Art Barn Summer Camps FAQs

What do kids do on a typical day at Art Barn Camp?  Campers engage in art and craft projects related to a theme for the week.  Campers are provided supplies and instruction and complete 5-10 projects during the week.  Campers also participate in games and activities related to the week's theme.

What sort of supervision and instruction are offered?  Camp instruction is led by Kelly Johnson.  Kelly is a bi-lingual licensed K-8 teacher.  She has been a classroom teacher since 2002.  Kelly is currently the science specialist at Greenvale Park Elementary School in Northfield.  Additional qualified staff help provide supervision and instruction based on registration numbers.  We value keeping the camper-to-teacher ratio small.

How many campers are at camp each week?  We have decided to cap all of our summer camps at 12 campers this year in order to provide a safe experience in compliance with CDC and MDH COVID recommendations.

Will there be any other COVID-19 restrictions at camp?  There will be a few more changes.  You can learn more about our COVID-19 efforts by reading our  Camp Practices PDF and The Northfield Art Barn COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.

How long do camps run?  Each week of camp runs Monday thru Thursday for two-hours each day.  Morning camps run from 9am-11am, and afternoon camps run from 12noon-2pm. 

Who can attend camp?  Unless otherwise specified, camps are for students entering grades 1-6

Where is the Northfield Art Barn?  Summer camp is located at 6615 320th St. Northfield, MN 55057.

Can students register for more than one camp?  Yes.  With different themes during different weeks, no two weeks are the same.  

What is the cost for one camp session?  A week of camp costs $139.00.  This cost includes instruction and supervision, a daily snack and all materials for 5-10 art projects.  

Do you offer scholarships?  We do not offer scholarships for camp at this time.

How do you handle refunds? Cancelations made more than 30 days prior to the start of camp will be refunded in full.  Cancelations made within 30 days to the start of camp are subject to a $40 supply and processing fee. 

Do you ever have to cancel a week of camp?  Yes, but it's rare.  If there is insufficient enrollment for a summer camp session you will be notified 30 days before the start of camp and receive a full refund or the option to transfer to another camp session.  

How can I contact the Northfield Art Barn?  Email us at

How do I register my child?  Registration is now open for the following camps:

     Register for Lovable Pets morning class (M-Th 9am-11am) - $139

     Register for Lovable Pets afternoon class (M-Th 12pm-2pm) - $139

     Register for Jedi & The Empire morning class (M-Th 9am-11am) - $139

     Register for Jedi & The Empire afternoon class (M-Th 12pm-2pm) - $139

     Imagination Village morning class IS FULL

     Register for Imagination Village afternoon class (M-Th 12pm-2pm) - $139