Every summer, The Aldrich Museum offers six exciting weeks of workshops with contemporary artists and educators, for children ages three to twelve. Participants will learn how artists come up with ideas for their artwork, experiment with all sorts of materials, and enjoy time with friends while creating works only they could imagine! Registration is required. All materials and snacks are provided. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Tel 203.438.4519. Visit www.aldrichart.org.
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The Amadeus Theater & Art Day Camp gives children ages 5-16 the opportunity to perform The Sound of Music, study band or orchestra instruments, piano, guitar and voice, create sets, learn choreography, play in a jazz percussion or chamber ensemble, compose their own songs in our recording studio, create studio art, participate in an art show, and go on a swimming field trip. Camp culminates in a fully staged theater performance. Six weeks, one, two, or three week sessions. Camp is held in Chappaqua: 201 King Street, Chappaqua, NY. Preschool music program available. Visit www.amadeusconservatory.com or call 914-238-0388.
This summer the Bedford Academy of Music will offer workshops dedicated to theater and music. The Musical Theater Workshop for children in K -8 is a performance-oriented program. Children will work on mastering vocal/acting technique, choreography, dialogue, creating sets for the show. The workshop will conclude with a staged production. The Chamber Music Workshop is for intermediate/advanced instrumentalists who are looking to collaborate with other musicians. Daily coaching sessions, rehearsals, and theory classes will culminate in a gala recital. Visit www.bedfordacademyofmusic.org or call 914-400-4029.
The Boy Scouts of America offers programs of character development, leadership training, achievement, community service, and FUN in the outdoors for boys starting in 1st Grade.
Summer Camp is a highlight of the Scouting year.
To learn more, visit www.wpcbsa.org or call 914-773-1135. Local groups can be found at beAscout.org.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, Westchester-Putnam Council, 41 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532, 914-449-2611, www.wpcbsa.org. Bill.Kelly@scouting.org.
Applause Westchester is bringing you CAMP APPLAUSE — week-long theater intensives to children in Westchester over Spring Break Week – and in the Summer! Each week your child will cycle through classes such as acting, singing, scene study, audition technique, Broadway dance, hip-hop, acting for TV, and costume design taught be industry professionals from NYC. The week culminates in an open house performance every Friday! There is an entirely new curriculum every week in the Summer, so you can join us for one week or all eleven. Spring Ages 3-5 — M-F 9:30-12:00. Grades K-5th Grade — M-F, 9:30-3:00. Don’t forget to ask about our multi-week discount! 114 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck. Call (914) 835-2200 or visit www.applauseny.com.
At Camp Bedford, kids imagine what it would be like to bounce among the clouds, soar with eagles, and reach for the stars. The Bible comes to life in powerful ways as kids explore why nothing is impossible with God. Start soaring now – register to be a part of this exciting camp! This event is free and open to all children entering grades 1-5! Please register online at www.bedfordcommunitychurch.org. For more information, please call (914) 666-5384 or e-mail the children’s ministry at email@example.com. Camp CDs, t-shirts and hot dog lunches will be available for purchase. Camp Bedford is located at Bedford Community Church – 160 Bedford Center Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Camp Bedford will be held August 6-10 from 9am – 12noon.
Camp Critter begins it’s seventh year and now offers six individual weeks for various ages. Campers learn about animals, animal sheltering, animal cruelty prevention, and training. They do many projects to help shelter animals find their forever homes, including “Adopt Me” flyers, clicker training, and kitten and puppy socializing. They also learn about other kinds of “critters” with visits from Teatown, The Greenburgh Nature Center, and Wolf Conservation. Lots of outdoor time, arts and crafts, and hands-on animal time. Camp hours are from 1 – 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Contact Alice Shanahan, Director of Humane Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to our website at www.spca914.org for dates and times.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Avenue & West 46th Street, New York, NY, web site. Camp Intrepid is looking to recruit YOU to be a part of its summer CREW! A program of the Education Department of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex, Camp Intrepid campers explore life at sea, aviation, marine life and astronomy while integrating the museum’s exhibits and hands on interactives. Specially themed weeks like Underwater Exploration, Ancient Navies and Armies, A Pirate’s Life and Intrepid Inventors makes Camp Intrepid the most exciting summer camp this side of the Hudson River! Camp runs from June 11th through August 24th, 2012, Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm. To learn more about Camp Intrepid, please contact email@example.com or call 646.381.5166. Or visit the Intrepid Website.
Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam Caring Circle Children’s Bereavement Program Day Camp. Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam’s 8th Annual Caring Circle Camp is scheduled for Sunday, August 19th at Camp Kiwi in Carmel, New York. Participants from the Caring Circle and their families will come together for an afternoon of arts and crafts, swimming, sports, games, miniature golf and camaraderie. The camp is offered free of charge to all participants who are responding to the loss of a loved one. Our Caring Circle children and their families take part in one of our three bi-weekly support groups offered in Yonkers, Yorktown Heights and New Rochelle. These groups offer children a safe environment to deal with their emotions in a healthy and productive way so they can begin to heal. For more information, please call Maribel Nazario, Caring Circle Coordinator at (914) 666-4228, ext. 336 or click here.
Challenge Camp is a unique learning opportunity for gifted and talented students from pre-kindergarten through junior high school. Challenge provides day students with over 45 exciting morning academic courses and 30 afternoon enrichment classes and sports clinics. Children can engage in topics such as astronomy, architecture, art, business, chess, Chinese culture, cooking, drama, entomology, forensics, organic gardening, geography, inventions, journalism, law, Lego, magic, math, music, robotics, science, technology, theater, video, baseball, basketball, golf, martial arts, soccer, tennis, ultimate frisbee, acting, circus arts, computer, dance, Dungeons & Dragons, voice & percussion, jewelry, K’NEXplorations, jazz, masks, orienteering, pinball design, photography, Topps Attax, Yu-Gi-Oh, rocketry, set design, and more. Lunch is included and transportation is available. 2012 sessions will be held from June 25th through July 20th and from July 23rd through August 10th. American Camping Association accredited. William E. Cottle School, Eastchester, (914)779-6024, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.challengecamps.com.
5-Day Summer Camp at Grand Prix New York. When campfires and canoeing gets old, check out the 5-Day Junior Racing Summer Camps at Grand Prix New York. With professional racer Stevan McAleer emphasizing basic driving fundamentals, sportsmanship and fun, campers are exposed to a camp experience that is thrilling and informative. Campers will learn, practice, and compete on two different European road course inspired tracks under the watchful eye of GPNY’s professional staff. Lunch is provided and reservations will fill up fast. Call (914) 358-3617 for more information. Grand Prix New York, 333 North Bedford Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Web: www.gpny.com.
The Greenwich Historical Society History and Art Camp has openings this summer for both the two-week and single-week options. Session A (Grades 4-6) runs from July 8 to July 19, and Session B (Grades 1-3-and 4, if preferred) runs from July 22 to August 2. Each two-week camp session begins with a week focusing on Colonial history, followed by a week devoted to visual art. The experience is interactive and designed to utilize the art and artifacts in Bush-Holley House. Sessions are fun, challenging and age-appropriate. A field trip and a Parents’ Day are part of each week’s schedule. Visit www.greenwichhistory.org.
Since its establishment in 1944 the School has become one of Westchester County’s most cherished and active cultural resources and achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and outreach. The School’s educational approach centers on quality individualized instruction, a comprehensive, broad musicianship program, and numerous performance opportunities for students. HBMS students acquire skills leading to a life-long enjoyment of classical and jazz idioms. Music Programs for Young Children offer a range of choices for preschoolers – music and movement classes; recorder classes; and Suzuki instruction on a variety of instruments. HBMS also offers a full Preschool for 3 and 4 year-olds. Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, NY, 914-723-1169, email@example.com, www.hbms.org.
