CLARA Performing Arts Summer Camp:
Camps with a Kick (ball-change)

CLARA’s Summer Camp programs introduce kids to a wide array of dance, music, theater, and art in a fun, interactive, challenging, and inclusive format taught by artistic professionals. All camps take place at the CLARA Auditorium: 1425 24th St. Sacramento, 95816.

CLARA Performing Arts Camp (ages 11-18) — SOLD OUT
Session 1: June 21 – July 2, 2021 (9am-4pm)
Session 2: July 26 – August 6, 2021 (9am-4pm)

*Students may be dropped off as early as 8:00 am each day; breakfast is served 8-9 am. Children must be picked up at 4:00 pm each day.

Students in the Performing Arts Camp sample 15 different art forms over a two-week period while the arts serve as a vehicle to build life skills, self-awareness, pride, confidence, and lasting friendships.

Fee: $495, includes all breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and supplies.


NEW: Junior Performing Arts Summer Camp (ages 6-10) — SOLD OUT
Session 1: July 12 – 16, 2021
Session 2: July 19 – July 23, 2021 

Our week-long Junior Camp is specially designed for younger campers, to include 9 different performing arts classes along with visual arts activities and structured play time.

Fee: $249, includes all breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and supplies.


Ask to be informed when registration opens for 2022 sessions


Check out these videos to see past years of Performing Arts Summer Camp at CLARA:

Summer Camp Teaching Artist Highlights:


Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: Do you offer discounts?

A: Yes! We offer a 10% discount for all campers who register and make a 20% deposit by March 15; returning campers enjoy an additional 10% off as well! Making the arts accessible to all students is key to our mission and financial aid is available; campers will not be turned away due to lack of funds. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the following application.


Q: Will food and drinks be provided?

A: Absolutely. Active campers need to stay nourished, so the cost of camp includes breakfast, lunch, and healthy snacks. You can inform us of any food allergies or restrictions when you register.


Q: Are campers expected to have any previous experience or training in the arts?

A: CLARA Performing Arts Camp welcomes students of all levels and abilities. They will be introduced to a variety of art forms that may spark new interests, and are not expected to arrive with previous experience. Our introductory level classes will not intimidate newcomers, but will also engage campers with previous experience in the areas we cover. 


Q: When are payments due, and what is your cancellation policy?

A: A 20% deposit is required to hold your space. Final payments are due no later than June 1st  for Session 1 Summer Camp, and July 1st for Session 2 Summer Camp and Junior Camp. Deposits are non-refundable EXCEPT for cancellations required due to COVID-19 (including change in camp format necessitated by County guidance.)


Q: What types of performing arts classes do you offer? Can campers choose what classes they take?

A: Every day, students will take a class in dance, music, and theatre; these classes will change daily, so that at the end of the first week, each student will have been introduced to 15 different kinds of performing arts! In order to ensure campers receive the full benefit from the unique structure of our camp, they will automatically be enrolled in all of the different classes we offer. Our class lineup is determined by which teachers are available for camp; we will confirm the class lineup once our teaching artist selection is finalized. Click here to see a sample Summer Camp schedule, or click here to see a sample Junior Camp schedule.


Still have questions? Contact our Education Associate Melissa Kelman at [email protected]