Wilson Arts is excited to offer a variety of amazing summer camps. Whether it's a love for drawing, sculpting, fashion, on the stage, or behind the stage - there's a little something for everyone!

Visual arts camps will be held at the Wilson Arts Center at 204 Nash Street S.
Performing arts camps will be held in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center at 108 Nash Street NE.

Each camp is designed to be both educational AND fun, with an emphasis on exploring new skills and techniques and flexing your child’s CREATIVE muscles!  We are committed to providing a safe, clean learning environment, and our experienced educators will make sure that FUN is at the heart of everything.

Member discounts are based on current 2023 fund drive contributions. To receive discount benefits, become a member today and the discounted rate will apply! Call Wilson Arts at (252) 291-4329 or visit www.wilsonarts.com/membership/ to sign up today.

For those Visual Arts Camp attendees who are attending both a morning and afternoon session, we are offering a childcare option between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. for the convenience of parents who may not have time to pick up their child in between. The cost is $25 per child for the full week. PLEASE NOTE: LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED.  You will still need to provide your child with a lunch and a drink - only childcare is provided. For full day Performing Arts Camp attendees, meals are not provided for participants, so please send them to camp with appropriate snacks and/or lunches, including drinks. Please try to avoid nut products. All ticket sales are final. Refunds are only given in the event that the organizer cancels the event.

Scroll down to see all the amazing summer camp options available this summer!

2023 Camps have ended. Check back Spring 2024 for updates on next year's camps!


For your convenience, forms may be submitted on-line with your secure payment through Paypal (no account required) by clicking the link provided.  PLEASE NOTE:  Member discounts are available for those who have contributed to Wilson Arts during calendar year 2023.  Please be sure that you have contributed during this calendar year before selecting the member discount price.

Eligibility: Children are only eligible to register for a camp if they fall within the appropriate age range for that specific camp.

Registration:  You must complete the Registration and Health/Permission forms and submit them with payment in order for your child to be registered – we cannot “hold” spots without payment.

Payment:  Camp fees are listed for each camp. Full payment is due at the time of registration. No refunds will be given for participant cancellations once your child is registered. We are accepting registrations up to  ten days prior to the camp’s start on Monday.

Cancellations:  Wilson Arts reserves the right to cancel camps due to low enrollment. Campers will be notified by the Tuesday preceding the camp’s start on Monday if the camp will be canceled.  A full refund (or credit toward a different camp) will be issued only if summer camps are canceled by Wilson Arts.

Scholarships:  Scholarships are available based on financial need. Forms may be downloaded from the link below, or you may pick them up at Wilson Arts. Please submit scholarship applications at least two weeks prior to the start of the camp.

Wilson Arts Scholarship Application

Arrivals and Departures:  All campers are to check in at either the new Wilson Arts Center (for Visual Arts camps) or the Edna Boykin Cultural Center (for Performing Arts camps) no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of camp. Morning camps begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and afternoon camps begin at 1:00 p.m., and you must accompany your child into the building and sign them in. Please call Wilson Arts if your child will be late or not attending a day of camp. When dropping off and picking up your child, you will be required to sign him/her out. Only persons authorized on the Permission Form will be allowed to pick up your child. If you are more than 30 minutes late picking up your camper, a $10.00 fee will be assessed.

Snacks & Lunches: Please remember to send snacks and lunch along with drinks for those attending full day performing arts camps. If your child is participating in all day visual arts camps, ask about our Lunch Bunch option if you need lunchtime child care.


Wilson Arts is looking for a few talented, enthusiastic and dedicated youth Camp Counselors ages 16-18 to help make our summer camp 2023 season AMAZING!  Participants will receive an official letter documenting hours and service for school or civic organizations that require volunteer hours.  Volunteers MUST be willing and able to attend the entire camp session you've signed up for, and engage with both the instructor(s) and the campers to enhance the educational experience AND the fun! Please use the buttons below to submit interest in being a summer camp volunteer.