Summer Programs

Summer 2023 Registration is Now Open!

Camps for Ages 4-18 & Workshops for Adults

Can’t wait till Summer? Spring 2023 Classes are open for registration.


Proudly named “Best Summer Camps 2021 & 2022” by Northern Virginia Magazine!

Join us this summer at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia for enriching and inclusive summer camps, programs and workshops focused on both artistry and skill-building in the areas of music, acting/theater, visual art, and film & video! Our robust schedule includes camps for ages 4-18 plus workshops for adults. Our programs connect you with George Mason University faculty, professional teaching artists, and experienced arts educators. A variety of weekly programs run from mid-June through mid-August. Learn, create and perform with other like-minded young artists and make it a summer to remember!


Acting/Theater  |  Art & PhotographyFilm & Video  |  Music

Acting/Theater

Musical Theater Workshop
Ages 7-11

June 19 – 23 or
July 31 – Aug 4, 2023

Musical Theater Audition Intensive
Ages 12-18

June 19 – 23, 2023

Improv Comedy Workshop
Ages 10-14

June 19 – 23 or
July 31 – Aug 4, 2023

Weekly Acting Camps
Ages 5-18

June 26 – July 28, 2023

Musical Theater Performance Bootcamp
Ages 13-18

July 24 – July 28, 2023 

Musical Theater Scenework Intensive
Ages 12-18

July 31 – Aug 4, 2023


Art & Photography

Creative Discoveries
Ages 6-8

Weekly Camps from June 26 – August 4, 2023

JumpstART Advanced 2-D Art Summer Studio
Ages 13-18

July 10 – 14, 2023  

Digital Illustration: Character Creation Studio
Ages 13-18

June 26 – 30, 2023 

JumpstART Advanced 3-D Art Summer Studio
Ages 13-18

July 17 – 21, 2023 

Stop Motion Animation Studio
Ages 9-12

July 10 – 14, 2023  

Cartoon Animation Studio Online
Ages 12-18

July 24 – 28, 2023 

Intro to Digital Photography
Ages 13-17

July 31 – Aug 4, 2023


Film & Video

Screenwriting Workshop
Ages 11-18

June 26 – June 30, 2023

Filmmaking Workshop For Middle School
Ages 11-14

July 10-21, 2023 (two weeks) 

Filmmaking Workshop For High School
Ages 14-18

July 24-Aug 4, 2023 
(two weeks) 


Music

Early ChildhoodGuitarInstrumental BandInstrumental StringsPiano
Recording & Producing

Composing, Writing, & Theory

Songwriter Summer Workshop
Ages 13-18

July 24 – 28, 2023 

The Art of Filmscoring
Ages 13-18

July 17 – 21, 2023

Music Composition Intro Camp
Ages 13-18

Aug 7 – 11, 2023

Early Childhood

Summer Music Sampler
Ages 4-6

June 26 – 30 & July 10 – 14 

Fine Arts Sampler
Ages 4-6

 July 3 – 7 & July 17 – 21 

Guitar

Beginner Guitar Camp
Ages 9-12

 June 26 – June 30, 2023

Beginner Guitar Teen Camp
Ages 13-18

June 26 – June 30, 2023

Instrumental Band

Mason Summer Band Camp
Ages 11-18

June 19 – 23, 2023 
9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Instrumental Strings

Mason High School Strings Institute
Ages 13-18

June 26 – June 30, 2023

Mason Strings Camp
Ages 9-13

July 3 – 14, 2023 (two weeks)

Violin Bootcamp
Ages 10-18

 July 31 – Aug 4, 2023

Viola Bootcamp
Ages 10-18

July 31 – Aug 4, 2023 

Violin Academy
Ages 12-18

Aug 7 – 11, 2023

Piano

Summer Piano Academy
Ages 7-11

July 31 – Aug 4, 2023 

Summer Piano Academy (Advanced)
Ages 12-18

Aug 7 – 11, 2023

Recording & Producing

Summer Recording Studio
Ages 13-18

July 24 – 28, 2023

Producer Intro Camp
Ages 12-17

July 31 – Aug 4, 2023 

Teacher Training Programs

Summer Conducting Symposium

Summer Conducting Symposium
Ages 18+

July 17 – 21, 2023 
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

COVID Safety Guidelines
Mason Community Arts Academy follows all safety protocols required by George Mason University. Visit our COVID Safety Guidelines for more information.

Limited scholarship funds are available for families in need of financial assistance. To apply, please visit: https://masonacademy.gmu.edu/about-us/financial-aid/. For families in need of extended payment plan installment options, please contact the Academy at academy@gmu.edu.