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Art Summer Camp Classes on Long Island

With nearly fifty classes and programs, there is something at Usdan for every child.

2023 CLASSES

Use the filters below to customize the list of summer arts classes based on your child's grade in the 2022–23 school year and their interests. Once you've selected "Apply," please be sure to click on the class cards to see more details. 

If your child is attending our Classic 8-week session, please find a Major, Minor, and Recreational Activity that they are interested in for both the 4-week A and 4-week B sessions. Some classes are offered for both A and B, while others are only offered for one. The only two classes that must be taken for all eight weeks are the Usdan Troupe and the Ensemble. 

If you need to make a class or session change, please complete this form.

Have questions? Please visit our FAQ page, email enrollment@usdan.org, or call us at 631-643-7900.

2023 Sessions

8-week: June 26–August 18, 2023, weekdays (closed Tuesday, July 4)

4-week A: June 26–July 21, 2023, weekdays (closed Tuesday, July 4)

4-week B: July 24–August 18, 2023, weekdays

1-week Recreational Camp: June 26–August 18, 2023, weekdays (closed Tuesday, July 4)

 

 

2023 Programs

DISCOVERY PROGRAM
(GRADES K–1 | 4- AND 8-WEEK SESSIONS)

Students in grades K and 1 are in our Discovery Program and do not select classes. They can choose to enroll in our 8-week session or one of our two 4-week sessions.

CLASSIC PROGRAM
(GRADES 2–12 | 4- AND 8-WEEK SESSIONS)

Students who have completed grades 2 through 12 choose a two-period Major and a one-period Minor from our Departments of Art, Chess, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Nature & Sustainability, and Theater. Students also choose a one-period Recreational Activity from our Departments of Chess, Dance, and Recreational Arts. 

Students can choose to enroll in our 8-week session or one of our two 4-week sessions. If your child is attending our 8-week session, please find a Major, Minor, and Recreational Activity that they are interested in for both the 4-week A and 4-week B sessions. Some classes are offered for both A and B, while others are only offered for one. The majority of our classes are four weeks long, which means that if a student chooses to take the same class for both 4-week A and 4-week B, there will be new students entering the class, and there may be some repetition in curriculum. The only classes that must be taken for all eight weeks are the Usdan Troupe and the Ensemble. 

ALLEGRO MUSIC PROGRAM
(GRADES 2–12 | 4- AND 8-WEEK SESSIONS)

Like the musical notation for which it is named, Usdan’s Allegro Music Program is fun-filled and upbeat—a camp experience that expands students’ appreciation of music. The program follows the same outline as Usdan’s Classic Program and offers a more affordable tuition to take a specific combination of courses, including a Major in our Music Department. For four or eight weeks, musicians and vocalists in our Allegro Music Program immerse themselves in music and nature on Usdan’s 140-acre campus. 

Each camp day, the Allegro Music Program offers students two hours of instrumental or vocal instruction in their Major, one hour in a Minor class of their choice, and one hour of U Time as their Recreational Activity, during which they swim or choose from an array of fun games and activities. The day is capped off by a live performance in our 900-seat amphitheater. Bus transportation via central pickup locations is included in tuition. Door-to-door busing is available in certain Long Island areas for an additional fee.

Students must be enrolled in the following classes to qualify for the Allegro Music Program:

Major: Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Junior/Senior Vocal Ensemble, Intermediate Piano, or Intermediate/Advanced Piano

Minor: You choose!

Recreational Activity: U Time (includes swim)

RECREATIONAL CAMP PROGRAM
(GRADES 2–8 | 1-WEEK SESSIONS)

Campers who have completed grades 2 through 8 are eligible to enroll in one or multiple of our Recreational Camp Program sessions, including eight 1-week sessions. Campers in this program do not select classes.

 

 

 

Absolute Beginner Guitar

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor classes
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Absolute Beginner Piano

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor classes
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Advanced Beginner Guitar

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor classes
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Advanced Beginner Guitar

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor classes
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Advanced Beginner Piano

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor classes
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Archery

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor and Recreational Activity classes
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Art Adventure

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Broadway Jazz

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor and Recreational Activity classes
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Ceramics

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Chess

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major and Minor and Recreational Activity classes
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Choreography

Available for
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Climate Adventure Ensemble: A Theatrical Game Project - NEW

Available for
  • 4-Week A
Major classes
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Comic Art

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major and Minor classes
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Concert Band - NEW

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Contemporary - NEW

Available for
  • 4-Week B
Minor and Recreational Activity classes
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Creative Writing

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major and Minor classes
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Dance Adventure

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Discovery

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Hip Hop (Major) – New

Available for
  • 4-Week A
Major classes
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Hip Hop (Minor)

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor and Recreational Activity classes
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Intermediate / Advanced Piano

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Intermediate Piano

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Jazz Ensemble (Major)

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Jazz Ensemble (Minor) - NEW

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor classes
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Jewelry Making: Mixed Media

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Junior Vocal Ensemble

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major and Minor classes
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Making the Scene - NEW

Available for
  • 4-Week A
Major classes
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Nature, Ecology & Design

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major and Minor classes
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Next Generation Dance

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Orchestra - NEW

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Organic Gardening

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Painting & Drawing

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major and Minor classes
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Performance: Children’s Theater

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Performance: Musical Theater

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Performance: The Acting Group

Available for
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Performance: The Ensemble - NEW

Available for
  • 8-Week
Major classes
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Performance: The Usdan Troupe

Available for
  • 8-Week
Major classes
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Photography

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major and Minor classes
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Recreational Camp

Available for
  • 1-Week Rec Camp
Major classes
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Sculpture

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Senior Vocal Ensemble

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major and Minor classes
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Sewing & Fashion Design

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major classes
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Tap

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor and Recreational Activity classes
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Theater Skills: Getting in the Groove - NEW

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor classes
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Theater Skills: Improvisation & Theater Games

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor classes
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Theater Skills: The Actor Sings

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor classes
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U Time

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor and Recreational Activity classes
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Yoga

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Minor and Recreational Activity classes
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