Summer Art Camps Puyallup

Summer Art Camps

24 fun camps offered this summer!

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Join us for In – Person Summer Camps

  • Monday – Friday from 9:30 am-12:30 pm
  • $120 for each summer art camp
  • Camp is open to grades k-12 (Some camps are offered for specific ages, see descriptions below)
  • Send your child with their own snack (snack time will be provided each day – no peanuts please)
  • Art can stain, so please wear appropriate clothing
  • Exciting, challenging & rewarding!
  • When a camp has zero seats remaining, you will have the option to WAITLIST. If we have enough interest, we may be able to open up more seats and will notify you with the contact info you provide us.

July Camps

July 8th – 12th 
Dinosaur Camp : Kindergarden
Let’s Paint The World : Elementary
Paint, Paint, Paint! : Middle Grade & Teen


July 15th – 19th
Animal Camp : Elementary
Recycled & 3D Art : Elementary & Middle Grade

July 22nd – 26th
Space Camp : Kindergarden
Theater Camp : Elementary & Middle Grade
Beginning Watercolor : All Age
Advanced Watercolor : All Age (1:30pm – 3:30pm)


July 29th – August 2nd

Painting : Kindergarden
Needle Felting : Elementary & Middle Grade
Abstract Art : Middle Grade & Teen
Paint the Masters : All Age

August Camps

August 5th – 9th
Cowboy Art : Kindergarden
Paper Art : Elementary
Fashion Art : All Age

August 12th – 16th
Animals Camp : Kindergarden
Fairytale Ballet : Elementary
Terra Cota Pots : All Age

August 19th – 23rd
Nature Camp : Kindergarden
Crazy Crafts : Elementary
Sculpture Camp : All Age


July 15th – 19th : Hosted at Pioneer Farm and Ohop Indian Village

9am – 12pm / 1pm – 4pm 

Half day & Full day options are available

These camps are open to all elementary age students. Participants have the option to join for either half of the day or the full day! Discount prices for students attending full day camps are available. For more information on these please email Education Manager Sophie Schatz at

Mornings : Early Elementary 

Students will learn all about pioneer life and various Washington Indigenous communities with PFMOIV staff. 

Mornings : Late Elementary

Students will create one-of-a-kind art projects with the wonderful Kate McKee.

Afternoons : Early Elementary 

Students will swap and spend the last half of the day experiencing art with teacher Kate McKee.

Afternoon : Late Elementary

Students will spend the afternoon experiencing hands-on learning about pioneer life and Washington Indigenous history with PFMOIV staff.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should my child wear to camp?

Please dress your child in clothes that can get dirty and stained. We recommend you send them in an oversized t-shirt that can act as their designated painting/art shirt. In the past, we have provided paint shirts each week for students, but as we’ve grown in numbers the laundering of these shirts has become cumbersome for our volunteers. 

Do you provide a snack?

In past years we have provided a snack, however as we have grown in numbers and dietary restrictions continue to increase, we now ask that you send your child with a snack each day. We will have a designated snack time as kids need a break. Please do not send anything with peanuts. Also, it’s always a good idea to send the kids with a water bottle labeled with their name as well. 

What happens if my child gets sick and misses camp?

If a child misses 1-2 days of camp we will do our best to make up any missed projects during breaks. If a child gets ill and misses 3-5 days of camp we will let that child attend another camp at no cost (if there are still spots available) or credit your account to be used for future classes or camps. Please call (253) 267-5582 to make arrangements.

What discounts and deals do you offer?

Register early and save! From time to time we will offer coupon codes and promotions – sign up on our e-mail list to be notified and check our Facebook Page Fred’s Creative Kids.

Where is the entrance to the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage and Art Center?

We are located inside the Red Gate of the WA State Fairgrounds — 9th Ave SW between Fairview Drive and S. Meridian. To the left of the red-roofed ticket counters — look for big blue hanging sign that says “Fred’s Creative Kids Art Classes.” You will enter through the black iron gate and then into the building on the left through the brown door.

What Our Art Students Are Saying

“My kids attended one of the Art Camps this summer, and now they are really enjoying their weekly art lessons. They’re learning to draw, paint, explore different mediums, and much more. Everyone there has been really friendly, too! Thank you for providing this awesome opportunity!”

Danyel P.

“My children have been enrolled in the Fred Oldfield Art Center for the last 3 years. The teachers and staff are very friendly, caring, and provide an environment where my children feel inspired to create and learn various skills. It’s a great place for exploring the arts.”

Maggie B.

“Most amazing experience for my children. They love his art.”

Ashley C.