Jodi`s Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 29 years! Their step-by-step, no fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (9 months-12 years old), there is something for everyone. They offer Mommy & Me Gym and Gym + Music classes, preschool gymnastics, school-aged gymnastics, Motion Evolution, summer and holiday break camps, free monthly perks, free open playtime, play groups, private lessons, Super Soccer Stars, Krazy Kool Creation Lego class, and the best birthday parties ever. For more information, visit www.jodisgym.com.
Looking for a summer experience that is fun and educational? Come to History Adventure Days. Participate in activities, play games, and interact with amazing special guests. A great summer day camp! July 22nd – 26th – Struggle for the Continent: The French and Indian War, July 29th – August 2nd – Discovering America: Explorers & Expeditions, August 5th – 9th – Making a Home in a New Land: Colonial Life. History Adventure Days are for children entering 2nd – 7th grade and are scheduled Monday-Friday, 9am – 3 pm. The cost is $250 per week. There is a 10% discount for members of Friends of John Jay Homestead (Family memberships and above). Advance registration is required. Call 914-232-5651 x 101 for more information or visit the Friends’ website at www.johnjayhomestead.org.
The Katonah Art Center announces its first musical theater camp this summer! Students will work on a musical for two weeks, with a performance the last Friday. Plays to include Enchanted Disney, Godspell and A Year with Frog and Toad. Instructor Jeri Kansas, who was in the original cast of 42nd Street and Sugar Babies will direct. KAC offers a variety of arts camps, including painting, murals, anime, pottery, glass, and more. KAC is located at 131 Bedford Road, Katonah, New York. 914-232-4843. Visit www.katonahartcenter.com.
The Katonah Art Center offers weekly half-day or full-day camps in art, computer art, pottery, guitar, writing and darkroom photography. Our camps are geared for three age groups: Art & Imagination camp (ages 3 ½ – 5 yrs.) , Children’s Art camp (grades 1 – 5) and Teen Art camp (grades 6 & up). From Robot camp to Fashion Illustration or any of our other innovative camps, your child will learn, create and have fun in our beautiful studios. Check out our website at www.katonahartcenter.com or call 232-4843 for more info.
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April 15 – 19, 9am-2pm, Weston CT. The Trifitness Triathlon Camp is a 5 day program designed to introduce kids aged 7 to 14 to the sport of triathlon. Top triathletes and coaches will provide instruction on basic swimming, cycling and running techniques, bicycle safety and maintenance, transition and nutrition. Lots of games will be offered too!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, (203)255-8892, www.trifitness.net.
Little Fauves Art Camp for Wild and Woolly Pre-school Artists. Original projects inspired by famous artists of the past and present. Sessions full of multi-media art making, art appreciation, and outdoor play time. Located at the Pound Ridge Montessori School. Two weeks in June only, space is limited. For info contact Grainne Bellotti M.A.T., B.F.A., N.Y. State Cert. Art K-12. email@example.com or 203-853-9357.
NATURAL KIDS: SUMMER NATURE CLASSES AT WESTMORELAND. Let your child be a ‘Natural Kid’: Summer classes at Westmoreland are designed to spark creativity and encourage teamwork and an appreciation for nature. Participants age K-5 will work together under the supervision of our naturalists and other staff to create projects bound only by their imagine using natural materials in specific settings of our beautiful preserve. Projects may include: rock cairn sculpture, giant bird’s nest, floating frog raft, branch fortress and monster throne. While creating the children will be encouraged to notice the wildlife around them and our naturalists will be on hand to point out interesting creatures and plants. In case of inclement weather, participants will create a project for display in our museum and learn to care for our ambassador animals. The Natural Kid program is being offered in the following sessions: Session 1: June 24-27 (4 days) 1-3:30 pm, $150 ($130 for members), Session 2: August 19, 21, 22, 23—9:30-11:30, $150 ($130 for members), Session 3: August 26, 27, 28 & 29—9:30-11:30, $150 ($130 for members). Westmoreland Sanctuary, Inc., 260 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Bedford Corners, New York 10549, www.WestmorelandSanctuary.org.
