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Hillsboro Arts Summer

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For students entering 6th Grade - High School. Date: July 6 - 17, 2020

Image of Hillsboro Arts Summer Logo.Hillsboro Arts Summer (HAS) provides students an opportunity to study with highly respected and renowned musicians and educators, providing opportunities to develop valuable skills, techniques, discipline and self-confidence, all while making new friends with kids who have the same interests. HAS provides a fun and supportive environment.

HAS includes art, film/TV production, guitar, concert band, Jazz studies and musical theater as majors. There are also a variety of electives from which to choose (see list). Students perform a final theater, musical and art production on Thursday evening, July 16 (open to the public). Sign up for one major and two electives. Students need to bring their own instruments (except drums).

All course offerings are dependent upon enrollment. If a student registers for both HAS and Camp Amp, he/she must bring a lunch. Check out faculty bios and class description. (Links on the left side of page.) *No refunds are offered after camp starts.*

If student plays electric guitar or bass, he/she must bring an instrument cable to plug into an amplifier (provided), picks, and extra set of strings and a tuner.

If you are signing up for both HAS & Camp Amp, click on the Camp Amp link to the left to view class information and majors.

Major (choose one)  

Class Descriptions
  • Art - Giant Size Ink Painting
  • Concert Band
  • Film/TV Production
  • Guitar  
  • Jazz Studies 
  • Musical Theater
10:35 am Electives (choose one):    11:20 am Electives (choose one):
Class Descriptions   Class Descriptions
  • Art - How to Make Comic Pages
  • Bass
  • Digital Music Production (Limited to 12)
  • Guitar 
  • Intro to Drums (Limited to 16)
  • Intro to Keyboarding
  • Jazz Improv - Beginning
  • Jazz Improv - Advanced
  • Mariachi Band
  • Songwriting
  • Theater -Every Movement Counts
  • Tips & Tricks for Digital FX in Film
  • Vocals - Performance 
  • Art - Cardboard Beast Standies
  • African Hand Drums
  • Animation
  • Bass
  • Digital Music Production (Limited to 12)
  • Guitar
  • Jazz Improv - Beginning
  • Jazz Improv - Advanced
  • Keyboarding - Intermediate
  • Songwriting
  • Switch Band
  • Theater - Page to Stage
  • Vocals - Acapella

Registration - Begins March 10, 2020

HAS performance in the court yard.

For students entering 6th Grade - High School.

To register for Hillsboro Arts Summer or Camp Amp, call 503-681-6120 and register over the phone. You can also register in person at this Parks & Recreation facility:

Parks & Recreation Administration Office
4400 NE Century Blvd
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

There is no online registration for this camp.


#9909 Hillsboro Arts Summer  - $240 ($290 after June 26)
Monday - Friday, 7/6 - 7/17, 9 am - 12 pm

#9910 Hillsboro Arts Summer & Camp Amp  - $340 ($390 after June 26)
Monday - Friday, 7/6 - 7/17, 9 am - 3:30 pm 

#9911 Camp Amp  - $240 ($290 after June 26)
Monday - Friday, 7/6 - 7/17, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Note: Registration after June 26 must be done at camp on Monday, July 6.

Sponsorship & Donations

Would you consider sponsoring a student, or several students for the Hillsboro Arts Summer camp this summer? It only costs $240 per child for the two-week camp and makes a very positive experience possible for a student that otherwise could not participate!

Hillsboro Arts Summer and Camp Amp accepts new and gently-used instruments in playable and good cosmetic condition. We accept drum sets, bass, guitars, ukuleles, 88-key keyboards, and brass instruments.

To sponsor a student or make a donation, contact:

Pam Cummings
Parks & Recreation Supervisor

Still have questions?

Please contact our Parks & Recreation administration office at 503-681-6120.

 HAS Group Photo

Hillsboro Arts Summer students and staff 2019.


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