Each summer, students participate in workshops that allow them to get up-close and personal with their own interests. Every workshop provides a special chance to engage and get curious. Workshops take place on two campuses. 

Please select your preferred campus:



Plan to join us for CAI 2020!


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 15 – August 2, 2019).

  • 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.


The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program provides young teens (11 – 17 years old)  the opportunity to develop skills as leaders in a creative and safe environment. The CIT’s are offered a diversity of activities which allow them to expand their abilities and broaden their horizons in preparation to becoming counselors with the Children’s Arts Institute or other camp programs.
Email george@ccsteaches.org for more information regarding this program!


Boys and girls entering grades K through 6 may attend our regular camp sessions. Older students may enroll in our Counselor-in-Training program. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. 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 May 1, 2019.


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.


Tuition prices for summer 2019 are posted on the Pricing page.
Tuition assistance is available.
Email george@ccsteaches.org for more 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


Children’s Community School
14702 Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, CA 91411



Westland School
16200 Mulholland Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049


*Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students: Children’s Community School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.*