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Camp Kala 2015: Summer Youth Arts Program

Engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute. Young artists tour printmaking and digital media studios, view contemporary art in the Kala Gallery, and participate in conversations with Artists-in-Residence from around the world. Class sizes are small so everyone receives individual attention from Kala’s fabulous teaching artists and assistants. Each week concludes with a gallery exhibition and celebration. Discover new creativity this summer at Camp Kala!

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Lunch and Snacks
Please plan to bring your own lunch daily. High School students may take a short walk over to the Berkeley Bowl Market, which has a wide selection of prepared foods. We ask that each family bring extra snacks to share one day during the week. A snack-share schedule will be circulated before the start of camp. On Friday afternoons families and friends are invited to enjoy an exhibition of student artwork. If you would like to bring a potluck item at this time, it would be most welcome.

Outdoor Play Time
Elementary and Middle School students eat and play outside during supervised lunch and break times (weather permitting). Most days we walk to nearby San Pablo Park for outdoor group games and free play. There are plenty of books and indoor activities available during studio breaks throughout the day.

Friday afternoon exhibitions
Join us at the end of each week for a gallery reception in the Kala Community Classroom. Family and friends are invited to celebrate your student’s week of art-making.
Daily Schedule for Elementary & Middle School
9:00 – 9:15      Student Drop Off
9:15 – 12:00    Morning studio session
12:00 – 1:00    Lunch and outdoor recreation time
1:00 – 2:30     Afternoon studio session
*2:30 – 3:00   Friday Exhibition
2:45 – 3:00     Student Pick-up

Daily Schedule for High School Camps
9:45 – 10:00     Student Drop Off
10:00 – 12:45   Morning Studio Session
12:45 – 1:15     Lunch Break
1:15 – 4:00       Afternoon Studio Session
3:30 – 4:00       Friday Exhibition
3:45 – 4:00       Student Pick-up

Studio sessions may also include a tour or guest artist talk.

Snack breaks happen in the morning and afternoon according to the needs of the class.

• All artists must complete kindergarten before the start of Camp Kala.

• Plan to pack lunch daily for your student (High Schoolers may walk to nearby Berkeley Bowl West).

• We will set up a rotating snack share schedule before the start of camp.

• Classes take place in Kala’s Community Classroom: 2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley CA 94702. Tel. 510.841.7000.

• Workshop content and teaching staff may be subject to change.

• Weekly tuition includes all materials.



Payment must be made to hold your place at Camp Kala. The full class fee and completed registration form are required to complete your enrollment.

Click here for Camp Kala 2015 Registration Form

We accept the following forms of payment:

PayPal: You may pay through our website www.kala.org using the secure PayPal link.

Check: Send a check payable to Kala Art Institute 1060 Heinz Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710. Please be sure to indicate the student name(s) and camp titles and dates on the check.

Credit/Debit Card: Call the office 510.841.7000 to pay with debit or credit card.



• Early Enrollment: Enroll before March 1 and save $50/week (save $40 for the week of June 29 - July 2)

• Multi-week/sibling Discount: Enroll one student in two or more weeks and save 10% off the total tuition. Siblings may be enroll in the same or different weeks.

• Kala Members at the Dual/Family level and above save 10%. Become a member today!

Please Note: Discounts may not be combined.

Tuition Assistance: Kala is able to provide limited tuition assistance for Camp Kala students in financial need. Contact Jamila Dunn, Youth Art Programs Manager, to request an application.



Wish you were going to Camp Kala yourself? We also offer a broad range of open-registration classes for adults. Check out our class calendar for all the details.


Jamila Dunn, Youth Art Programs Manager, Kala Art Institute
Tel. 510.841.7000 x203 • Fax. 510.841.7004 • E-mail: jamila@kala.org

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A written request for a refund, transfer, or credit must be received by Kala Art Institute no less than 30 days prior to the first day of camp to qualify. Refunds, transfers or credits are assessed a non-refundable fee of $50 per child per transaction. If you cancel your registration more than 30 days in advance of the first day of class, 50% of your class fee will be refunded, or you can apply 100% of your class fee as credit towards another Kala class within 90 days. With less than 30 days notice, you will receive credit only if we are able to fill your spot from a waiting list. Requests for refunds, transfers or credits in cases of illness or injury are considered with a doctor’s note and letter requesting the exception. No medical requests will be considered after the first day of class. Classes are not prorated, nor session dates individualized for any reason.   Kala reserves the right to cancel any class because of low enrollment; you will be notified and your class fee will be fully refunded.