School For The Arts is excited to offer a wide variety
of fun, creative, and educational Summer Day Camps for ages 3-18!

Summer camps at School for the Arts (Brighton + Livonia) are fun, creative, innovative, and designed to encourage your child’s interest in the arts while developing and expanding their creativity.

2023 camp offerings for ages 3-18 are open for registration and include:

~Art Camps @SFTA Brighton
Registration ~ NOW OPEN

~Let’s Paint Together (all ages, including adults) @SFTA Brighton
Registration ~ NOW OPEN

~Baton Camps @SFTA Brighton + SFTA Livonia
Registration ~ NOW OPEN

~Dance Camps @SFTA Brighton
Registration ~ NOW OPEN

~Ace Your Auditions Theatre Camp @SFTA Brighton
Registration ~ NOW OPEN

~Surf’s Up! Musical Theatre Camp (School For The Arts original production)
Registration for Surf’s Up! @SFTA Brighton ~ NOW OPEN

~Camp Explore: Monarchs @SFTA Brighton
Registration ~ NOW OPEN

~Camp Create: Spa Day @SFTA Brighton + SFTA Livonia
Registration ~ NOW OPEN

Our team of passionate instructors will encourage your child to
learn, laugh, explore, and create!

Spaces are limited, register early.

Camps ranging from a partial day to full day, one day to multi-day and week long camps.
Opportunities are available to combine camps for additional full-day camp experiences.



Camps held at School For The Arts Brighton
Camp dates in June, July, and August

Little Explorers: Growing in Art Camps
Ages 3-5
Tu, June 20 | 11-11:45am
Tu, July 25 | 10-10:45am
Wed, Aug 9 | 11-11:45am

~June tissue paper flower picture, July handprint art, August leaf printmaking
~Campers will enjoy a variety of activities including painting, drawing, gluing
~Parents may attend with camper or drop off

Tin Foil Art | Ages 5-11
Wed, June 21 | 12-1:30pm
Tu, Aug 8 | 10-11:30am

~June self portrait, August magical creatures (unicorns, dragons, fairies, gnomes)
~Campers will create a custom piece on foil while learning reflection, drawing, and painting techniques

Frame Painting | Ages 5-11
Wed, July 19 | 1:30-3pm
~Campers will paint the inside glass of a frame inspired by Frida Kahlo’s “The Frame”
~Finished product will be a unique design of each camper’s unique self-expression

Clay Making* | Ages 5-12
Wed+Th, July 5+6 | 1-3pm
~Campers will learn clay making techniques, create their own clay, and produce two pieces to take home

Art Camps are taught by SFTA Art Instructors Rebekah Start and *Natalie Assemany.

We’re excited to bring you a variety of Summer Art Camps!

Art camps are available for ages 3-18 and are best suited for campers based on ages provided.

Camp Discounts
Combine Let’s Draw + Sticker Making for additional savings.
Please see our registration form for full details.

Let’s Paint Together
All Ages*
Wed, July 19 | 10-11:30am

~Paint with friends, family, or solo
~Summer Sun Design
~*Ages 7 and under please register with parent/caregiver

Emotions in Art* | Ages 5-12
Fri, July 14 | 12-3pm
~Campers will learn how to incorporate their emotions in creating art and how to use art to assist in coping with emotions
~Campers will explore different styles and techniques of art including expressive, abstract, and gestural while working with different types of art mediums

Create Your Own Book | Ages 6-11
Mon+Tu, July 17+18 | 2-4pm
~Campers will create a simplified book to draw/write in
~Beginner bookbinding techniques will be used in this class

Let’s Draw | Ages 6-13
Mon+Tu, June 19+20 | 2-4pm
Mon+Tu, Aug 7+8 | 2-4pm

~June sweet treats (food items), August characters + creatures (faces, bugs, animals)
~Campers will draw and color their own designs
~A variety of drawing and color concepts and techniques will be covered

Sticker Making | Ages 6-13
Wed, June 21 | 2-4pm
Wed, Aug 9 | 2-4pm
~Campers will create custom stickers using their own drawings, magazine cutouts, and scrapbook paper

Baton Camps held at School For The Arts Brighton + Livonia
Ages 3+
Suitable for both girls and boys

SFTA Livonia | Mondays | June 5-26, 5-6pm (4 week camp)
SFTA Brighton | Tuesdays | June 6-27, 4:30-5:30pm (4 week camp)

Designed for students who are new to twirling and those with experience.

