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Summer Art Camp

October 1, 2020 | Erin Dougherty

A boy at a table works on an art project.

Photo by CatMax Photography.

Summer 2020 was really one for the books, full of new rules, limited gathering, and canceled plans. The High was glad to have a little bit of normalcy by implementing our annual Summer Art Camp, with appropriate safety regulations and enthusiastic instructors. Education staff welcomed young artists to the Museum to allow them to utilize their creativity and look closely and explore in the galleries. Campers were resilient and excited to be out of the house. We safely accommodated 335 campers throughout a nine-week schedule! These campers made art, met new friends, and looked at artwork throughout the High’s collection.

We want to thank our members for their continued support. Almost forty percent of the kids who attended camp were members. We would not have had such a successful summer without you! See below some of the great feedback we received from caregivers and campers:

“I am so grateful that the High offered these camps during an otherwise shutdown summer. They offered a wonderful and necessary diversion from summer life with two working parents. My kids adored this camp, even my son who wasn’t originally excited about art camp. We will definitely be back. What a privilege to have such a high-class art camp for our children. This is our first summer in Atlanta but we will definitely be back.”
—Anonymous caregiver

“High Museum Art Camp was fantastically amazing.”
—Duncan, camper

“We sent our daughter to camp because of the amazing safety measures. The museum was closed, and the groups were small and socially distanced. We sent her for 3 weeks until the High reopened to members and others in the public. These days of camp were some of her happiest in months. I wish we could’ve gone longer, but we didn’t want the increased risk with the public returning to the museum.”
—Anonymous caregiver

“The High Museum camps are AMAZING!!!! My children love your camps and are always happy to go back. The counselors are so nice and helpful. The campers learn great art skills and that helps to build self confidence. My family loves your camps.”
—Anonymous caregiver

“Our daughter will have spent 5 weeks at the High museum camp this summer. It was the just what she needed to readjust to a new normal after being home alone for months. The camp was the best combination of fun learning and safe social interaction. The camp team created enough structure that we felt safe yet maintained enough flexibility that we felt supported during such a tough time.”
—Anonymous caregiver

“I like drawing and doing watercolors.”
—Freddy, camper

“Doing art is my favorite part of camp!”
—Julius, camper