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SumArts for Kids 2022

Sum’Arts for Kids provides quality and affordable arts instruction to youth. For more than three decades, the program we have created arts learning opportunities for Kodiak kids in visual arts, theatre, and more. 


For the summer of 2022, Sum’Arts for Kids will include our traditional in-person week-long camps, as well as  take-home kits, and outdoor adventures. 

Sincere thanks to the Kodiak Island Borough School District for their long-standing support and partnership in the Sum'Arts for Kids program.

Sum'Arts 2021 FAQs



  • What are my registration options?

For Sum'Arts for Kids 2021, families can choose between in-person learning indoors or outdoors, virtual learning, and take-home kits. All registration will take place through the Kodiak Arts Council website and our OvationTix ticketing system. If you need assistance with registration please email Neelam at or call or text 907-942-5840.

  • When I pull up the camp we'd like to attend on your event calendar I don't see any links to next steps - what's happening?

On some operating systems you will need to take the extra step of clicking the calendar day the class starts to pull up the registration fields. The day should be highlighted in black and by clicking the box it will turn green and you will be able to advance to the next step.

  • How do I know if my registration is complete?

Families will receive a confirmation email from our registration system once their registration is complete. If you do not receive a confirmation email please check your junk or spam folders for an email from "Kodiak Arts Council" with the address "". If you do not have an email your registration likely did not complete. Please call or text 907-942-5840 or email Neelam at for assistance. 

  • Is there financial aid available to families?

Yes! The KIBSD Federal Programs office supports participation in our Sum'Arts camps, classes and kits for families that qualify for the Migrant Education program. All Migrant Education families are eligible and encouraged to use this form to register through the Federal Programs office.


A no-cost participation option is also available to families for whom the tuition fee is a challenge. Families are welcome and encouraged to use the promo code ARTIST in the registration process to register their students for Sum'Arts camps and classes for free. Please call or text the Arts Council at 942-5840 if we can assist with registration and use of the promo code.


  • Can Adults take the classes?

Sum’Arts for Kids is a youth arts education program. However, parents and guardians are welcome to create alongside their students at home with our virtual and take-home kits options: Art Journaling, Cartooning, Marine Mosaics, and Painted Marine Cut-Outs.

Families are welcome to accompany their students to the one-day, in-person Marine Mosaics classes, and parent or guardian supervision is required for registered students under age 8 for this class. 


  • What should my student bring to their indoor in-person camp?

All supplies are included in all Sum'Arts camps, and we will continue to purchase enough supplies to reduce the need for sharing supplies in camps. For our indoor, in-person camps, please send your students in comfortable clothes with a water bottle and a face mask. 

  • What are your COVID-19 mitigation protocols?

All of our in-person indoor camps and classes are taking place within KIBSD classrooms and we will follow the COVID-19 mitigation protocols established by the district for use of their facilities. As of May 2021 this includes mask-wearing indoors at all times, frequent hand-washing, social distancing, sanitizing shared surfaces, and following quarantine guidelines after travel and after exposure to a known positive case. The most recent guidelines on coming to school facilities after travel or exposure can be found here.


To support social distancing we have limited the number of student participants in each camp to 12 for camps taking place in classrooms, and 20 for camps taking place in the Auditorium Foyer or the Kodiak Middle School commons (Kodiak Youth Theatre and Marine Mosaics). 

For the camps taking place outdoors - Fish N' Print and Nature Journaling - masks are optional.

  • What if my student was exposed to a known positive COVID-19 case before camp begins?

If your student becomes a close contact to a known COVID-19 positive case before camp begins please do not send them to camp. If your student is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (fever, aches and chills, cough, loss of smell or taste) please do not send them to camp. Please contact the Arts Council at 942-5840 and we will issue you a refund on tuition. 


  • What should my student bring to their outdoor camp?

For our outdoor camps - Fish N' Print and Nature Journaling - please send your student in weather appropriate clothes. We recommend layers for warmth and a rain jacket in case of rain. For outdoor camps mask-wearing is optional. 

All arts supplies are included in all Sum'Arts camps, and we will continue to purchase enough supplies to reduce the need for sharing supplies in camps.

Families participating in outdoor camps will be sent a liability waiver. Liability waivers will also be available to be completed on the first day of camp.

  • Will my students need a fishing license for Fish N' Print? 

Alaska residents under age 18 and nonresidents under age 16 do not need a sport fishing license. However, all students will need to complete and keep a Sport Fishing Harvest Record to record their catch. We will also have these forms available to be completed at the St. Paul Harbor Gazebo on the day of class. 

  • Where can I learn more about Kodiak Marine Charters?

Kodiak Marine Charters is a family run and operated business in Kodiak. The Moonlight is a 43' Delta Coast Guard Inspected vessel with a capacity for 18 passengers and 2 crew. For Fish N Print we will be limiting the number of participants to 10 students maximum per trip. You can learn more about Kodiak Marine Charters and meet the Captain and crew here. 



  • What is a Sum’Arts virtual class?

For Sum’Arts for Kids 2021, we are offering one virtual week-long synchronous camp - Cartooning - and several classes - Art Journaling, Marine Mosaics, Painted Marine Cutouts - that are a combination of take-home arts kits and asynchronous virtual instruction. 


For Cartooning with Lee Post, students will meet in small group via Zoom video teleconferencing the week of July 12 - 16 every day from 1 pm to 2 pm. Students can see and interact with the teacher and other students, receive personal feedback and instruction from the teacher, participate in live demonstrations, and share their work and ideas. To participate students will need a desktop or laptop computer with a camera, tablet (e.g. iPad) with a camera, or smart phone with a camera. Zoom works on all operating systems.

For Art Journaling with Alisa Burke, students will receive a kit of arts supplies and access to 15 inspiring instructional videos through a private link. The videos can be accessed anytime. 3 new videos will become available throughout the summer for five weeks to help kids stay engaged and creating. Art Journaling is a process-oriented, mess-embracing class designed to give kids the tools and techniques to express themselves through design work, doodling and more.

For Marine Mosaics and Painted Marine Cut-Outs students will receive a kit of arts supplies and access to an instructional video with teaching artist Kathy Johnson to help them be successful with their project. The video can be accessed anytime. These are product-oriented activities designed to help students create a single finished piece that can be given as a gift or proudly displayed in the home. 


  • How do I pick up my arts supplies for my Virtual Class or Take-Home Kit?

Supply kits for Art Journaling, Marine Mosaics, and Painted Marine Cut-Outs will be available for pick-up on Thursday, June 3, Friday, June 4, and Monday June 7, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. If you are unable to pick up your supplies at the designated times please email Neelam at to arrange an alternative pick-up.

Supply kits for Cartooning will be available for pick-up at the Auditorium in July.

  • My family doesn't have reliable internet access at home/fish camp. Can my students participate?

Yes! We are able to make the instructional videos for Art Journaling and Painted Marine Cut-Outs available on a flash drive. Please call the Arts Council at 942-5840 or email Neelam at to arrange.

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