Session 1, Ages 5 – 8:
Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Session 2, Ages 8 – 12:
Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19  (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Session 3, Ages 5 – 8:
Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17  (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Session 4, Ages 8 – 12:
Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24  (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Session 5, Ages 5 – 8:
Monday, August 3– Friday, August 7  (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)


This summer, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents five, week-long craft camps for kids between the ages of 5 and 12.  Craft Camp is designed to encourage creativity, experimentation, and self-expression, while introducing kids to a variety of craft materials and processes. Campers will practice critical thinking skills through conversations with teaching artists and learn how to look at and talk about works of art. Through individual and group projects in the galleries and Craft Garden, kids will work with materials such as clay, fiber, and metal.

Campers will begin the week by making their own sketchbooks and exploring the resident artists’ studios.  Each day includes time in the galleries, an hour lunch break, and hands-on studio projects, including clay self-portraits, kinetic sculpture, eco-printed fabrics, natural fabric dyeing, beaded jewelry, and polymer clay miniatures. The week culminates in a mini-exhibition opening, where friends and family can view the kids’ completed works of art!


For parents who prefer a later pick-up time, HCCC now offers Extended Craft Camp Hours from 2:30 – 4:30 PM each day. Campers will have supervised free time to play games, sketch, and work on other art projects. Kids can be picked up any time before 4:30 PM.  The Extended Hours fee is $75 per child for the entire week (in addition to regular camp registration).


  • Craft Camp begins promptly at 9:00 AM and ends at 2:00 PM. Drop-off begins at 8:30 AM, and pick-up ends at 2:30 PM. (For those enrolled in Extended Hours, pick-up ends at 4:30 PM.)
  • Campers must pack a nut-free lunch to eat during the supervised lunch break. A daily snack will be provided.
  • All materials, one camp T-shirt, and a daily snack is included in the registration fee. (Kids must wear their camp T-shirt throughout the week; registrants will have the opportunity to purchase a second T-shirt in advance.)


Register here.

HCCC Member Fee: $235 (per child, per session). Become a member here.
Non-Member Fee: $275 (per child, per session)
Extended Hours Fee (optional): $75 (per child, per session)

  • Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Registration is only available online. For technical help, please contact the HCCC Education Department at 713-529-4848 ext. 112or
  • Craft Camp is designed for children ages 5 and older as of the beginning of the camp dates.  Children ages 4 and under will not be admitted.


Camp sessions are subject to cancellation or change due to low enrollment.  Registrants will be notified 14 days in advance if the session is cancelled.  If registrants need to cancel their reservation, they will receive a full refund, if they do so 14 days or more in advance of the session start date. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the start date.  Registrants should notify HCCC immediately of cancellation, so that children on the waiting list may attend in their place.