Summer Adventures

Registration now open for Summer 2022. Explore camp programs below.

Join us for a summer adventure! Art Adventures and Writing Adventures camps provide an opportunity for young artists and writers to explore the historic house, estate grounds, and Museum’s renowned collection of American art. Inspired by the art collection, participants in Art Adventures will produce five original works of art, while Writing Adventures participants will craft several written compositions of different genres. Summer adventure camps are week-long, half-day camps for elementary and middle school students. 

During the Creative Writing Workshop — designed exclusively for students who have completed grades 6-9 — participants will actively engage in the writing process to produce their own written compositions from the pre-writing through the publishing stages. Students are encouraged to find a personal connection to works in the fine art collection that will inspire their writing. Additionally, the workshop will include art activities in the studio, an exploration into the history of the Reynolds family, their grand estate, and a glimpse behind the scenes of the Museum.

  • Cancelation
    • Cancelation requests must be received five business days before the start of session or a $25 fee will apply. Contact camp registrar Julia Hood at julia@reynolda.org or 336.758.5599 to conduct a cancelation.
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    • Reynolda House may photograph or film summer programs for fundraising or documentary purposes. If you prefer that your child not be photographed or filmed, submit a written and signed request with your registration form.

2022 Camp Dates, Cost, and Registration

Each week of Summer Adventures camp includes time for art-making or writing, exploring the historic house and grounds, swimming in the indoor (ventilated) pool, and lunch from home (unless otherwise noted). The safety of our campers is top priority! The museum will continue to follow the local COVID regulations, as they evolve and change. This summer, to maintain social distance and minimize contact, campers will remain in the same classroom space the entire week to work on art and writing projects. 

Unless otherwise noted in the description, the cost per session is as follows:

Not-yet-members: $185 
Reynolda House Dual/Family Members and above: $170
Register any child for an additional session and receive a $10 discount for every subsequent registration. 

Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing 101 • Completed grades 6–9
When: June 27–July 1, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

In the Creative Writing Workshop, young writers will hone their craft and learn the basics of prose and poetry through a variety of writing activities inspired by the art and history of Reynolda. Participants will engage in each stage of the writing process, including pre-writing, revision, and publication. The workshop will also include art activities and glimpses behind the scenes of the historic house. 

Cost: $230; members (dual/family) $215
($10 discount for subsequent enrollment in any session)

Writing Adventures

Nature Writing • Completed grades 2–5
When: July 11–15, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Young Writers will explore nature through writing fiction, poetry, and journaling. Campers will study works of art as well as venture outdoors to gather inspiration for our writings throughout the week. Participants will learn about all stages of the writing process, most especially focusing on prewriting and revision—culminating in the publication of their own hand-made book. 

SOLD OUT – contact julia@reynolda.org to be added to waitlist

Art Adventures

Fibers 1: Fantastic Fibers and Fabrics! • Completed grades 3–5
When: July 5–8, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (does not include time for lunch)

Drawing from the rich collection of tapestries, needlepoint, cane and wicker furniture, young artists will gain an understanding of the necessity and power of fiber in our lives, both past and present. Project offerings may include a variety of weaving techniques, as well as explorations of other fiber and fabric related projects like felting, dyeing and sewing.

Cost: $170; members (dual/family) $155
($10 discount for subsequent enrollment in any session)

Fibers 2: Fantastic Fibers and Fabrics! • Completed grades 6–9
When: July 5–8, 1–4:30 p.m. (does not include time for lunch)

Drawing from the rich collection of tapestries, needlepoint, cane and wicker furniture, young artists will gain an understanding of the necessity and power of fiber in our lives, both past and present. Project offerings may include a variety of weaving techniques, as well as explorations of other fiber and fabric related projects like felting, dyeing and sewing.

Cost: $170; members (dual/family) $155
($10 discount for subsequent enrollment in any session)


Media 1: Mixed Media Mania! • Completed grades K–2
When: July 5–8, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (does not include time for lunch)

Inspired by the exhibition, substrata – the spirit of collage in 76 years of art, students will explore a variety of 2D media (painting, printmaking, collage and more), and create their own artwork focused on the power of line, shape and texture.

Cost: $160; members (dual/family) $145
($10 discount for subsequent enrollment in any session)  

SOLD OUT – contact julia@reynolda.org to be added to waitlist

Media 2: Mixed Media Mania! • Completed grades 3–5
When: July 18–22, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (does not include time for lunch)

Inspired by the exhibition, substrata – the spirit of collage in 76 years of art, students will explore a variety of 2D media (painting, printmaking, collage and more), and create their own artwork focused on the power of line, shape and texture.

As a five-day camp, Media 2 registration is the regular cost.


Landscapes 1: Landscapes, Landscapes, Landscapes! • Completed grades K–2
When: July 18–22, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Exploring all manner of landscapes from the Museum’s vast collection, students can expect to create with a variety of media: watercolor and acrylic paints, pastels, and paper collage. Honing observation skills as well as analytical thinking, young artists will gain an understanding of realism versus abstraction while viewing a range of artists from Grant Wood to Frederic Church, Alfred Maurer, and Asher B. Durand to the photorealism exhibition at Reynolda. 

SOLD OUT – contact julia@reynolda.org to be added to waitlist

Landscapes 2: Landscapes, Landscapes, Landscapes! • Completed grades 3–5
When: July 25–29, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Exploring all manner of landscapes from the Museum’s vast collection, students can expect to create with a variety of media: watercolor and acrylic paints, pastels, and paper collage. Honing observation skills as well as analytical thinking, young artists will gain an understanding of realism versus abstraction while viewing a range of artists from Grant Wood to Frederic Church, Alfred Maurer, and Asher B. Durand to the photorealism exhibition at Reynolda. 


Sculpture 1: Sculpture within Boundaries • Completed grades K–2 [SOLD OUT]
When: July 25–29, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Focusing on the exhibition, Louise Nevelson: Architect of Light and Shadow, students will engage in 3D art-making within the boundaries of a limited palette.  Artists will use a wide range of sculpting materials, from cardboard to wet plaster and clay.

SOLD OUT – contact julia@reynolda.org to be added to waitlist

Sculpture 2: Sculpture within Boundaries • Completed grades 3–5
When: August 1–5, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Focusing on the exhibition, Louise Nevelson: Architect of Light and Shadow, students will engage in 3D art-making within the boundaries of a limited palette.  Artists will use a wide range of sculpting materials, from cardboard to wet plaster and clay.