Clay for Youth & Families

Clay for Youth & Families

Northern Clay Center offers myriad ways to keep the kids in your life engaged in ceramics. We offer summer camps, after school clay club, weekly Teen Boot Camp, one-day workshops for families, and take home virtual camp kits.

Clay Camps

Registration is now open for 2022 Clay Camps!

Northern Clay Center will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or a notarized exemption and negative COVID-19 test result, for ALL youth participating in summer Clay Camps at NCC. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be submitted online BEFORE the start of your child’s camp. 

We’ve got the perfect camp for you, with over 40 weeklong camps designed for safety, fun, and all ability levels ages 6 & up.

Campers will expand their imaginations while accomplishing lasting feats of clay. Whether working with sculpture, tiles, or wheel-thrown pottery, students will learn to work independently and collaboratively in a small class setting with plenty of individual instruction. Live, virtual camp offerings are also available this summer, including versions of the ever popular 5 Centers partnership camps. Camps are offered in a variety of themes (birds or dinosaurs, serving platters or ice cream dishes, giant vases or tiny garden houses) and they incorporate instruction for a variety of clay techniques—leaving plenty of room for exploration and decoration. 

Each camp is led by a teaching artist; on average one additional teaching assistant is present for each camp. New camps begin each Monday, June 13 through August 15.

Preview 2022 Camps


NCC has a small number of partial scholarships for children, awarded on a need basis. Scholarship funds will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis, based on need, until the funds are depleted. A maximum of 50% the tuition for any particular class or camp may be approved. Because our scholarship funds are limited, no more than one scholarship per child will be approved in a calendar year.