The Bloomington Creative Arts Center is excited to announce our Have a HeART summer arts camp for campers entering 3rd-8th grade! After a year of being cooped up in our own houses, we are ready to get out and give back. 

Daily, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • SHARERS (students entering grades 3rd – 5th)
  • CARERS (students entering grades 6th – 8th)

$220 per camper; optional aftercare 4 – 5 pm: $10/day

This year BCGC will partner with local area social service organizations and nonprofits to create a summer camp that gives back. Each day of camp will focus on a different organization, who will come in and tell us a little about what they do. After their presentation, we will make art projects inspired by their mission, one piece of art for the campers to take home and enjoy, and one collaborative piece of art to give away to the presenting organization. Partner organizations may include: The Animal Shelter of Monroe County, Scaly Tails (reptile rescue), Wild Care (wild animal rescue), Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, Friends of Lake Monroe, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Stonebelt and more. 

Projects will include: fused glass plates, glass mosaic planters, painting on glass, Fused glass critters, recycled tote bags, and more! At the end of the camp, we will host a gallery opening to display all of the campers works of art and to present their gift to the community organizations.

BCGC is located next door to Switchyard Park, the largest park in Bloomington. In addition to art, camp will include lots of fun and games outside!

Sign up for camp today and look forward to an exciting summer of art!

We take health and safety of our campers and staff very seriously and will be following CDC guidelines for best practices for conducting a summer camp in 2021. At the moment, and until further notice, face masks will be required for all campers and staff for the duration of camp.


Cancellation policy:

We are in uncertain times right now, but we all hope that we will be able to have camp this July.

  • If we have to cancel camp for any reason we will refund the full amount of tuition, minus a $10 processing fee.
  • If you have to cancel for any reason before June 25, we will refund the full amount minus a $10 processing fee.
  • If you have to cancel from June 25 to July 9, we will refund half the tuition minus a $10 processing fee. Beyond that we cannot offer refunds.