Summer Adventures

Join us for a summer adventure! Art Adventures and Writing Adventures camps provide an opportunity for young artists and writers to explore the historic house, estate grounds, and the Museum’s renowned collection of American art. Inspired by the art collection, participants in Art Adventures will produce five original works of art, while Writing Adventures participants will craft several written compositions of different genres. Summer adventure camps are week-long, half-day camps for elementary and middle school students. 

During the Creative Writing Workshop—designed exclusively for students who have completed grades 6–9—participants will actively engage in the writing process to produce their own written compositions from the pre-writing through the publishing stages. Students are encouraged to find a personal connection to works in the fine art collection that will inspire their writing. Additionally, the workshop will include art activities in the studio, an exploration into the history of the Reynolds family, their grand estate, and a glimpse behind the scenes of the Museum.

  • Cancelation
    • Cancelation requests must be received five business days before the start of session or a $25 fee will apply. Contact camp registrar Julia Hood at or 336.758.5599 to conduct a cancelation.
  • Photo release disclaimer
    • Reynolda House may photograph or film summer programs for fundraising or documentary purposes. If you prefer that your child not be photographed or filmed, submit a written and signed request with your registration form.

2023 Camp Dates, Cost, and Registration

Come play and create with us this summer! We have day camps for students in Kindergarten through ninth grade. Our campers will experience Reynolda’s collections, history, and landscape in unique ways while exploring their own artistic process. All camps include the opportunity to swim in the historic Reynolda pool. Participants should pack a snack and lunch. Student placement is based on the grade the student will complete during the 2022–23 school year.

After you have registered, please make sure that you complete and return the waiver form.

Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing 101 | June 26–30
Completed grades 6–9
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

In the Creative Writing Workshop, young writers will hone their craft and learn the basics of prose and poetry through a variety of writing activities inspired by the art and history of Reynolda. Participants will engage in each stage of the writing process, including pre-writing, drafting, revision, and publication. The workshop will also include art activities and glimpses behind the scenes of the historic house. 

Cost: $235. Members at the Dual/Family level receive a 20% discount.

Writing Adventures-This session is full – join waitlist below

Fundamentals of a Story | July 24–28
Completed grades 2–5
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Young Writers will explore the basics of developing a story in this writing camp. Campers will study works of art as well as venture outdoors to gather inspiration for our writings throughout the week. Participants will learn about all stages of the writing process, most especially focusing on prewriting and revision—culminating in the publication of their own hand-made book. 

Cost: $195. Members at the Dual/Family level receive a 20% discount.

Art Adventures

Session I | July 10–14 This session is full – join waitlist below
Session II | July 17–21
Completed grades K–5
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Inspired by the Museum’s renowned collection of American art, young artists will produce their own original work of art each day during these half-day camps. Students will learn about the families who once lived here by exploring the historic house and estate, will view and take inspiration from the art collection, and will have the opportunity to take a dip in the historic indoor pool. 

Cost: $195. Members at the Dual/Family level receive a 20% discount.