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Summer Arts Camps

Summer Arts Camps 

The Cultural Arts Office offers children a variety of summer arts camp experiences including Creative Arts Camp and Club Pelican. All camps are staffed by professional artists and/or educators, a camp aide and many energetic and talented volunteers. These camps are offered to children ages 7 to 12 years old. 2014 Summer Camps Guide with full descriptions and registration forms will be available at the Cultural Arts Office, and other city locations by mid-February.

Please note the registration process below...

At Club Pelican, science and art unite in one amazing camp! Lead by an experienced Naturalist, campers will hike the lagoon’s trails to explore the animal habitats, native birds and plants, insects and geology that reside there. Inspired by natural wonders they observed, campers will paint, draw, construct and create artwork of all kinds. This fun-filled—and very popular—camp is held in partnership with the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation.

Takes place at the Batiquitos Nature Center located off of Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Fee: $110.00 


    • Tami Noorzay, visual arts (ages 7 to 9)
    • Nicole Nelson, visual arts (ages 9 to 12)
    • Karen Hoyle, naturalist (all sessions)

Due to the popularity of our program, we only allow one camp session, per camper.

For ages 7 to 9:

    • Class #: 12198  Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27, 2014
    • Class #: 12199  Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11, 2014
    • Class #: 12200  Monday, July 28 through Friday Aug. 1, 2014

For ages 9 to 12:
Class #: 12201 Monday, August 4 through Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

2014 Creative Arts Camp

Carlsbad City Library Complex 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, July 14 through 25, 2014 (Mondays through Fridays)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

A collaboration of the visual arts and theatre to promote self-confidence and personal expression. Work with a visual artist to experiment with a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, sculptural design, textiles and more! The theatre instructor will lead children through a series of performance  activities and exercises; theatre games and participate in improvisation, basic script writing and movement.

Tami Noorzay, Visual Arts
Theatre, TBD

For ages 9 to 12:
Class #: 12196
Fee: $280.00

Creative Arts Camp is held at the Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92011.

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 36 students.

2014 Registration

Camps fill quickly! Please add your name to the wait list if a camp is full so that we will be able to plan for future camps.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 - Online registration

Camp registration for families that reside in Carlsbad or other cities. Please contact one of our community centers for information regarding your secure Family ID and PIN prior to the date for online registration. Save time and set up your account prior to registering!

Go to

    • New online registration system
    • FAST and EASY!
    • New, improved system, same website address

Wednesday, March 12 - Walk-in, mail-in, phone registration

Walk-in, mail-in and phone-in registration for families who reside in Carlsbad or other cities. 

Visit, call or mail:

    • Calavera Hills Community Center • 760-602-4680
      2997 Glasgow Drive • Carlsbad, CA 92008
    • Harding Community Center • 760-602-7510
      3096 Harding Street • Carlsbad, CA 92008
    • Monroe St. Pool • 760-602-4685
      3401 Monroe St. • Carlsbad, CA 92008
    • Stagecoach Community Center • 760-602-4690
      3420 Camino de los Coches • Carlsbad, CA 92009

Medical release, photographic release and release from liability:
Signed copies of these documents must be on file prior to participation in any and all activities.

Camp cancellations:
Registration will remain open until camps are full, as long as minimum registration has been met. If camp minimum enrollments are not met by the Friday prior to the camp start date, the camp will be cancelled and a refund or credit memo will be issued.

For refund information go to:

Sign in/sign out policy:
For your child’s safety, an authorized adult is required to sign your child in and out each day. Adults who are picking up children may be required to show a picture ID. Participants who are not signed in to camp may be sent home and refunds will not be given for the missed day.

Late pick ups:
Parents are expected to be on time to pick up their children at the end of camp. Parents arriving more than five minutes after the close of the camp may be charged a late fee. Children who have not been picked up within 30 minutes of the camp ending will be released to the Carlsbad Police Department.

Camper safety:
All campers are encouraged to wear and bring sunscreen each day. Please dress child appropriately for camp activities.

Lunches and snacks are not provided unless otherwise noted in the camp description. Bottled water is suggested.

Age requirements:
All age requirements for camps will be enforced with the following exception: a child may be placed in a camp if he/she has a birthday which falls in the session in question.

Code of conduct:
All participants are expected to sign and abide by the code of conduct for each program or camp in which they participate. Failure to adhere to the code of conduct may result in termination from the program.

Contact Information

Cultural Arts Office
Arts Education
760-730-0329 fax

General Information

Business hours
Monday Friday
9 a.m. 5 p.m.