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Kids Art Summer Camp (KASC); ages 4-6

*Registration has reached capacity and is closed for the 2018 KASC Season! We look forward to seeing our campers soon!*

We once again look forward to the return of Rochester Art Center’s longest running and most robust education program for young children, KASC. KASC provides children the opportunity to experience creativity, innovation, and the joy of art making and collaboration in a welcoming studio environment.  Local artist and luminary Judy Onofrio established summer art camps in 1971 as an immersive contemporary art experience for students ages 4-6. The program continues to be a unique and memorable opportunity for young artists to explore transformative educational possibilities in a variety of artistic mediums. This is a terrific opportunity for all young people to engage with contemporary art—as shared and taught by the regions most talented professional artists!

Information about KASC 2018 will be announced in the new year and we couldn’t be more excited. Subscribe to our eNewsletter to be among the first to hear about dates, instructors, and more!

*Registration has reached capacity and is closed for the 2018 KASC Season! We look forward to seeing our campers soon!*

The program runs Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Tuition: $80 ($6.40/hr) for RAC members* |  $100 ($8/hr) for non-members
Scholarships are available to families who meet need requirements**. NOTE – you MUST indicate in the “notes” section of your application that you are intending to apply for a scholarship.

Payment is due within five (5) business days of invoicing. Should your payment not be received by the end of this five (5) day period, your registration will be cancelled.  For voluntary cancellations up to two-weeks prior to the session start date, there will be a $35 registration fee deducted from the tuition refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations after that date.

Household memberships to Rochester Art Center are $100 for one year. This is a great chance to support Kids Art Summer Camp and our education programs throughout the year.

*Member discount for those at $100 and above.

Must reside within the southeastern region of Minnesota
Proof of free or reduced lunch form from school district
Recommendation letter from a teacher, community member or social worker
NOTE – All scholarship materials MUST be submitted to info@rochesterartcenter.org, within 72 business hours of your registration completion or your application will be removed from consideration.

2018 Dates

KASC Session July 9 – July 13

Click HERE for information regarding Total Arts Day Camp (TADC), grades 1-12


D.C. Mangum, Jr. Scholarship Program Information

The purpose of the Rochester Art Center’s D.C. Mangum Jr. Scholarship Program is to provide support to youth with financial need who desire to participate in the Art Center’s Total Arts Day Camp program. The Scholarship Program encourages access, inclusion, and diversity in our summer camp.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, as funds are available and at the Rochester Art Center’s discretion. Scholarships are allocated on a first come, first served basis to those applicants meeting the eligibility guidelines. Applicants will need to reapply annually for the scholarship.

The scholarship program is made possible by generous contributions to the D.C. Mangum Fund, honoring the extraordinary life and legacy of community leader and former RAC Board member, D.C. Mangum Jr. D.C. Mangum was an outstanding pillar of compassion, leadership, and kindness in our community. The Art Center was privileged to have him share all his strengths and gifts with us as a Board Member from 2010-2015.

Email info@rochesterartcenter.org with questions regarding the application process.

To GIVE to the D.C. Mangum Jr. Scholarship Fund and sponsor a child’s tuition, please donate here.