2022 Summer Camps

The Bath House Cultural Center will host two summer camps from June 13 to July 15, 2022. Read more about each camp below and click on the APPLY button to submit your application. Space for both camps is limited.

You must fill out separate applications if your kids are interested in participating in both camps.

BHCC Summer Arts Camp – OutLoud Dallas

Application Deadline:
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Friday, June 3, 2022 (midnight Central Time)

The Bath House Cultural Center, in collaboration with OutLoud Dallas, is hosting BHCC Summer Arts Camp, a free camp for Dallas kids, June 13-July 1, 2022, Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

Dallas youth between the ages of 11-14 will participate in a three-week visual and performing arts intensive that will culminate in a multidisciplinary public exhibition that will be shared with the community, friends and family. Participants will work with local artists to produce large scale paintings, spoken word pieces, portrait photography and participate in dance and theater workshops. Youth participants will conceptualize the theme and design of the exhibition, working with professional artists to learn technical skills in a variety of art forms to execute their vision.

No pre-requisites or prior artistic experience is required to participate in this program. OutLoud artist mentors have included: Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Carlos Mario Garcia, Ruben Carrazana, Stephanie Drenka, Darryl Ratcliff, Joi Thomas, and Javier Loredo.

This summer camp is designed to bring opportunities to local underserved students and to provide them with access to the arts.

ELIGIBILITY: Students ages 11-14.

PRICE: Free.

Monday-Friday, 9-5pm, June 13-July 1, 2022

OutLoud brings together teenagers from 29 different zip codes across the Dallas area, using the power of art to bridge divides, enhance social emotional learning, and provide platforms for youth to share their voices with the community. Their mission is to amplify youth voice and value young people as capable change makers, artists, and storytellers. OutLoud was founded in January, 2019 by Allison Caldwell and Jeffery Moffitt. Their extensive backgrounds in art therapy, education, theater, and multidisciplinary storytelling led them to create OutLoud in response to the need for more accessible platforms for youth to share their voices about issues that they care about. Jeffery and Allison have over 25 years of combined experience in the youth development space and have led large scale youth initiatives across the city. Since OutLoud’s beginnings in early 2019, OutLoud has provided programming services and partnered with a number of local community organizations, including: The Latino Cultural Center, UNT Dallas, Uplift Education, After8toEducate, Big Thought, CitySquare, AURORA, Gossypion Investments, Ash Studios, Fair Park, Life in Deep Ellum, and SPARK. Through their storytelling programming, OutLoud youth have worked together to create eleven public installations that were viewed by nearly 8,000 community members.

Run with the P.A.C.K.

Application Deadline:
Friday, June 17, 2022 (midnight Central Time)

The Bath House Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Creative Arts Center of Dallas, is hosting Run with the PACK, a free Public Art Camp for Kids, running Tuesday-Friday, 10-2pm, July 5 to July 15, 2022.

Run with the PACK is a free immersive hands-on public mural camp for underserved teens, 12-16 years old. The focus of the camp is on the creation of a painted mural in the lake-level of the Bath House Cultural Center.  In this camp, students learn about the nuances of creating a large-scale public art installation, from conception to application.

Run with the PACK teaches kids all aspects of a public art piece, including understanding the history of the neighborhood and building where the painting will be created, identifying the purpose of the art piece, designing the composition, and drawing it in a large scale.  Students also learn about the importance of respecting public and private property.  Additionally, the camp includes a tour of some of the murals in Deep Ellum and the Octavio Medellin retrospective at the Dallas Museum of Art that will serve as inspiration for the students.

This summer camp is designed to bring opportunities to local underserved students and to provide them with access to the arts.

ELIGIBILITY: Students ages 12-16.

PRICE: Free.  Lunch provided to students.

CAMP DATES/TIME: July 5-15, 2022 (Tuesday-Friday), 10 AM to 2 PM.

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) is a 55-year-old visual arts school and community art center located four miles east of Downtown Dallas.  Its mission is to nurture a community where citizen artists discover, develop and express their artistic vision. CAC has provided extensive summer programming to the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department as well as provided several of its own signature programs for underserved teens, including Camp Metal Head and Feasts of Clay (a collaboration with Café Momentum).  The organization also has long-term experience working with communities of color and other marginalized groups and has collaborated with several organization to produce murals for the community.