Millvale Community Library 2019 Summer Maker Camps Information |

2019 Summer Maker Camps Information

Registration for our 2019 Summer Camps open on April 1st at 7 PM!


Morning camp (ages 5-8) is from 10am – 12pm, and Afternoon Camp (ages 9-12) is 12pm – 3:30pm. Summer Lunch is free and takes place from 12pm – 1pm.

Children’s Museum Makeshop Camp

June 11 – June 13

(Optional Field trip to Children’s Museum Friday, 6/14)

[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 14th, for interested campers. The trip costs $8. Transportation will be provided by MCL staff & volunteers.

Riverfront/Public Art Camp 

June 18 – June 20

[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 SPMMMV to talk about riverfront safety, stormwater management, and public art as a vehicle for social change.

Music and Multimedia Camp

July 9 – July 11

[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 16 –  July 18

[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.

Space Camp

July 30 –  August 1

[Camp 5]

The campers will learn about astronomy, rockets, and solar power.

Pottery Camp 

August 13 – August 15

[Camp 6]

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.


** Parents are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to signup their kiddos as soon as the link goes live on 4/1. Certain camps have been known to fill up within the first half hour. Due to the nature of our programming, we ask that you only register EACH CHILD for 3 camps. As always, first preference for slots in camp will be given to Millvale residents. If you have any questions related to accessibility for signups, programming, summer feeding, etc., please email Roman at

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