Youth Arts Camp





July 18 – 22 (grades 1-6) and July 25-29 (grades 7-12).

Shows will be on Friday evening.  This is mandatory for theater participants!                           


First week – Indiana Junior High School   (air conditioned)

Second week – Artists Hand Gallery & Philadelphia Street Playhouse

Fees:  for elementary classes $125 for the entire week, secondary week classes $150.  Deadline for theater classes is July 1stThere is a $20 discount for all day participants if registered before June 15th

Arts Camp is open to students from first grade through the senior high (the grade the student has just finished).  Students will be grouped 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th and 7th -12th.  We offer, Art, Music, and Theater.  Students may sign up for individual classes or the entire day.  We will provide a supervised snack and restroom break between elementary classes; students staying the whole day should pack a lunch.  Grades 7-12 are on their own for lunch.  If you must cancel please notify the director as soon as possible, as we may not refund your money after July 1st.  Deadline for theater registration is July 1st.  Please note there is a discount of $25 for all day registrations received before June 15th.  We take pictures for publicity purposes – Please note on the registration form if you allow your child’s pictures to be used.  For more information or registration forms check out our website, or call Trish Dodson (724) 465-9322.

Arts Camp Scholarships

 Tuition scholarships

Shirley Kraft  & Alice O’Dell Awards

We are happy to present 2 tuition scholarships to deserving Arts Campers:  who may not be able to attend otherwise.  The camper has to be recommended by 2 teachers of arts related subjects such as art, music, drama, video or language arts.  Please submit requests to Trish Dodson by May 20, 2016 (see address below).

Ben Loreno Memorial Award

For the last nine years we have been privileged to be able to present a worthy arts camper who is graduating high school with an award of $200 in memory of a former Arts Camper, Ben Loreno.  To be eligible for this award the senior must have participated in Arts Camp at least 3 years.  To qualify the student must be continuing their study of some form of art (visual, musical, drama, video, writing….) in a post secondary school.  We ask that the senior who is interested write a brief essay on what Arts Camp and the arts have meant to them.  Deadline for the award application is May 20th, 2016.  Please send the essay to Trish Dodson c/o Arts camp Award, 33 Jeffrey St, Indiana, PA 15701.

Our Staff

Trish Dodson – Director

Art Teachers

Melissa Hoerner

Jeniece Duchon

Jill Shinsky

Arlene Miller

Theater Teachers

Megan Klingensmith

Robyn Bailey-Orchard

Music Teachers

Susan Velesig


The Indiana Art Association typically holds meetings the 1st Tuesday of the month from 7-9 pm, at the Artists Hand Gallery – Check our website for details.  The IAA also holds many workshops, classes and shows.

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