Saturday, February 24th, 2024


Arts Smarts Camps have been created especially for kids in two grade-level ranges, Kindergarten-Grade 2 and Grades 3-5.

Registration is now open for ARTS SMARTS Camps, offered through The Arts at Millersville University at the Ware Center, in downtown Lancaster. For two weeks starting June 13 and June 20, Arts at MU will present six unique camps per week with both morning and afternoon sessions for young campers in Music, Theatre or Visual Arts. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

These camps have been created especially for kids in two grade-level ranges, Kindergarten-Grade 2 and Grades 3-5. Each camp is different, and there are morning and afternoon options for both grade-level ranges and in all three disciplines – Music, Theatre, and/or Visual Arts. Campers can register for morning sessions from 9 a.m. – noon, afternoon sessions from 1-4 p.m., or both. For those staying all day, there is a supervised lunch period. Lunches must be brought to camp and will be refrigerated. On Fridays of both weeks, there are morning and afternoon performance showcases and art exhibits for families and friends featuring the campers’ work from each week.  ARTS SMARTS Camps are open to children of all abilities. Visit, for full details of the camps and to register.

The staff is comprised of a team of professional teaching artists and Millersville University Arts Education students who have full clearance for working with children. Teaching artists are Jessica Burdett (music), Julia Jordan Kamanda (music), Dylan Kranch (theatre), Kellie Turner (theatre), Christina Virmani (visual arts), Heather Stief (visual arts), and Jenn Tarr (visual arts).

Camps are $100 for a 1/2 day session, per week, per child. We offer full and partial scholarships. Please email to inquire about your options. You can register here.

Millersville University’s Office of Visual and Performing Arts builds upon a long history of supporting the arts, producing a vast array of unique, educational and exciting events and performances that touch many genres of artistic endeavors. Within our two centers, The Ware Center in downtown Lancaster and the Charles R. and Anita B. Winter Center on the campus of Millersville University, our office engages both the student and community of Lancaster populations, and brings to its stages creative local artists, as well as renowned artists and performers from around the world. Committed to the ongoing expression of excellence in the arts, the Office of Visual and Performing Arts strives to ensure that the arts in Lancaster County will continue to flourish.


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