Art + Activism = Artivism

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Create and Make a Difference.

Dates: July 9th through July 13th

Monday – Friday, 9 am - 2 pm

For students entering 6th-8th grade.

Cost: $225

Everyone is required to complete a Mercy Corps Summer Camp Application Form. Click here to access the form now!

Learn how to use your creativity to inspire people to take action and get excited about issues that are impacting our world. Art for activism, a.k.a. Artivism, raises awareness about social issues through the arts, including visual arts, dance, music, creative writing and theater.

Join Mercy Corps in a fast-paced week of art for a purpose. Meet local artists, make friends, show off your talents, and magnify your voice with art! Students will build a portfolio of art throughout the week that will be on display in the Mercy Corps Action Center on the final day. Family and friends can join in during this event to celebrate and showcase the voice and talents of our young Artivists!

For questions, email or call the Action Center at 503-896-5747.

Application Process
Applications are processed once a week, on Thursdays. Program acceptance will be based on the date application is received, participant's interest as expressed in their statement, and participant's ability to attend the program in its entirety. Your camper will be notified of their acceptance to the program through email. Once accepted, campers will be given access to registration forms and our payment portal. In order to secure your camper's spot at camp, payment must be received within two business days, otherwise your camper will be placed on a wait list.

Please note: Campers who cancel their enrollment two or more weeks before the first day of the summer camp receive a full refund, those who cancel less than two weeks before receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds for students who cancel any time during the summer camp.