New York Rock Academy offers a complete year-round Rock and Roll program suitable for students from the beginner to the talented artist who is ready to get into the recording studio. In the summer, the school offers a day camp with six week-long sessions where all students perform in a live rock concert for friends and family at the week’s end. A student can begin the week with no experience and depending on his/her interest, be playing an instrument or writing and performing a song with a band by Friday! Please call (914) 238-3123, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us at www.newyorkrockacademy.com and www.facebook.com/newyorkrockacademy.
Summer Art Classes for Youth and Adults. A wide range of courses for the beginner or advanced student. Youth 15 and older may enroll in adult classes and classes for children 9mos to 14 offered. Classes are offered in the morning, afternoon and evening running 4-7 weeks. Classes for adults and children 15 yrs and up can register for a variety of classes including Botanical illustration, Crocheting, Yoga, Stained Glass studio, Glass painting, Quilting, Faux Finishing and more. Some of the classes offered for children 9 mos and up include Adult and Tot Music and Movement for ages 9mos – 2yrs and adult, Comedy and Improv for children 8- 14 yrs, Fashion Illustration for children 10-18 yrs and Mask-making for ages 5-9 yrs. Scholarships are available. Contact the Art Center for a complete listing of classes and workshops at 914-738-2525.
Purchase College Youth Programs in the Arts provide a unique opportunity to spend the summer exploring the visual and performing arts under the guidance of experienced instructors and practicing artists. Grouped by age, the Youth Programs are designed to enable the exploration of a variety of artistic genres. For example, a student interested in the performing arts may choose to take the Songwriting Workshop in session I, Youth Musical Theatre in session II, and Young Filmmakers in session III. There are many possible combinations! All programs meet 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. Early drop-off and extended-day options are also available. Programs listed for students up to age 13 are also appropriate for younger 14-year-olds. For more information, including the availability of scholarships, please contact: Doug Munro, Director. Email: email@example.com. Tel: (914) 251-6731. Visit www.purchase.edu.
Join other students and teacher Susan Midlarsky in a fun, engaging, and challenging approach to math. Each day will include activities that both enrich student knowledge and fill in gaps in understanding. Many of the activities will take place outdoors, weather permitting. Location: Campus of The Garden Road School, Crompond, NY. All classes 9-11am each day. Send your child for a full day of math and creative arts by attending this program and The Garden Road Creative Arts program at a discount! Visit the program link or call today for more information. Sign up at singaporemathny.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (914) 623-8632.
Nicholas Szucs, Artistic Director. Calling All String Students – join us for either 1 or 2 weeks at the end of August 2012 for string chamber music
study. Open to kids ages 8 and older who play violin, viola, cello, bass or piano. Chamber music coach, Nicholas Szucs’ vast teaching & performing experience includes Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Norwalk Symphony, NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players, and as String Orchestra Director at Rippowam-Cisqua School. Nick will provide practice techniques, coaching sessions and will oversee rehearsals. The 1st day includes orientation. The following days, students will learn proper rehearsal technique, have practice time and group coaching. Two final performances will be held on Fridays, August 24th & 31st, which will be a culmination of all the techniques the students have learned. Chamber Music Study: August 20th – 24th, (1st week) & August 27th – 31st, (2nd week). Classes will be held Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12 pm daily. Tuition is $200 per week. Instrument chamber music assignments vary from duos to quintets & more. Advanced students may perform in more than one group. Students will get music assignments 1 week before their 1st week of camp. Location: Sun & Moon Health Spa, 155 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589. Call (914) 433-3362 to register now.
