Arts Center Camps Information and Policies

Camps and Classes at The Arts Center are broken down into four categories unless otherwise specified.

    • KIDS (Grades 1 – 5)  NEW! 1/2 days available in this age group for Summer 2015!
    • BIG KIDS (Grades 4 – 5)
    • PRE-TEENS (Grades 6 – 8)
    • TEENS (Grades 9 – 12)

For our winter/spring break camps children must currently be in the grade specified. For summer camps, children must be entering these grades in the Fall.  These are noted in the class/camp descriptions.  Our camps are tailored carefully to each age group. To maximize your child’s enjoyment and safety, please adhere to these guidelines.

Want a sneak peek at what camp is like at The Arts Center? Check out our video!

Before and After Care

Before and After Care are available from 8-9 AM and 4-5 PM. at $5.00 per hour, per child. Forms must be filled out in advance and can be found in the Camp Parent Pack. Click here to download the Winter/Spring break parent pack, and  here to download the Summer camp parent pack, which contains useful information about our camp programs as well as the required information forms. Forms can be submitted online or printed and delivered to The Arts Center.  All forms must be completed before your child can attend camp.

Payment Plans/Parent Forms

Payment Plans for 2015 Summer Arts Camps are available. A 25% non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. The remainder must be paid in bi-weekly or monthly installments using a credit card. Must be paid in full two weeks prior to the start of camp. Contact the Registrar at (518) 273-0552 x 231 to set-up payment plan.


Needs-based scholarships are available for all of our camps. Click here to download an application form.


The Arts Center cannot pro-rate single or multiple sessions of a class/camp. Click here for The Arts Center’s refund policy.


  • Game Design with Tech Valley Game Space: LIMITED SPACE Call to Register

    This camp, taught by the game makers at Tech Valley Game Space, will be centered around guided creation in the form of lab activities that are designed to introduce the basic skills required to create gam...

    February 15, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jamey Stevenson

    Details & Signup
  • Intermediate/Advanced Drawing

    This class will build on previous drawing skills and focus on drawing from a still life, along with the environment around us, including Troy's interesting architecture! Ages 12 and up welcome....

    February 20, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

    Details & Signup
  • Intro to Painting

    This class will focus on mixing your own colors, color theory, and planning a composition. By the end of this class, you will be able to see a color out in the world and be able to mix it for a painting! A...

    April 2, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Family Happening: Collar City Cool

    Collars are once again being made in Troy by families at The Arts Center! Come be a part of this Troy Tradition be creating cool attachable collars for the whole family - even the dog! Design and decorate,...

    April 17, 2016 — 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

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  • Star Wars Galactic Fun: Kids Camp

    Have galactic fun using recyclable materials to create your favorite Star Wars characters, space ships, droids, lightsabers and more. You’ll be creating R2D2 or C3PO from tin cans, designing your very ow...

    April 25, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Metalworking and Jewelry for Pre-Teens: Spring Break Camp

    Middle Schoolers will focus on traditional metalworking skills as well as experience the newest ways of working with metal in this camp. You will learn to cut, pierce, form, file, join, and finish metals o...

    April 25, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Morgana Fall

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  • Intermediate/Advanced Painting

    This class will focus first on drawing, and then painting from still lifes and the architecture around us. Previous knowledge or completion of Learning the Fundamentals of Drawing and Intro to Painting is ...

    May 7, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Family Happening: Fence-for-All

    It’s a happening again at The Arts Center! You and your family are invited to take part in this Arts Center tradition by creating your own family Fence installation. You’ll work together to design and ...

    May 22, 2016 — 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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  • Portfolio Development Teen Intensive

    This week will focus on an intensive program of drawing and painting with the goal of creating strong portfolio pieces for college applications that represent your current artistic interests and demonstrat...

    February 15, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Dustin Garafolo

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