School's Out Camps
Spring Break Day Camps
April 10-April 14 | 9am-4pm
Kids in K5 through Grade 3 can join TCMU during spring break to learn about art history and explore different art techniques in this year’s spring break camps at TCMU.
Art-based camp programming includes:
- Apply different techniques in working with clay
- Create your own paint and chalk
- Explore different artists and recreate their artwork
- Work in teams to create collaborative pieces of art
- Study famous art pieces from around the world
- Create take-home 3D creations
$50 for non-members and $45 for members PER DAY.
Click "register now" for your preferred camp in the table below to register online. Call 864-233-7755 to register over the phone.
Online registrants: Please carefully follow the instructions to ensure that you are registering your camper correctly. If you would like to add multiple days, click the link on the shopping cart page to "add another camp" before checking out. Your shopping cart will save for up to 30 minutes.
|April 10||K5-1st grade||Famous Artists: Learn about the lives and techniques used by masters Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, & Picasso. Create a masterpiece in the style of these artists.||Register Now|
|April 11||K5-1st grade||Green Art: Incorporate Recyclables in making art. Examples include upcycling, fashion creations, and sculptures with a purpose.||Register Now|
|April 12||K5-1st grade||Design Art: Explore how art and design is used to create everything from shoes to comics to buildings. Use art techniques to create your own real world designs!||Register Now|
|April 13||K5-1st grade||Animation and Storytelling: Learn about the art of storytelling from ancient times all the way to present-day cartoons. Create stories using different mediums.||Register Now|
|April 14||K5-1st grade||Art in Nature: Study and observe the elements of art in the natural world and create works of art using art mediums found in nature.||Register Now|
|April 10||2nd-3rd grade||Art and Media: Study art that tells stories, from Greek vases to Matisse. Create and tell stories in different media.||Register Now|
|April 11||2nd-3rd grade||It’s Off the Wall: Look at art that uses non-traditional forms and methods, from 15th century to Jackson Pollock, then use those techniques to create similar “off the wall” concepts.||Register Now|
|April 12||2nd-3rd grade||Art About Me: Learn about other artists and then use the artists' styles to create self-portraits and other art that represents themselves.||Register Now|
|April 13||2nd-3rd grade||Pop Art: Learn about colors, pop art, and famous pieces by Andy Warhol in today’s art camp. Use these fun techniques to create art.||Register Now|
|April 14||2nd-3rd grade||Paint Day: Learn about the life and paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Explore the history of some of his paintings and paint the day away in this art camp.||Register Now|
Summer Camps 2017
On sale March 7 to members | March 14 to non-members
Morning Camps are from 9am-12pm for ages Pre-K, completed grades K5-1, and completed grades 2-3.
Afternoon Camps are offered 1pm-4pm only for completed grades K5-3. Afternoon camps repeat morning activities.
Pre-K Campers must be four by the start of camp.
Special Offering: LEGO League Robotics camp for ages 10-14
June 19-23 from 9am-noon
- Full payment must be made at the time of registration.
- Emergency medical form must be completed prior to the start of Camp.
- Register by phone at 864-233-7755.
- Register online by selecting "register now" for your preferred week in the table below:
- Online registrants: Please carefully follow the instructions to ensure that you are registering your camper correctly. If you would like to add multiple weeks, click the link on the shopping cart page to "add another camp" before checking out. Your shopping cart will save for up to 30 minutes.
- No refunds are offered for camp cancellations. In the event of a cancellation, funds may be moved to another camp if space is available.
- $140/member and $160/non-member includes a week of camp and parking!
Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning- Little Picassos: Engage in multiple processes to create art with unique artistic tools.
Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Junior Artists: Explore various art mediums with our artist-in-residence.
Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - Creative Cats: Paint, sketch sculpt, and more with our artist-in-residence.
Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - Art: Activities will repeat from Junior Artist and Creative Cats camps.
Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning - LEGOs, Duplos, and More: Gain early STEAM experiences through building opportunities and play.
Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Junior LEGOs: Learn to solve challenges with simple machines during a week of building.
Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - Expert LEGOs: Take LEGO building to the next level by working together to use motors and learn new skills.
Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - LEGOs: Activities will repeat from Junior LEGOs and Expert LEGOs camps.
Special Offering: LEGO League Robotics: Ages 10 – 14, 9 a.m. – Noon only
Students with an interest in coding and LEGO League Robotics are encouraged to sign up for an entire week of camp to learn the ins and outs of robotics and coding. Work directly with our LEGO League coaches to gain experience in LEGO League and have fun working on a team.
Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning - Little Inventors: Engage in challenges to invent and create in this hands-on camp.
Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Junior Inventors: Use the invention process to spend the week creating and testing out projects.
Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - Solution Seekers: Come up with real solutions to real problems by using idea creation techniques.
Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - Invention: Activities will repeat from Junior Inventors and Solution Seekers camps.
Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning - Little Dinosaurs: Spend the week learning about dinosaurs through art, music, stories, and play.
Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Dinosaur Discoveries: Participate in hands-on activities to learn more about the different types of dinosaurs that existed.
Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - Paleontologists: Investigate and research dinosaurs in engaging ways to learn more about their diet, habitats, bones, and more.
Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - Archaeologists: Activites will repeat from Dinosaur Discoveries and Paleontologists camps.
Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning - Little Astronauts: Explore the sun, moon, stars, and more in this out-of-this-world camp.
Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Space Explorers: Space Explorers learn about astronauts and what it’s like on other plants in this week’s camp.
Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - Space Cadets: Find out the various ways scientists learn about space through hands-on technology and activities.
Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - Astronauts: Activities will repeat from Space Explorers and Space Cadets camps.
Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning - Little Coders: Use simple robots to learn early skills in coding and following directions.
Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Coding for Kids: Work with special robots and computer programs to learn basic programming and problem solving.
Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - What’s the Code?: Spend the week gaining computer programming skills through interactive and fun projects.
Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - Coding: Activities will repeat from Coding for Kids and What’s the Code? camps.
Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning - Imagination Station: Engage in imaginary play, puppetry and other drama experiences.
Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Playful Puppeteers: Combine theatre and art by creating exciting puppets and putting on shows. Get a chance to see professional puppets up close!
Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - Proud Performers: Explore the world of theatre, from improv and scripts to designing props and puppets.
Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - Theatre: Activities will repeat from Playful Puppeteers and Proud Performers camps.
Pre-K, 4 year olds: Morning - Little Storytellers: Learn storytelling, music integration, and more. Experience opportunities to learn early animation skills.
Completed Grades K5-1st: Morning - Junior Animators: Work together to create a stop-motion animation film by creating characters, and getting an inside look at our animation station.
Completed Grades 2nd-3rd: Morning - Media Detectives: Learn about the impact media has on our lives by getting an inside look at our Studio and how it works. Create scripts, record your own ideas, and more in this one-of-a-kind camp.
Completed Grades K5-3rd: Afternoon - Animation: Activities will repeat from Junior Animators and Media Detectives camps.
Art With An Artist: June 12-16
|9am-12pm||Pre-K, 4 year Olds||Little Picassos||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades K5-1st||Junior Artists||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades 2nd-3rd||Creative Cats||Register Now|
|1pm-4pm||Completed Grades K5-3rd||Afternoon Art||Register Now|
LEGO Camp: June 19-23
|9am-12pm||Pre-K, 4 year olds||LEGOs, Duplos, and More||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades K5-1st||Junior LEGOs||SOLD OUT!|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades 2nd-3rd||Expert LEGOs||Register Now|
|1pm-4pm||Completed Grades K5-3||Afternoon LEGOs||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Ages 10-14||LEGO League Robotics||Register Now|
Invention Camp: June 26-30
|9am-12pm||Pre-K, 4 year olds||Little Inventors||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades K5-1st||Junior Inventors||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades 2nd-3rd||Solution Seekers||Register Now|
|1pm-4pm||Completed Grades K5-3rd||Afternoon Inventors||Register Now|
Dinosaur Camp: July 10-14
|9am-12pm||Pre-K, 4 year olds||Little Dinosaurs||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades K5-1st||Dinosaur Discoveries||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades 2nd-3rd||Paleontologists||Register Now|
|1pm-4pm||Completed Grades K5-3rd||Afternoon Archaeologists||Register Now|
Space Camp: July 17-21
|9am-12pm||Pre-K, 4 year olds||Little Astronauts||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades K5-1st||Space Explorers||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades 2nd-3rd||Space Cadets||Register Now|
|1pm-4pm||Completed Grades K5-3rd||Afternoon Astronauts||Register Now|
Coding 101: July 24-28
|9am-12pm||Pre-K, 4 year olds||Little Coders||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades K5-1st||Coding for Kids||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades 2nd-3rd||What's the Code?||Register Now|
|1pm-4pm||Completed Grades K5-3rd||Afternoon Coding||Register Now|
Theatre For All: July 31- August 4
|9am-12pm||Pre-K, 4 year olds||Imagination Station||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades K5-1st||Playful Puppeteers||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades 2nd-3rd||Proud Performers||Register Now|
|1pm-4pm||Completed Grades K5-3rd||Afternoon Theatre||Register Now|
Media & Animation: August 7-11
|9am-12pm||Pre-K, 4 year olds||Little Storytellers||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades K5-1st||Junior Animators||Register Now|
|9am-12pm||Completed Grades 2nd-3rd||Media Detectives||Register Now|
|1pm-4pm||Completed Grades K5-3rd||Afternoon Animation||Register Now|
Summer camps are sponsored by Vanguard Charitable.
The Artist in Residence program is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and The South Carolina Arts Commission.
Summer Camp bag sponsor