Baton twirling offers students a number of benefits including help in developing hand-eye coordination, increases the ability to use both sides of their mind and body, and encourages students to be active in an increasingly sedentary world.

Batons are available to purchase from the instructor at camp for $35.

Conducted by SFTA Instructor Katrina Grace (Baton)



Camps held at School For The Arts Brighton
All SFTA Dance camps are suitable for both girls and boys

Little Explorers | Growing in Dance | Ages 3-5*
Campers will learn a dance, do creative movement, play dance games, and make a craft.

Ballet + Tap Combo | Ages 6-11*
Campers will learn basic ballet and tap technique and combos, and play dance games.

Jazz + Hip Hop Combo | Ages 6-11*
Campers will stretch, learn jazz technique and a jazz combo, play dance games, learn basic hip hop moves across floor, and learn a hip hop combo.

Yoga + Flexibility | Ages 11 and up
Designed for dancers, athletes, gymnasts, musical theatre performers, and anyone who wants to improve their flexibility and stretching skills. This camp is designed to help campers learn how to work with their body to improve flexibility and to gain the knowledge to properly stretch before performing.

*Students will perform the combo they learn in camp at the end of Thursday’s camp sessions.

Camp Weeks | All camps offered each session

June 19-22 (M-Th)
July 17-20 (M-Th)

August 7-10 (M-Th)

Little Explorers | Growing in Dance | June, July, August | 9:30-10:15am
Ballet + Tap Combo | June + August 10:15-11:45am | July 11:45am-1:15pm
Jazz + Hip Hop Combo | June + August 11:45am-1:15pm | July 10:15am-11:45am
Yoga + Flexibility | June, July, August | 1:15-2pm

Conducted by SFTA Instructor Amy Pacheco (Dance)

Dance and Baton camp participants are asked to wear proper dance attire based on camps they are participating in.
Additional details included on camp registration form.


Camp held at School For The Arts Brighton
Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14, 2023
Registration for this camp closes Friday, July 7
1-3pm | Ages 12-18

Musical theatre audition skills for actors of any experience level

Ace Your Audition is the perfect camp to help your student prepare for auditions, whether it’s for a small part in a school play or for a lead in a community production. This camp is designed to help beginners through more advanced performers looking to hone their auditions skills.

Students will be given instruction on the three parts of auditioning for any musical: song, sides, and dance.

Each students will be given the opportunity to perform a portion of a song of their choosing and receive vocal and acting instruction on this vocal demonstration. Students will also be given sides to rehearse, and be exposed to important acting techniques to improve their delivery through monologues and partner scenes, as well as taught dance choreography to perform for the dance portion of camp.

With this camp, your student will be exposed to the audition process and learn skills they will use for years that will properly prepare then for any educational or community level audition.

Don’t miss out on this valuable and insightful skill building camp!

Directed by SFTA Instructor Dawn Purcell (Drama + Music)

Surf's Up!

Original Production Musical Theatre Camp

Camp held at School For The Arts Brighton
Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28, 2023
9:30am-2:30pm | Ages 7-13

After last year’s sold-out theatre camp we’re excited to offer our all-new, fun, and exciting Surf’s Up! camp at School For The Arts

Get ready to hit the waves with Surf’s Up! Musical Theatre Camp at School For The Arts! This week-long camp will be a splash of fun, and a ray of sunshine for all campers involved.
We’re celebrating that school’s out for summer as we act, sing, dance, and hula our way into summer vacation!

