NYC Region Summer Camp for the Arts
Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts is a premier arts summer camp for children in the New York metropolitan area. Diverse and playfully rigorous from the start, for over fifty years 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 4 to 18. Our arts summer camp is set on an idyllic 140-acre woodland campus in 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 new-media fields like photography and video for social media and video-game design. 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.
The nation’s preeminent not-for-profit day camp for the arts, Usdan has been declared a “Best Of” camp by Time Out New York Kids and NYMetroParents