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Summer Camp "Know Before You Go"


  • All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. We may be able to exchange your ticket for another camp of comparable price. Please contact Public Programs Assistant at 479.657.2311 or (Please note, we are unable to prorate camp fees on a daily basis.)
  • Crystal Bridges will send you an email confirming your online registration. A follow-up email will be sent approximately a week before camp to all registrants with a camper form and waivers which must be signed prior to the first day of camp. Please check your inbox and spam folder for these emails.
  • When you register, please list all allergies or disability-related accommodations for your camper. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee a 100% nut-free zone. After you submit the registration form, contact the Public Programs Assistant (see contact information at the bottom) about your child’s allergies and we will accommodate your camper’s needs as best we can.

Health & Safety

  • Per CDC guidelines, masks will be required for children of all ages. Children’s masks are available upon entry to the museum, or you can provide a mask from home.

What to Expect at Camp

  • Campers will spend time in the galleries, studios, and on our beautiful trails. Campers will experiment and create with a wide range of art materials to express their artistic style while meeting new friends along the way.
  • Camp is for the entire week, including Tuesdays when we are closed to the public.
  • We have a max capacity of 15 campers per camp.
  • Please keep in mind that campers will go outdoors each day of camp, weather permitting.

What to Send with Your Camper

  • Have your camper wear comfortable, breathable clothes that they can get messy in. Smocks are provided but do not cover their entire outfit. Keep in mind that campers will be working with both washable and permanent materials.
  • Also, since we will venture outdoors each day, please apply sunscreen and bug spray prior to arrival (please note that aerosol sprays are not allowed inside or outside the studios), and be sure your camper is wearing appropriate shoes for outdoor walking.

Camp Drop-Off and Pick-Up

  • For your convenience, campers can be dropped off at the museum’s lower parking garage (wayfinding signs will lead you there from the museum’s main entrance roundabout). Please pull up to the Summer Camp Drop-Off sign. An intern or staff member will hand you a sign-in sheet. Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before camp begins and pick up your camper no later than 15 minutes after camp ends.
  • If you arrive more than 10 minutes late for camp drop-off, you will need to park and escort your child to the studios located off Walker Landing. After camp, if you are more than 15 minutes late, you will need to come to the studios to pick up your camper.
  • An adult must sign their camper in and out of camp each day. Only those who have been designated to sign out the camper may do so. Make sure to add the names of anyone picking up your camper to the registration form. Campers may not leave the museum until a designated adult signs them out and shows ID.
  • You will be given a pick-up dashboard sign, please place this in your dashboard at pick-up.
  • Guardians of campers in  morning sessions and on Tuesdays may wait in the library, located on the third floor, until the museum galleries open at 10 a.m. Twenty-four hours advanced notice is required if staying in the library. Please contact Public Programs Assistant at 479.657.2311 or