Arts Adventure Camp held at NOC July 20-22

Mike Seals - June 1, 2021 9:38 am





This year marks the 30th anniversary of Arts Adventure Summer Camp.  It began in 1991 and was held on the grounds of the Marland Mansion.  In 2000, it moved to the campus of Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa.

Arts Adventure is a 501(c)3 non-profit supported by the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, North Central Oklahoma Arts Council, and numerous businesses, organizations, and individuals.

This year the camp will be held July 20-22 and will run from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. each day.  It is open to students going into 6th grade in the fall, through those who have just completed 12th grade. The camp offers students the opportunity to learn a variety of art forms from professional artists from NOC and from across the state.  And end-of-camp Showcase will be presented, either virtually or outdoors, where students’ works will be displayed and performed.

Classes offered this year include: Poetry, Graphic Storytelling, Beginning Photography, Board Game Design, Cartooning, Computer Graphics, Video Production, Creatures and Critters Sculpture, Digital Escape Room, Drawing, Oil Painting, Watercolor and Gouache, Jewelry and Ornament Making, Leather Animal Masks, Vocal Exploration, Music Theater, Stage Combat, and Drum Circle.

The total cost of the camp is $100.  A $25 registration fee is due by June 22nd, with the balance due July 6th.  This includes instruction, all materials, a cool t-shirt based on famous artwork (past examples include Mona Lisa, Starry Night, The Wave, and an Escher design), snacks, and free transportation available from Ponca City, Newkirk, and Blackwell, provided by Cimarron Transit. And most importantly, scholarships are available.

Students may register online at, or NOC website:

  Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 5,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.  Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit .


BELOW:  Samples of crafts made at the Arts Adventure Camp held July 20-22 at Northern Oklahoma College (photo provided)


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