Youth Arts Program (YAP)

Summer at the YAP

Summer at the YAP is a two-week day camp offered each summer in Grant County, Oregon.
The camp is made possible through the cooperation of local school districts, studios and artists. We are committed to offering a quality arts camp for students in Grant County, Oregon.



All Grant County students ages 7-18 are eligible to participate. If your 4, 5, or 6 year old is interested in joining us and you feel they are mature enough to do so, please contact the director so we can discuss your case individually.


Camp will be from 1-5PM each weekday, dates and place to be announce. The final showcase will be at 5PM on the last day; parents and friends are invited.

The daily schedule will be determined by each camper's needs. Music-emphasis students will receive a private lesson at least twice each week (first-come, first-served for time slots). All campers participate in a performance showcase at the end of camp.


Summer at the YAP's location will be announced later in the year. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from camp, but we are happy to connect families for carpooling. The People Mover will run a route from John Day to camp and back each day for a fee; if you are interested in the People Mover please let us know on your application.


Cost per student is $120, with a family cap of $240.

***Early Bird Special!*** All those who register and send their checks before June 1st, 2018, receive a special discount - tuition will be reduced to $100 per student for early birds!

This cost does not represent the true cost of the camp; we keep our costs low through partnerships with local school districts, which provide our venue and some equipment and supplies, through the generosity of local artists who donate a portion of their time for free, and through grants and donations. We encourage all who are able to donate to the program. If donations exceed expenses, the excess will be used to hire new teachers and expand the program in the next year.
Without donations, our program will not be able to continue. Please consider donating - remember that similar camps cost about $500 per student.
If the camp fee of $120 per student is out of your family's reach, please fill out a scholarship application below.

2017 Staff

(Will be updated when 2018 Staff is hired)


Rebecca Bogardus

has been teaching music since 1998. Her specialties are flute, piano, and instrumental ensembles.

Janine Goodwin

has been teaching music for over 40 years. Her specialties are violin, voice, and choir.

Samantha Floyd

specializes in piano, trombone, and composition.


Peggy Murphy

has been teaching elementary school for many years, and is overflowing with dozens of incredible art projects!


Kathy Sherwood

is the new GUHS drama director, and brings a lifetime of arts experience to the program.

Registration and Scholarship Application

You can either send a copy of your completed paper application and payment or register online and send payment to:
Summer at the YAP
PO Box 84
Dayville, OR 97825

Registrations and payments are due June 1st if you wish to guarantee placement at camp and receive the Early Bird Discount. If you have filled out a scholarship application, your payment will not be considered due until you hear whether you have receieved a scholarship.

Paper form
Online form Please use a non-mobile device to register as the form is not optimized for mobile.

Places at Summer at the YAP are on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee you a spot at camp unless we receive your registration by June 1st.

Scholarship Application (paper only)

Schedule and Elective Choices

Each student will spend the multiple classes each day with a teacher in their first-choice discipline (art, drama, or music). The remaining classes will be filled with electives from whatever discipline they choose. Your schedule will be shared with you prior to camp to ensure that you are happy with your electives.

Past years' highlights