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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. 

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

About the director: Shayna Goodman is a proud Berkeley alumni who is thrilled to return as the lower division theatre teacher. Shayna earned a Bachelor of Art in Theatre Arts from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Education from John’s Hopkins University. She is so happy to be able to combine her passion for the arts with her love for childhood development and education. She is dedicated to providing a rich and engaging experience for all participants and helping students foster their artistic and intellectual growth. 

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

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  • 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. Every Friday there will be a live performance showcasing the work of our artists!

    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-Around the World
    Week 2-Discover Disney
    Week 3-Beach Week
    Week 4-Week at the Movies
    Week 5-Pop Stars
    Week 6-Superhero Stars and Vibrant Villains
    Week 7-Decades

    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)
  • Guitar

    Begin your first steps toward learning to play the guitar. The class will feature learning many of the basic chords used in popular songs, along with developing techniques for single note guitar solos. This is a great class for inquisitive young musicians. Learn to play along as a group, finishing the class as a unique performing rock band! No experience required. All participants must bring their own guitar.

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

    Week 2 (incoming 4th-8th graders)

    About the Instructor
    Mr. Fisher in one of Berkeley Preparatory School’s upper and middle division music teachers. He works primarily with the piping and guitar students, though enjoys playing the piano and many of the other woodwind and brass instruments. He likes to make learning fun and believes music is a gateway to an enriched, artistic way of living. One of his favorite quotes is “Where words fail, music speaks.”  He enjoys working with young musicians and helping them develop an appreciation for music.
  • Violin

    Take your first steps to become the next violin virtuoso! Campers will play musical games, practice rhythm patterns, learn how to play the violin and more. There will be a grand finale with a performance of what we have learned throughout the week! Bring your music talent and curiosity, and come spend the week learning music and practicing the violin. No experience required! 

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

    Weeks 3 and 4 (incoming 2nd - 5th graders)

    About the Instructor
    Rodrigo Esteban joined Berkeley this year as a World Language teacher, but his relationship with music stems back to his family. Both of his parents were professional guitarists that performed with orchestras all over the world. Rodrigo grew up playing the guitar and the violin at home, but he decided to focus on the violin when he joined the Conservatory of Music in Alcala de Henares, where he obtained his professional degree. After his studies, he has performed with several orchestras, including City of Alcala Orchestra, University of Alcala Orchestra and Orquestra Simfonica Segle XXI.
  • 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. Every Friday there will be a live performance showcasing the work of our artists!

    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-Around the World
    Week 2-Discover Disney
    Week 3-Beach Week
    Week 4-Week at the Movies
    Week 5-Pop Stars
    Week 6-Superhero Stars and Vibrant Villains
    Week 7-Decades


    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, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (incoming 2nd-5th graders)
  • Bagpipe Camp

    This morning camp, led by Patrick Fisher of Berkeley's Music Department, is for pipers of all levels who want focus in strengthening their individual skills. Attention will be given to developing stronger confidence in playing and understanding of unique piping techniques and embellishments. Bagpipes provided, practice chanter required.

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

    Week 3 (incoming 6th-8th graders)

    About the Instructor
    Mr. Fisher in one of Berkeley Preparatory School’s upper and middle division music teachers. He works primarily with the piping and guitar students, though enjoys playing the piano and many of the other woodwind and brass instruments. He likes to make learning fun and believes music is a gateway to an enriched, artistic way of living. One of his favorite quotes is “Where words fail, music speaks.”  He enjoys working with young musicians and helping them develop an appreciation for music.
  • More camps coming soon!

Summer 2023

Week 1: June 5 - 9
Week 2: June 12 - 16
Week 3: June 19 - 23
Week 4: June 26 - 30
NO CAMPS July 3 - 7
Week 5: July 10 - 14
Week 6: July 17 - 21
Week 7: July 24 - 28
2023 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.