Career Art Path (CAP) is a two-week intensive summer camp experience for students grades 5-8 who are interested in exploring career fields in the arts.  The camp includes art workshops, field trips and presentations by professionals working in arts-related jobs such as theatre set designer, film-making, teaching, architecture, and costume designer.

CAP is overseen by teaching artists hired from the Las Cruces Public Schools.  The camp is usually held in June of each year.  For more information, contact the Dona Ana Arts Council office at 575-523-6403.

Update as of June 23, 2020 – all summer art camps cancelled.

Due to recent guidance from Governor Lujan Grisham for summer camps, a student-teacher ratio of 5:1 and maintenance of social distancing, we have regretfully cancelled Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) , Opera Storytellers Camp, and Career Art Path (CAP).  We will continue to publish  on-line art activities for students and their families throughout the summer, and we look forward to offering all of our camps in 2021.

From DAAC Executive Director, Greg Smith:

“We look forward to being able to offer our popular summer art camps again in 2021.  Regrettably, this year, all camps, including CAP, have to be on hiatus due to circumstances resulting from the pandemic.  Please check back with us!”

Virtual Playdate

It’s not the same in-person experience, but Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is offering a free on-line program titled Playdate. It is a fun, interactive, set of daily activities based on their one-week International Tour Program.  Students learn lines, build props, sing songs, create costumes, and perform with their families. All with simple steps and MCT’s professional guidance, they have video tutorials and all the materials you need, including downloadable music, for your use.  Families can create MCT magic in their very own home! MCT asks for a $5-$10 donation, if that is doable for your family.  https://mctinc.org/childrens-theatre-in-missoula-2/mcts-playdate/