A fun and creative summer awaits!

Places are still available at the Howard County Council for the Arts Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camps in Ellicott City. Programs are open to the public, regardless of Howard County residency, for students entering grades K-7. Campers must be at least five years old by September 1, 2022 to be eligible for summer camp.

Campers are grouped by age and can register for a day or a half day. A pre-call from 8 a.m. and a post-call until 6 p.m. are also available. Students can choose from age-appropriate visual and performing arts camps, including Prehistoric Party, Superhero Secret Origins, Painting Place, Exploring Sound, Creative Crafts and Fashions, Youth Author Workshop, Pop-in, and Op -in!, and more. Camps conclude with an exhibition or performance of student work on the last day of each camp session. The Arts Council employs experienced teachers, each of whom is supported by 1-3 camp counselors and volunteers.

Summer camps begin June 27 and run in week-long sessions through August 26, 2022. Registration is available online at hocoarts.org/camp or by phone at 410-313-2787. Families are encouraged to register early as evolving Covid-19 protocols for the State of Maryland may result in a reduced maximum number of registrations per camp.

The Howard County Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary space comprising 14 artist-in-residence studios, two professional galleries, a dance studio, a black box theater for the performing arts, and the offices of the Howard County Arts Council, Ballet Mobile , The Columbia Orchestra and Columbia Pro Cantare.

The Howard County Arts Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the citizens of Howard County by encouraging the arts, artists, and arts organizations. The Howard County Arts Council receives significant grants from the Howard County government and the Maryland State Council for the Arts and sustains annual support from corporations, foundations, and individual sponsors. The offices of the Howard County Arts Council are located at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043.