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UW-Green Bay Youth Camps

Summer Art Camps

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Summer Art StudioThe Summer Art Camps offer an in-depth experience for middle and high school campers. Classes are offered in a variety of media and subject areas and are all held in the well-equipped art studios of UW-Green Bay. Middle school campers will experience two unique mediums. They will have the opportunity to choose a morning and an afternoon class. High school campers focus in only one area, allowing for an immersion experience in that art genre. In addition, there are many opportunities for interaction with other campers and faculty. Critiques, slide lectures, field trips, and a final exhibition all encourage exchange of ideas and styles.

Faculty and guest instructors are drawn from the ranks of UW-Green Bay and the surrounding region. All are highly-respected, professional artists who are also excellent teachers.

"This was my daughter's third year with the summer camp and she has had nothing but great things to say about her experiences. She beams with joy and inspiration each and every day she attends. Her experiences at summer camp reaffirms her commitment to her love for the arts. Each year she has attended summer camp she has lofted herself to a higher level of artistic talent. As her father it gives me great pleasure to see her joy, her inspiration, and continued commitment to what she loves so much. All of this is so much a result of her experiences at camp. I applaud what you are doing for our children, your efforts and expertise are a true example of how important the arts are to our children and the end result in my mind is improving my daughter's quality of life. We will be back next year and the years to come."

- Dad of a Summer Art Camp Camper



Middle School campers register for both a morning and an afternoon class. High School campers register for one class during the week.


Summer Art StudioA Note about Supply Lists

The supply list linked to each class are suggestions. You are not required to purchase everything on the list. These supplies can be purchased at an art supply store OR at craft stores, e.g. Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin, Walmart. Minimal supplies are actually needed for most classes and others are suggested to enhance the 'experimental' aspect of the class.

If you choose, Tradewinds, Inc, of Green Bay, will be working with us to pre-package your supply orders and will deliver them the first morning of camp. More information will be available in your supply list letter. Contact Tradewinds, Inc by phone at 920-432-1270 or e-mail Please call (920-465-2775) or e-mail us ( if you have questions.


A Note about Lab Fees

Lab fees are for specific art supplies that an instructor will purchase for the whole class to use, such as clay for the ceramics class, and specific matting board for the drawing class, etc. These lab fees are in addition to the camp registration fee, and are for supplies not already noted on the supply lists.


Special Features

Camper artwork will be displayed at our Exhibition Show in the Lawton Gallery on the last day of the camp from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Awards are determined by the Summer Art Camp faculty and will be presented at 4:00 p.m.



Nearly half of Summer Art campers receive full or partial scholarships from parent groups, school clubs, and civic and service organizations. Be sure to contact your art teacher or local organizations directly to see if there are any scholarships available.

The Department of Public Instruction has scholarships available to eligible financial need-based, pre-college campers. UW-Green Bay also hosts the Arda Ishkhanian scholarship program for art campers. Click here to be taken to the "Scholarships" section on our website for more information on both scholarship programs.


Arda Ishkhanian Summer Art Studio Camp Annual Award

Arda IshkhanianArda Ishkhanian (1957-2013) was an artist and popular longtime Summer Art Studio Camp instructor at UW-Green Bay. Of Armenian descent, she was born in Egypt and attended high school in Beirut, Lebanon before immigrating to America in the late 1970s. She graduated from California College of Arts with a BFA in Film and Video, and then continued her studies in Interactive Multimedia at San Francisco State University and received her BA in Art Education from the University of Iowa. As a teacher, she shared her passion for the arts with her students and loved to share her world experiences and introduce students to the art of other cultures. This scholarship was established in her memory to help students attend the Summer Art Studio Camps.


Donate Online to this Scholarship Fund:

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To Apply for this Scholarship: Campers must submit this application with artwork samples.

Campers must send in a letter of application stating why they want to attend the art camp and how important art is to them.  In addition campers are asked to submit of letter of recommendation from their art teacher.  Together, send letters of application to:

Summer Camps Director
UW-Green Bay, CL 109
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI  54311-7001

Scholarship letters must be received by May 1 in order to be considered.  All applicants will be notified by May 11 as to whether they received an award. 



The diverse and energetic faculty is made up of talented teachers and artists. All have unique and individualized styles in their art as well as their teaching, but all are committed to providing an intense learning experience emphasizing individual attention, personal growth, and development of conceptual and technical skills.

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Middle School Session: Daily classes are held 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Classes on Friday run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the final Exhibition Show will be from 3:00-4:00pm. Commuter campers should be picked up by 4:00 p.m. Friday. Students must be at least 12 years old by September 1, 2018 to stay overnight on campus as a resident camper.

High School Session: Daily classes are held 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Classes on Friday run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the final Exhibition Show will be from 3:00-4:00pm. Commuter campers should be picked up by 4:00 p.m. Friday.

Commuter Drop off/Pick up Policy: Parents are advised to drop off and pick up your child promptly. The camp begins at 8:30 a.m., with staff on site at 8:00 a.m.  Pick up is at 4:00 p.m. with staff on site until 4:15 p.m. Failure to pick up your child on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour.



Middle School Art Camp: Campers entering grades 6-9 in the fall (a minimum of 12 years of age by September 1, 2018 is required to stay overnight on campus)
High School Art Camp: Campers entering grades 8-12 in the fall
See age and skill requirements for the specific classes.



Commuter Campers - $360* per week includes instruction, lunch, t-shirt and daytime activities (Commuters must provide their own daily transportation).

Resident Campers - $589* per week, including instruction, t-shirt, room, and meals. The cost of evening activities will vary depending on the camper's choice.  It is recommended that campers bring $30-$40 in cash with them to camp.

*Lab fees are in addition to these camp fees. Supply lists for individual course selections are also an extra cost. See the note on Lab Fees and Supply Lists above.


Cancellation Policy

In the event a camper must cancel, the Summer Camps Office should be notified no later than one month before the start date of the camp session in order to receive a refund, less a non-refundable deposit of $100. Requests received after that date will not receive a refund. No refunds will be made for withdrawal due to homesickness, sending a camper home for disciplinary reasons, or after the camp has started.

In the event a camper requests to switch camp sessions, an additional $25 processing fee will be applied.

We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the camper can choose to apply fees to a different camp/class in the same year.

Overpayments of less than $10 will not be refunded.