Kids love getting creative at these parent-recommended summer art camps near NYC! Use our map to find a family favorite art camp near you, where kids will explore fun mediums and create masterpieces to help them remember their summer experience.

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    DEA Music and Art - Summer Camps

     (246.7 mi)

    2 weeks, full day


    Age 5-12

    Nancy L.:  Kids will experience music, art, and more at Staten Island's DEA Music and Art Camp. Activities include musical theater and drama, musical instruments, rock band, visual arts, scene and prop making and more!

    Playday - Summer Camp

     (265.7 mi)

    1 & 5 days, half day/full day


    Age 5+

    Jennie Utsinger:  Playday offers a mix of multi-cultural, creative activities year-round, including a summer camp. Campers engage in a number of fun and creative indoor and outdoor activities and fun art projects.

    New York Film Academy - Summer Camps

     (265.8 mi)

    1-6 weeks, full day & overnight

    Age 10-17

    Nancy L.:  The New York Film Academy offers an intensive exploration into a variety of topics for kids and teens. Students will learn how to apply the techniques taught in the program to develop their own style and exhibit their work. Camps include film, acting, screenwriting, 3-D animation, game design, and musical theater.

    Barking Cat Studio - Art in the City Summer Camp

     (266.5 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 5-13

    Nancy L.:  Barking Cat Studio allows kids to explore their creative side through a variety of mediums such as drawing, painting, and sculpting. Barking Cat Studio's Art in the City Summer Camp has weekly offerings by theme. Kids can attend the entire program or attend just the week's theme that sparks an interest. The day's activities include trips to museums and afternoon games and movement.

    The Painted Cloud - Summer Camps

     (269.4 mi)

    1 day & 1 week, full day


    Age 4-10

    Nancy L.:  Kids will take over the studio this summer at The Painted Cloud! Art projects will incorporate art history, current events, and tons of fun! Campers will also have choice time, snack, lunch, and fun outdoor activities in the private back yard.

    The Calhoun School - Movie-Making Camp

     (270.4 mi)

    Two Week Session

    Full Day Camp


    Entering 3rd-6th Grade

    Nancy L.:  Kids will create live-action, cartoon, claymation, and stop-motion films during this early summer program. Write the script and music, act, direct, and get behind the camera in-studio and "on-location" in the surrounding neighborhood.

    The Art Studio NY - Summer Art Camps

     (270.5 mi)

    4-5 days, half day/full day


    Age 5-17

    Nancy L.:  Get creative this summer at The Art Studio NY. Learn and explore new techniques and mediums, meet new friends, and have fun!

    The Fashion Class - Summer Camps for Kids + Teens

     (271.9 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 6-17

    Nancy L.:  Fashion Class is project-based learning centered around the business of fashion and the art of sewing and design. The summer camp program features the day broken up into parts focusing on making clothing, creating accessories, fashion-related field trips, and fun activities.

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