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Summer Art Camp, Pre-Teen & Teen Intensives

Need help with your registration? Call the Banana Factory Arts Center at 610-332-1300. Registration hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-9:30 pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 9 am-5 pm.

Online camp registration will close for sale at 12:00pm the Friday before each camp is scheduled to start. Please contact the Banana Factory office for availability after that time at 610.332.1430.

Scholarships & Tuition Assistance Available!

Camps run weekly June 11-July 27 and Aug.13-Aug. 24 in full and half day sessions for children ages 4-9.

Pre-Teen and Teen Art Intensives are also available for full or half-day sessions for ages 10-18.

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Download the Summer Camp Guide

Hot Glass Summer Camp Consent Form

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.

Location

All classes take place at the Banana Factory Arts Center, a 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.

Schedule

Camp, Pre-Teen and Teen Studio Intensives run Monday through Friday as one-week sessions.

  • Morning camps run 9 a.m.–noon (Drop-off begins at 8:45 a.m.)
  • Afternoon camps run 12:30–3:30 p.m. (Drop-off begins at 12:15 p.m.)
  • Before-Camp Care starts at 8 a.m.
  • After-Camp Care runs from 3:30-6 p.m.

Rates

Camps & Intensives* (Rates exclude glass intensives)
Half-day camps are $165 | ArtsQuest Member Price: $148.50
Full-day camps are $290 | ArtsQuest Member Price: $257

Glass Intensives
Teen Hot Glass Furnace Working: $295 | ArtsQuest Member Price: $280
Teen Fusing & Slumping: $295 | ArtsQuest Member Price: $280
Teen Glass Flameworking: $295 | ArtsQuest Member Price: $280
Full-Day Glass: $530 | ArtsQuest Member Price: $500
Full Day Glass/Regular Visual Arts: $410 | $378.50 ArtsQuest Member Price

Before and After Care
Before and after camp care are available to extend a half or full-day camper’s day.

  • Before Camp Care (8-9 am): $25 per week
  • After Camp Care (3:30-6 pm): $60 per week*

*If a parent is late 10 minutes or more for pickup there will be an additional fee of $20.

Scholarships and Tuition Assistance
Scholarships and Tuition Assistance are available for Banana Factory Art Center Summer Camps. Apply below to see if you qualify.

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Lunch & Snack Breaks

Supervised lunch breaks are provided for students enrolled in full-day camps. Please make sure your child brings 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 offsite for lunch.

ATTENTION: We are a treenut and peanut free camp. Please do not bring peanut butter, nuts or food made with these products to the Banana Factory as a precaution for those with allergies. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Discounts!

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!

This discount 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.

Age Groups

Classes are designed to provide age-appropriate projects, themes and techniques. Please enroll your child in the proper age category to ensure creative success.

Attire

All campers will 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 sign a waiver and 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.

Class Policies

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 visualarts@artsquest.org.