“We’ve been hard at work designing our summer programs, and I’m excited about all of the creative and fun projects we’ve developed. Each camp offers flexibility and choices for families with lots of different types of engagements, both on- and offline! All activities in Fine Art FUNdamentals can be completed independently of the virtual sessions, and photography campers will have a variety of interior and outdoor photoshoots. Our campers will certainly be very active this summer!” – Ellen Balkin, Director of Education

Questions regarding Ogden Museum Summer Camp? Contact our Education Department at

Through a series of small, specialized camps, kids in grades 2 through 12 can explore photography, painting, printmaking, mixed media and more! Each session draws inspiration from Southern works of art and gives campers the chance to learn from professional artists. Space is limited, register today to reserve your camper’s spot!

Online Ogden Museum Camps include:

  • Twice daily online engagements
  • Explorations of Ogden Museum works of art with museum educators
  • Engagement with other campers
  • Original activities taught by Ogden Museum teaching artists
  • Fun and active moment sessions

*Ogden Museum Camps are sponsored in part by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Photography Camp – NOW ONLINE 

Campers will spend the first week learning basic elements of photography including composition, exposure, storytelling and functions of their camera. In the second week, students will focus on more advanced areas of photography such as photojournalism, portraiture, lighting and photo-related technologies. During the program, campers will create a portfolio of edited work which will be celebrated at a virtual opening and gallery tour at the conclusion of camp. Specific information about the celebration will be communicated in June.

Photography campers may use any type of digital camera (including phone cameras). Before camp begins, teaching artist Aubrey Edwards will be in touch with all campers regarding individual equipment needs.

During Online Photography Camp, students will:

  1. Engage in unique, creative and fun activities
  2. Explore photography techniques
  3. Interact with their peers and make new friends
  4. Be engaged with the creative process
  5. Independently complete projects

June 22 – July 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. / Students entering grades 6 – 12

$225 members/$250 non-members


Fine Art FUNdamentals – NOW ONLINE (Activities can be completed on- and offline)


We designed this camp to maximize flexibility and choice for families. Before camp begins, the Ogden Museum will deliver an Ogden Museum Art Box to each camper’s door that includes all supplies needed for the projects, printed art activity guides, coloring pages and scavenger hunts. Live and recorded daily video interactions, teaching artist office hours and physical movement time will be offered multiple times during the camp day. Each session of Online FAF camp will present a virtual celebration, complete with gallery tour and an exhibition opening, showcasing our campers’ artistic creations.

During Online Fine Art FUNdamentals, campers will:

  • Engage in unique, creative and fun activities
  • Explore new artists, art forms and art making techniques
  • Interact with peers and make new friends
  • Be engaged with the creative process
  • Independently complete art projects

Your Ogden Museum Art Box includes:

  • All supplies needed
  • Step-by-step instruction sheets for each activity
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Coloring pages
  • Full-color art images

Session 1: June 8 – 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. / Students entering grades 2 – 5  FULL

$225 members/$250 non-members

Session 2: June 22 – July 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. / Students entering grades 2 – 5 FULL

$225 members/$250 non-members


Fashion Camp

Thank you for your patience as we investigated the best way to proceed with our 2020 Summer Camp in this time of continuing uncertainty due to the COVID-19 virus. After much consideration, we have decided, with heavy heart, to cancel 2020 Ogden Museum Fashion Camp.

We arrived at this decision after considering three important factors

  • Could we operate camp safely?
  • If so, how would the required safety provisions effect the camp’s creative learning environment?
  • Would campers have a good experience?

We did not make this decision hastily or lightly. It is based on input from our program leaders, teaching artists, health experts and our experience presenting a successful, creative camp.

The hardest part of our decision has been to think about the impact it will have on our campers. We know that it is disappointing that camp will not happen this summer, but we believe that it is the safest choice.

Early on in the crisis, the Ogden Museum launched Ogden Museum Online and began presenting programming and resources for audiences of all ages. While not equivalent to a camp experience, I encourage you to explore this page, as there is much to do and see, including creative O-riginal Art Activities. Additionally, we are offering Ogden Museum Online Photography Camp for students in grades 6-12. Information can be found above.


Help Support Ogden Museum Summer Camps!


Ogden Museum Summer Camps fill a great need in the New Orleans area, for both children and their working parents. The Ogden Museum’s small, specialized camps are guided by professional artists and Museum educators. Consider donating to Ogden Museum Summer Camps and help expose a New Orleans youth to art! Your gift can provide a scholarship for a camper who could not otherwise participate in Summer Camp.

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