Summer 2017 Details:

Artists in Training attend one orientation and training workshop before their chosen Session(s) begins.  The training workshop is held from 1:00 - 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 24 or Saturday, July 15 (you only need to attend one session).


Session 1: June 26 - June 30

Session 2: July 3 - July 7 (no camp July 4)

Session 3: July 10 - July 14

Session 4: July 17 - July 21

Session 5: July 24 - July 28

Session 6: July 31 - August 4


Cost: $125 per session ($100 for Session 2)

Sign up for two or more sessions and get a 7% discount!


Artists and Training are needed onsite from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM on camp days.

Artists in Training may elect to work Extended AM (8:00 - 8:30 AM), Extended PM (4:00 - 6:00 PM), or both for no charge. 

The Classes:

  • TheatreFIT - mash-up dance/fitness/movement class designed to promote an active and healthy life
  • Improv - fun exercises and games with real-life applications, from problem solving, to public speaking and just having fun
  • 3D Printing - use easy-to-learn computer software to design, create AND print your own 3D art, new gadgets, or figures
  • Digital Music - use modern technology to create your own music - from composing on a keyboard, to exploring percussion tracks, audio effects
  • Upcycling Art - use found or recycled objects in new ways, whether through fashion, engineering, sculpture, or design
  • Photography - explore the world of photography from staging, shooting, and editing your artistic or realistic photos

Rising 7th-12th graders can participate in the Artist in Training program.  In addition to receiving training and serving as counselors for Highwood's Art Squared camp, Artists in Training get to choose one or two specific areas (see class listings below) and serve as apprentices to the Artists teaching those specific classes.  

This is not only a fantastic opportunity for older students to work with kids and gain experience with teaching, but students also get to join a professional artist in planning and teaching a class.  The rewards are endless, from new skills and leadership experience, to the admiration of the campers around you!

Once registered, Artists in Training are contacted about scheduling an interview with Highwood Summer Camp Staff.  All students who sign up are accepted in the program, interviews simply inform camp staff about the best placement for each student.  Artists in Training then attend an orientation/training session on Saturday, June 24 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM OR Saturday, July 15 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM (training day must be before your chosen Session(s).  If you are unavailable for either session, please contact us.


Note: We cap the number of teens who can work in the program, so register early!

Artist in Training