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Camp MASS MoCA

 

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  • August 5 – August 30, 2024
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MASS MoCA Member Early Registration opens Monday, February 12 @ 5pm
Members get 10% off Camp MASS MoCA. Not yet a member? Become one here.
Registration Opens to All: Friday, March 1, 12pm

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.

Folklore 2.0 (Theater and Installation)
Week 3: August 19–23, 2024 
Inspired by Osman Khan’s Road to Hybridabad, campers will completely reimagine tropes and preconceived ideas around folklore, fables, and fairytales to create a new series of micro and macro folktales for the present time. Time traveling robot giants? Sure! Crypto currency treasure maps? Why not?! The lost memes of Atlantis? Absolutely! Using installation art techniques, technology, and storytelling 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.


Hours
9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday

Meals
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

Contact
413.664.4481 or campmm@massmoca.org

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

Scholarships
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.