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Important Update

July 17 at 9:30 am to July 21, 2023 at 4:00 pm | Camp Aldrich

Camp Aldrich: Week 2 (Grades 1-3)

Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21 | 9:30 am to 4 pm Daily
Member (at the Family membership level or higher): $415; Non-Member: $460
General Registration

Join us at The Aldrich for a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and practicing artists. Campers explore the Museum’s three-acre campus and incorporate the world around them into their art.

Each week, campers will be guided through art-making workshops and activities led by professional, practicing artists and our dedicated team of camp counselors. Weeks are themed and tailored to specific age groups for the ultimate creative learning environment, culminating into a celebration for family and friends on Friday evenings of the works that the campers have developed throughout the week.

Your campers will explore the following exhibitions at The Aldrich this summer:

Prima Materia: The Periodic Table in Contemporary Art
February 6 to August 27, 2023

This group exhibition features artists exploring 20 common elements from the periodic table, displaying how art and science come together.

Raven Halfmoon: Flags of Our Mothers
June 25, 2023 to January 2, 2024

Raven Halfmoon (Caddo Nation) creates large-scale stoneware sculptures that connect to her nation’s traditions and history, as well as her own personal experience and her feminist lineage.

Daily Schedule

What would my child experience in a day at Camp Aldrich?

9:30 am | Drop Off
Campers have the option to draw, read, play, or participate in group activities while all the children arrive.

9:30 to 10 am | Mindful Movement and Studio Time
Campers will be guided through a mindful movement activity or engage in free Studio time before the gallery tour begins.

10 to 11:30 am | In the Gallery
Campers will begin by exploring a particular gallery or work of art currently on view in the Museum with our staff. Following the tour, campers will engage in creative gallery games and activities.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm | Lunch and Outdoor Play
Time to eat (outside if the weather permits) and then participate in games and activities in the Sculpture Garden or the Studio.

12:30 to 3 pm | Artist Session
Campers work with the teaching artist on their projects, experimenting with art-making techniques, and exploring the galleries and Sculpture Garden.

3 to 4 pm | Snack/Extra Flex Time
Campers enjoy a snack (outside if the weather permits), and then have time to add final touches to their work for the day and/or take part in games/activities.

4 pm | Pick Up
Campers clean up from the day’s activities and have the option to draw, read, play while caregivers pick up the children.

Cancellation Policy

Families will receive a full refund for cancellation of their Camp Aldrich registration if written notice is emailed to aldrichedu@thealdrich.org no later than 10 business days before the start date of their scheduled Camp week. No-shows to Camp will forfeit their registration payment. If Camp is canceled by the Museum for any reason due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, all registered families will receive a full refund.


Related Exhibitions

February 5, 2023 to August 27, 2023 | Opatrny Gallery, Sound Gallery, South Gallery, Balcony Gallery

Prima Materia: The Periodic Table in Contemporary Art


June 25, 2023 to January 7, 2024 | Project Space, Screening Room, Leir Gallery

Raven Halfmoon: Flags of Our Mothers