Campers, ages 7-13, will dip their toes into musical theatre games, performances, and beach-themed crafts, all while making new friends and creating unforgettable memories. Each day will be filled with singing, dancing, and acting. Campers will also create crafts and assist in making props that will be used in our beach party finale.

We’ll conclude the last day of camp with our beach party finale, a live musical performance of our School For The Arts original production, Surf’s Up!. Our performance will showcase all the skills and knowledge campers gained throughout the week in a high-energy and entertaining production for friends and families to enjoy.

From a cast of quirky, fun, and unique families who are traveling to Hawaii for their summer vacation to ensemble performers campers will have the ultimate summer blast at Camp Surf’s Up!

Don’t miss out on this high-energy, musical extravaganza!

Camp Performance | Friday, July 28 | 7pm*
Performance will be held in the 2|42 Main Auditorium

*This is a free community performance, everyone is invited to attend.


Surf’s Up! is Written and Directed by
SFTA Instructors Jaclene Wilk (Drama)
and Marilyn Floyd (Music)


Surf's Up! Camp Interns

Dance | Drama | Music

Camp held at School For The Arts Brighton
Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28, 2023

We’re looking for interns who are interested in being part of our Surf’s Up! original production musical theatre camp at SFTA Brighton.

Students high school through college age (16 and up please) with a passion for dance, drama, or music – this is an opportunity not to be missed! This is a one week camp, volunteer position. A great opportunity to earn Honor Society or other volunteer hours while expanding your musical theatre skills.

Ready to join the fun and help younger campers learn to love musical theatre? Complete our intern application via the link below.
Have questions? Email us at


Camp held at School For The Arts Brighton + Livonia

Ages 8 and up
Th, June 22 | 9:30am-12:30pm | SFTA Brighton
Th, July 27 | 1-3:30pm | SFTA Livonia
Th, Aug 10 | 1-3:30pm | SFTA Brighton

A fun and interactive, hands-on camp experience.

Camp Create: Spa Day will include:

  • Education on ingredients and skin care
  • Use of essential oils and safety tips
  • Making a Relaxation Roller
  • DIY Face Mask
  • Making Goats Milk Body Lotion
  • DIY Sugar Scrub


Campers will create a variety of spa day products to take home and enjoy.

Camp Create: Spa Day and Camp Explore: Monarchs
are conducted by SFTA Instructor Andi Bissett (Culinary + Camps)

Looking for a longer day camp experience?
We suggest combining Camp Create and Camp Explore on August 10 in Brighton for a 9:30am-3:30pm camp day.



Camp held at School For The Arts Brighton
Ages 8 and up
Th, Aug 10 | 9:30am-12:30pm | SFTA Brighton
registration closes August 3

Join us for an immersive experience into raising Monarch butterflies.

Camp Explore: Monarchs will include:

  • Craft project to reinforce the life cycle of a Monarch
  • Parts of a Monarch craft
  • Planting milkweed
  • Education on migration and Monarch generations
  • How to search for eggs/caterpillars in the wild
  • How to care for Monarchs at home
  • Education on flowers and plants that will help keep Monarchs alive for years to come


Campers will learn all about how to raise Monarch butterflies and take home a caterpillar and supplies to hatch their own Monarchs!

In the past 5+ years Camp Explore Instructor Andi Bissett and her family have raised and released thousands of health Monarchs! She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion for Monarch conservation to Camp Explore.


Previous SFTA Camps

We're excited to offer a wide variety of fresh, new camps each year.
Past Camps Have Included:

Act, Sing, Dance, ENCANTO!
Let's Act! Livonia
Camp Build
Paint Together Camps
Cookie Decorating
and Soap Making


Learn More About School for the Arts

School for the Arts offers camps, classes, and lessons throughout the year.

We are a growing community of artists with locations in Brighton and Livonia, Michigan.
School for the Arts is pleased to offer experiences in the arts for children and adults.
Looking for a class you don’t see here, have questions, want to arrange a tour of our facilities,
interested in teaching at School for the Arts?

We’d love to hear from you.