Millvale Community Library 2018 Summer Maker Camps Information |

2018 Summer Maker Camps Information


There are still a few spots left in our Summer Maker Camps for the afternoon camps, which are for children ages 9-12. Register here! *All spots for the morning camp are now filled.*

Morning camp is from 10am – 12pm, and afternoon camp is 12:30pm – 3:30pm. Lunch is free and takes place from 12pm – 12:30pm.

Children’s Museum Makeshop Camp

June 12 – June 14 (Optional Field trip to Children’s Museum Friday, June 15)

[Camp 1]

In partnership with the Children’s Museum, we will host a teaching artist from the Makeshop to come and lead us in a week of building and material exploration. Past camps have included working with cardboard, weaving, and circuitry. This camp concludes with a field trip to the Children’s Museum on Friday, June 15th, for interested campers. The trip costs $8. Transportation will be provided by MCL staff & volunteers.

Riverfront/Environmental Camp 

June 19 – June 21

[Camp 2]

Campers will learn about sustainability and local wildlife through exploring Millvale’s Riverfront Park. This camp will involve partnerships with local organizations Allegheny Cleanways, Venture Outdoors, and Apoidea Apiary. Areas of focus will be riverfront safety, trail/riverfront preservation, and sustainable agriculture.

Music and Multimedia Camp

July 10 – July 12

[Camp 3]

Campers will get the chance to build DIY instruments using recyclable materials, learn about audio recording and electronic instruments, and create their own stop-motion films. A field trip will be taken to see Mr. Smalls Theatre and recording studio, through a partnership with Millvale-based non-profit, Creative Life Support.

Fashion and Fiber Arts Camp 

July 17 –  July 19

[Camp 4]

The campers will manipulate a textile using dye and paint, cut out a pattern for a garment of their choice in their size, learn to construct the garment using a sewing machine, and model their creation in a fashion show on the last day of camp.

Pottery Camp 

August 7 –  August 9

[Camp 5]

Teaching artists at local business Ton Pottery in Millvale will help young campers to make mugs, pinch pots, sculptures, and more all while exploring the art and technical processes of pottery making.

Arts and Murals Camp

August 14 – August 16

[Camp 6]

This camp will explore the visual arts as a vehicle for social change. Campers will learn about different forms of public art, getting the chance to create their own mural, stencils, and paintings. A field trip will be taken to St. Nicholas Croatian Church to learn about the Maxo Vanka murals.


** Due to the nature of our programming, we ask that you only register EACH CHILD for 3 camps. If you are interested in registering for more than 3, please email Roman at to be put on the waitlist.

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