Gilchrist Art Camp

What to Expect

What to expect during a Gilchrist Art Camp

Gilchrist Art Camp focuses on creativity, positivity, all while having the most fun possible.  All of our campers know we only have 2 rules... one sends you home, and the other is the most important of all!

The only two rules at camp are:

  1. "Nothing Negative" (what she painted, what he wore, what's in his/her lunch, how she drew a bird etc...) If we hear anything negative the camper is asked to leave camp. In 7 years we've NEVER had to send anyone home. All campers love this rule! It creates a very positive, safe, and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone, and you would be shocked at the positive kind words we hear all day long!

  2. The only other rule, the most important rule of all is: "HAVE FUN!" Everyone also loves this rule, and we work hard to make it the most enjoyable, positive and fun week(s) of your child's summer.

"Working with kids for the last 18 years, I have realized that when these 2 rules are followed, they are truly the only 2 rules you need! Its refreshing to see such positively inspired happy kids all summer and this is why I love my job!" - Lisa Gilchrist Peterson

Items will be kept for 14 days and then it is assumed you are ok for these left items to be donated. Please contact us if you are unable to pick them up within 2 weeks and we can make an arrangement to hold them.

Camp Details 2019

All Day Camps  

We have a full day of messy and creative fun planned for your kids! Campers are broken into teams by to age. We are flexible, and can accommodate requests to be with friends, siblings, etc. In 10 years we have never had a problem with this age span. We see it as a positive way to include others and form friendships! Each camp has about 40 campers.

Be sure to bring: A lunch, water bottle, and clothes you can get messy in.

Half Day (Jr) Camps

Have a Jr. camper ready to join the fun?  We have different themed camps designed just for you! Come experience a morning full of fun and messy projects. We have an awesome team of counselors waiting to help paint a masterpiece, create a sculpture, tie dye, build, play and more! Join us this summer! Each camp has about 10 campers.

Be sure to bring: A lunch, water bottle, and clothes you can get messy in.

Pre & post-care

8:00am - 6:00pm (5:30pm pickup for DOS camps)

Please note that we close at 6:00pm! If you are more than 2 minutes late, we charge $1/minute. Starting at 6:02 pm.

Hourly: $20/hour Single Day pre/post: $40/day Pre-care all week: $60/week
Post-care all week: $80/week
Pre & post-care all week: $130/week

Pre & post-care all week when registered for 6 or more camps: $100/week

Multiple Camp Discount

If too many of our camps look appealing and your kiddo can't rule any out, you’re in luck because we have a discounts available! For those of you who are working parents and need the coverage, your kiddo is guaranteed a good time!

8 or more camps (per camper) receive a 10% discount on total summer costs.

10 or more camps (pre camper) receive a 15% discount on total summer costs.

Contact us for registering with this discount!

Cancelation Policy

If you cannot attend a camp and let us know 2 weeks prior to the day camp begins we will offer you a credit toward another camp in the future less 10% for registration/office fee. Cancelations after 2 weeks prior will receive a 50% credit and cancelations within 48 hours receive no refund. We wish we could allow everyone to cancel when Grandma comes to town or someone is sick but we are unable to fill those seats at that point. If you feel you have a special situation feel free to e-mail us below. We try to be as accommodating as possible, but cannot promise a credit. Thanks for understanding!