summer camp 2022

Tuesday, July 5th through Friday August 5th, 2022

summer camp 2022

Rainey Institute invites young artists, entering grades 3rd through 8th, to experience our fun and enriching summer art camp, where campers explore art through a new lens and create their own masterpiece. Young artists will spend summer days immersed in a myriad of programs with our teaching faculty guiding them in dance, music, visual arts, and drama…all designed to bring out their creativity and confidence. They learn firsthand that there are no limits when it comes to imagination.

camp dates

Monday – Friday
July 5 – August 5, 2022
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

camp location

Rainey Institute
1705 East 55th
Cleveland, Ohio 44103

camp details

Tuition & Fees

  • $25 Non-refundable registration fee
  • $200 Tuition – Option to pay in 2 installments – $100 due by April 30 and $100 due by May 31, 2022. Campers who have not paid in full will have their slot forfeited.
  • Scholarships are available for families meeting income eligibility requirements.


Campers will have the option to eat breakfast. Brown bag lunches from the Cleveland Food Bank will be provided for campers who do not pack their lunch. Afternoon snacks will be provided for all campers.


Sky Zone

July 8th, 2022

Campers and staff enjoy a high flying half-day adventure to this family-friendly indoor trampoline park. Experience includes access to freestyle jump, sky slam, ultimate dodgeball, and foam zone attractions, jumping socks, and pizza lunch.

On Your Mark! Olympics Day

July 15th, 2022

Campers will engage in an exciting day of friendly competition, physical recreation, teamwork, and fun, through outdoor and indoor games. For an intermission, all will enjoy a “Grill Marks” cookout lunch!

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

July 22nd, 2022

Campers and staff enjoy a day trip to Cleveland’s historic Rock Hall, with access to its entertaining exhibits, on-site activities, and presentations. Lunch provided.


July 29th, 2022

Campers and staff enjoy the day at this family-friendly indoor/outdoor entertainment center with go-karts, rides, mini-golf & laser tag. Experience includes access to all attractions, pizza lunch, and gaming tokens.

daily schedule

Monday – Thursday

8:00 – 9:00 Arrival, Breakfast, Outdoor Games
8:50 – 9:30 Tea Time
9:35 – 10:50 Exploratory Arts #1
10:55 – 12:10 Exploratory Arts #2
12:12 – 12:42 Lunch & Recess Group #1
12:42 – 1:12 Lunch & Recess Group #2
1:15 – 2:10 Creative Arts Electives
2:15 – 4:15 Art Mastery Intensives
4:00 – 5:00 Pick Up & Recess


additional info

Class Size & Grouping

Campers will be grouped according to their grade with 3rd-5th and 6th – 8th graders grouped together. 


There is a mandatory orientation all parents must attend.  Parents will select one date during the registration process. 


Rainey Institute does not provide for transportation to / from camp.

COVID Safety

Rainey is committed to ensuring the safety of all campers, faculty, and staff.   We will continue to follow local and CDC guidelines in regards to social distancing and mask requirements. 

Exploratory Arts Classes

Campers will rotate through exploratory arts classes every morning.  Here is a sampling of the fun they will have.


Creating art can be more than just making something beautiful, it can be a way to express and explore our most inner selves. The goal of this class is to foster opportunities for free creative expression through a combination of art-making, self exploration, and reflection. Students will be guided through self-reflection exercises, such as art journaling, and mixed media art like self-portrait collage art and pour painting. In addition to individual projects, the class will include collaborative art-making to build a deeper connection to ourselves and each other.


In the LED Circuit City workshop, art is integrated with science and technology as students design 3-D buildings to create an illuminated city. Students first learn about design and symmetry to create an original building drawing on paper. Their design will then be laser cut to their exact dimensions. Using this original laser cut print, they will construct a 3-dimensional city building while learning about parallel circuits, conductors, and insulators. They will complete a field guide, taking notes while experimenting with different objects using battery packs and LEDs. Using their knowledge about parallel circuits, students will then create a circuit board and place it inside their buildings which will illuminate the windows. Students will also learn about simple machines, including cranks and crankshafts to create moving silhouettes inside their buildings. Artist-Educator will tie the program into the theme of “Leaving My Mark” by challenging participants to think about how they can improve their city, and how physical buildings and spaces can positively impact their community.


