Each summer, students participate in workshops that allow them to get up-close and personal with their own interests. They explore their palates in cooking classes, piece things together in collage classes, and find their rhythm in drumming classes. Every workshop provides a special chance to engage and get curious.


Camp registration for next year will open on February 7, 2018 at 10AM

Program hours are from 8:30AM to 3:00PM.



  • We have 2 locations (Children’s Community School & Westland School).
  • Theatre Camp located on the Westland Campus (July 16 – August 3, 2018).
  • You select the classes you want your child to take.
  • A 5% sibling discount.
  • Lots of new and exciting classes to choose from.

You are welcome to email us with any questions at george@ccsteaches.org.


All children must bring their own snacks and lunch.  Please note that we do not provide refrigeration except for medications, so lunches should not contain perishables.


Each session ends with a wonderful Open House where you can view our students’ work. Please plan to attend. Invitations will be sent home during camp sessions.


Boys and girls entering grades K through 6 may attend our regular camp sessions. Older students may enroll in our Counselor-in-Training. Parents are expected to evaluate their child prior to enrollment. They should be ready to be at camp for a full day with no parent contact. Parents should think carefully before enrolling a child who has had limited time away from home or is not excited about attending because there are NO refunds after June 4, 2018.


Comfortable clothing is recommended during our summer program. Children should wear tennis shoes rather than open toe sandals if they are participating in woodworking or any of the dance workshops. Remember, clothes are at risk from paints and inks, so older play clothes are best. Arts Institute t-shirts will be given out to all campers on the first day of camp.


Pricing for Summer 2018 can be found on each campuses summer page.
Tuition assistance is available. Please email george@ccsteaches.org for information.


The heart of our program is our staff, made up of professional arts educators – artists who also have experience teaching young people. The passion and expertise they bring to each workshop will spark your child’s creativity and enthusiasm. Our staff is dedicated to creating a fun, educational, and exciting summer experience for your child.



Our summer program hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Extended care starts at 3:15 pm and ends at 6:00 pm and will be available as long as there is a demand for this service by a minimum number of participants.  As a convenience for working parents, children may be dropped off at 8:30 am (no earlier) with no extra charge. Should you wish to leave your child with us after 3:00 pm, the cost of this service is outlined in the tuition calculation section on your application and is payable in advance. To register for this service, please complete the appropriate spot on the tuition calculation section of your application. If you plan to use this service only on a “drop-in” basis, you do not need to register now. However, payment for “drop-in” extended care is $15 per hour.


George Nersisyan

Business Address
Children’s Arts Institute
14702 Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, CA 91411

On Site: 818-780-6226
Fax: 818-780-5834
Email: george@ccsteaches.org.

Monday – Friday,
9:00AM – 5:00 PM





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