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 for 2022 Clay Camps opens February 1 at 10 am! Preview camps below.

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.