Free Summer 2023 Art Camps (PPS)

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Get ready for a summer break filled with color and creativity!

Our popular Teaching Artist programs have become week-long Art Camps with the goal of connecting kids with their natural creativity for a great day-camp experience.

Talented teaching artists and classroom staff members will introduce campers to a variety of different art mediums through open ended exploration and project work. Artists will vary week to week but mediums include creative movement, cyanotype photography, textile work, and more!

Registration Information

Priority registration open for PPS students who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color* June 1st 2023

General Registration will be open June 13th 2023

Students may register for one week of ALNW summer camp.

Registration links can be found at the bottom of the page.

*Priority Registration groups based on PPS district defined priority


July 10-14 (week 1) 

July 17-21 (week 2) 

July 24-28 (week 3) 

July 31- August 4 (week 4) 


Da Vinci Arts Middle School (2508 NE Everett St, Portland, OR 97232)

Who Can Register

Any student with a current PPS student ID number who completed a grade between K-5 in the 22-23 school year can register for one week of camp.

Camp Day Schedule

Drop-off, 9:00 am, Pick up: 3:00 pm

Each day, campers will start the day with group meeting and snack,  spend "studio time" with professional visual or performing artists in the morning, have a lunch and outdoor break, and then a second studio time with another professional artist in the afternoon.

There will be no early drop off or late pick up available. Please plan accordingly.


Portland Public Schools will provide on-site nutrition services including daily lunches and morning snacks. Campers can choose to bring their own sack lunches if they prefer.


Buses will not be provided. Campers must be dropped-off and picked-up at the camp location.

COVID Precautions

  • In alignment with PPS protocols, campers and staff will not be required to mask during the camp day, but we will have masks available for those who chose to.
  • Any campers exhibiting symptoms of COVID or an elevated temperature will not be permitted to stay in camp.
  • Adult camp staff and teaching artists will be fully vaccinated.
  • Arts for Learning NW will require masks to be worn if Multnomah County enters a high transmission rate. 

Registration Links:

Registration now open for PPS priority groups (the district has contacted these groups individually.)

General Registration Open June 13th

Before registering, please read the photo release and waiver found here

July 10-14 (week 1) Registration link

July 17-21 (week 2) Registration link 

July 24-28 (week 3) Registration link 

July 31- August 4 (week 4) Registration link

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