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is 80 rolling acres of field, gardens, pastures and woods in Pocantico Hills, New York, where rich traditions of community-based farming are merging with the 21st century. Stone Barns Center’s Farm Camp is entering its eighth season. Camp sessions are designed for rising first graders through rising eighth graders. Our campers have the opportunity to see how the farm works and get their hands dirty by pitching in with farm chores and learning alongside our farm staff. In addition to activities focused on a specific theme, every camp session includes garden work, animal chores, cooking, crafts, games and hiking. At Farm Camp, we also explore the farm-to-table connection. A staff cooking specialist helps campers prepare healthy snacks several times each week, and older campers cook a full lunch together in a professional kitchen. Space is limited. Please register early! For more information, please contact Meghan Ryan, Camp Director: email@example.com, or 914 366 6200 x111. Visit www.stonebarnscenter.org to download the brochure and to register.
Camps and Programs for Children and Teens. The Jacob Burns Film Center’s Media Arts Lab is open for summer registration! Camps and programs are available for children and teens, ages 4-18. New this summer is Lab Camp, an exciting array of unique opportunities for kids and teens to experience the magic of movies. All programs include demonstrations, creative collaboration, and opportunities for hands-on projects using all the riches of our state-of-the-art facility. Visit www.mediaartslab.org for more information on camps, courses, and how to register. Questions? Call 914.773.7663 ext. 8, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Adventure Camps at The New York Botanical Garden, a series of week-long, themed summer camps for kids ages 5 to 10. Camps run Monday–Friday, July 9–August 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Early drop-off (8 a.m.) and late pickup (5:30 p.m.) options available. Children participating in these adventure camps will spend time indoors and out exploring the amazing flora and fauna of the Garden’s 250 acres. The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, which is specially designed for children to explore outdoor areas like wetlands, meadows, and ponds, will serve as the camp home base. Call 718.817.8181 for more information or visit nybg.org/camps.
Tuesdays for Tots. Young artists and a parent or caregiver share the delight of looking at the Museum exhibitions together followed by the exploration of art materials including paint, collage, and clay. A new series is offered with each exhibition. Ages 3-5, please no siblings under age 3. Visit our events calendar for upcoming Tots sessions.
Art Adventures. Art Adventures is a child-friendly blend of art history, art appreciation, and art projects. The current exhibition is the starting point for this hands-on approach to looking at, understanding, and creating art. Grades K-6. Visit our events calendar for upcoming Art Adventures.
Katonah Museum of Art is located at 134 Jay Street – Route 22, Katonah, NY 10536, 914-232-9555. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm. Closed Monday. Find out more about the offerings at the Katonah Museum of Art at www.katonahmuseum.org.
Strawtown Studio’s Summer Waterways Adventure Program offers kids a summer adventure where nature, art and science come together in a safe and fun outdoor learning environment. Each morning the outdoor adventurers meet at the home base and then venture out on expeditions to discover and play. Woven in to the program’s waterway expeditions are hiking on local trails, native wildlife and plant study, creating art with natural and fine art materials, local and natural history and making new friends! Visit www.strawtownstudio.com or call 845-558-0877.
Summerweek History Day Camp, for children ages 9-12, is an educational and entertaining weeklong day camp filled with hands-on activities and learning. Parents may enroll their children in one or more of the sessions in Westchester County offered at Philipsburg Manor, Van Cortlandt Manor, and Washington Irving’s Sunnyside. Call 914-631-8200, ext. 628 for information and reservations. www.hudsonvalley.org.
The Music Conservatory of Westchester is a non-profit community school of the arts, providing year-round music, theatre education, and music therapy for people of all ages and abilities. The Conservatory’s 36,000-square-foot facility offers a Recital Hall and 43 acoustically designed classrooms and teaching studios. Their comprehensive programs, which serve 3,000 students annually, include performing ensembles, musicianship classes, student performances, master classes, workshops, and more. All students receive free admission to the Conservatory’s annual series of faculty recitals and children’s concerts. Scholarships available. The Music Conservatory offers a wonderful variety of summer camps and workshops. 216 Central Avenue in White Plains, NY. Phone: (914) 761-3900. Website: www.musicconservatory.org.
