Art Camp
Art Camp is an enjoyable summer program for La Porte area kids to experience a hands-on a visual arts program. Participants will participate in a variety of artistic activities in the picturesque setting of Cummings Lodge, which is located within Soldiers Memorial Park on the shores of Stone Lake.

2021 Art Camp is scheduled for two sessions: June 14-24 and July 5-15. The camp meets Monday through Thursday with class times for preschool through eighth grade. The cost of the camp is $35 per camper. Register at the Park Office (250 Pine Lake Avenue) between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or by phone with credit card at 219-326-9600.

During Art Camp, students will be experimenting daily by painting in the style of a famous artist, working on a group    project or taking a short hike to find the perfect landscape view to sketch. Instructors teach creativity, experimentation and artistic exploration, each day will bring a new topic to inspire the artist within. Students will learn techniques such as drawing, painting, paper mache, printmaking and much more! 

The afternoon classes will have more challenging opportunities designed for a slightly older student. Fine art mediums are used to explore styles, techniques, and incorporate formal elements of making creative art.

2021 Art Camp Registration Form

Playground Program
The La Porte Park and Recreation Department offers this FREE drop-in program that will have a ton of fun activities for local children throughout summer break located in five neighborhood parks. The program will run five days a week when school is in recess for the summer following the schedule below. Themes for the upcoming summer program include:  Welcome Week, Olympics, Fitness Fun, Adventure Week, Space Week, Mad Science, Wilderness Week, Superhero Week, Game Show Week, and Back to School Week.  Program funded in part through a grant from the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.

Koomler Park
Mondays & Wednesdays 9-11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-3:30 p.m.
Allesee Park
Mondays & Wednesdays 1-3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays & Fridays 9-11:30 a.m.
Scott Park
Mondays & Thursdays 9-11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays & Fridays 1-3:30 p.m.
Ben Rees Park
Mondays & Thursdays 1-3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays & Fridays 9-11:30 a.m.
Rumely Park
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays & Fridays 1-3:30 p.m.

Summer Playgrounds