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

    Details & Signup
  • 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

    Details & Signup
  • 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

    Details & Signup
  • 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

    Details & Signup
  • 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

    Details & Signup
  • 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

    Details & Signup
  • 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

    Details & Signup
  • 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
  • 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

    Details & Signup
  • 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...

    September 19, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

    Details & Signup
  • 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...

    November 7, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

    Details & Signup
  • SOLD OUT! 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

    Details & Signup
  • SOLD OUT! 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

    Details & Signup