Summer Camps

Each year from June to August, students from kindergarten through 12th grade can enjoy a variety of week-long (or multi-week) classes to support their artistic interests. Choose from ceramics, cooking, comic book art, dance, drawing, music, painting, theater, and much more. Classes are moderately priced and financial assistance is available based on need.


July 16-20
The Art of Paper Mache

Grades 3-8
Students will make and decorate bowls using Paper Mache, and then they will move on to more complex paper sculpture techniques to make a 3D object of their choosing!
Instructor: Julie Ann Haas
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $75 ($60 for 2018 ACW Members)
Maximum: 15 Students

July 23-27
Indigo Fabric Design
Grades 3-8

UPDATE: Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this art camp. We apologize for any inconvenience

Using the Whirligigs as inspiration, the kids will transform clothes into blue treasures in a natural indigo vat. On the last day of camp they will have a fashion show to model their creations and everyone will leave with their own designer outfits!
Instructor: Corola Jones
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $75 ($60 for 2018 ACW Members)
Maximum: 15 Students



July 30-August 3

Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids
Grades K-8
Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmations KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaption is certain to charm and delight all audiences. Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmations, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmations rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchman.

Join us for this fun-filled crash course that will expose our young stars to all aspects of theater and how to put on a show-stopping production in just one week. From auditioning to set/costume work to blocking and memorization, they will exercise skills of personal expression, organization, and teamwork all while having fun. They will put together a show in one week with a final performance for all families and friends. This camp is a great introduction into our ACT! For Youth program during the academic year.

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Camp Performance: Friday, August 3 at 7 p.m. (Tickets: $5 per person)
Cost: $125 ($110 for 2018 members)
Maximum: 40 students

UPDATE: This camp is at maximum capacity. If you are still interested, we can place you on a wait list in case of an opening.

Visit for more information. To register for Visual Arts and/or performing arts camps through the Arts Council of Wilson, please call (252) 291-4329 or visit the Box Office at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, located at 108 Nash Street NE, Wilson, NC 27893 during hours of operation: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Important Information

Eligibility: Children are only eligible to register for camps for the grade range they have just completed in the 2017-2018 school year.

Registration: Complete the Registrations and Health/Permission forms. Forms can downloaded here and mailed with payment to: Arts Council of Wilson, 124 Nash Street SW, Wilson, NC 27893, or you may drop them off at the Boykin Center during business hours. Additional forms are available upon request. If you have any questions, please call the Arts Council at 252-291-4329.

Payment: Camp fees are listed for each camp. Full payment is due at the time of registration. No refunds will be given for participant cancellations once your child is registered. We are accepting registrations up to the Friday that is ten days prior to the camp’s start on Monday.

Cancellations: The Arts Council reserves the right to cancel camps due to low enrollment. Campers will be notified by the Tuesday preceding the camp’s start on Monday if the camp will be canceled. A full refund will be issued if summer camps are canceled by the Arts Council.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available based on need. Call for more information. Please submit applications at the Arts Council at least two weeks prior to the start of the camp. Applications can be downloaded from the website or picked up at the Boykin Center.

Arrivals and Departures: All campers are to check-in at the Boykin Center. Camps begin promptly at 9:00 am and you must accompany your child into the building. Please notify the Arts Council staff if your child will be late or not attending a day of camp. When picking up your child, you will be required to sign him/her out. Only persons authorized on the Permission Form will be allowed to pick up your child. If you are more than 30 minutes late picking up your camper, a $10.00 fee will be assessed.

Snacks & Lunches: Please remember to send snacks and lunch along with drinks for those attending full day performing arts camps.


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