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Our Summer Arts Camp
for Kids


The Discovery program provides a fun and exciting exploration of the arts for students currently in kindergarten or 1st grade. Surrounded by Usdan’s woodland campus, and using the Discovery Center as a base, children have experiences in Music, Art, Dance, Nature & Sustainability, and Recreational Arts led by professional artists and educators. Two college-age counselors help guide each small group of 12 students throughout their adventurous day, while also creating diverse and engaging activities that are tailored to students’ interests and fostering a safe, nurturing, and positive atmosphere. 

After completing their 1st-grade summer at camp, children from the Discovery program head into Usdan’s Classic program feeling confident and excited because they have spent their summer getting a taste of its many opportunities.

The Discovery Center is open-air, with many sides exposed to the wooded campus, allowing for plenty of ventilation. 

For up-to-date information on COVID procedures in the Discovery Department, please visit our COVID Updates page.

Typical Day

9:30 a.m.: Children are welcomed by their counselor when they arrive on their bus or in their parents’ vehicle.

10:05 a.m.: Nature & Sustainability

10:45 a.m.: Snack

11:05 a.m.: Art  

12:00 p.m.: Recreational Activity (such as swim or yoga)

1:00 p.m.: Lunch / Supervised Play 

2:05 p.m.: Dance


For over fifty years, Usdan has offered an enriching summer camp experience to children all over the region, from Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn in New York City, to Port Washington and Huntington, and all over Nassau and Suffolk counties. Usdan offers busing to and from camp from convenient central pickup locations. For more information on busing, please visit our Transportation page



ALMOST FULL: Discovery

Available for 4-Week A Block 1, 4-Week A Block 2, 4-Week B Block 1, 4-Week B Block 2 sessions.
Major classes.
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Department Faculty & Staff

Megan Powers

Discovery, Department Chair

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