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Summer Camps & Programs

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. 

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 is the vocal director at Radiant Church, Tampa. 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 is the Arts Institute’s weekly program for rising Pre-k through fifth graders. Throughout the week, campers will create works of art, experience instruments and music of all kinds, produce short films, play theatrical games, and invent creative movement pieces. New this year - in place of a live Friday Showcase performance, a weekly video performance will be emailed to all families! 

    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 Aweigh!
    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. is the place for younger campers to experience a little of everything in the arts! Throughout the week, campers will create works of art, experience instruments and music of all kinds, play theatrical games, and invent creative movement pieces. New this year - in place of a live Friday Showcase performance, a weekly video performance will be emailed to all families! Full-day and half-day (AM) options are available.

    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 Aweigh!
    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)
  • Art: 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)
  • Art: 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: 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)
  • Art: Calligraphy & Lettering

    In this half-day camp, we will explore a combination of decorative handwritten lettering with pen (including the eight basic strokes needed to create the letters of the alphabet) and will incorporate henna design around lettering.  We will focus on modern calligraphy style, straight script, and bouncy lettering.

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

    Weeks 6, 7 (incoming 5th-8th graders)
  • Art: Short Story Book Illustration

    In this half-day camp, kids will create a positive and motivational fiction or non-fiction book and will develop, discover, and incorporate their imaginative creative skills to express themselves through illustrations.  Kids will learn storyline setup, characterization, and how to build a drawing.

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

    Week 6 (incoming 5th-8th graders)
  • Art: Festival of India

    There are many important festivals in India. These festivals are celebrated as national holidays in India and help us to stay connected with our roots, culture, and origin. In this half-day camp, we will explore many art forms of various regions in India. We will also explore fun facts, food, culture, and outfits!  

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

    Week 7 (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 1,400 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.