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Camp Philbrook

Summer Camp. Small Classes. Super Fun.

The beloved Tulsa summer tradition returns! Camp Philbrook offers a unique opportunity for children ages 5-11 to work with local artists and outdoor educators to make art and explore nature. Give the children in your life an unforgettable summer experience exploring ideas, getting messy in the studio and gardens, making art, and having a ton of FUN.

March 15: Member Tickets Available
March 22: Public Tickets Available

Spring Break Camps Now on Sale!

Spring Break Camps

Camp FAQ

Q:

How does Camp Philbrook help keep campers healthy?

A:

Camp Philbrook prioritizes the health of its campers and staff. Below are some ways Camp Philbrook supports health and wellbeing for every child.

Maintaining a Healthy Environment:

  1. Studios will be disinfected between AM & PM sessions.
  2. Campers will not be allowed to attend if they or someone in their household are sick or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. Please review Camp Philbrook Sick Policy in your registration form.
  3. All camp workshops will spend ample time outdoors as weather allows for snack time, artmaking time, and exploring out in the gardens.
  4. Camp staff monitor weather each day for ozone alerts, extreme heat, and other inclement weather. When the weather is unsafe for prolonged outdoor activity, campers will remain indoors, or keep their outside time brief. Camp staff will ensure all campers take breaks and stay hydrated.
  5. Lunchtime will be held outdoors in our beautiful gardens. In case of inclement or extreme temperature campers eat indoors.
  6. Camp Philbrook has secured rapid tests from the state that are available free of charge to families upon request.
  7. Camp Philbrook is a peanut-free camp. Please do not send your child to camp with peanut products.
Q:

What timeslots are available?

A:

Some classes are available mornings (AM) and others are available in the afternoon (PM). Before Care is available for AM classes, After Care for PM classes, both are available for campers enrolled in both morning and afternoon classes.

AM Classes, 9am – 12pm
PM Classes, 1pm – 4pm
All Day Classes, 9am – 4pm

Before Care is available from, 7:45am – 9am
After Care is available from, 4pm – 5:30pm

Q:

How many children will be in each camp session?

A:

Camp Philbrook strives to ensure each child has a meaningful and impactful summer. All camps will be capped at 15 children with two adults.

Q:

My schedule is tricky. Is there childcare available before and after camp?

A:

Yes! We offer before care from 7:45-9:00 am, and aftercare from 4:00-5:30 pm. You may sign up for either, or both, when you register for camp. 5 days of either Before Care or After Care are just $25 per member child or $30 per not-yet-member child. You will find the appropriate option (either before or after care) on each camp’s ticketing choices.

Q:

Do you offer scholarships?

A:

Yes! We offer a limited number of scholarships based on financial need. Scholarships will be awarded in April 2023. Click here to apply: Camp Philbrook Scholarship Application.

Q:

Do I need to send my child to camp with a lunch?

A:

All campers attending morning and afternoon camp sessions should arrive with a lunch from home. Please do not send lunches that need to be refrigerated or warmed up in a microwave. Further, Camp Philbrook is a peanut-free camp. Please do not send peanuts or peanut products.

Q:

Can I send my child with a lunch that includes peanuts or peanut products?

A:

For the safety of those with peanut allergies, Camp Philbrook is a peanut-free camp. Please do not send your child with any peanuts or peanut products for their lunch or their snack.

Q:

Do I need to send a snack for my child?

A:

Each camp session includes a snack midway through the day. Philbrook provides goldfish (cheddar-flavored) or salted pretzels for snack. However, caregivers are welcome to send their child with a different or additional snack.

Q:

What do I need to bring with my child on the first day of camp?

A:

We’re making art and exploring nature! Please ensure your child is prepared.

Required:

  1. Clothes that can get messy.
  2. Water bottle labeled with child’s name
    Wearing sunscreen and bug spray (please apply before/at drop-off)
  3. Lunch (required for all day campers)

Optional:

  1. Sunscreen and bug spray bottle so your child can apply themselves (especially for those staying all day)
  2. Snack if your child doesn’t wish to eat the cheddar goldfish or pretzels provided.
  3. Additional snack if your child wishes to eat more than one snack per session.
Q:

How will pick-up/drop-off work?

A:
  1. On the first day of camp, caregivers should arrive 10 minutes early in order to sign in their children.
  2. All children should be walked to their studios by their caregiver every day.
  3. Pick-up will occur at each child’s studio. Caregivers may proceed directly to their child’s studio location.
  4. All caregivers picking up children, regardless of age, will be asked to verify their identity every day by showing their State-issued ID or driver’s license.
Q:

Can my child walk themselves to and from their camp?

