2013 Summer Clay Camps
2013 Summer Clay CampsJust as the mid-winter blues begin to set in, we are excited to bring some sunshine back into your life with NCC's 2013 Summer Camp schedule. The wild and wonderful offerings for kids 6 and up are sure to warm your soul! Grandparents, parents, and caregivers, get a head start on planning your child's fun summer and register early for dozens of unique and dazzling half- and full-day camps for kids, ages 6 and up. Camps run June 17 through August 23. Mark your calendars for the start of NCC's 2013 clay camp registration—Tuesday, March 5 at 10 am.
See the full list of Summer 2013 Clay Camps. Registration is now OPEN! Register soon as some camps fill quickly.
Northern Clay Center has dozens of partial scholarships available for youth clay camps in 2013. Please contact NCC’s education department, at 612.339.8007, if you would like to apply for a scholarship for your child.
About Clay CampsCampers will gain confidence while working in an art form that is both accessible and rewarding. They will develop their imaginations as they learn to translate two-dimensional images into three-dimensional works of clay art. They will have the opportunity to work independently and collaboratively with their peers. Class size is limited to 12 campers to ensure plenty of individual instruction. Camps are led by one lead and one assistant teaching artist. All skill levels are welcome; some camps require some previous clay experience. Half-day camps meet for three hours each day (from 9 am - 12 noon or 1 - 4 pm) and include a short break for a snack (provided by parents).
Full-day camps meet for 6 or 7 hours each day (from 9 am - 4 pm unless otherwise noted) and include an hourlong supervised break for lunch (provided by parents).
Age and Ability RestrictionsWe work closely with instructors to develop optimal age ranges and ability levels for each class. Children must have reached the minimum age and ability level indicated at the time their camp begins. In order to ensure the success of our classes, we ask that you observe these restrictions when registering your children for camps. NCC makes NO exceptions to the ages or ability levels indicated in the descriptions.
When registering online, if you register your child for the wrong age group, the registration will be canceled and we will contact you via phone to secure your second choice. If you have questions regarding the age ranges for a camp, please call Northern Clay Center at 612.339.8007 to register.
Drop off / Pick upCaregivers should drop off and pick up their children at the northwest entrance to the Clay Center. Please do not drop your child off too early (no more than 5 minutes before class time); pick up your child promptly at the end of class. NCC does not provide day care or supervision before or after camps. There is free parking on the west side of our building. Caregivers must provide supervision from noon to 1 pm to children registered for separate morning & afternoon classes during the same week; NCC will provide supervision for full-day classes during lunch.
Snack BreakCampers take a short break every day, so please pack a snack for your child and label the bag with his/her name. Caregivers need to supply lunches and snacks for children in full day classes. Please note: NCC’s facility is NOT peanut free. Please notify us 3 weeks in advance if your child has special dietary issues that would affect the other campers and we will do our best to notify parents of the issue.
What to Wear and BringKids may get messy, so make sure your child wears appropriate clothing and footwear (sneakers are best; no open-toed shoes.) For wheel classes, kids must bring a one-gallon bucket and an old towel with them.
Completed ProjectsCompleted projects may be picked up one week after your camp ends; we will NOT call you when they are ready. We strongly recommend that you bring your child with you to help identify what s/he made. Projects left more than 4 weeks after the camp ends will be discarded. If you cannot pick up your child's projects by this date, please make arrangements for someone else to pick them up.
Instructors and Class Content
- All instructor listings are subject to change.
- Students can expect to make new work Monday through Thursday and spend Friday glazing.
- Class periods will include time for clean-up, an integral part of the process.
- Class descriptions are subject to change depending on ability levels of participating students.
- Click here for more information on being a clay camp assistant.