General Info & Registration


ONLINE REGISTRATION is now open!  Click the registration link above to download the 2017 Registration Form, or click here to register online.

Please print out the form, and mail to the address below or call to register over the phone.
Confirmation letters will be mailed along with information forms. Please complete and return the forms with your balance. See schedule tab for dates and pricing information.


Conklin Pool is a 5-minute bus ride away, and provides supervised free swim for our full-day campers each Wednesday afternoon. The pool is life-guarded and counselors are in each part of the pool to supervise. Pool trips during Sessions 1-4 only. Please remember to provide your child with his or her own pool towel, bathing suit and sunscreen.


The Center provides a snack for the five to six year old students during the camp program and for all After Care campers.


Full day students should bring their own lunch, clearly labeled, in a brown bag or lunch box. Lunches will be refrigerated. In good weather, lunch is eaten outside on the Art Center’s grounds.


Students should dress for the sometimes messy work of active art projects. Smocks and towels for the pool should be marked with your child's name. On scheduled swim days, please send bathing suits and towels. We will change at the center before going to the pool.


There will be an exhibition reception and performance on the final Friday of each session, July 22, August 5, August 19, and August 26 from 2-3pm. Parents and friends are welcome. We'll share a treat and campers can take their creations home with them.


Our program is staffed by Art Center faculty chosen for their ability as artists and teachers. Camp counselors are of college age and are hired based on their previous experience with children and art education. Junior counselors are of high school age. The staff child ratio is between 1:8 and 1:10. There are approximately 40-50 campers each session.


The Cheltenham Center for the Arts is located at 439 Ashbourne Road in Cheltenham Village. The facility includes a spacious, well-lighted painting and drawing studio: a print-making studio with a press; ceramic sculpture studios with 10 wheels, 4 kilns; gas kiln and wood kiln. Students are taught the safe use of appropriate equipment under careful supervision. The Bernard H. Berger theater seats 100 and is used for some classes and for performances.  The theater and studio spaces are all airconditioned: the large gallery space which is occasionally used is not air conditioned. The Center is adjacent to the lovely Tookany Creek Park.