Classes and programs for all ages and levels. Creative Arts Program: ages 4-12, a focus on art movements and culture are incorporated into classes such as: drawing, painting, mixed media, creative movement, storytelling, and more. Mon-Fri, 9am – 12pm. Other morning programs include: digital photography, ceramics, and more. Afternoon classes in piano and guitar and various other instruments. Workshops include songwriting, voice performance, dance, Manga/cartooning, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, watercolor, Garageband, writing, and analog/digital photography. The RAC’s Musical Theatre Workshop will feature Disney’s Aladdin: Mon-Fri, 9am – 4pm, ages 8-12. Rye Arts Center, Milton Road, Rye, www.ryeartscenter.org, 914.967.0700.
The Summer Institute for the Gifted Day Program provides instruction in approximately 30 courses during its regular academic schedule and engages students in recreational activities every day. Courses are taught at levels appropriate for academically gifted students ages 6-14, covering humanities, mathematics and sciences, and multi-disciplinary courses. Every student selects three courses and has a recreational period. Each class meets five times a week for 90 minutes each. Lunch is provided. We offer two locations in Westchester County: Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville and Manhattanville College in Purchase. Contact: 866-303-4744, email Sig.email@example.com, or visit www.giftedstudy.org.
Join us for fun, sun, and ponies at TEC’s 2013 Summer Program! In July, the Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. will offer a summer program with equine – related educational opportunities for all children in the surrounding communities. Four unique sessions are designed to meet the needs of our students by age and riding skill level. We offer diverse equine-based activities conducted by our riding instructors. Sessions: One: July 8th – 13th, Two: July 15th – 20th, Three: July 22nd – 27th, Four: July 29th – August 3rd. Cost: $375.00/ Week. Hours: 9am-1pm. Please Contact us at: 845-265-3409 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc., 115 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring NY 10516. Phone: 845-265-3409 x:13; Fax: 845-265-3287, email@example.com, www.myfeettakewings.org.
Usdan Center For the Creative and Performing Arts, in the Huntington area of Long Island, is America’s largest summer arts day camp, annually hosting 1600 children ages 6-18 from throughout the Tri-State area. Air-conditioned buses transport students– in Westchester, from New Rochelle, Scarsdale and Rye. Students from nearby Connecticut come to Westchester for pickup. Usdan, called by Time Magazine “One of the most unique camps in America,” offers more than 40 programs in the arts and chess on its magnificent 200-acre woodland campus, plus on-site performances by distinguished artists. No audition is needed for most programs, and about one-third of students attend on scholarship. Families may visit the Center any Monday-Friday, at 185 Colonial Springs Road in Wheatley Heights, NY or call 212-772-6060, or 631-643-7900. Also, visit www.usdan.com
Looking for a great way to give the young animal lover in your family a wild week? Send them to our Wolf Camp for a chance to thrive among wolves! We’re offering After School Wolf Camp sessions and Summer sessions too. The four day program includes opportunities for your child to: Learn all about wolves: Wolf 101, Discover the various myths that surround wolves and to create their own and share, Walk with a wolf!, Play a unique game of hide and seek using tracking and telemetry tools that real wolf biologists use in the field!, Create plaster paw prints from real tracks in the field. They’re great for show and tell!, “Wolfy” arts and crafts, photography sessions, and more! The program will run with a minimum of 4 children and a maximum of 10. All children who complete the program will get a special “Junior Wolf Biologist” certificate and other souvenirs! For children in Grades 2-5. After School Sessions (4PM – 6PM) – $100/child for the 4 day program: April 24th – 27th, May 8th – 11th, May 22nd – 25th, June 12 – 15th, June 26th – 29th. Summer Sessions (9AM – 12PM) – $150 per child for the 4 day program (includes snacks): July 10th – 13th, July 24th – 27th, August 7th – 10th, August 21st – 24th. Visit www.nywolf.org.