Registration opens February 1, 2024.

Art Camps 2024

Summer Art Camp is one week full of inspiration and creative expressions lead by our experienced art instructors. Students make meaningful art while they make new friends and have lots of fun. We look forward to seeing you at Art Camp 2024!

The Academy of the Arts will offer four art camps this summer:

Bulldog Art Camp (3 Sessions)

Grades 1-5 (Grade completed Spring 2024)

 June 17-21
June 24-28
July 15-19

Art Studio for Teens

Grades 6-8 (Grade completed Spring 2024)

  June 3-7

three girls showing small paintings

Art Studio for Teens

Registration opens February 1

  • June 3-7, 2024 (Grades 6-8)
  • ***Grade completed Spring 2024
  • 9AM-2PM
  • Tuition: $350

Students will plan their work, and create 2D and 3D projects in paint, pencil, and clay.  Students will be encouraged to develop their own styles, and to experiment with different methods to hone their art skills.



girls working with clayBulldog Art Camp (3 Sessions)

Registration opens February 1

  • 9 AM-2 PM
  • Tuition: $350
  • ***Grade completed Spring 2024

Students will work with paint, graphite, clay, paper, and more to make works of art. We will learn about the visual components of color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value while we experiment with different mediums.

BE SURE TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT SESSION – camps fill up quickly.

Session I: June 17-21 (Grades 1-5)


Session II: June 24-28 (Grades 1-5)


 Session III: July 15-19 (Grades 1-5)


Music Camps 2024

Explorations in Music

Ages: 5-9 (not instrument-specific)

June 10-14, 9:00AM-2:00PM

Registration opens February 1

  • $325 (EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION thru March 22)
  • $350 After March 22

Explorations in Music is a new beginner music camp tailored for ages five through nine. Join us on an exciting musical journey as children explore instruments and learn about rhythm, composers, basic theory, and piano skills in a creative and interactive group setting. Concepts will be reinforced through collaborative games and activities that make learning music fun and exciting! Tuition includes T-shirt. Students bring their own bag lunch.

Adventures in Music        

Piano: Grades 1-12 

Grade selected is the grade completed Spring 2024. Students must have taken 3 months of lessons minimum.

July 8-12, 8:00am-4:30pm

Location: Academy of the Arts & campus of Samford University  


Registration opens February 1

  • $370 (EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION thru March 22)
  • $395 After March 22
  • Tuition includes T-shirt, ensemble music and lunch in the cafeteria.

Adventures in Music is a fun and educational day camp open to students interested in continuing their studies in piano. Activities include classes in music literature, theory, and ensemble, four private 30-minute lessons, practice time, and group activities during our opening and closing sessions each day. Students are directed by faculty members and university student assistants for class changes, practice time, breaks, and lunch.

Friday is filled with exciting activities and performances! Campers work together in teams during a scavenger hunt which is coordinated to the camp theme each year. Campers also test their knowledge with theory and music literature games. Friday afternoon includes a solo recital to which family and friends are invited. Camp concludes with the Adventures in Music Gala Recital during which students perform the ensemble piece learned through the week.

Students must have sheet music for solo recital pieces (book or legal download). Students may not perform pieces if they do not have the sheet music for it on the first day of camp. Pieces must be memorized for solo recital performance.

Strings Camp

Violin, Viola, Cello: Grades 1-8

Grade is according to grade completed in spring 2024

July 22-26, 8:00am-12:30pm

Register for Strings Camp

Registration opens February 1.

  • $300 (EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION thru March 22), 
  • $325 After March 22

Strings Camp is a week-long camp for violin, viola, and cello students to learn and perform music with other musicians. Campers will have daily private lessons, chamber ensemble, and full group rehearsals each day, as well as classes in theory and music literature, culminating in a final concert on the last day of camp. Students must have completed a MINIMUM of four lessons and have their own instrument.