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

-KIDS (Grades 1 – 5)
NEW for 2015! Full and 1/2 days available.

-BIG KIDS (Grades 4 – 5)

For our break camps children must be in these grades. 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. Pre-Teen (Grades 6 – 8 ) and Teen (Grades 9 – 12) camps are available as well.


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 pack, or 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 for 2015 Summer Camps are available. A 25% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. The remainder must be paid in bi-weekly or monthly installments using a credit card.  Must be paid in full two weeks before camp starts. Contact the Registrar at (518) 273-0552 x 231 to register for summer camps on the 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.

Beginner

  • Big Kids: Comic Creations

    A giant worm invading the universe? Little pink pandas parading through zombie town? In this Big Kids camp for 4th and 5th graders, you will create your own zany characters (with or without superpowers) in...

    August 10, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Ira Marcks

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  • AM ONLY: Game Jam Kids Camp

    Love games of all kinds? If you’re a 1st through 5th grader, this is your chance to use your creative muscle and make your own original games! You’ll explore 2 and 3-dimensional board games and puzzles...

    August 10, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • Robo Bunnies and Vampire Cows: Kids Camp

    What happens when you get creative and meld two things that don’t seem to belong together - together? You get a Vampire Cow! In this crazy week you’ll playfully fuse crazy things together through pain...

    August 17, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • AM ONLY: Robo Bunnies and Vampire Cows Kids Camp

    What happens when you get creative and meld two things that don’t seem to belong together - together? You get a Vampire Cow! In this crazy week you’ll playfully fuse crazy things together through pain...

    August 17, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • Big Kids: Portrait of the Artist

    In this serious fun camp for Big Kids, 4th and 5th graders will learn the skills and techniques to draw realistic portraits. Explore drawing your self portrait from your own picture or reflection, as well ...

    August 24, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Alien Antics: Kids Camp

    You see them on TV and in the movies, and read about them in books. But what do YOU think an alien being from another planet would look like? How would they walk, talk, act, or laugh? What would their worl...

    August 24, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • AM ONLY: Alien Antics: Kids Camp

    You see them on TV and in the movies, and read about them in books. But what do YOU think an alien being from another planet would look like? How would they walk, talk, act, or laugh? What would their worl...

    August 24, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • Vaudeville Show! Kids Camp

    Love to tell funny stories? Juggle? Do magic tricks? Sing, dance, or impersonate people? In this crazy fun camp you will create, rehearse, and perform your very own Vaudeville Show. The most popular form o...

    August 31, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Emily West

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  • Big Kids: Music Making and Woodworking

    Love music AND working with your hands? In this busy camp, 4th and 5th graders will learn to work with hand tools with Melissa Collins, while constructing a special woodworking project to take home and kee...

    August 31, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Melissa Collins

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  • AM ONLY: Vaudeville Show! Kids Camp

    Love to tell funny stories? Juggle? Do magic tricks? Sing, dance, or impersonate people? In this crazy fun camp you will create, rehearse, and perform your very own Vaudeville Show. The most popular form o...

    August 31, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Emily West

    Details & Signup
  • Game Jam: Kids Camp

    Love games of all kinds? If you’re a 1st through 5th grader, this is your chance to use your creative muscle and make your own original games! You’ll even play a few as you explore 2 and 3 dimensional ...

    August 10, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

    Details & Signup
  • Seeds, Roots, and Mucky Boots: Kids Camp

    Ever wondered what’s going on underneath your feet? Explore the secrets of the underground world as we discover its sights, tastes, smells, and texture. We’ll draw, sculpt, paint and even imagine wh...

    July 6, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • AM ONLY: Seeds, Roots, and Mucky Boots Kids Camp

    Ever wondered what’s going on underneath your feet? Explore the secrets of the underground world as we discover its sights, tastes, smells, and texture. We’ll use draw, sculpt, and paint and even ima...

    July 6, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • Creative Story Play! Kids Camp

    Calling all kids in 1st through 5th grades with big imaginations! Get ready for a week of making art, performing on stage, and sharing stories. Utilizing dramatic play and storytelling techniques, we will ...

    July 13, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Tammy Ellis-Robinson

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  • Puppet Pets: Kids Camp

    We all love our pets - if we have one - or want one desperately if we don’t. In this week of creative fun for 1st through 5th graders, you’ll make a variety of your own puppet pets, use them to create...

    July 20, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Morgan Kelly

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  • AM ONLY: Puppet Pets Kids Camp

    We all love our pets - if we have one - or want one desperately if we don’t. In this week of creative fun for 1st through 5th graders, you’ll make a variety of your own puppet pets, use them to create...

    July 20, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Morgan Kelly

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  • Big Kids: Wearable Art

    Art isn’t just something to hang on the wall. What about the art that’s hanging in your closet, or around your neck? In this week long camp for 4th and 5th graders, you will concentrate on making art ...

    July 27, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Robyn Cross

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  • Wee Little World: Kids Camp

    Come join our wee little world, the world of tiny creatures. In this enchanting week, 1st through 5th graders will create the little places that elves, leprechauns, fairies, sprites, and gnomes live. You...

    July 27, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Morgan Kelly

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  • AM ONLY: Wee Little World Kids Camp

    Come join our wee little world, the world of tiny creatures. In this enchanting week, 1st through 5th graders will create the little places that elves, leprechauns, fairies, sprites, and gnomes live. You...

    July 27, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Morgan Kelly

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  • Dragons in my Tea Cup, Dragons in my Bed! Kids Camp

    Discover dragon tales and dragon tails in this week of all things dragons. You’ll discover dragon stories from around the world, play like dragons, creating your own dragon character, and use them to ins...

    August 3, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • AM ONLY: Dragons in my Tea Cup, Dragons in my Bed! Kids Camp

    Discover dragon tales and dragon tails in this week of all things dragons. You’ll discover dragon stories from around the world, play like dragons, creating your own dragon character, and use them to ins...

    August 3, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

    Details & Signup
  • Big Kids: Get Wired Into Art!

    In this techart camp for tech loving 4th and 5th graders, you will explore the concepts of conductivity and resistivity through fun and creative projects. We will learn how to incorporate basic circuitry i...

    August 17, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Julia Alsarraf

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  • Big Kids: Paint Like You Mean It!

    In this seriously fun painting camp for 4th and 5th graders, you’ll learn and experiment with a variety of wet mediums; watercolor, pastels, acrylics, and more. You’ll begin to learn how these differen...

    July 6, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • SOLD OUT! Big Kids: Ceramics Studio

    Get your hands dirty in this week of muddy fun for 4th and 5th graders. You’ll learn from Potters Cara Nisbeth and John Visser all about clay and the techniques for handbuilding your own masterpieces. W...

    August 3, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

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  • Big Kids: Lights, Camera, ACTION! | LIMITED SPACE Call to Register

    Lights, Camera, and... ACTION! This exciting camp will give 4th and 5th grade movie-makers and artists your first big break, preparing you for do-it-yourself filmmaking, and giving you all the skills you n...

    July 20, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Alexandria Hovet

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  • SOLD OUT! Big Kids: Stained Glass

    The best stained glass pulls the viewer into beautiful, colored worlds. Begin to work your way toward perfecting this art form as you learn the basics in our lead free stained glass studio during this ser...

    July 27, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Theresa Faul

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

    This exciting camp, taught by game makers at Tech Valley Game Space, will be centered around guided creation in the form of a sequence of lab activities that are designed for 4th and 5th graders to introd...

    July 13, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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