Summer Art Camp, Pre-Teen & Teen Intensives
2017 info coming soon!
8 one-week sessions in full and half-day sessions
June 12-July 28, 2017
New classes offered Aug. 21-Sept. 1
Scholarships & Tuition Assistance Available!
Teen Art Intensives also available for full or half-day sessions for ages 13-18.
About the Summer Art Programs at Banana Factory Arts Center
ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory Arts Center provides young artists the opportunity to explore the exciting world of art and creativity through diverse themes and media under the guidance of professional teaching artists. Our goals are to help young artists gain self-confidence, self-awareness and independence as they develop fundamental life skills in critical thinking and problem solving.
- Art Camp: Art in the Spotlight (4-9 years)
- Pre-Teen Young Artist Intensives (10-12 years)
- Teen Young Artist Intensives (13-18 years)
- PHOTOPASS Musikfest Concert Photography Experience (for students entering grades 6-8)
- Video Camp at Musikfest with Penn State Lehigh Valley
All classes take place at the Banana Factory, a unique (maybe dynamic) community resource that advances contemporary visual art in Bethlehem by connecting artists and communities in unexpected ways. As an open forum for exploring the artistic process, the arts center fosters creativity through making, learning about, seeing and discussing art – all under one roof. Classes are offered year-round for children, teens and adults. Visit the class page for more information.
Camp & Teen Intensives run Monday through Friday
Morning camps run 9 AM–noon (Drop-off begins at 8:45 am)
Afternoon camps run 12:30–3:30 pm (Drop-off begins at 12:15 pm)
Before-Camp Care starts at 8 am
After-Camp Care runs from 3:30-6 pm
Camps & Intensives* (Rates exclude glass intensives)
Half-day camps are $160 | ArtsQuest Member Price: $144
Full-day camps are $280 | ArtsQuest Member Price: $248
Teen Blown-Glass Intensive: $295 | ArtsQuest Member Price: $280
Teen Fused-Glass Intensive: $295 | ArtsQuest Member Price: $280
Full-Day Glass: $530 | ArtsQuest Member Price: $500
Before and After Care
Before Camp Care (8-9 am): $20 per week
After Camp Care (3:30-6 pm) : $60 per week
Scholarships and Tuition Assistance
Scholarships and Tuition Assistance are available for Banana Factory Art Center Summer Camps. Apply below to see if you qualify.
Art Camp: Art in the
Spotlight (4-9 years)
Pre-Teen Young Artist
Intensives (10-12 years)
Teen Young Artist
Intensives (13-18 years)
Teen Video Camp In
Collaboration with Penn
Before and After-Care
Before and after camp care are available to extend a half or full-day camper’s day.
Early drop-off for morning half-day and full-day campers begins at 8 am for only $20 per week.
Full-day or afternoon half-day campers can stay 3:30-6 pm for only $60 per week.*
*An additional fee of $20 will be charged if a parent is late 10 minutes or more for pickup.
Lunch & Snack Breaks
Supervised lunch breaks are provided for students enrolled in full-day camps. Please make sure your child brings a a snack every day for each class and a bagged lunch (refrigeration available; must be PEANUT & TREENUT FREE). Per parent/guardian approval, teens may go off site for lunch.
ATTENTION: We are a treenut and peanut free camp. Please do not bring any food products made with or containing peanuts or treenuts to the Banana Factory as a precaution for those with allergies. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Sibling Discount: Enroll one sibling; get $25 off each additional sibling enrolled!
Multiple Week Discount: Enroll in one week, get $25 off each additional week enrolled!
Receive a $40 discount when you register for a full-day pre-teen or teen intensive. Receive $60 discount for a full-day Teen Glass Intensive.
These discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts. Does not include glass classes. Purchases must be made via phone in order to redeem discount. If you purchase an additional class at a later date, the discount cannot be applied retroactively.
Classes are designed to provide age-appropriate projects, themes and techniques. Please enroll your child in the proper age category to ensure creative success.
All campers receive a free t-shirt with their first week of camp. Some of our classes are messy, so please dress appropriately. Teachers may take students outdoors during class and during breaks with the help of a teaching assistant. Please bring sunscreen and dress students in weather-appropriate attire.
Glass Studio students must follow the following clothing requirements to ensure everyone’s safety:
- No open-toe shoes, sandals, slippers or other inappropriate footwear. Students must wear closed-toe shoes with sturdy soles (sneakers, boots, etc.).
- Students should wear cotton clothing or other natural fibers (no synthetic fibers).
- Long pants are suggested; shorts are allowed but must be long enough to cover the knees.
- Eye protection is mandatory. You can bring your own safety glasses or the studio will provide a pair.
- Long hair must be tied back.
ArtsQuest presents a wide variety of summer camps for all skill levels. Our visual arts classes take place at the Banana Factory arts center in Bethlehem, PA. For more information about our art experiences, please contact our Class Registrar at 610-332-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.