four young ladies hugging and smiling at the camera in Usdan's Amphitheater

We believe

art making is friend making.

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We Believe

art making is brave making.

Young dancer in the wings of the stage ready to make her entrance

We Believe

art making is freedom making.

Young boy with a paintbrush in hand smiling at the camera

We Believe

art making is future making.

We Miss U

We miss our community dearly and can't wait to see you on campus next summer or in the online studio this school year. 


Summer Arts Camp on Long Island

Since 1968, Usdan has brought world-class teachers and visiting artists – actors, directors, playwrights, painters, sculptors, musicians, composers, dancers, poets and novelists – to teach and collaborate with our campers ages 5 to 18. Usdan is set on an idyllic 140-acre woodland campus on Long Island, dotted with open-air studios and performance spaces designed to inspire creativity, collaboration and experimentation. Campers choose to “major” and “minor” in classic artistic disciplines such as painting, music, theater, or dance, or in newer choices like metalsmithing and cosplay. The Usdan experience is unique among arts summer camps around NYC, as it brings together the rigor of artistic practice and the playfulness of a classic summer camp, with places to swim, play sports, and practice yoga and archery. It is no surprise that many campers choose to return year after year to continue their creative journeys in Usdan’s safe and welcoming environment.   


Usdan Online is a fun and dynamic virtual space for young artists to connect, be creative, and learn something new. The program provides excellent arts instruction across all art forms through our talented artist educators.


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Nov 11, 2020 | 9:00AM
Dec 1, 2020 to Dec 13, 2020 | 9:00AM to 11:00PM
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