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Summer Arts Institute

Berkeley's Summer Arts Institute has something for every budding artist!  Camps are led by expert-level performing and visual arts professionals from the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

Artists of Tomorrow is the Arts Institute’s weekly program for rising grades Pre-k through fifth grade. Artists of Tomorrow campers will explore a variety of performing and visual arts elements including music, theatre, creative movement/dance, and art. Morning electives in Artists of Tomorrow allow students to dig deeper into one or two concentrations. AOT afternoons are spent in showcase performance rehearsals and workshops. At the end of each week, Artists of Tomorrow presents a themed showcase of all the material learned throughout the week!

The Summer Arts Institute also offers a variety of additional camps to tap into your child's creative spirit!

About the director:
Bryn Harvey is entering her fourth year as director of the Berkeley Summer Arts Institute. She began her performing arts training at the age of two and half and continued developing her craft through college, earning a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. Her family owned and operated a performing arts school in Northeastern Pennsylvania where she began her career in arts education over 16 years ago. She has performed professionally with various regional theatre companies and frequently sings the National Anthem for sporting and entertainment events. Bryn is the Music and Theatre Coordinator at Berkeley and is entering her seventh year as the Theatre Specialist in the Lower Division.

Please click on each camp below for dates, age levels, and a description.

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  • Artists of Tomorrow (2nd-5th graders)

    Artists of Tomorrow campers will explore a variety of performing and visual arts elements including music, theatre, creative movement/dance, and art. Morning electives in Artists of Tomorrow allow students to dig deeper into one or two concentrations. AOT afternoons are spent in showcase performance rehearsals and workshops. At the end of each week, Artists of Tomorrow presents a themed showcase of all the material learned throughout the week!

    Each week centers around a different theme that results in a unique weekly experience. Campers can sign up for one week, a few weeks, or all seven!

    Themes:
    Week 1-Anchors Away!
    Week 2-Animal Planet
    Week 3-Magic of Movies
    Week 4-Time Warp!
    Week 5-Circus
    Week 6-Disney Week
    Week 7-Summer Olympics

    This is a full-day camp for one week. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (incoming 2nd-5th graders)
  • Artists of Tomorrow JR. (PK-1)

    AOT JR. lets younger campers experience a little of everything in the arts! Music, creative movement, and art are all included in just one day of camp! Each week’s music, movement, and art activities center around a different theme that will conclude in an opening act performance for the Friday Showcase. Full-day and half-day (AM) options are available.

    Campers can sign up for one week, a few weeks, or all seven!

    Themes:
    Week 1-Anchors Away!
    Week 2-Animal Planet
    Week 3-Magic of Movies
    Week 4-Time Warp!
    Week 5-Circus
    Week 6-Disney Week
    Week 7-Summer Olympics

    This is a full-day camp for one week or a half-day option ending at lunch time. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (incoming Pre-K-1st graders)
  • Pottery Functional and Wheel Throwing

    This half-day summer workshop will include learning to create on the potter's wheel, spin art, glazing, and making things that can be cherished and used at home forever!  Creativity, imagination, and working in clay!  What could be better?

    This is a one-week session. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2 (incoming 5th-8th graders)
  • T-Shirt Design

    Let's make some t-shirt designs! Learn everything from screen and block printing to tie-dyeing and stenciling in this fun, fast-paced camp. A variety of design techniques and examples will be explored in this half-day camp to help you create some fantastic original t-shirt designs.

    This is a one-week session. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1, 2 (incoming 5th-8th  graders)
  • Art Explorations

    In this half-day summer workshop, we will work with all sorts of different media and materials.  We will start off with some contemporary lino-block and gellie-plate printing, move on to some upcycled cardboard masks, and finish it off with some fun flow paint art designs.  It will be a fun week of art exploration and collaboration!   

    This is a one-week session. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 1 (incoming 5th-8th  graders)

Summer 2021

Week 1: June 7 - 11
Week 2: June 14 - 18
Week 3: June 21 - 25
Week 4: June 28 - July 2
NO CAMPS July 5 - 9
Week 5: July 12 - 16
Week 6: July 19 - 23
Week 7: July 26 - 30
2021 Summer Catalog!
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,380 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.