summer camp

Red Panda Art Studio summer camps are held at the Little House at Westmoreland Hills Park (5315 Elliott Rd, Bethesda, MD). Camps are designed for ages 3.5 to 10, unless otherwise noted. Camp meets from 9:00AM to 3:30PM Monday thru Friday. Our camp week wraps up on Friday afternoon with an art show, the highlight of the week! Each week, campers will have the opportunity to learn about artists and art techniques related to the theme. The camp day includes lots of time for hands-on art exploration along with lots of time outside. We take full advantage of the shady playground and nature trails around the Little House. Cost for the camp week is $400/child.

**If your desired week is full, please email Stephanie at to be added to the wait list.

Camp Themes and Weeks

June 10 to June 14: Up-cycled Art Camp (preschool camp week, designed for ages 3.5-5!)
(FULL) June 24 to June 28: Out of this World: Solar System-inspired Art Camp
(FULL) July 8 to July 12: Stripes and Spots Animal Art Camp
(FULL) July 15 to July 19: Imagine That Camp
(FULL) August 5 to August 9: Nature and Art Camp
(FULL) August 12 to August 16: Magical Creatures and Rainbow Worlds Camp

Up-cycled Art Camp
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June 10 to June 14: Everyday household recyclables will be transformed during camp this week as we explore the idea of creative reuse of materials! Bring your own recyclables- or use ours- and see what great art we can create!


June 24 to June 28: The Solar System serves as a great inspiration for a wide variety of mixed media art projects. We will complete sculptures and collages all inspired by the cosmos. We will even use our imaginations to invent new planets and travel to far away places.


July 8 to July 12: We love animals at Red Panda! This week, our furry friends will serve as the main inspiration as we complete projects inspired by animals in many different mediums— including a favorite, paper maîché!

July 15 to July 19: Using our imaginations is what makes us unique as artists! This week, we will dive into our imaginations and discover new ideas. The artwork and imaginative world of Salvador Dalí will be the main focus this week.


August 5 to August 9: We will use a mix of natural materials and traditional art supplies over the course of this camp week. We will spend a LOT of time outside seeking inspiration - and bring that inspiration indoors into our artwork.

(FULL) August 12 to August 16: Unicorns, dragons, fairies, and various magical creature mash-ups will be the focus this week as we create our own imaginative worlds.

Sample Camp Day

9:00 to 9:45: Arrival and opening stations
9:45 to 10:00: Story time
10:00 to 11:00 Art Block 1
11:00 to 11:15: Snack
11:15 to 12:15: Playground
12:15 to 12:45: Lunch
12:45 to 1:15: Quiet reading or sketching time
1:15 to 2:15: Art Block 2
2:15 to 3:00: Exploratory stations or outdoor time
3:00 to 3:30: Wrap-up and dismissal