Summer Camp

DUNEDIN, FL USA.  Get your hands on some art!  Scroll down for 2024 Info as it gets updated.

Registration Starts 10:00 am, March 1st. YAY! : )

Up to 10 weeks, DFAC’s Summer Art Academy offers fun, creative, cognitive experiences for kids and teens from 4½ to 14 years old.

DFAC proudly offers over 30 years of Summer Art Enrichment fun. Shannon Pattee, Director of Youth Education, is excited about heading up one of the premier summer programs in the Tampa Bay area. Art classes feature the best artists and art educators in the region – Multi-media experts with skills from Painting to Clay to Drawing to Dreamin’! Instructors have Bachelor’s degrees if not Masters degrees in Art, Education and/or both! Their experiences range from teaching art in public schools, private schools, Montessori based schools, the Kent Jewish Center, Pre-schools and professional art settings.

Scroll down for 2024 weekly themes.  Check out our offerings and enroll starting March 1, 2024, as space IS limited! Remember Save paper and register online Note: Tuition is non-refundable.

ENROLLMENT UPDATES: Spots filling FAST (Note: info on exact openings for camps are visible when registering)

SSV: Weeks 1-4 and 6 -10 FULL(waitlist), Weeks  5 almost full. 

Mini Masters: Weeks 1 – 10 FULL(waitlist)

iPad: Weeks 1- 4,6 & 9  FULL(waitlist),  Others filling fast!

Arts in Motion Theater: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6-10 FULL(waitlist). Others filling fast!

Mural Madness I: Weeks 2, 6 FULL(waitlist).  Others filling fast!

Mural Madness II: Weeks starting to fill.

Art Squad: Weeks 1,3 Full. Most weeks over half full and filling fast!

The Summer Art Academy offers seven camp programs based on age groups.

Click here to  Download the 2024 Summer Art Academy brochure!

Click here for all camps

Ages Camp
4 ½ to 5 years (for children entering Kindergarten: have to turn 5 by Augusts 31, 2024)

Click Here for MiniMasters (MM) Summer Program Information and Registration  

$210 Members/ $230 Non-Members

6 to 10 years (for children entering 1st – 5th grades)

Click Here for Sizzlin’ Summer (SSV) Art Camp Information and Registration

$210 Members/ $230 Non-Members


8 to 12 years

Click Here for Arts in Motion(AM) Information and Registration

$210 Members/ $230 Non-Members

8 to 10 years

Click Here for Ipad Explorations Program Information and Registration

$210 Members/ $230 Non-Members 

Click Here for “Technology Respect” Form

8 to 10 years & 11 to 14 years

Click Here for Mural Madness ages 8 – 10Summer Program (MU1) Information and Registration

$210 Members/ $230 Non-Members

Click Here for Mural Madness 2 ages 11 – 14 Summer Program(MU2) Information and Registration

$210 Members/ $230 Non-Members

11 to 14 years


Click Here for Art Squad Summer Program(AS) Information and Registration

$220 Members/$240 Non-Members

CLICK HERE for all camps

Note: Tuition is non-refundable

Extended Care
For a more flexible drop off and pick up time, extended care is
available for $60 per camper/week. Hours are 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., and
3:15 – 5:30 p.m. Mini Masters require an older sibling in order to


Lunch: Pre-arranged lunches can be paid for separately through the Palm Cafe. Menu will be available late April/early May. Otherwise, students need to bring lunch and can also purchase soft drinks and snacks on site.  Menu available HERE


2024 Themes

Week 1(June 3-7)
Birds in Paradise & Their Falcon Friends
Join our colorful, festive flyers having fun in the sun!

Week 2- (June 10-14)
Space Pirates
“Ahoy” your way through the galaxy in search of celestial treasures

Week 3- (June 17-21)    
Artsy Adventures
Travel around the globe! Soak in the scenery & discover fascinating, new cultures
Exhibit Week (Some pieces from this week will be selected for the Summer Camp Exhibit in Sept.)

Week 4(June 24-28)
Sloths and Snakes on Skates
Swoosh, whirl & slide into a slithery, slothy masterpiece

Week 5(July 1-5)
Superheroes Celebrate America
Up, up and away… (This is a 5 -day week. Camp is open on the 4th)

Week 6- (July 8-12)
Flavorful Fun Factory
Whimsical, wacky machines concocting mouthwatering desserts

Week 7- (July 15-19)
Shark Week IX
Howdy Partner! Shark’s in the wild, wild west.

Week 8- (July 22-26)
Tooney “Time Travel”
Travel to the past or the future with your favorite cartoon or Anime characters

Week 9- (July 29- August 2)
Secret Life of Animals… Abstract Style! 
Shapes, lines, colors & forms depict an alternate animal reality

Week 10- (August 5-9)
Ninja Penguins meet Kung Fu Pandas
Penguins and Pandas come together in the black & white world of martial arts

Come Out and Play!

At the Dunedin Fine Art Center, we’re proud to offer a little something for kids and teens of all ages! We hope you come out and play and see why everyone says the Dunedin Fine Art Center is where the art is! To learn more about our mission, and us, click here, or contact us for more information about summer camp.


DFAC’s Summer Academy Camp Scholarships!

Note: Only Complete Packages Accepted!

The Dunedin Fine Art Center is proud to once again offer scholarships for the 2024 art enrichment summer camps(no matter where you live!). In the past, community partners such as Clearwater For Youth, Creative Pinellas, The City of Dunedin, Dunedin Rotary, Dunedin Rotary North, Dunedin Youth Guild, Jessica’s Youth Scholarship Fund, Pougialis/Anastasakis Foundation for Art, Miniature Arts Society of Florida, Pinellas Community Foundation, many individuals and organizations have granted funds to be used for this purpose. To apply for a scholarship, DFAC needs 4 or 5 items for documentation together in a complete package:
1. Letter from the parent as to why a scholarship is needed.
2. Drawing or letter from child as to why they would like to come to art camp.
3. Copy of a report card showing satisfactory grades.
4. Letter of recommendation.
5. Proof of Dunedin residency (City of Dunedin scholarship only).

Please send complete package to the attention of Shannon Pattee, Director of Youth Education, DFAC, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698.

NOTE: including a completed registration form is helpful : )

Click Here for Youth Volunteer/Mentorship Form for summer 2024 


In addition to the DFAC scholarships outlined above, Creative Pinellas ALSO has a scholarship program.  See their link below.



They say:

You may be eligible for a grant to go to an arts summer camp session.. If you live in Pinellas County and are 5-18 years old, go to a Title 1 school, receive a free or reduced-cost lunch, live in a foster or group home, or meet other criteria, please go to Creative Pinellas to learn more, find out if you are eligible, and to apply.




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