Summer Camp

Camp Aldrich

Join us at Camp Aldrich for a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum educators and practicing artists. Weeks are themed and tailored to specific age groups for the ultimate creative learning environment. On Wednesdays campers will walk into town for a local field trip. Family and friends are invited to a culminating art show on Friday evenings. Caregivers receive personalized daily emails from the Camp Aldrich team sharing what their child learned and did that day.

For more information, please contact us at aldrichedu@aldrichart.org.


Camp Aldrich: Young Creators Club (Grades 1-3)
Grades 1-3
July 13 to July 17, 2020
$350; Aldrich Family Member Rate: $315
Registration required at shop.aldrichart.org

The possibilities are endless in this imaginative and experimental week of Camp Aldrich. Your young creators will design collectible toys, experiment with ready-mades, build airplanes, and more! Inspired by the works of exhibiting artists Frank Stella and Genesis Belanger, as well as Aldrich alumni artists like KAWS and Yayoi Kusama, your young creators can let their imaginations run wild and channel their unique perspectives into works of arts. Led by Aldrich teaching artists Noah Fox and Lorena Sferlazza.

Camp Aldrich: Architects in Training (Grades 1-3)
Grades 1-3
July 20 to 24, 2020
$350; Aldrich Family Member Rate: $315
Registration required at shop.aldrichart.org

Discover what it takes to build one-of-a-kind structures from start to finish with teaching artist Adam Handler! Design cities, build bridges, create monuments, and explore the art of architecture, all in The Studio. Pull inspiration from our current exhibitions, including the monumental works in our Sculpture Garden to the small constructed works in our galleries, to generate new and exciting ideas. Campers will work on individual and collaborative projects experimenting with a range of materials and sculptural techniques.

Camp Aldrich: Technical Magic: Drawing and Illustration (Grades 4-6)
Grades 4-6
July 27 to 31, 2020
$350; Aldrich Family Member Rate: $315
Registration required at shop.aldrichart.org

Join our newest teaching artist Zeb Mayer in this exciting week of Camp Aldrich focused on developing drawing skills and sensibilities inspired by the talented artists and their drawings featured in our exhibition, Twenty Twenty. Pairing technical skills like perspective and observational drawing with fun, imaginative play and material exploration, campers will expand their abilities, creativity, and confidence as illustrators!

Daily Schedule

Drop Off: 9 to 10 am: Campers have the option to draw, read, play, or participate in group activities while all the children arrive.

Artist Session: 10 am to 12 noon: Campers work with the teaching artist on their projects, experimenting with art-making techniques, and exploring the galleries and Sculpture Garden.

Lunch and Outdoor Play: 12 noon to 1 pm: Time to eat (outside if the weather permits) and then participate in games and activities in the Sculpture Garden or The Studio.

Artist Session: 1 to 3 pm: Campers continue to work with the teaching artist on their projects.

Snack: 3 to 4 pm: Children enjoy a snack (outside if the weather permits), and then have time to add final touches to their work for the day and/or take part in games/activities.

Pick Up: 4 to 5 pm: Campers have the option to draw, read, play, or participate in group activities while caregivers arrive to pick up the children.

Weekly Field Trip

12 to 1:30 pm: Adventure off campus each Wednesday for a walking trip into town!