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Camp Philbrook 2022

Safe Setup. 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. Move beyond lanyards and popsicle sticks, and 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.

Camp FAQ

Q:

What are Camp Philbrook’s COVID-19 precautions?

A:

Philbrook Museum of Art is monitoring COVID-19 very closely and will make camp policy updates as needed. Caregivers will be updated via email with the most up-to-date masking policy prior to their camp session.

At this time, all staff and campers will be asked to wear a mask while indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Additional Safety Precautions:

  • Studios will be disinfected between AM & PM sessions.
  • Campers will not be allowed to attend if they or someone in their household are sick or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19
  • All camp workshops will spend ample time outdoors as weather allows for snack time, artmaking time, and exploring out in the gardens.
  • Lunchtime will be held outdoors. In case of inclement or extreme temperature weather: campers eat indoors with their camp group only (not mixing with campers in other age groups)
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 our All Day class.

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

Before Care is available from, 8am – 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. 5&6 year old workshops will be capped at 13 children with two adults. Workshops for older children (7-9 and 9-11) 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, and aftercare from 4:00-5:30pm. You may sign up for either, or both, when you register for camp.

Q:

Do you offer scholarships?

A:

Yes! We offer a variety of scholarships based on financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please submit our online Scholarship Application Form.

Q:

How do I purchase lunches?

A:

For your convenience, Philbrook now offers kid-friendly lunches in two portion sizes: A small portion and a large portion. All lunches are sold in packages that include the entire camp session. Please reserve your lunches via the registration form you will receive upon enrolling in Camp. Payment will be processed during check-in on the first day of Camp. Lunch packages will include the first day of camp.

Q:

What is the difference between a “small portion” and a “large portion”?

A:

We know there is a big difference between the appetite of a five year old and an 11 year old. For bigger appetites, a large portion is 50% larger than the small portion.

Q:

What kind of food is in a purchased lunch?

A:

Kitchen27 offers a variety of freshly-prepared kid-friendly lunch options each day. While the choices appeal to children’s palettes, all food is prepared in-house and not frozen. A sample menu includes Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque, Turkey and Bacon Sandwiches with carrot sticks and a cookie, and chicken strips with French fries.

Q:

I’d like to purchase lunches, but my child has an allergy. Is this possible?

A:

With notice ahead of time, we can accommodate vegetarian lunches as well as lunches for children with gluten allergies. As a rule, none of our lunches or snacks include peanut products. When you reserve your lunches on the registration form, there will be an option to add allergy and dietary restrictions.

Q:

Can I send my child to camp with a lunch from home?

A:

Of course! You are welcome to send a lunch from home with your child. 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 or pretzels for snack. However, caregivers are welcome to send their child with a different 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 arrives at camp in clothes that can get messy. Regardless of workshop topic, campers will be spending a good deal of time in our gardens.Please ensure your child arrives at camp with a water bottle and wearing sunscreen and bug spray. You may also choose to equip your child with sunscreen and bug spray they can apply themselves before going outside. Snack is provided by Philbrook, but if your child cannot/will not eat goldfish or pretzels, you are welcome to provide a small snack as well.

Q:

How will pick-up/drop-off work?

A:

On the first day of camp, caregivers should arrive 10 minutes early in order to sign in their children. All children should be walked to their studios and be signed in by their caregivers. Pick-up will occur at each child’s studio. All caregivers picking up children, regardless of age, will be asked to verify their identity by showing their State-issued ID or driver’s license.

Q:

Can my child walk themselves to and from their camp?

A:

For safety purposes, we ask that caregivers 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:

Please include their names and relation in the online registration form. If you would like to add names to your designated pick-up list, please email Evan Johnson at ejohnson@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:

Please bring any medication in a plastic bag, labeled with a name. All medication will be stored in a locked safe. Please note, we do not have a nurse on site to administer medication.

