Summer Camp for Ages 6 to 7

Camps for Ages 6 to 7 have sold out. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email or call 317-923-1331 x490. Please include your child's name and the camps you are interested in attending.

Camps for Ages 6 to 7

Sessions for campers aged 6-7 are designed to capture the creativity and energy of these budding artists. Campers will explore the galleries, have outdoor adventures, play games, read stories, and play with familiar and unfamiliar art materials.
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June 12-16/ 9 am-4 pm
$216 Members | $257.50 Non-members per session
Oh, I didn’t see you there! Spend a week learning how to disappear. Disguise yourself as someone else and make your own costume and character backstory. Visit the grounds and learn about plants and animals that blend into their environment and create your own camouflage pattern. Visit the galleries and hunt for hidden characters in the artworks. Play Hide and Seek to test out your disguising skills. Read stories such as Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise and I Don’t Want to Be a Frog.


June 19-23/ 9 am-4 pm
$216 Members | $257.50 Non-members per session
Join us for the ultimate space adventure! Design a spaceship that could propel you through our galaxy. Draw an alien pal who will come along on your adventures. Make a tie dye galaxy t shirt. Create a strange planet from another galaxy, and fill it with imaginative alien creatures and structures. For inspiration, visit the outer reaches of our galleries and read the books Mousetronaut and the Astronaut Handbook.


June 19-23/ 9 am-4 pm
Ruth Lily Visitor’s Pavilion
$216 Members | $257.50 Non-members per session

Become a plant scientist-artist from your outdoor classroom in the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park. Go on outdoor hikes with IMA nature experts, learn flower arranging, and make sun prints and relief prints. Draw, paint, and photograph from live plants. Listen to the stories The Curious Garden, The Empty Pot, and A Seed is Sleepy. Visit the galleries to see how artists are inspired by nature.


June 26-30/ 9 am-4 pm
$216 Members | $257.50 Non-members per session
Learn about Leonardo Da Vinci, the celebrated artist, scientist, and inventor. Experiment with painting, designing, building, and more! Observe and record the world around you in a sketchbook, just like Da Vinci. For inspirations visit the galleries and read the books Leonardo and the Flying Boy and Katie and the Mona Lisa. This camp will follow an open studio format. We will provide the supplies and support to help camper’s complete projects of their own design.


June 26-30/ 9 am-4 pm
$216 Members | $257.50 Non-members per session
Once there was a camp at an art museum where magical things happened. Campers turned into their favorite fairy tale creatures, wrote a fairytale story, and the bravest campers shared the story in a live reading for friends and families. Campers searched high and low for fairytale inspirations in the museum galleries and grounds. They read classic fairy tales and some new ones too, such as Dangerously Ever After and Dragons Love Tacos. And in the end, they all lived happily ever after.


July 10-14/ 9 am-4 pm
$216 Members | $257.50 Non-members per session
Up, up, and away! Become one of your favorite superheroes or supervillains or create a new super identity for yourself. Write and illustrate your superhero origin story. Create costumes, gadgets, and more to help you rescue the IMA from the forces of evil. Assemble a super team and write a story about your adventures! We’ll also explore the galleries and the grounds and find inspiration in super stories such as 10 Rules for Being a Superhero and Do Superheroes have Teddy Bears?


July 17-21/ 9 am-4 pm
$216 Members | $257.50 Non-members per session

Need to cool off this summer? Turn the IMA into a winter wonderland full of snowflakes and icicles. Design and create your own cardboard igloo and fill it with wintery decorations. Sculpt your own snow creatures and decorate them. Learn about the science of snow and create your own personal blizzard to play in. Enjoy the AC while visiting the IMA galleries, and find ways to stay cool when playing outside. Read wintery tales such as Snow Dog, Sand Dog and Snow.

General Information

Registration Process

IMA Member registration begins on Monday, January 16 at 10 am online. To sign up for an IMA membership, please click here. Registration opens to the public on Monday, January 30 at 10 am onsite and online. Register online or call 317-923-1331 x490. Class sizes are limited to 15 participants, and registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Camp Fees and Scholarships

Tuition is due in full at the time of registration. All campers are eligible for a full refund 30 days in advance of the program. During the week of camp, refunds will only be issued for campers who are ill or face a family emergency, and the fee will be prorated. Camp sessions are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, campers will be notified and refunded in full. Camps for ages 4 to 5: $108 Members | $128.75 Public per session Camps for ages 6 to 13+: $216 Members | $257.50 Public per session After Care for ages 4-13+: $30 per week


We have a limited number of scholarships to offer campers whose family qualifies for free or reduced lunch through their school. Camp scholarships offer partial tuition assistance. Families are responsible for paying a reduced weekly fee of $25 per person for half day camps or $50 per person for full day camps. Families may use a scholarship for any available camp. Multiple scholarships per family are allowed, but limit one scholarship per child. Scholarships will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about scholarships or to reserve a spot, please contact Cara Lovati at 317-923-1331 x490.

Pick Up and Drop Off

Pick Up and Drop Off occurs in the studio classrooms.

  • Campers, ages 4 to 13 must be signed in and out, by a grown-up, daily. Campers will be released only to those individuals listed on your Pick-Up form.
  • Campers arriving before 8:30 am must be accompanied by a grown-up and will be asked to wait outside of the classroom.
  • Campers must be picked up by 4 pm. Campers who are enrolled in the After Care Program, must be picked up by 5:30 pm. A late fee of $3 per child is assessed for every five minutes of tardiness.


Campers staying for a full day of camp will need to pack a lunch and snack daily that does not require refrigeration or heating. Lunch is supervised by the teaching staff.


Campers staying for a half or full day of camp are encouraged to bring a bottle of water and a snack daily.

Camper Exhibition

On Fridays, friends and family are welcome to join campers for a special exhibition of their artwork. Campers participating in the morning session only will exhibit work inside Studio One at noon. Campers staying for a full day of camp will exhibit work inside their studio classroom at 4 pm. All work will be sent home at the end of the exhibition.