GRASS VALLEY, Calif. – Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts will host a number of summer camps for children, each offering guidance and direction in a variety of mediums: visual arts, aerial circus, comedy, and theater. The camps will take place both in person and online (depending on the class), giving children the opportunity to explore their creativity while developing an appreciation for the arts. 

The camps are open to community youth aged eight to 14. Week-long sessions will begin June 14 with multiple sessions following until mid-August, giving students and parents a chance to select the dates that would work best for them. 

The classes that take place in person will be limited to 10-12 students per session, ensuring that proper COVID safety measures are in place. The Center takes very seriously the safety of its patrons, students, staff, and instructors. 

The first week of camps will offer Aerial Circus, Let’s Paint! Acrylic Painting & Mixed Media, comedy, and theater. Session two choices include Aerial Circus, Altered Book Journals: Mixed Media & Collage, comedy, and theater. Students in the third session can choose between Aerial Circus, Paint Like The Masters, and theater. Session four will offer Aerial Circus, Painting & Mixed Media Adventures, theater, and digital photography. The fifth and final session will find participants in one of three camps: Aerial Circus, Paint Like The Masters, or comedy. 

Each camp will range in price between $115 – $250. Thanks to the generosity of its Youth Arts sponsors, The Center will be offering $10,000 in scholarships to help kids discover the wonder and merriment that lie in the arts. Visit to apply. 

Each of the courses will be taught by experienced instructors who have years of training in their respective fields.

For more information on this year’s Summer Camps  please visit or call (530) 274-8384. Inquiry emails can be sent to programs manager Brynn Farwell at

WHAT:  The Center for the Arts’ Summer Camps for youth
WHEN: Week long camps June 14 – August 6, 2021
WHERE: The Center for the Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley & online via Zoom 
FEE: $115 – $250
INFO: | 530-274-8384

Since 2000, The Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, has grown into a leading presenter of music, dance, theater, comedy, literary and visual art, and family programming, offering more than 150 events per year from its location in downtown Grass Valley. The Center recently completed a major renovation of its multiuse, 21,000-square-foot facility in downtown Grass Valley, making it a premier performing arts destination. The venue includes the Main Stage, which accommodates up to 492 guests in configurable theater seats and up to 700 patrons for dance shows, and a 90-seat studio theater