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Kids Summer Camps 2021

MakerSphere is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting registrations for in-person kids summer camps! Camps will be held at Seminary Arts in Waterbury - outdoors, under a tent, with masks required.

Camp Fees 

This year, camp fees will remain at the regular cost of $300 per week. MakerSphere had hoped to qualify for grant funds which would have reduced camp fees. Unfortunately, we were not successful for this particular round of funding. We are hopeful that our continued efforts to help subsidize future programs will be realized. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. To inquire, please email:

Please note that all campers - regardless of submitting our interim camp application - must now finalize your registration through the MakerSphere  portal. See link below.

Open Camps

July 5th - 9th

& Parade on July 10th

4th - 8th Grade

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Building a Float for the NQID Community Celebration July 10th 

Be an active part of one of Waterbury’s most well-loved and well-attended public events! Collaborate with others on designing and building a parade float to wow the crowd.  With direction from counsellors in use of tools and paint, you’ll have fun with the process, and top it off with taking part in a fabulous event on July 10th.

July 19th - 23rd

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Stories in Art & Art in Stories

Kids will explore the ideas of story telling with Jenni Bee in the mornings and MK Monley in the afternoons. They will read stories and then draw, build and paint characters and scenery from the books. There will be plenty of active play time to act out the stories as well. A great week for K – 2nd graders!

July 26th - 30th

3rd - 5th Grade

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mythological Creatures

Kids will create wonderful and outrageous mythological creatures and their habitats! From puppets to treasures to dragon’s eggs, kids will envision and create ridiculous and delightful creatures. Join Jenni Bee to create and explore a whole new world of your own making.

August 9 – 13

5th-8th Grades - 9:00 am -3:00 pm

Art with a Global Perspective


Instructor - Julio Desmont: Go treasure hunting to learn about the rich culture and colors of Haiti. We'll look at the people, objects, and places that tell this artist's story. You'll explore the basics of color, lines and shapes in painting your own story.

Instructor - Ali Beddoe: Learn the stories of ancient artifacts; their geographic regions and the culture those artifacts represent. You will work in clay to create an artifact of your own! Though the shape/form/function will be based on the ancient item, the design/glaze/pattern will represent modern time.

Instructor - Marlena Tucker Fishman: Learn about Stepping; the art of making percussion music using one's full body to stomp, clap, and chant. You'll journey from the lines of South Africa to US universities and communities to learn about the history and culture of this form of dance. Participants will collaborate to create unique step routines that will help build confidence, and spark creativity in a supportive peer environment.