Creative Learning at the Intersection of Art and Nature




All art supplies are included and campers will be able to take their work home. Camps are 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  Half-day and full-day camps are available. Campers can bring a lunch and stay all day. For added convenience, early drop-off (8:30 AM - 9:00 AM) and late pick-up (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM M-TH*) are available. If you register your camper before April 15 you’ll receive complimentary early drop-off or late pick-up.


General Public: $200 for half-day, $380 for full-day

UMLAUF Members: 15% Discount


Early drop-off, 8:30 – 9am, M – F: $40

Late pick-up, 4 – 5pm, M – Th: $40


*NOTE: No late pick-up on Fridays. On Fridays, we have an exhibition of the students’ artwork for parents and families. Morning-only campers will start their exhibitions at 11:30am, afternoon only and full-day campers will start their exhibitions at 3:30pm.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UMLAUF will follow all CDC recommended guidelines and city, state, and county requirements to ensure that campers, staff, and visitors to the Museum are behaving safely. This will include regularly sanitizing frequently touched surfaces, consistent hand washing, daily screening questions, etc.


Q. If I need to cancel my registration can I get a refund?


A. There is a 20% penalty for cancellation up two 14 days before the camp begins (the UMLAUF will retain 20% of fees, refunding you 80%). If you need to cancel less than two weeks before the camp begins no refunds will be issued.


Q. Can I sign my kids up together if one of them is outside of the grade range?


A. Yes, as long as your child that is outside of the grade range is older than the stated range (i.e. you can sign your 3rd grader up for a K – 2nd camp, you cannot sign your Kindergartener up for the 3rd – 5th camp). Some exceptions may be made, please e-mail with any specific requests.


Q. Do I need to send a lunch with my camper?


A. If your camper is registered for a full day camp you must send a lunch with them. If your camper is signed up for a half-day camp you are welcome to send snacks, but they should not need a lunch.


Q. Does the UMLAUF offer scholarships?


A. Yes! Please e-mail to request the scholarship application form.


Q. Can I sign my camper up for multiple weeks of camp?


A. Yes, many campers attend several weeks of UMLAUF camp. Each camp is different and your camper won’t repeat art activities if they sign up for multiple weeks.


Q. Can I sign up for early drop-off or late pick-up after camp starts?


A. Yes, you can sign up for extended care at any point during the camp. The price is per week ($40 for early drop-off, $40 for late pick-up) and will not be pro-rated if you sign your camper up after Monday.

CAMP DESCRIPTIONS:  K - 2nd graders

Week 1: June 7 - 11 Art for the Earth

AM: Earth History

  • Campers will learn about the history of environmental activism by artists and create their own projects in the same style.

PM: Trash to Treasure

  • One way we can improve sustainability in the arts is to use materials that other people have thrown away! In this session the materials used by campers will be sourced from thrift and reuse stores as well as brought in from home.



Week 2: June 14 - 18 Get Outside!

AM: Art Outside

  • In this session campers will explore how to create art that can live outside. They’ll start with the obvious – the UMLAUF has a collection of sculptures that are always outside. What makes outdoor sculptures different? Campers will get to clean, wax, and conserve an UMLAUF sculpture!


  • Campers will be sent outside to explore the flora and fauna of the UMLAUF garden. They’ll make “guidebooks” to the UMLAUF’s outdoor area including information on the plants, flowers, and wildlife they come across.


Week 3: June 21 - 25 Green and Growing

AM: Little Green Thumbs

  • Campers will get a chance to create and decorate planters filled with live plants and herbs. A perfect introduction to identifying and caring for plants.

PM: Dream Garden

  • A fun and accessible introduction to environmental design! Campers will take inspiration from the landscape architecture of the UMLAUF Garden and create their own designs.



Week 4: July 5 - 9 Brains & Beauty

AM: Art Applied

  • The line between a piece of art and functional everyday objects can be hard to decipher. As we think about sustainability we focus on art that can be used and not just displayed.

PM: For the Birds

  • In this session, campers will create art for the wild animals in their lives! Bird feeders, seed bombs, earthworm homes, and more. Campers will explore how to make these useful objects beautiful and think about the impact we can have on the environment right around us.



Week 5: July 12 - 16 Roots to Blossoms

AM: Flower Power

  • Campers will collect and press flowers, plant their own flowers, and learn about why we need these naturally occurring pieces of art in our ecosystem.

PM: Designing Decomp

  • How can we create art that returns to the earth? Campers will learn which materials, techniques, and practices should be used to create art that doesn’t create trash.


3rd - 5th Grade Camp


Week 6: July 19 - 23 Curating, Conserving, and Creating

Full Day Only

  • In this special 3rd – 5th grade camp students will learn all about working in an outdoor museum. Campers will be given an opportunity to dig into all sides of the Museum operation – from creating sculptures to curating a collection of pieces, and even helping to conserve and clean a bronze sculpture in the Garden! This is a camp for kids who want to dig in and think about what a future job in the arts might look like!