Verge Kids Camp (8-10 year olds)

instructor: Chaitra Bangalore

category: Kids Camps

for: 8-10 year olds

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

June 22nd-26th & July 27th-31st, 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:

Chaitra Bangalore is an artist and middle school arts educator in Sacramento, CA. Her work focuses on South Asian identity, body hair and the different definitions of female beauty. She works in a variety of mediums, focusing on oil painting and printmaking. As an educator, she wishes to empower students to become strong visual thinkers who can use their talents to express their own identities and invoke positive social change. 

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 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 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.