Summer Camps

Ready for summer!? We take special care to create the best curriculums possible with the most talented, experienced, and innovative instructors that Missoula has to offer. We accept a maximum of 15 kids in each camp in order to make sure each child gets adequate attention and quality instruction. Each camp is aimed at creating community connections, building self esteem, and helping youth to access their creative voice.
*Kids enrolled in both morning and afternoon camps stay with us through lunch and go to the park!!*
If you wish to hold your spot in camp without paying for the whole camp in advance, you may do so with a $50 non-refundable deposit.

For families who need assistance with the costs for enrolling their youth know that we happily offer scholarships. Thank you to The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation for providing scholarhips to ZACC classes.

June 11, 2018 - 10:00am

 In this camp, students will build self-esteem together through music exploration and instruction. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction, form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday on June 15th at the Top Hat Lounge. They will have the opportunity to learn song-writing, guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and keyboards while having musical freedom to create their own songs.

June 18, 2018 - 9:00am

Play games while building your art skills! This camp will feature fun daily activities, such as, "Exquisite Corpse", "Making a Treasure Map" "Hidden Pictures", "Scribble" (an invented drawing game based on Scrabble) and your own invented drawing games that we will come up with in house. Making art has never been so fun!

Monday June 18-Friday June 22. 9am-12pm

June 18, 2018 - 9:00am
SORRY- THIS CAMP IS FULL. Please call the ZACC at 549-7555 to get on the waitlist or consider one of our other great camps!

June 18, 2018 - 1:00pm

SORRY THIS CAMP IS FULL! Please consider signing up for one of our other fun camps!

June 18, 2018 - 1:00pm

Students will learn how they did it in the old days, by creating their own Vaudeville Variety show. They'll write silly songs, tell sillier jokes, and develop the silliest sketches. If you have a kid who does it all, this is the camp for them. Camp will culminate in a performance for parents and friends on the Friday of camp. Taught by the incredible, Rebecca Schaffer. 

June 25, 2018 - 10:00am

SORRY- THIS CAMP IS FULL. Please call the ZACC at 549-7555 to get on the waitlist.

July 9, 2018 - 9:00am

 In this class we will meet at pre-designated location within Missoula to explore, collect and create on-site masterpieces, using pen and ink, watercolors, crayons and other mediums.

July 9, 2018 - 10:00am

 Another AMP band camp in which kids build confidence through musical exploration, this time with a country music twist. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction in acoustic guitar, slide guitar, banjo, harmonica, keys, bass & drums. They will form a band, write an original country/folk song, and perform on July 13th at Western Cider.

July 9, 2018 - 1:00pm

This class is FULL! Sorry. Please consider signing up for onw of our other awesome camps!

July 16, 2018 - 9:00am

 Sorry this camp is FULL! Please consider signing up for one of our other super fun and creative camps!

July 16, 2018 - 9:00am

This class will address the fundamentals involved in creating that unique art form, that we called cartooning. We will go over the basics of drawing cartoons - single and multi-panel comics, supported by "how-to" lessons on drawing faces, backgrounds, lettering, coming up with gags and storylines, and compiling our results in the latest volume of ZACC Comics. The class will collaborate on the creation of a comic book and each camper will take home a copy. Taught by Tim Thornton.

July 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

 In this camp, kids will explore the intricacies of color and its uses in historical and contemporary art and visual culture. Campers will investigate color theory, play and experiment with color in new ways and create acrylic and watercolor paintings in various styles. No artistic experience is required for this camp.

July 23, 2018 - 9:00am

 Sorry this camp is FULL. WE still have room in lots of other fun summer camps though! 3D Shadow Box Theater"  - Create your own 3D shadowbox dioramas using simple effective materials to create a dynamic theatrical mini- environment.

July 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Drop the beat and rhyme!  In this camp, students will learn about Hip-Hop history and culture, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat Lounge on July 27th.

July 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

This class will investigate the craft of Bookmaking with extra pizazz! We will explore the importance of books in a historical context, as well as a vehicle for self-expression, and memory keeping. We will be doing a lot of tying, sewing, hole-punching, drawing, pasting, collecting, folding, cutting, and tearing. We will make a folded paper Accordion Book, A GIANT Cardboard Scrapbook, Binder Ring Book, and  a Pocket-sized Leather journal. 

Taught by Amber Whitenburg.

July 30, 2018 - 9:00am

In this camp we will learn about our natural surroundings by creating artwork using only natural materials. Some work will be left behind to change and evolve while other work will come home with us! We will spend lots of time exploring the shallow waters, trails and dens of Greenough Park.

July 30, 2018 - 1:00pm

 Based on one of Missoula’s most popular events, expert story curator Marc Moss guides campers in selecting a story to share, building a story's three main elements and peer work-shopping. Campers learn how to share a story effectively and voice acting techniques to prepare them for their own youth Tell Us Something live event!

July 30, 2018 - 1:00pm

 Sorry. This camp is FULL! Please consider signing up for one of our other amazing summer camps!

August 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Sorry. This camp is full. Please call the ZACC to get on the waiting list. 549-7555.

In this camp, girls will build self-esteem through music exploration. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction in drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and vocals. They will form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday on August 10th at the Top Hat Lounge. 

August 13, 2018 - 9:00am

We welcome you to Glitter Mania! What better way to celebrate sunny, summer days than with shimmer and shine? This camp will work with sculpture, portraiture, composition and more with glitter as our primary medium!

August 13, 2018 - 1:00pm

 Students will be transported to the imaginary world of witchcraft and wizardry in this camp! Students will explore a variety of media, including but not limited to, book-building, metal-smithing, and jewelry making.

August 20, 2018 - 10:00am

In this camp, boys will build self esteem through music exploration. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction in drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and vocals. They will form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat Lounge on August 24th.