Creative Apprentices – CAPS

middle school students at arts summer camp

Rising Grade 7 - 8

The Creative Apprentice Program is geared to offer a combination of summer camp fun and job preparation to rising 7th & 8th grade students. The program presents students with the opportunity to divide their time between being campers in the classroom and camp helpers. It serves as the perfect bridge between our Young Creator camp program and our Counselors In Training Program.

The Creative Apprenticeship Program is best described as a summer job internship in a fun and creative camp environment. Its purpose is twofold: 1) To instill leadership skills in students that they can carry with them into the school year or into any youth summer camp job positions they may pursue in the future. 2) To allow our maturing students the ability to still enjoy the CASA experience as campers. In short, creative apprentices hold the unique position of being “Half-Camper/Half-Helper”.

Campers choose four daily classes for the session. All classes will repeat throughout the summer with curriculum changes each session. Class descriptions are below.

*CAPs must attend the full two week session.

Dates & Fees

Session I

June 24 – July 3

(2-week session - Closed July 4th & 5th for Independence Day)


Session II

July 8 - July 19

(2-week session)


Session III

July 22 - August 2

(2-week session)


Quick Facts

  • Rising Grade 7-8 in fall 2024
  • Full-day program: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Mentored by teachers and program managers
  • Variety of classes to explore
  • Job training
  • Responsive Classroom: camper participates in decision-making
  • Emphasis on leadership, creativity, independence, and collaboration


Period 1

Period 2

Period 3

Period 4

A Day @ Casa

8:30-9:00 am

Arrival and Morning Meeting

9:00-9:55 am

Class #1

9:30-10:20 am

Activity Time

10:00-10:25 am

Recess & Snack

10:30-11:20 am

Class #2

11:25am-12:05 pm

Festival Period (Free Choice)


Lunch & Recess


One O'Show


Class #3


Class #4


Afternoon Meeting