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

-KIDS (Grades 1 – 5)

                  NEW THIS SUMMER! 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 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. at $5.00 per hour. 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

  • Clay for Kids

    Play with clay! In this exciting weekend class, students, ages 6-11, will learn to hand build with pinch pots, coils, and slabs. We will combine these three basic techniques using safe food clay and glazes...

    May 2, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

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  • Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

    Come play with clay! Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay classes center on a themed project based on a preschool level storybook. The instructor will have a sample project with instructions, and the childr...

    April 30, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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  • NEW START DATE! Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay!

    Come play with clay! Mommy/Daddy & Me: Fun With Clay classes center on a themed project based on a preschool level storybook. The instructor will have a sample project with instructions, and the children a...

    April 2, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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  • Superheroes Unite! Kids Camp

    Bam! Zing! Crash! Do you ever wish you had super powers? See how fun it is to dream up your own super hero characters and bring them to life! In this camp, for 1st-5th graders, we’ll learn how to make co...

    June 29, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Stop Motion Animation for Big Kids

    Whether you’re cutting people out of paper, sculpting characters from clay, or drawing your story on paper, you’ll make your ideas come to life with stop motion animation. In this serious fun camp fou...

    June 29, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Alexandria Hovet

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  • A.M. ONLY: Superheroes Unite! Kids Camp

    Bam! Zing! Crash! Do you ever wish you had super powers? See how fun it is to dream up your own super hero characters and bring them to life! In this camp, for 1st-5th graders, we’ll learn how to make co...

    June 29, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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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; water color, pastels, acrylics and more. You’ll begin to learn how these different...

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

    Instructor: Jeanine Mitchell

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  • Seeds, Roots, and Mucky Boots Kid’s Camp

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

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

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • Artists in Action (Two Weeks)

    Are you looking for a summer enrichment opportunity for your child with an Individualized Education Program? This July, we are continuing a unique camp for students with unique minds to produce creative wo...

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

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

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  • A.M. ONLY: Seeds, Roots, and Mucky Boots Kid’s Camp

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

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

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • Creative Story Play! Kid’s 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 c...

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

    Instructor: Tammy Ellis-Robinson

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  • Puppet Pets Kid’s 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 s...

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

    Instructor: Morgan Kelly

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  • A.M. ONLY: Puppet Pets Kid’s 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 s...

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

    Instructor: Morgan Kelly

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  • Stained Glass for Big Kids

    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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  • Wearable Art for Big Kids

    Art isn’t just something to hang on the wall. What about the art that’s hanging in your closet, or around your neck? This week fourth and fifth graders will concentrate on making art that you can wear...

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

    Instructor: Robyn Cross

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  • Big Kids’ Ceramics Studio

    Fourth and fifth graders, get your hands dirty in this week of muddy fun. You’ll learn all about clay and the techniques for hand building your own masterpieces. We’ll work with food-safe clay and lead...

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

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

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  • Dragons in my Tea Cup, Dragons in my Bed! Kid’s Camp

    Discover dragon tales and dragon tails in this week of all things dragons. You’ll discover dragon stories from around the world, and use them to inspire your own magnificent dragon creations. ...

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

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • A.M. ONLY: Dragons in my Tea Cup, Dragons in my Bed! Kid’s Camp

    Discover dragon tales and dragon tails in this week of all things dragons. You’ll discover dragon stories from around the world, and use them to inspire your own magnificent dragon creations. ...

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

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • Big Kids Comic Creations

    A giant worm invading the universe? Little pink pandas parading through zombie town? Big kids in fourth and fifth grade can create their own zany characters, with or without superpowers in this week of sto...

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

    Instructor: Ira Marcks

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  • Game Jam Kid’s Camp

    Love games of all kinds? If your 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 board...

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

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • A.M. ONLY: Game Jam Kid’s Camp

    Love games of all kinds? If your 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 board...

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

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • Big Kids – Get Wired Into Art!

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

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

    Instructor: Julia Alsarraf

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  • Robo Bunnies and Vampire Cows: Kid’s 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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  • A.M. ONLY: Robo Bunnies and Vampire Cows Kid’s 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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  • Portrait of the Artist as a Big Kid

    In this seriously fun camp for Big Kids grades 4th and 5th you’ll learn the skills and techniques to draw realistic portraits. Explore drawing your own self portrait from your own picture or reflection, ...

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

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Alien Antics: Kid’s 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, laugh? What would their world l...

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

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • A.M. ONLY: Alien Antics: Kid’s 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, laugh? What would their world l...

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

    Instructor: Jennifer Tayne

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  • Music Making and Woodworking for Big Kids

    Love music AND working with your hands? In this busy camp, fourth and fifth graders will be learning to work with hand tools with Melissa Collins, while constructing special wood working project to take ho...

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

    Instructor: Melissa Collins

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  • Game Design for Big Kids with Tech Valley Game Space

    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 fourth and fifth graders to i...

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

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  • Big Kids: Lights, Camera, ACTION!

    Lights, Camera, and... ACTION! This exciting camp will give fourth and fifth grade movie-makers and artists their first big break, preparing you for do-it-yourself filmmaking, and giving you all the skills...

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

    Instructor: Alexandria Hovet

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  • Vaudeville Show! Kid’s Camp

    Love to tell funny stories? Juggle? Do magic tricks? Sing, dance, or impersonate people? In this crazy fun camp you will be creating, rehearsing, and performing your very own Vaudeville Show. The most popu...

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

    Instructor: Emily West

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  • A.M. ONLY: Vaudeville Show! Kid’s Camp

    Love to tell funny stories? Juggle? Do magic tricks? Sing, dance, or impersonate people? In this crazy fun camp you will be creating, rehearsing, and performing your very own Vaudeville Show. The most popu...

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

    Instructor: Emily West

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  • Our Universal Universe: Spring Break Kids Camp

    What’s in our universe? Stars, planets, stuff spinning and twirling, bright, shiny, and colorful. Join instructors David Dowd and Emily West in the discovery of our Universe in this camp for 1st through ...

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

    Instructor: David Dowd

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