Creative Writing Catalog will teach and engage campers in various styles and forms of creative writing, including poetry + performance, comedic writing, comics, playwriting, theater/improv and storytelling. Over the course of 5 weeks, students will learn and improve their fundamental writing skills, develop confidence to present their writing to audiences, gain exposure to a variety of writing styles, and produce original written work to be shared and exhibited at the Finale Festival.


Capoeira teaches self-discipline, control, confidence, character building, and respect, much like other martial arts. Unlike other martial arts, Capoeira reinforces the need for building community, understanding multiculturalism, resolving conflicts without violence, learning a new language, and developing musical abilities.

Creative Arts Electives

“Mark Makers” Creative Arts Electives Afternoon Sessions


In the Jewelry Makers Workshop, students will learn to use acrylic to create pendants with pour-paint skills and Sculpey clay to explore a variety of techniques to create whimsical and colorful beads for jewelry making. Most importantly, they will utilize the principles of design to make one of a kind pieces for themselves and others to wear.


The Creative Entrepreneurs Club (CEC) will introduce and engage students in the creative adventures of entrepreneurship, developing new products and ideas, problem-solving through creative thinking, learning to communicate their creations through pitching, and engaging with their peers through market activities all summer long!


In this introductory level class, students will explore different methods to simple t-shirt design : vinyl and heat press, image transfer using heat transfer paper, and screen printing. Students will gain firsthand experience with the
entire design process including creating images and choosing font styles, size, and colors and then have the opportunity to put their own unique designs on fabric.


DRUMLINE! is designed for students of all ability levels, and on every drumline instrument.Throughout the course, students develop their musicianship and leadership skills. They are exposed to both the musical and visual elements of a high performing drumline, and spend time refining those aspects.


Stepping is a form of percussive dance in which the participant’s entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. While stepping can be performed individually, when performed together stepping can be loud and electrifying and entertaining. As a team, campers will create and perform as a unit, working  collaboratively and leaving their mark with every step.

mastery intensives

Afternoon sessions for Mastery Intensives

Musical Theater Dance

Dance the summer away in this Musical Theatre Dance class. Learn dance technique while working on performing with emotion and developing stage presence. Dancers with little to no dance experience will be exposed to multiple dance styles, including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, and other styles performed on Broadway and other theatrical venues. Dancers will perform their skills in a final performance in our Debra Ann November Theater. Comfortable clothing is all that’s needed. 


Summer fun happens on stage. Campers will use their imagination, favorite stories and characters to create drama. The class will provide knowledge of acting techniques and stage movement to develop your child’s imagination, creativity and confidence. A final performance will take place on stage in the Debra Ann November Theater at Rainey Institute.

MUSIC: AniMusic Workshop

AniMusic Workshop will engage students in an exciting and exploratory study of the music composed and featured in animated films, cartoons, and games. Students will be introduced to general music concepts and principles, key roles and artists involved in animation scoring, the skills and processes used in creating music for animated works, and a variety of instruments, sounds, and musical compositions from some of the most successful animated scores. In addition, students will develop fundamental music and audio production skills, while collaborating with classmates and teachers to compose, perform, and record original score elements of their own!

AniMusic Workshop is designed for 3rd-8th grade students with an interest in learning and creating music, working together with a team, and engaging their musical and visual imagination! Prior musical training (i.e. playing an instrument, singing, etc.) is a plus, but is not required.


Embrace art media in our Global Art session this summer. Campers will engage in various art experiences through Multidisciplinary art media. Through Ceramic Studio and Simple Machine Sculpture classes, campers will explore a wide range of artmaking with projects that start at each one’s skill level and utilize many tools.

Via art creation and collaboration, campers will develop abilities in hand-on art skills in sculpting with clay and designing kinetic sculpture with the usage of the pulley system, ramps, gears, lever, screws etc.
Throughout the classes, campers will also learn about the similarities and differences in people, cultures, arts, and regions around the globe. All participants will display their masterpieces in an exhibit at the end of the summer camp.

“Whenever you give a young person, a child the opportunity to be free in a way that they can express themselves, they always do better in other parts of their lives.”

— Mayor Frank Jackson