The Amazing Arts Race is a multimedia, multicultural extravaganza. This summer, three teams will "travel" the world to complete challenges in visual, performing, and media arts before moving on to the next destination. Detours along the way will test teamwork through collaborative games and tasks. Parents and friends are invited to the final destination for a celebration and exhibition of participants’ many adventures.

Cost: $300 (Lunch is available for an additional $70 or you may pack your own)
Ages: 7 – 10
Location: Central Campus in Blue Bell, PA
Dates: July 8 – 19 | Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Required campers forms: Emergency Contact and Photo Release

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Frequently Asked Questions
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What will my child learn from this experience?

  • Develop an appreciation of and confidence in creative self-expression
  • Gain awareness of global cultures and exposure to diversity of art
  • Gain proficiency communicating an original idea through various artistic media
  • Create collaboratively with other participants
  • Develop an understanding of the effects and use of technology in the arts and as a form of expression
  • Grow and sustain friendships by demonstrating behaviors that reflect kindness and respect for ourselves, each other, and the environment

What will be my child's schedule?

Time activity
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Arrival and getting ready for the day’s activities
9:30 a.m. Introduction to the day’s lesson, break into pre-assigned groups
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Cohort 1 works on art lesson; Cohort 2 begins dance lesson
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Switch cohorts
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and free time
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Media arts
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Team challenge
2:30 p.m. SAA dismissal
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Campus field trips and games for community participants
5:00 p.m. Dismissal at Fine Arts Center

Will my child be outside during the day?

Yes, campers will participate in various activities outside during the day as well as travel between various campus buildings. Alternative activities will be provided in the event of extreme temperatures or rain. Please dress your child accordingly and provide any prescribed EpiPens or Inhalers.

Will you take any field trips?

No. We are fortunate to offer campers many unique experiences right here on the College campus.

What should I pack for my child?

  • Lunch if you have not selected a lunch plan
  • Your creativity and sense of adventure
  • Clothing that is comfortable, cool, and can withstand messy art and outdoor activities (we strongly recommend providing a smock or apron for your camper)
  • Sneakers or other closed toed shoes (please no flip flops or sandals)
  • Books and sketch pads for quiet moments
  • Prescribed Epipens and inhalers 
  • You are welcome to send bug repellent and sunscreen, but we will have some on hand to share (permission must be given for camp directors to administer bug repellent and sunscreen)

Do NOT bring:

  • Electronics (phones, ipads, gaming devices)
  • Valuables (jewelry, toys)

What time can I drop my child off? Do you have a late pick-up policy?

Drop off is 9:00-9:30am. Please do not bring your child earlier than 9:00am as supervision will not be provided.

Arrangements should be made for children to be picked up promptly at 5 pm. A late fee will be assessed in 15 minute increments thereafter.

What is the camper-to-teacher ratio?

Campers will be divided into groups of about 12-13 children.  With our 5-6 group leaders our ratio is about 1:8.

 What qualifications does your teacher possess?

Our camp leaders are experienced teachers and practicing artists, all having received or are working through degrees in their chosen art fields.  SAA Director of Education Amy Grebe has overseen dozens of summer camps for scores of children.  MCCC Galleries Director Patrick Rodgers has worked as a museum educator and also has experience running summer camps at MontCo.  All adults participating in the camp experience are in possession of current background clearances.