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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:  Bryn Harvey is entering her fifth 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. Bryn is the central vocal director at Radiant Church, Tampa, and frequently sings the National Anthem for professional sporting and entertainment events. Bryn is the Music and Theatre Coordinator at Berkeley and is entering her eighth 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 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-Born to Be Wild
    Week 2-Disney Week 
    Week 3-Blast Off!
    Week 4-Super Heroes & Villains
    Week 5-Winter in July
    Week 6-All Out 60's, 70's, 80's
    Week 7-Mermaids, Pirates, & Shipwrecks

    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)
  • 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-Born to Be Wild
    Week 2-Disney Week 
    Week 3-Blast Off!
    Week 4-Super Heroes & Villains
    Week 5-Winter in July
    Week 6-All Out 60's, 70's, 80's
    Week 7-Mermaids, Pirates, & Shipwrecks

    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)
  • Wheel Throwing/Pottery Functional

    Let's get throwing on the potter's wheel! Make your own creative bowls/plates/cups/mugs, etc. to use at home!  In this half-day, one week camp led by Berkeley Visual Arts Coordinator Stephanie Stuefer, we will focus a lot of time learning the techniques of throwing on the potter's wheel and we will also use press-molds and hand-building techniques to make your tableware dreams come true! Everything will be glazed and ready to take home on Friday.

    An AM session and a PM session are offered.

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

    Weeks 2, 3  (incoming 5th-8th graders)
  • Screen Print & T-Shirt Design

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own graphic T-shirts using a screen printing press?  Learn the possibilities and options you have when creating a t-shirt design. This half-day, one-week camp led by Berkeley Visual Arts Instructor TJ Erdahl is a fun way to learn and apply basic 2D concepts on a new interactive level, and we'll go over all the steps that go into a t-shirt design from concept to final product.  A variety design techniques and examples will be explored to help you create some fantastic original t-shirt designs.

    An AM session and a PM session are offered.

    A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 2, 3 (incoming 5th-8th 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.

    A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.

    Weeks 3 (incoming 6th-8th graders)
  • More camps coming soon!

Summer 2022

Week 1: June 6 - 10
Week 2: June 13 - 17
Week 3: June 20 - 24
Week 4: June 27 - July 1
NO CAMPS July 4 - 8
Week 5: July 11 - 15
Week 6: July 18 - 22
Week 7: July 25 - 29
2022 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.