West Side Y Arts Camp is an experiential summer of fun for ages 5.5 - 12. Arts Camp is a vibrant community-building experience in which campers explore their own creative expression in a safe and supportive environment. Children are grouped by age and together they take 5 classes each in DANCE, DRAMA, MUSIC, and VISUAL ARTS per 2-week session. That adds up to 20 hours of arts instruction every 2 weeks!
The summer is divided into four two-week sessions, each with its own organizing theme. Campers learn different styles and techniques in all 4 art forms all summer long with a focus on foundational skill building, development of original material, rehearsal, and performance. On Thursdays at 4 PM of weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8, each group performs in an informal showcase for family and friends in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater. The THEME for Summer 2017 is ARTS THROUGH TIME. In each program session, we will focus on a different historical period -- Ancient/Medievel, Renaissance/Middle Ages, Victorian/Colonial, and Modern Era -- and in each of the 4 art forms, explore age-appropriate curriculum that celebrates the dance, theater, music, and visual art of that time. In addition to arts classes, all campers swim twice a week, go on arts-related field trips around NYC, and, weather permitting, enjoy Central Park for lunch, fresh air, yoga, and team-building creative activities.For more information about Arts Camp please call the Amanda Selwyn, Community Arts Director at 212-912-2635.
Parents should plan on attending one of the following camp orientations once they are registered.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Morning: 8-9 AM; $55 per week | Afternoon: 5-6 PM: $55 per week | AM/PM: $100 per week
SESSIONS AND FEES
Program session is 2 weeks. Participants can enroll in any combination of weeks.
Sessions/Weeks Dates Members Non-Member
Session 1 | Week 1 July 3 - July 7 $376 $440
Session 1 | Week 2 July 10 - July 14 $470 $550
Session 2 | Week 3 July 17 - July 21 $470 $550
Session 2 | Week 4 July 24 - July 29 $470 $550
Session 3 | Week 5 July 31 - August 4 $470 $550
Session 3 | Week 6 August 7 - August 11 $470 $550
Session 4 | Week 7 August 14 - August 18 $470 $550
Session 4 | Week 8 August 21 - August 25 $470 $550