Summer Camp

When School’s Out, We Get Creative

What You Need to Know

Our summer camps are grounded in experiences with art in NOMA’s collection, special exhibitions, and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Campers explore the galleries and garden to engage in close looking and use conversations about artworks as a launching-off point to develop critical thinking skills, connect with others, and deepen personal identity and creativity.

We emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to creative thinking and art-making. Your young artist will explore various art-making mediums and processes including drawing, writing, movement, sculpture, painting, and more—all guided by professional teaching artists.

Summer camp sessions are based on guiding themes that vary week to week. Sign up for one OR multiple to build a meaningful summer experience!

Summer Camp 2023 Overview

June 5–July 28 (no camp the weeks of June 19th and July 4th). See age groups for each session below.
  • Monday–Friday, 9 am–3 pm
  • Friday end-of-camp showcase each week, 3–5 pm
  • Campers must bring a sack lunch (some snacks provided!)
  • Before- and after-care are not available

What does a day at camp look like?

  • Drop-off at 8:45 am
  • Two 2-hour studio blocks
  • Looking, drawing, and activities in the museum and sculpture garden
  • Collaborative, play, and quiet times
  • Pick-up at 3:00 pm in the courtyard

Summer Camp 2023

Week-long camp sessions offer small-group experiences devoted to a single age group at a time: rising first through third graders (ages 5–7), rising second through fifth graders (ages 8–10), and a one-week Preteen Intensive for middle schoolers (ages 11–13).

Session 1: June 5–9 | Ages 5–7 | Make Your Mark Expression and Impact 
Session 2: June 12–16 | Ages 8–10 | Mirrors & Windows Storytelling and Connection 
Session 3: June 26–30 | Ages 8–10 | Building & Shaping Innovation and Change
Session 4: July 10–14 | Ages 5–7 | Free Flow Play and Exploration 
Session 5: July 17–21 | Ages 8–10 | Human/Nature Environment and Coexistence 
Session 6: July 24–28 | Ages 11–13 | Preteen Intensive: Fashion Identity and Design

Please see the event listings below for descriptions of each summer camp session.


Registration for summer camp opens in early March with a one-week pre-registration window for NOMA members. Please contact if you have any questions regarding the camp program or need assistance with registration.


Member Registration

$300 per camper

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General Registration

$400 per camper
Opens Wednesday, March 8

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Financial Assistance Requests

Sliding scale
Opens Wednesday, March 8

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Note: In order to protect our staff and participants’ safety and accommodate camp families’ interests and needs, NOMA reserves the right to cancel or change summer camp offerings based on safety protocol, registration status, or for any other reason. Registrants will be notified in the event of change or cancellation. 

NOMA is able to refund program registration cost before the program start date on Monday, June 5, 2023. Please provide a written request to by the end of the day on Sunday, June 4, 2023. 

Member Registration Instructions

In order to take advantage of the presale and discount for NOMA members, make sure you’re signed into your account when registering for summer camp. If member registration is not appearing, make sure you’re logged into the account associated with your membership. If you’re a member and haven’t activated your account, please follow these instructions.

If you need assistance registering for summer camp, please contact

Financial Assistance

Thanks to the generous support of our patrons, NOMA provides a limited amount of financial assistance awarded on a need-based sliding scale on a first-come, first-served basis. The request form to be considered for financial assistance will become available when general registration opens on Wednesday, March 8. Please note that financial assistance may be applied to one week of camp per camper. Please complete the request form before registering for camp.

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