CORE Arts Camp 2024

CORE ARTS Camp will take place June 16 – 28, 2024, with the final exhibition and performances on Friday, June 28.

Registration for CORE Arts Camp 2024 is OPEN! Spaces are limited. Register now to secure your spot!

CORE Arts Camp dates:

CORE ARTS Camp : June 16 – 28, 2024

****Please note that scholarship applications will not be processed until AFTER the $250 registration fee has been received and ALL necessary scholarship materials have been submitted to Holly Senter in the Arts Education office or by email at

If you have any questions about registration or scholarships, please reach out to the Arts Education Office at 662-846-4844, and we will be happy to assist you!

What exactly is CORE Arts?
CORE Arts is a two-week-long, intensive summer arts program where emerging artists can realize their dreams, unleash their imagination, and discover and explore their talents while choosing to stay on DSU’s campus or attend as a day-camper. 
Who’s it for?

Ages 11-18 (rising 7th graders – graduating high school seniors).
What am I getting out of it?

Each day, campers will receive wide-ranging and intensive instruction from experienced teaching artists in a variety of art forms, including dance, literary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Campers customize their schedule by choosing their own course of study in a five-period-per-day format. Courses offer a tremendous opportunity for individual instruction, with a teacher-student ratio of approximately 1:12. Core Arts promotes the creative abilities of young artists who wish to cultivate and enjoy their artistry.

What will I do there?

Campers fill out surveys so that we know what types of courses to schedule for upcoming summers, but we also take into account that new and emerging artistic disciplines like comic book drawing and digital arts are especially popular with our young artists. Courses we have held in the past include dramatic improvisation, scene and character study, musical theatre, hip-hop dance, introduction to Photoshop, mixed-media portraiture, painting with found materials, web-series development, and many more! Students will also partake in evening and weekend activities, which have previously included trips to Memphis to see Broadway performances in Memphis, professional baseball games in Jackson and Memphis, guided canoe trips along the Mississippi River, artist-led tours of Peters Pottery and McCarty Pottery Studios, and a private tour of the Grammy MS Museum with Karaoke.


  • Ages 11-18 (Rising 7th graders through graduating high school seniors)
  • Cost: $1050, an all-inclusive fee that provides all art supplies, field trips, and tickets for weekend activities, admission to GRAMMYMS Museum, breakfast and lunch daily, an MSAI t-shirt, water bottle, and backpack.


  • The residential option allows campers to stay on Delta State’s campus in the dorms. Students will be dropped off on Sunday, June 16, and stay in our residence halls until the final day of camp, Friday, June 28, 2023.
  • In most cases, campers share a room with another camper. If you want to discuss a single room, please get in touch with Holly at 662-846-4844 or email The residence halls are single-sex and secure, with BPAC providing a head counselor and the Resident Assistant who works for DSU’s Housing Department.
  • Cost: $1400, an all-inclusive fee that provides housing for two weeks, three meals a day, all art supplies, admission, and tickets for all weekend activities and field trips, breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the DSU Cafeteria for the duration of their stay, an MSAI t-shirt, water bottle, and backpack
Tuition and Fees

Cost: $1050 for the day camp or $1400 for the residential option. There is a non-refundable deposit of $250 due when you register. A limited number of need-based and merit-based scholarships are available. Please contact the BPAC Arts Education Office for more information, or you can fill out this scholarship form and email it to Holly Senter. All campers must be paid in full by JUNE 1st to attend unless prior arrangements have been made. Refunds will not be issued past JUNE 1, 2024. Please contact the Arts Education Office at the Bologna Performing Arts Center with any questions: or 662-846-4844

Price Comparison

How does CORE Arts compare to other overnight camps with arts activities in-state?

Mississippi College Music Camp in Clinton, MS (5 days) – $500

Mississippi State Production Camp (10 days) – $1350

Mississippi State Writer’s + Production Camp in Starkville, MS (3 weeks) – $1,950

 Please direct all questions to the arts education office: 662-846-4844.

This program is funded in part by a generous endowment from the Juliet Kossman Arts Pass!