Thanks to the generous donation by the Slaggie Family Foundation, the Winona Arts Camp, a collaboration between Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum is back this summer. This donation will support student scholarships, supplies and live artist demonstration fees, as well as enable the camp to open enrollment to up to 40 area kids this year.

The theme for the second annual integrated arts camp is “Get in the Games!” No training is required for Winona’s very own “Arts Olympics.” Students will flex their creative muscles through music and dance activities, hands-on art making projects, and theater games. From the rousing Opening Ceremonies to the crazy-fun “Art-stacle” Course, this weeklong, full-day camp is sure to build capacities of the imagination. Students will gain valuable knowledge of multiple art forms, as well as strengthen skills such as teamwork and confidence, as they prepare for the Closing Ceremonies on the last day of camp. At the end of each day, Monday- Thursday, 3:30- 4pm, campers will be treated to a live demonstration or performance by a local artist in each of the four arts disciplines. Families are invited and encouraged to join their camper for this special experience. Register now to Get in the Games!

Click here to read about last year’s art camp. The fee per student to participate is $150 (Early Bird Special), $175 (after May 31). Fee includes camp t-shirt, daily snack and admission to the MMAM.  Campers will need to bring a lunch and water bottle daily.

MCA offers programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre, year-round. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for children ages 18 months through adults at the Valéncia Arts Center, located at 1164 West 10th St. For a brochure or more information, visit, e-mail, “like” them on Facebook, or call 507-453-5500.

MCA programs are made possible by the Slaggie Family Foundation and by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.