Specialty Camps

* This is not necessarily a recommended list, the following businesses are dedicated advertisers.

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, hb@hbms.org, 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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Kick & Play comes from the creators of Super Soccer Stars. Kick & Play classes are structured so that toddlers and caregivers can establish a friendly routine working together in a group setting, listening to directions, and engaging in exciting movement and pre-soccer activities. We believe that at this young age toddlers should be learning about and understanding the scope of abilities that their own bodies can achieve. Therefore, the class focuses on overall movement capability from stretching to throwing, kicking, running and jumping so that a whole range of body movement is explored in each class.  914.681.7171,  kickandplay.com

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 info@trifitness.net 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. grainneb@sbcglobal.net 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 mail@musicincchappaqua.com, or visit us at www.newyorkrockacademy.com and www.facebook.com/newyorkrockacademy.

oodleOodle Monkey Art + Discovery Studio is a new and fun place for creative and curious kids ages 3 years to 3rd grade! Kids can “unplug” and tune into their creative side, make new friends and learn about themselves and the world around them through art. Very hands on and nurturing – using a variety of materials and techniques – explorations and projects are driven by the interests of our Oodle Monkey artists. It’s a joy to see children become more creative, confident and expressive! 1 and 2 hour drop off classes; After School Art 3pm – 5:30pm; Early Dismissal and Vacation Camps. contact information: oodlemonkeyart@gmail.com, 914-708-7748, 127 N. Ridge St., Rye Brook, NY 10573, website: www.oodlemonkeyart.com

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: doug.munro@purchase.edu. 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 susan.midlarsky@gmail.com, 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.