Creative Arts Day Camp

Department of Art Education

Registration for Summer 2024 is now full, and all sessions are waitlisted. Please register here.

If you have questions, please email the camp directors at *Please note: Registration for all K-2 and 3-4 sessions are now waitlisted*

Read about the 2022 session of Creative Arts Day Camp here.

The VCUarts Department of Art Education is offering the Creative Arts Day Camp for children rising into grades K-9. Classes are taught by graduate and undergraduate art education students on the VCU campus. Classes are divided by age groups and four classes are offered each session. The camp will provide opportunities for students to explore a variety of media such as digital media, painting, drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, fibers, and more.

Age Groups

  • K-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-9

Class Size: 20

Per the legal Code of Virginia, all children who attend Creative Arts Day Camp must be at least six years of age by the start of attending camp (e.g. born on or before July 8th, 2018 if attending the first week of camp). Creative Arts Day Camp still offers enrollment for rising grades K-9.

2024 Session Dates 

  • Session One: July 8th – July 12th
  • Session Two: July 15th – July 19th
  • Session Three: July 22nd – July 26th
  • Session Four: July 29th – Aug 2nd

Lessons will change on a weekly basis. Participants are encouraged to sign up for more than one session.

Camp Days, Time, and Venue

Camp runs from Monday-Thursday from 9AM to 4PM and 9AM to 5PM on Friday for our weekly art show. 

Drop-off runs from 8:40 AM to 9:15AM

Pick up 3:50 – 4:20 PM

Venue: Murry DePillars Building, 1000 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

2024 Tuition Rates (per session)

  • Tuition – $275 

Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis until sessions are full. We are only able to secure spots in a session once both payment and an enrollment application are received. Enrollment confirmation and payment receipts will be sent by email.

Additional Discounts

A 5% discount will be applied to your total bill if you meet any one of the following criteria:

  • VCU employee or student (for children or legal dependents of VCU employees or students only)
  • Enroll more than one child at Creative Arts Day Camp
  • Enroll your child in multiple camp sessions


Apply for a need-based scholarship here.


Creative Arts Day Camp offers the opportunity for High School students to receive volunteer hours with our program. Students will have the chance to directly assist teachers in the classroom with a variety of tasks. Interested candidates are expected to maintain a level of responsibility and take initiative in their role as they will be working closely with K-9 students. Please apply hereApplications close Friday, April 26th.


Contact the camp at

Mailing address: 

P.O. Box 843084 Richmond, VA 23284