Museum Summer Camp Champions Cartoons and Creativity


Cartoon Art Museum Drawing Room
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
June - August, 2019

Cartoon Camp is cooler than ever this summer in our new location with half & full days of drawing excitement!

The Cartoon Art Museum is delighted to continue our ever-expanding Cartoon Camp summer program for older kids and teens age 10-15! The museum has organized three week-long sessions dedicated to the art of cartooning from June to August 2019, Week 1: June 17th - 21st, Week 2: June 24th - 28th, Week 3: July 29th - August 2nd. The camp takes place in the museum’s Drawing Room at 781 Beach Street in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and at surrounding neighborhood spaces for camp excursions.

Cartoon Camp is filled with active creative engagement for older kids and teens who are avid artists enjoying drawing and are looking to build skills. All materials are provided. Find discounts, details and sign up opportunities for museum members on the registration links. Register before camp sessions fill up at!

Ages: 10-15
Level: Young Intermediate
Dates: Week 1: June 17th - 21st, Week 2: June 24th - 28th, Week 3: July 29th - August 2nd, 2019
Time: 9am-12:30pm, 1:45pm - 5:15pm, or 9am-5:15pm M-F (Dates listed by class)
Location: Cartoon Art Museum, 781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Cost: $300+ (CAM Members receive 10% off! Purchase membership with your ticket or sign up beforehand and wait for your discount code to save!)
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Mornings are more structured and focused on standard skill building that will lead to a final project within the week as led by college professor, cartoonist and illustrator Mark Simmons (

Afternoons are more focused on group work and studio time in approach to allow students to discover their own passions and challenge themselves with guidance and support from our longtime camp instructor, cartoonist and illustrator Ellis Kim (

Full Days ensure that students get the best of both worlds between structure and open exploration, from 9am to 5:15pm includes a 45-minute supervised recess and lunchtime from 12:45pm to 1:30pm in Ghirardelli Square and/or Aquatic Park across from the museum. (Food is not provided. Participants will need to bring their own lunch.)

Excursions for drawing field trips are held twice each week, usually on Tuesday and Thursday depending on weather. Locations are within walking distance to the Museum and are no additional cost. Parents/Guardians will be notified by email and in person at or proceeding drop off of the exact location, date and time for excursions. Past locations have included Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park lawn and gardens, Aquatic Park Visitor Center and the Hyde Street Cable Car Turnaround. Students are always accompanied by at least the instructor and an additional staff member.

Students will also get up and move to explore the exhibitions on display and learn elements of acting for a better understanding of storytelling elements like body language, expressions and scene composition. Healthy snacks are provided during Morning and Afternoon sessions with careful consideration to camper dietary needs and restrictions to keep kids energized. Those attending multiple weeks will get access to advanced projects and exercises to build on learning in previous weeks. Required Materials will be provided. Students are welcome to bring in their personal sketchbooks and materials to add to their learning experience.

Additional items to note, discounts, cancellation policies and other details are available at the registration page. To inquire about special programs for Older Teens (16-18) and younger kids (7-12), the most up to date scheduling information, member discount codes, scholarship information or questions, please contact!

About the Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum’s mission is to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in society, and its universal appeal. The museum’s vision is to be the premier destination to experience cartoon art in all its many forms from around the world, and a leader in providing insight into the process of creating it. The Cartoon Art Museum can be visited online at and at its new location, 781 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109.