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The mission of Base Camp Studio is to provide a sustainable and supportive space that builds a healthy community by cultivating creativity, self-awareness, personal growth and interpersonal understanding through the arts. Tax ID 46-3095862


Base Camp n. A safe place to gather and begin your adventure.


Base Camp Studio is YOUR Studio.

It's time to set up shop, create a space, a home base, a BASE CAMP.



Base Camp Studio is equipped with all the supplies and materials needed to begin the life-long journey of exploration through the arts.


Who We Are

Base Camp Studio is a local non-profit arts and social services organization. We are a team of Artists, Educators and Art Therapists passionate about cultivating creativity and building community.

What We Do

We facilitate Open-Ended Art and Art Therapy programs that focus on young children, at-risk teens, and individuals with disabilities; We provide Open-Ended and Collaborative Art Projects at numerous community events throughout Central Oregon.

Base Camp Studio provides affordable and accessible arts programing by reaching out to schools and other organizations. We develop partnerships to create specially designed programs to meet individual needs and to reach underserved populations.

Through classes, groups & community events we provide services to thousands of individuals.

•BCS CLASSES focus on open ended art activities, creative expression, and discovery of a passion within the arts.

•BCS ART THERAPY groups are specially designed to support the specific needs of each group served.

•BCS EVENTS provide a chance for Base Camp Studio to share our passion for cultivating creativity and building community through Open-Ended and Collaborative Art Projects.


• Provide accessible and affordable opportunities to safely engage in the art making process and explore various art media for toddlers through adults.

• Bridge a gap in social service by reaching out to underserved populations.

• Facilitate creative expression and self-exploration, encouraging a life-long discovery process through the arts.

• Improve health and emotional well-being through artistic expression.

• Create meaningful and long-lasting relationships.

• Build community through the shared experiences of art making.

• Bring together all members of community by providing a space that celebrates diversity in age, gender, culture, and experience.

• Utilize art media and exhibitions to promote social change.

• Give back to our community by partnering with our neighbors and enhancing the over-all vision for Bend and our progressive sustainable future.

• Communicate program results and studio challenges and successes to Donors and Partners. Evaluate our work with relation to our mission and core values.


The vision of Base Camp Studio programs is based on best practices, existing program models, and research-based methods from the fields of Art Therapy, Education, Psychology, and Fine Arts. Our programs are designed to be developmentally appropriate and to facilitate growth in the areas of creativity & innovation, communication, and social emotional competence.

It's time to set up shop, create a space, a home base, a BASE CAMP.



Thank you!