playground, innovative art projects, and dramatic play. A consistent aide and teaching artists, join the campers throughout the week to sing songs, play instruments, and express themselves through creative movement. This professional staff combines 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.
2020 Picturebook Preschool Themes
CANCELLED: Week of: June 15, 2020: Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus By Mo Willems
Week of: June 22, 2020: Press Here By Herve Tullet
Week of: June 29, 2020: Grumpy Monkey By Suzanne Lang
Week of: July 6, 2020: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie By Laura Numeroff
Week of: July 13, 2020:The Day The Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers
Week of: July 20, 2020: It Looked Like Spilt Milk By Charles Shaw
Week of: July 27, 2020: Giraffe’s Can’t Dance By Giles Andreae
Week of: August 3, 2020: Dragons Love Tacos By Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri
Week of: August 10, 2020: Sheep In A Jeep By Nancy E. Shaw
Week of: August 17, 2020: Goodnight Moon By Margaret Wise Brown
Multi-Arts Camps (Ages 3 – 12)
Weekly themes use the arts as a platform for exploration and innovation, to grow critical thinking skills, and to discover how powerful the imaginative voice can be. Camps are led by teaching artists who are chosen for their knowledge of their art form and their great skill as teachers. We also have special guest teachers throughout the summer that bring expertise in other fields that are not typically thought of as connecting to the arts. Campers are assigned into groups by age and led throughout the session by an aide. Parents and friends are invited on Fridays for an end of camp sharing.
FULL DAY: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM – Full day campers should pack a lunch.
$230 Members | $240
AM HALF DAY: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
$157 Members | $167
2020 Multi Arts Camp Themes
CANCELLED: Week of: June 15, 2020: Wonderland And The Mad Hatter’s Hats
CANCELLED: Week of: June 22, 2020: What Goes Up, Must Come Down: Science And Arts
Week of: June 29, 2020: Puppet Play
Week of: July 6, 2020: Bubbles And Blowfish: Life Under The Sea
Week of: July 13, 2020: Construction Zone
Week of: July 20, 2020: Hip Hop Pop! More Than Tik Tok
Week of: July 27, 2020: Under The Big Top: Circus Week
Week of: August 3, 2020: Claymation And Stop-Motion Magic
Week of: August 10, 2020: Flip Flop Fairytale Frenzy
Week of: August 17, 2020: YouTube Shorts
For detail on each theme please see out 2020 Summer Camp Brochure
Check out our 2019 YouTube Shorts Camper Video
Specialty and Performance Camps (Ages 5 – 17)
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 see brochure or link below for details. Snacks and lunch is 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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