A:

No. For safety purposes, caregivers are required to accompany all children to and from their studios each day of camp and provide identification at the door of the studio at pickup.

Q:

Someone besides my child’s immediate caregiver will be picking up my child from camp. Is there anything I need to do?

A:

Yes. Caregivers must share the names of any adults authorized to pick up their child.

There are two ways to share this information:

  1. Include the names of authorized adults and their relation to your child on the online registration form.
  2. If you need to add a name to the list and did not add it to the initial registration form, email the information to Toni Willis, Nature Education Coordinator, at twillis@philbrook.org.
Q:

Will my child get messy?

A:

Camp Philbrook is all about exploring ideas and materials in art and nature. Artmaking and outdoor exploration is messy and fun. Please ensure your children are prepared to get messy!

Q:

My child needs to take medicine during the day. How does that work?

A:

Emergency medications such as Epi-Pens and emergency inhalers should remain with the child in their lunch bag or on their person, as necessary. The child should be able to self-administer any emergency medication. Please note, we do not have a nurse on site to administer medication.

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Scholarship applications for Summer 2024 will open mid-March.

Meet the Teaching Artists

Bailey Huerta

Bailey Huerta-Shaw is passionate about theater! She holds a BFA in acting and directing from Oklahoma City University and has taught acting and art to kids for over 6 years. Bailey believes theater can strengthen self-confidence while also creating appreciation for the artform.

Rachel Rector

Rachel Rector is a fine art film photographer whose work utilizes experimental film, camera-less photography, and historical printmaking techniques to evoke the ethereal, daydream quality of a nostalgic moment in nature. She often adds poetry, collage, and textile elements to her hand-printed photographs to convey the sentiment of the natural space. Her images have been published in magazines, online publications, and displayed in galleries throughout the Midwest. Rachel has developed educational workshops believing that teaching 18th century processes like cyanotypes and anthotypes captivate students’ senses and encourages them to become more engaged with their environment. She resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Lauren ‘Rainbow’ Lunsford

Environmentalist, face painter and multi personalities of fun, Miss Rainbow, works for nature and with nature. Her ever-changing hair color is her favorite canvas. She makes headpieces to all the seasons and writes poetry in the dark. A spectrum of creativity for all ages.

Katy Bruce

Katy Bruce is a multidisciplinary working artist, jewelry designer, and all-ages arts facilitator, born and raised in Tulsa, OK. They gain inspiration from their community, through connection, and self expression.

Amber Marie Deen

Amber Marie Deen is a local dancer, choreographer, teacher, and multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on the interconnectedness of the earth, it’s inhabitants, and Spirit. Amber believes in the transformative power of dance and it’s ability (through participation and viewing) to bring healing and therapeutic restoration.

Kindra Lockman

Kindra Lockman is a beading artist whose art is inspired by her Cherokee roots. She gives credit to her elder Ms. Drywater for teaching her the craft while she attended Sequoyah Indian High School. “I am inspired by each piece that I create. I am inspired when customers see my product and fall in love with the pieces I make. I am inspired to make gifts for my loved ones.”

Her artwork represents the link she has to her culture, and by using different materials it represents the ability we all have  to work well together as a society, to appreciate our differences, and to see what a beautiful outcome we can create!

Liz Dueck

Liz Dueck is a Nature Artist, Art Educator & Trail Guide. She primarily works in oil painting, however she also experiments with charcoal and natural materials. Her creative practices are all based on exploration and connection. From painting, teaching, and serving as a trail guide, Dueck’s passion lies in interchangeably connecting art, nature, and people together.

Dueck graduated with a BFA in Studio Art and Teaching Certification in Art from Oklahoma State University. She worked for OSU’s Art Department in her time there as a student as well as upon graduation as the Education Coordinator of the Prairie Arts Center. She now teaches art at the Tulsa Boys Home, leads monthly Art Hikes at the Keystone Ancient Forest, and paints either on site in various locations or in her home studio in the forests of Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

Kieran ‘C.A.P’ Crutison

Kieran Crutison known as C.A.P (Crutison’s Art Projects) describes himself as a limitless community base creative. From fashion to collaborative performance art C.A.P encourages participation in one way or another. Allowing the public to be involved in his creations and embrace their own creativity. Born and raised in Tulsa, OK and member of the collective Black Moon. C.A.P plans to spread his passion with love, education, and collaboration.