Find Classes By Age

Ages 5-6
Ages 7-9
Ages 9-11

Health and Safety at Camp Philbrook

Philbrook Museum of Art is monitoring COVID-19 very closely and will make camp policy updates as needed. Caregivers will be updated via email with the most up-to-date masking policy prior to their camp session.

At this time, all staff and campers will be asked to wear a mask while indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Additional Safety Precautions:

  • Studios will be disinfected between AM & PM sessions.
  • Campers will not be allowed to attend if they or someone in their household are sick or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19
  • All camp workshops will spend ample time outdoors as weather allows for snack time, artmaking time, and exploring out in the gardens.
  • Lunchtime will be held outdoors. In case of inclement or extreme temperature weather: campers eat indoors with their camp group only (not mixing with campers in other age groups)

Apply for a Camp Philbrook Scholarship

Philbrook Museum of Art is offering scholarships for Camp Philbrook 2022 to qualifying applicants based on financial need until capacity is reached. All scholarships will be awarded in full. Click here to apply: Camp Philbrook Scholarship Application

Kalyn Fay Barnoski

Kalyn Fay Barnoski (Cherokee Nation enrollee, Muscogee Creek descent) is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, curator, and educator from Oklahoma. Centering Indigenous frameworks and methods, their work focuses on community-building, collaboration, and empathy through the use of performance, music, publication and print, storytelling, and contemporary craft. They hold an M.F.A. from University of Arkansas (2021),  an M.A. from The University of Tulsa (2016), and a B.F.A. from Rogers State University (2012).

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.

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.

Alex Franzmann

Alex Franzmann is a Senior Horticulturist at the Philbrook Museum of Art. She obtained a Bachelor in Horticulture from Oklahoma State in 2015. She has been in the Horticulture industry for 16 years with a primary focus on floriculture, tropicals, and gardens. Her hobbies include spending time with her fur babies, visiting gardens and museums, camping, hiking, kayaking, crafting, and spending time with the people she loves.

 

Evan Johnson

Evan Johnson is the Learning and Audience Engagement Coordinator at Philbrook Museum of Art, and has been supporting Philbrook camps through her role for 6 years. Evan has a BA in Psychology from Northeastern State University and 10+ years experience working with families, children and the community in various capacities. She is an avid home-artist and enjoys experimenting with a variety of different art mediums, her favorite being multimedia collage. Evan loves the joy of connection and how art can be utilized to help adults and children learn from and with each other. Evan is a Tulsa native.

 

Ana Barros

My name is Ana Barros. I am a first-generation immigrant, who grew up in Brazil, Venezuela, and Panama before coming to the United States in high school, nearly 12 years ago. I speak fluent Portuguese, Spanish, and English. I teach 7th grade Social Studies at TSAS, and have also taught the wonderful students at East Central Junior High. On my free time, I like to play tennis and soccer, and make art. I love making collages, and I have my own zine where I get to publish the awesome work of my friends. I’m excited for my first year doing Camp at Philbrook! We’re going to have a blast.

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).

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.

Russell 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.

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.

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.

Tina Henley

Hello! My name is Tina Henley and I’m an artist here in Tulsa, OK! I’ve basically lived in Tulsa my whole life and I’ve grown to enjoy and appreciate this city and the opportunities it offers artists and creatives. I began drawing in elementary school and I quickly discovered that I have my own artistic style. As I grew older, I took art classes and soon realized that I had a special connection with art and that I needed to cultivate my artistic pursuits. Realizing this and wanting to further my education, after graduating from High School, I began taking more art classes at Tulsa Community College and from there transferred to Oklahoma State University where I received my bachelor’s degree in Art. I’m still creating art to this day! Along with working a full-time job at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, I’m grateful that I get to do what inspires me. I love dynamic, bold patterns and colors. I often find myself wanting to customize and combine images and objects in unusual but visually unique ways. I’ll often try to add a three-dimensional element to my pieces. Almost like creating visual jewelry for a wall or space. Art to me is meant for exploring and discovering who you are, what you’re capable of and how you’re meant for more in life. I believe art is the pathway to our dreams.

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.

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