Three weeks only!
Week 1, July 11-15, 2022
Week 2, July 18-22, 2022
Week 3, July 25-29, 2022
Igniting Creativity, Fun & Friendship
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
About 360 Arts Camp
Since 1993, Cognizart by MetroArts Inc. Kids camp has given kids ages 6 1/2-12 a chance to be immersed in visual arts, music, theater, and dance Monday through Friday. This is 360 Arts Education!
All campers must follow instructions, participate, collaborate with others, read and write, and be respectful self-managers. The overall lesson plans and daily goals for creation for both age groups are similar, with age-appropriate challenge-level to keep the artistic spark alive.
Campers ages 6 1/2 to 9
Lesson plans for younger campers focus on encouraging natural creativity, fearlessness, and gifts. Younger campers are often paired with Intern helpers who can help to ignite confidence and assist with reading or writing. However, our ability to provide "hands-on" assistance is limited.
Campers ages 10 to 12
Lesson plans for older campers allow for the opportunity to explore and collaborate with peers. Older campers create more complex artistic projects, try new things, and showcase their unique talents and gifts.
On Friday of each camp, we work with artists from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to perform and workshop with our campers.
Previous Friday Artists include Journey Brazil, En Taiko, Natya Leela Academy, Inka Jam, and Grupo Condor.
The incredible 2022 Friday Artists Are
Latin Groove PDX Productions
Mic Crenshaw Performs Social Justice Hip Hop
Week 1 - Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
We're returning to our home for the first week of 360 Arts Camp in 2022. We will be utilizing the Winningstad & Brunish Theatres. as well as lobby space. It's a very cool location.
Weeks 2 & 3 - World Forestry Center Central Plaza & Cheatham Hall
4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221. It's an immersive and vibrant distinctly Oregon location nestled in the trees.
We selected the World Forestry Center because of its convenient location off Highway 26, across the zoo's parking lot, and a few steps from the Max station. We strongly encourage taking public transportation.
360 Arts Camp will be located at the tented outdoor Central Plaza to the left of the Discovery Center and in Cheatham Hall, which offers ample space for socially distancing and creation. Campers will be indoors and outdoors throughout the day and provided with outdoor mask breaks. Campers will be in age-based pods. We may also take field trips to explore the Japanese Garden, Children's Museum, zoo, and surrounding trails.
Access to the Arts - Scholarships Available!
We believe in the vital importance of arts education in self-confidence, wellbeing, and social inclusion. Therefore, we offer scholarships for children to attend 360 Arts Camp. Scholarships, generally 20-90%, are needs-based and awarded on camper loads and will be reviewed and awarded monthly until we reach capacity.
What happens at 360 Arts Camp?
Campers arrive between 8:50 a.m. and 9 a.m., participate in fun warm-up exercises, and receive the schedule for the day. Monday through Thursday, campers create art in two disciplines (visual arts and music, for instance) in the morning and two in the afternoon (theater and dance, for example). The order of the disciplines alternates each day.
On Fridays, campers utilize the skills and creations throughout the week to create a group performance, incorporating lessons learned from our multicultural guest artists. Therefore, attendance each day is important.
Camp ends at 3:58 p.m. with a prompt pickup at 4 p.m.
Each of our faculty members is a trained artist and educator in their respective visual arts, music, theater, and dance disciplines. Many will be returning to our camp, having been a part of it for years.
The Counselors (formerly known as Interns!) - Kids Ages 13-18
We have opportunities for older kids who would like to participate and earn valuable volunteer experience. These incredible teenagers, who proudly wear green t-shirts, are usually former campers. They have the opportunity to supervise, create art, and work directly to inspire younger kids.