Beth Henley

Elizabeth Henley is a painter and multimedia artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. While living and working in Tulsa, she also attended several schools, including studying Interior Design at Oklahoma State University. After several color theory and art classes, she realized her main passion was creating artwork through visual art. She began displaying her work publically in 2015, but then refocused her pursuits to finding space in her local art scene for artists of color, specifically Black Artists in the Tulsa area. This desire to see inclusion and diversity in art led her to found and create Black Moon in 2018, an all Black artist collective here in Tulsa focused on breaking standards, pushing innovation, and cultivating creativity among her local community. With the formation of Black Moon, Elizabeth and fellow artists have shown in several galleries and exhibitions throughout the Oklahoma area. Her goal is to grow and develop her skills as an artist, but to also show representation through diversity in her pieces.

Taylor Painter-Wolfe

Taylor Painter-Wolfe is a fiber artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She majored in fiber art at the Kansas City Art Institute where she first started using felted wool as her preferred medium. After graduating with a BFA in 2003, she traveled extensively in Australia and Southeast Asia, which greatly influenced her interest in using shapes, patterns, and textures found in natural environments as inspiration for her work. She later attended The University of Washington in Seattle where she earned a Masters in special education. In 2011, Taylor returned to Tulsa and now divides her time between making and showing her work and teaching art. She makes and dyes her own felted wool which she uses to create abstract landscapes inspired by aerial photography and satellite images. Taylor’s work has appeared in many group and solo exhibitions locally and regionally, including a recent year-long public art installation at the Tulsa International Airport.

Jamie Pierson

Jamie Pierson is a designer, artist, educator, and community organizer based in Tulsa, OK. Under the name Scraps Designs, she focuses on building community through play. Her work is interactive and participatory, taking the form of playscapes and installations made from cardboard and other common materials, often in shared or public spaces. You can learn more at www.heyscrapsdesigns.com

Sarah Rucker

Sarah Rucker is a local ceramic artist and art educator. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art at Oklahoma State University. Currently, she is teaching Ceramics, Pottery and Sculpture at Bishop Kelley High School.

Shannon Barry

Shannon Barry is a sixth grade social studies teacher at the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences and has taught students between the ages of 9-14 in the Tulsa area for four years. She has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing with an emphasis in fiction writing from Columbia College Chicago. Shannon is passionate about bringing literacy to students in exciting, interactive, and unexpected ways to unlock the creative qualities already within them.

Rusty Roberts

Russell Roberts is a Tulsa artist with thirteen years of teaching experience. He has taught for Tulsa Public Schools and Tulsa Community College and is currently teaching at Booker T. Washington High School. Russell has been working with the Philbrook Summer Art program for several years and is committed to providing young artists with a creative and inspiring atmosphere.

Praise Davidson

Praise Davidson is a Texan that fell in love with Tulsa. She is a local artist that blends fantasy and real life to express the things that are hard to say with words.

Cheyenne Butcher

Cheyenne Butcher is a visual artist and educator living just outside of Tulsa, Ok. She graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado with a BA in Photography, and has since expanded into mediums including fiber arts, printmaking and graphic design. Currently, she is teaching Art and Photography at Tulsa School of Arts and Science.

Mark Kuykendall

Mark Daniel Kuykendall (July 7, 1981) is an Oklahoman, artist, and producer. His work is generally characterized by his production style of melding electronically manipulated field recordings with dusty attic 8mm films.  Graduating with an audio engineering degree from Full Sail Real World Education in 2003, he returned to his home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma to begin his journey into the world of sound. Over the past decade he’s constructed “Wild Mountain Studios” in the Osage Hills, founded ambient music label “Unknown Tone Records” In 2011 and hosted numerous courses and taught at local art camps focusing on found sound, collage, and bio sensory feedback (plant music).

Aunj Braggs

Aunj Braggs was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Edmond to pursue her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her emphasis of study was painting while in school and after her graduation in 2018, she developed her professional career as a Freelance Artist. In 2019 she moved back to Tulsa to work as a Communications & Operations Manager for a local business as well as join an artists collective called Black Moon. In 2020 she served as a Co-Chair for OVAC’s Momentum Planning Committee. The skills she developed through these experiences made her an ideal fit for the Grants & Outreach position at Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. She is beyond excited to serve the artistic community of Oklahoma and looks forward to connecting with local artists, educators, and institutions.

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