Arts Camps

Summerside on the Hill’s creative and performing arts camps empower and inspire campers to create, be expressive and let their imaginations soar. Our creative and performing arts camps are led by top-notch, skilled professionals who are experts in their field. From filmmaking to clay to performance, Summerside on the Hill offers something for every aspiring artist.

List of 7 items.

  • Clay for Kids

    Do you like to work with clay? Are you creative? Do you love art? Then this is the camp for you! In this camp, we will be building clay animals, people, monsters, or princesses, with each child choosing what theyd like to make. Each student will use cardboard and paint on a wooden base to give their characters a special enrvironment. The campers should wear clothes that can get messy—well be having too good of a time to worry about staying clean! 

    Director
    This camp will be led by Karen Kolkka, an art teacher at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Karen is a graduate of the MAT program at The University of the Arts and has a bachelor of fine arts in ceramics from UArts as well. She is an artist as well as an art and technology educator, and she gets a sparkle in her eyes whenever she is engaged in cultivating creativity and encouraging exploration.

    Dates: July 30 – August 3
    Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Ages: 6 – 8
    Cost: 

     $410 per week for registration 4/1 or later (includes lunch and snack) 
  • Cooking for Kids

    Do you like to eat? Do you like making a mess? Would you like to learn how to cook delicious, healthy, and nutritious meals for your family and friends, or do you just want to do something fun? Then this is the camp for you! In this camp, you will learn to make a different snack, lunch, and dessert every day. You will also learn the basics of kitchen safety, all while having a GREAT time!
     
    Director
    This course will be taught by Samara Lee. Ms. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts from The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. She went on to hold many internships and jobs with upscale restaurants, all of which helped her hone a passion and creativity for cuisine. She has had the opportunity to travel abroad and witness beautifully orchestrated dishes from the inner cities of England and France. She looks forward to sharing the many culinary lesson learned over the years, along with basic cooking skills, with campers so they may use all in their kitchens at home. 
     
    Dates:July 16 – July 20 
    Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Ages:9 – 13
    Cost:

    $415 per week for registrations 4/1 or later (includes lunch and snacks)
  • Crafts for Kids

    Do you like making things? Are you creative? Do you want to have something to take home every day? Then this camp is for you! In this camp we will make a variety of craft activities, including friendship bracelets, earrings, necklaces, crochet—and that’s just to name a few!

    This camp will be led by Lisa Queeno, a science teacher at SCH and a lifelong crafts enthusiast.

    Dates: July 16 – July 20
    Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Ages: 5 – 7
    Cost:
     

     $400 per week for registration 4/1 or later (includes lunch and snack) 

  • Intro to Pottery

    In this one-week camp, young artists will learn basic pottery techniques. Primarily focusing on wheel throwing, glazing, and decoration, we will also explore hand-building techniques such as slab, coil, and pinching. Individual instruction is provided with an emphasis on developing the student’s creative imagination. All materirals are provided by the camp.

    Director
    This camp will be led by Bridget Farnack, an art teacher at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.

    Dates: June 18 – June 22 
    Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Ages: 9 – 12
    Cost: 


    $410 per week for registration 4/1 or later (includes lunch and snack) 

  • Painting for Children! Discovering Great Artists!

    Nurture your inner artist in this creative journey through a variety of painting media, techniques, and styles. Exposure to well-known artists inspires young artists to play with different painting styles while developing skills, techniques, and confidence. The discovery of color, shape, line, and texture develops imagination and enhances the joy of creative expression. 

    This camp will be led by Colleen Joy, an art teacher at SCH Academy.

    Dates: July 9 – July 13
    Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Ages: 10 – 12
    Cost: 

    $400 per week for registration 4/1 or later (includes lunch and snack) 
  • Performing Arts Camp – Summerside Film Festival (COURSE IS FULL. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

    Do you have a budding superstar living under your roof? Is your child a natural perfomer? Or would you just like to enroll your child in a fun, creative, and energetic camp? Then, you’ve come to the right place! 

    Director
    Camp will be led by Amina Robinson. Ms. Robinson holds a master of fine arts degree in acting from Temple University. She has performed in Broadway’s smash hit Mamma Mia, as well as the Broadway revival of Godspell. She has been a guest star on many television shows, including Law and OrderThe Electric Company, and currently has a recurring role on Showtime’s series Nurse Jackie. She has done several national commercials and voice-overs. She played Jermaine in the Oscar-winning film Precious and just completed shooting the film The Harvest. Outside of acting professionally, Ms. Robinson has always had a love of teaching and has taught ages five through adult. She has taught at Temple University, Freedom Theater, Burn Brae Performing Arts Day Camp, and The Harlem School of the Arts.

    Summerside on the Hill Film Festival 
    The Summerside on the Hill Film Festival Camp is back! Three original short films in one week? Of course! Join this fast-paced and fun-filled week of movie making. We will write the scripts, shoot the movies, and end with a red carpet film festival premiere!

    Dates: June 25 – June 29 
    Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Ages: 7 – 12
    Cost: 

    $375 per week for registration 4/1 or later (includes lunch and snack) 





  • Re-Do U: DIY Room and Furniture Design Camp

    Are you creative and daring? Do you want to add a little color and style to your space? Do you want to learn how to use paint, fabric, woodworking tools, and your own inventive spirit to repurpose your parts of your room? Are you a fan of UPCYCLING, REHABBING, and REPURPOSING? Then this camp is for you! Campers in this camp will make personalized bulletin boards, paint old furniture to give it some POP, and develop their own design challenges to conquer. 

    Director
    This camp is run by an SCH English teacher who moonlights as a design addict! Liz OFlanagan-Walder started by painting and sanding, sprucing and coloring, but has ended up with a dining room table built from pine boards. If she can do it, you can too!

    Dates: June 25 – June 29
    Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Ages: 11 – 13
    Cost: 

    $350 per week for registration by 3/31; $400 per week for registration 4/1 or later (includes lunch and snack)
    Dates: July 30 – August 3
    Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Ages: 8 – 10
    Cost: 

    $400 per week for registration 4/1 or later (includes lunch and snack)