Leah Florence's art, collage featuring young boy painted in red superimposed over a green background with children's blocks spelling out a partially blocked word "playtime"

Verge Kids Camp (6-7 year olds)

instructor: Leah Florence

category: Kids Camps

for: 6-7 year olds

price: Members $250 (add a sibling for $215), Non-members $280 (add a sibling for $240)

June 15th-19th & July 6th-10th, 2020

This is our sixth year offering camps for kids and we want you to join this summer for art-making, field-trips and fun at Verge! 

We will be working on individual and collaborative projects throughout the week and will present a final exhibition open to the public on the last day. We’ll be working with different artists and learning about various media and techniques.

About the Teaching Artist:

Leah Florence grew up in Southern California where the green rolling hills, beaches and thriving art community first ignited her passion to create. She studied art in school but was mostly taught at home by her father who also is an artist. She went on to study art at Brigham Young University where she earned a degree in Visual Arts. During her time at school she focused primarily on figurative work but explored other disciplines such as book binding and collage. She took a four year hiatus from art to bring two children into the world. Once the dust settled she became inspired to communicate her experiences as a mother on a visual playing field. She has been recognized and awarded for her unique style in embroidery in a variety of juried shows. She displays her work not only in juried shows but in local business venues, festivals, online media and charity events. She also is a credential art teacher who works for the Colfax Unified School District. When she is not painting with her students, or her own two children, she can be found in her studio exploring the elements of mixed media, collage and acrylic. Her work covers a vast arena of themes and subjects but still primarily focuses on relationships and the intimacy found within them.

Camp Schedule:

8:30am-9pm – Drop-off

9am-12pm – Instruction

12-12:30pm – Lunch time

12:30-3pm – Studio time

3-3:30pm – Pick-up

3:30-5:30 – Extended hours pick-up


Financial aid scholarships are available for students in the Sacramento area who qualify for a free or reduced lunch at school. Please email education@vergeart.com to apply for a scholarship.


Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, he or she must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50 percent of the total class fee. No refunds are given on withdrawals once the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.

Frequently asked questions:

How will Verge ensure our kids are safe during camp?

We are following the advice of the California Department of Public Health and incorporating that information into our procedures and using it as an educational opportunity.

We are limiting our camp maximum to ten children, and encouraging social distancing during camp.

Proper hygiene training has been added to our camp orientation for staff, interns and volunteers.

There will be demos on hand washing and reminders to make sure all kids wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds throughout the day.

We will provide hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and tissue and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

All snacks and food provided will be individually packaged.

Kids will be reminded to not touch their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands and to cover their coughs and sneezes with tissue.

We recommend guardians to check their kids’ temperature before they get dropped off at camp. We also recommend that kids with flu-like symptoms or temperature stay home.

Please call or email us if you have any questions or suggestions at education@vergeart.com or 916-448-2985 ex. 102

Can someone else pick up my children?

Yes, please notify Verge Staff of all the names and phone numbers of guardians allowed to pick your children up on the first day of camp. There will be a form at the front desk where you can input that information.

Should I send my kid with a lunch?

Yes, Verge provides peanut free healthy snacks but we do not provide hardy lunches. Please notify us of any food allergies through the registration form.

Will my kid get paint on his favorite shirt or new shoes?

Probably, please make sure your kids wear clothes that they can get messy on.

Can I pick up my children at a different time?

Depends, If you need to pick up your kids earlier than the camp pick-up time please let us know so we can make sure they finish their projects and clean up.

You may pay for the extended hour rate and pick up your kids between 3:30-5:30. We will charge you a late fee of $15 dollars if you are here after 5:30pm.

Can I register my kid is they are not in the age range advertised?

No, we advise that kids are part of camps designed for their specific age group.

What is Verge doing about coronavirus?

We are closely monitoring all city/state mandates to ensure we follow the most up to date health and safety protocols.