Summer Art Camp 2024

Registration opens March 4, 2024

ICA San Diego offers camps at our two locations in Encinitas and Balboa Park. Our camps are designed to promote mental health and inspire creativity. The benefits of an art practice will be taught on a small-scale by our talented teaching artists during your week-long camp. Your young artist will have the opportunity to see art and be inspired by working artists on view in our galleries.

Mastering the art of summer fun!

Young artists are invited to develop their creativity in a museum setting through our popular Art Camps. During each one-of-a-kind week of project-based camps, young people have the opportunity to explore various art materials, acquire new art-making techniques, and develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills under the guidance of a teaching artist.

Each summer, ICA San Diego hosts six week-long camps offering different art experiences based on current art trends. Beyond progressing in their art, students spend time outdoors either exploring Balboa Park (ICA San Diego / Central) or around our 6-acre of natural preserve (ICA San Diego / North), meet new friends, and leave each day with lifelong memories.

Scholarships available (coming soon)!

General Camp Information

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Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Drop off begins at 8:45)

(no camp on Wednesday, June 19 in honor of the Juneteenth holiday, no camp the week of July 4)

Aftercare offered from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Keep the fun going with an artsy Aftercare, includes one extra craft activity and a snack.

Discounts

ICA Member save 10% – Log in and use ICAMEMBERSAVE code

If you are not an ICA Member you can sign up here. After your membership purchase, you will receive your 10% unique discount code with you membership confirmation email. (Different from the one published here).

Early Bird discount (through March 15) save 5% – Use EARLYBIRDCAMP code

Purchase 2 or more camps and save an additional 5% each – Use MULTICAMP code

Discounts can be combined. Apply discount codes at the bottom of your shopping bag page before checkout.

ICA San Diego / Central

1439 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101

Summer Art Camps at ICA San Diego / Central in Balboa Park include access to partner museums and time outdoors enjoying the park. Please click on the (+) sign to choose a week and then click register here.

5-7 years

8-10 years 

Teens (11-13)

Teens (14-17)

Week 1: June 17 - 21 (no camp June 19th)

Week 5: July 22 - 26

Week 3: July 8 - 12

Week 6: July 29 - August 2

Week 4: July 15 - 19

Week 2: June 24 - 28

ICA San Diego / North

1550 S El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024

Summer Art Camp at our North location in Encinitas includes access to our 6-acre property including our beautiful garden and Sculpture Trail hikes. Please click on the (+) sign to choose a week and then click register here.

5-7 years

8 - 10 years

Teens (11-13)

Teens (14-17)

Week 1: June 17 – 21 (no camp June 19th)

Week 2: June 24 - 28

Week 3: July 8 - 12

Week 4: July 15 - 19

Week 5: July 22 - 26

Week 6: July 29 - August 2

Week 1: June 17 – 21 (no camp June 19th)

Week 2: June 24 - 28

Week 3: July 8 - 12

Week 4: July 15 - 19

Week 5: July 22 - 26

Week 6: July 29 - August 2

Week 1: June 17 – 21 (no camp June 19th)

Week 2: June 24 - 28

Week 3: July 8 - 12

Week 4: July 15 - 19

Week 5: July 22 - 26

Week 6: July 29 - August 2

Week 1: June 17 – 21 (no camp June 19th)

Week 2: June 24 - 28

Week 3: July 8 - 12

Week 4: July 15 - 19

Week 5: July 22 - 26

Week 6: July 29 - August 2