For Kids 6-12: Enroll now in Camp cARTwheel

ArtWorks, The Well and Wave Pool have joined together for Camp cARTwheel, a virtual arts and culture summer camp program, presented by ArtsWave, the engine of the region’s arts.

Camp cARTwheel strives to foster creativity, play, empathy and connection, targeting families with children ages 6-12 looking for summer camp opportunities. The virtual camps run the week of July 20-24 (Ages 6-8) and July 27-31 (Ages 9-12).

At the heart of Camp cARTwheel are cARTwheel Camp Kits that come with art-making activities and supplies. There will be an additional “channel” with videos and supporting documents for those who wish to have a self-guided experience. For those looking for a more structured experience, the live virtual camp experience will provide campers with not only a schedule, but a cohort of peers and mentorship.

From dance to mindfulness, from STEM to STEAM, from social justice to art in action, Cartwheel Camp Kits will provide a wide diversity in experiences from Greater Cincinnati’s exceptional art organizations and artists.

Register for Camp cARTwheel here

ArtWorks Youth Apprentice artists will work with Wave Pool’s resident artist Julia Lipovsky,  a multidisciplinary artist and community educator living and working in Cincinnati, on curating and designing the camp kits and will also serve as Camp cARTwheel Virtual Counselors. Area artists and representatives from collaborating organizations will also be featured on the camp “channel” and as guests at the live virtual camps.

Other participating arts organizations include: Art Academy of Cincinnati, ART HAGS, Art on the Streets, Cincinnati Museum Center, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Contemporary Arts Center, DanceFix Kids, Democracy & Me from WVXU, Indigo Hippo, Kennedy Heights Art Center, Praise Ekeng and Ijo Ugo Performing Arts,Taft Museum, TRIIIBE, Visionaries + Voices, WordPlay, Wyoming Fine Arts Center and more.

FAQs about Camp cARTwheel

Where is Camp cARTwheel being held?
Camp cARTwheel is a virtual camp experience. Once registered, you will receive the links to access the online class instruction.

What age is Camp cARTwheel geared towards?
Camp cARTwheel has sessions for children ages 6-8 and ages 9-12.

How can my nonprofit/community organization get access for those we serve?

If you are you a non-profit or community organization looking to provide the Camp cARTwheel experience to the young people you serve, we have limited reduced pricing for $30 per camp kit is available. Reach out to for more information.

Are you interested in purchasing a registration as a gift? 
Reach out to us if you’re interested in gifting registrations for a special child in your life, and we’d be happy to help! Contact Sydney Fine at 513-333-0388 or at

I’ve purchased a Camp Registration. Now what?
Yay! We’re so excited to share with you all the wonder of Camp cARTwheel! We will be in touch with families directly more information on accessing the Camp content as the date of the camp gets closer. Please refer to our email to parents and guardians about getting Camp Kits and other important camp info (PDF).

For Kit Pickup: The Camp cARTwheel kits will be available to pick up July 16 – July 17 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the ArtWorks Studios at the Carl Solway Gallery, 424 Findlay St, Cincinnati, OH 45214. If this time doesn’t work for you, please contact Sydney Fine at 513-333-0388 or at to make different arrangements.

For Shipping Kits: The Camp Kits will be shipped via UPS by mid-week next week and will arrive to you before your camp begins and/or the week of July 20. If you have any questions about shipping the kits, please reach out to Sydney Fine at or at 513.333.3607.

About ArtsWave

ArtsWave is the non-profit engine for Greater Cincinnati’s arts. Tens of thousands of individuals and companies give to ArtsWave each year, supporting 100+ arts projects and organizations through impact-based grants. The 2020 ArtsWave Community Campaign has raised more than $9.5 million so far and is still actively seeking donations. To make a donation, go to

About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization creates jobs for youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, providing competitive 21st-century career-readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 3,600 youth and 3,200 creative professionals, and the organization has completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects that include 190 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination.

About Wave Pool

Wave Pool pairs communities’ knowledge of their needs with artists’ sense of possibility. They are best known for initiating and supporting artist driven creative place-making projects and exhibiting work that stretches beyond gallery walls through interactive projects that proactively help their neighbors. They often work with partner organizations to tackle tough problems through asset based development and center artist-driven solutions. Learn more at

About The Well

The programs of The Well, including Mindful Music Moments, City Silence and True Body Project, elegantly combine aspects of mindfulness, arts, social-emotional learning, play, movement and poetry into practices for regular use within schools, hospitals, and communities. We love collaboration so our best work is with others and we are delighted to partner with world-class arts, social service, education and health care providers. Learn more at TheWell.World.