2019 Kid's

Summer Art Camp

July 22nd - August 16th

We are excited to announce our new art camps!


TDAC is working harder for our community by growing our programs with week-long, all-day summer art camps for your kids! Join us as we make, create, problem-solve and explore art and craft for 4 different weekly camp sessions this summer.


TDAC is the creative heart of The Dalles and we offer your growing artist a way to combine creativity, summer fun and art exploration.

Campers, grades 1-8 will explore fantastic 2D and 3D art workshops every day. Camp games, songs and free time balance out the day and help build our camp community each week. At the end of the week, we invite all family and friends to come to TDAC for the end of the week art show where campers can celebrate their work, view the work of others and then take their work home.

Camp Sessions are weekly:

July 22 – August 16, 2019 (4 sessions)



Grades 1st-8th

$250 In-person Registration Price at TDAC

$260 Online at TDAC Registration Page(make hyperlink) (https://thedallesartcentersummercamps2019.eventbrite.com)


We are working on specific art workshop details for each session now. Each session will be unique and filled with creative workshops and materials. We will update our website and event page as soon as we have more information for you.


  • Download a registration form HERE and sign up at The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. 4th Street, The Dalles, OR. (Save $10!)

  • Come on into the Center and fill out a form at the front desk (Save $10!)

  • Or sign up easily on our online at our Registration Page: https://thedallesartcentersummercamps2019.eventbrite.com


FULL and PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS are available due to generous grants from foundations and organizations. These limited scholarships are available to those with financial need and available on a first-come, first serve basis. Please call us for a scholarship application. Or download HERE.



At TDAC, we are dedicated to providing an exciting summer for kids, filled with art and craft workshops, outstanding artist-instructors, and supportive counselors– all while learning and honing skills in making, fine art and craft skills, creating new friendships and having fun. Following the mission of TDAC, Art Camp promotes a love and knowledge of the arts in our beautiful, scenic gorge. Art Camp provides an opportunity for campers to work with innovative and artist-grade materials that are not often found in their school curriculum, as well as projects that are progressive, exciting, beautiful and fun to create. We want to help kids look at things in a new way and to think with their hands! We help campers create at their own pace and build art-making proficiencies, self-esteem and problem solving skills. We have FUN!


TDAC Art Camp is an all-day summer art camp for kids, grades 1st -8th. For the 2019 season, we are offering 4 different week-long camps. The hours of camp are 9am-5pm, and a day will include 2 different art workshops with teaching artists, playing creative camp games, singing songs, taking mini-field trips making friends, doing skits and having creative free time at the end of the day with camp staff. We do art and a whole lot more!

MORE DETAILS: Registered campers are placed into one of two different groups by age (dependent upon enrollment) and each group will attend the workshops in the art studio at TDAC. The studio will be busy, fun, experiential and sometimes noisy. We will set up a tent studio outside and campers might take art walks, visit our gallery, create outside and use the nearby park for creative exploration. Campers are always supervised and we work with the buddy-system for safety. All of our camp staff have passed a background check and their priority is making sure the kids have a fun, safe and creative time! Due to allergies, personal food preferences and safety, campers will bring their own lunch and 2 snacks each day. We build a unique camp community each week!

Questions? Call TDAC at 541.296.4759 or email thedallesart@gmail.com


Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 - 5 pm

Admission is Free


Winter conditions may effect TDAC hours. 

In general, TDAC will follow the Public Library Closure Schedule during severe winter weather conditions.


Please call 541-296-4759 for closures due to winter weather. 

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