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  • Education

  • August 5 – August 30, 2024

Young people entering grades 2–6 are invited to Camp MASS MoCA. Participants explore the expansive campus and world-class art exhibitions and create original works of their own. Sign up early as space is limited!

The History and Future of Magic (Visual Arts, Walking Tour, and Perhaps Magic)
Week 1: August 5–9, 2024
MASS MoCA’s collection of works exhibited in Like Magic is the launchpad for campers to create their own ‘magical objects,’ install them within the Like Magic exhibition, and create a wondrous and fantastical walking tour of the exhibition and their works. Ranging from making, to curation, to presentation, and whimsy, this week will have campers turning the severity of art on its head and drilling down to the core of the idea that art can bring about great joy.

Audience! Audience! Audience! (Audio/Sound, Group Performance, and Happening)
Week 2: August 12–16, 2024
Surrealism, absurdity, and hilariousness are the drivers of this camp week all inspired by and set against Amy Podmore’s installation, Audience. Campers will activate the installation with sound, durational performance, nonsensical playfulness, and participatory happenings all surrounding the idea that a work of art is truly nothing without an audience. This week aims to completely stretch intergenerational minds around questions of what art is and can art be anything and everything.

I Can Use This For Something Else (Theater, Puppetry, Installation)
Week 3: August 19–23, 2024 

Inspired by Robin Frohardt’s, The Plastic Bag Store, campers will build an entire narrative and world with found and recyclable objects that explores our relationship with single and multi-use objects. Cardboard becomes concrete, plastic becomes people, and paper becomes weather this week in a humorous and climate-conscious story creation. Employing puppetry, installation, and theater skills, drama abounds in this week of Camp MASS MoCA.

The Sky and Earth Are (Not) the Limit (Dance and Promenade Movement)
Week 4: August 26–30, 2024
In this week of Camp MASS MoCA, campers will use the form of dance and movement to create an outdoor promenade piece of choreography and movement inspired by and performed within James Turrell’s C.A.V.U. and Taryn Simon’s The Pipes. This outdoor exploration and interaction of the relationship between light, dark, motion, and stillness, serves as the anchor for this week and the question of, “How is the natural world our dance partner?” drives the explosiveness of this camp week.

9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday

MASS MoCA provides a daily healthy snack for campers (included in registration fee). Campers should bring their own lunch or purchase boxed lunches from Lickety Split for an additional fee. Information on boxed lunches is sent the week before camp.

Cancellation policy
Before June 30 – 50% refund
After June 30 – No refund

413.664.4481 or campmm@massmoca.org

$400 non-members
10% discount for MASS MoCA members
Not yet a member? Become one here.

One full scholarship per camp is available for students from North Adams Public Schools and North Berkshire School Union, as well as Hoosac Valley, Morningside, Conte, and Capeless Elementary Schools. Email campmm@massmoca.org with your child’s name, age, school, camp week(s) preference, and contact information by April 30 to enter the scholarship lottery. To ensure your spot in camp regardless of receiving a scholarship, register and you will receive a refund if selected.