When School is Out, Art is In!

No School Day Camps are back for the 2021-22 school year!

Are you looking for a safe, socially distanced, and creative space where your child can spend their days off?

CREATE Arts Center is offering onsite No School Day Art Camps for upcoming days off – holidays, teacher conference days, professional development days, and more. Our No School Day Art Camp schedule aligns with Montgomery County Public Schools and DC Public Schools, and also several local private schools and a variety of charter schools. Don’t see a date? Contact us to create a camp.

Campers spend the day working on a variety of art projects, including painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, and more!

Read below for more information about dates, prices, and COVID-related policies and procedures.

General Information

No School Day Art Camps run throughout the school year, including winter and spring breaks. In order to follow best health practices and minimize exposure, current enrollment is capped at a maximum of 10 students per studio/classroom.

Camp Day: $75/day
Before Care: $8/day
Aftercare: $20/day

Ages 6-12. Camp runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Before care is available from 8:00-9:00 am and aftercare is available from 3:00-6:00 pm. [Please note that the pickup grace period for the end of the regular camp day runs until 3:15 pm. Any camper not picked up by 3:15 pm will be automatically transferred to aftercare, and the credit card on file will be charged the full aftercare price.]

CREATE is located in downtown Silver Spring at 914 Silver Spring Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Program Logistics

Program participants will be required to bring a face mask and wear it throughout the day. Masks will only be removed while campers are actively eating or drinking. Any camper who does not have a mask, or whose mask becomes unusable, will be provided with a disposable facemask.

Participants must bring a non-perishable lunch, refillable water bottle, and a snack. All food must be completely NUT FREE. CREATE does not provide lunch or snacks.

Health & Social Distancing Procedures

It is extremely important that you read our Health & Social Distancing Plan: Policies & Procedures in full. Each camp group will consist of no more than 10 children. Tables are spaced apart, and each studio has a large air purifier. All participants must bring and wear a facemask.

Please complete and submit the following forms no more than 48 hours before the session begins in order to give us the most up-to-date health information. Please note that each child will need their own health form, but the disclaimer form can be filled out once per family for each camp day. You will need to complete the forms for each registered session:

2021-22 Schedule

New camp dates are still being added! Please contact us if you don’t see a camp date, and are interested in adding one.


Camp Policies

  • CREATE reserves the right to use copies of artwork and photos taken during any camp, class, or workshop.
  • Payment is required to guarantee a spot in a camp or class.
  • Should CREATE cancel a program, all fees will be refunded.
  • ALLERGIES: Our camps are nut-free. Please do not pack any food with nuts or nut products in your child’s lunch or snack.
  • Also due to allergy concerns, children may not share food. This includes siblings.
  • Campers should bring a bottle of water, non-perishable lunch, and afternoon snack (if staying for After Care).
  • No soda, energy drinks, candy, gum, or lollipops.
  • No toy weapons (cap guns, water guns, etc.), handheld video game devices, or iPods. If you send your child with a phone, it must be kept in his or her backpack during the camp day.
  • Please let us know about any health concerns or medications your child is taking.
  • Any camper not picked up by 3:15 pm will be automatically transferred to aftercare, and the credit card on file will be charged the full aftercare price.
  • Campers in aftercare must be picked up by no later than 6:00 pm. For late pickups after 6:00 pm there will be a charge of $1/minute to be paid in cash directly to the provider at the time of pickup.

Enrollment and Refund Policies

  • Camps must be paid in full at the time of registration to guarantee your spot.
  • Should CREATE cancel a program, all fees will be refunded.
  • To request a refund due to a cancellation, please contact us at 301-588-2787 or registrar@createartscenter.org.
  • Please note our cancellation and refund policies:
    • Cancellations requested more than 48 hours (2 days) before the start of the camp session receive a full refund minus a $20 administrative fee.
    • If it is more than 48 hours before the start of the camp session, you may request a transfer to another camp date (No School Day Art Camp, Winter Break Art Camp, or Spring Break Art Camp) with no transfer fee.
    • There are no refunds available for cancellations requested less than 48 hours before the start of the camp session.
    • Transfer requests less than 48 hours before the start if the camp session are at the discretion of CREATE Arts Center staff, and will incur a $20 administrative fee if granted.
    • Camp registrations are non-transferrable.