Campers in Kindergarten – 1st grade will be placed in cohorts of 15 students. There will be a lead teacher and an assistant teaching artist assigned to work with each cohort, bringing a variety of projects and activities each day to experience within their groups.
Campers in 2nd Grade – 6th Grade will experience our Open Studio model and will create their own schedules each day they attend camp – bringing back choice and movement through our studio options. We are prepared to adjust this model based on the most up to date COVID-19 policies given closer to the start of camp.
We are thrilled to announce that we are working with NYC Gymnastics Movement again this summer and they will provide one Gymnastics class every day your child attends camp – all seven weeks!
Studio Experiences Include:
Clay & 3D Art
Gymnastics with NYC Gymnastics Movement
Makers Space & Science
Music & Games
A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due at the time of enrollment for 20% of the cost of your child’s summer camp fees. Tuition for Summer Camp 2023 is due in full by May 8th.
All campers must purchase at least one new camp t-shirt for this summer. Shirts must be worn when your child leaves the building for our Outdoor Studio option.
Shirt orders are taken on the Camp Registration form this year and you can indicate the size and quantity you would like to order. Please use this Size Guide when selecting for your camper.
* Please note that you will need to create a brightwheel account before accessing the registration form
For students entering 3rd – 6th Grade for the 2023/2024 school year
This summer we are pleased to announce the Out of the Box Theater Project! Your child will be part of an ensemble based performance created through theater games and techniques that open imagination, encourage players to say yes and improvise. We work to focus children’s attention away from themselves and onto their work with fellow actors, thereby supporting collaboration and self confidence. Campers will perform story-theater pieces that adapt stories to stage through acting, puppetry, music, the arts, and more!
This theater program is open to students in 3rd-6th Grade and requires a minimum two-week commitment. We encourage and ask that students attend every day they are registered so there is enough time to fully participate and execute a theater performance every two weeks. The program runs Monday-Friday from 3:30pm – 6:00pm.
Registration is open for the following sessions:
Session 1, July 10 – July 21: Improv Show!
Session 2, July 24 – August 4: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Session 3, August 7 – August 18: Radio Play & Foley Podcast
One Session – $600
For students entering 7th – 9th Grade for the 2023/2024 school year
The Counselor in Training (CIT) program in the Open Studio Summer Camp is a selective work experience program for students who are rising 7th Grade to rising 9th Graders. This small group of students is guided by experienced teachers and given a chance to develop job readiness skills in a supportive and fun environment working with younger children.
As Counselors in Training, students get to be part of the camp experience through a specialized position that allows them to learn, grow and develop new skills while also being part of hands-on camp activities.
Students are invited to apply for two – seven weeks of camp, for Mornings (8:30am-12:30pm) or Full Day camp (8:30am – 4:00pm). To apply to this tuition free program, you will need to complete a program application for your student through the link below and submit a $50 application fee.
After your student’s application is processed, you will receive a link to submit your child’s CIT Program Essay. The essay is three questions long and all submissions are due by April 7th. You can preview the CIT Program Essay Questions Here. Students are notified of acceptance on a rolling basis and no later than Thursday, April 20th.
Please note that all CIT’s are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and must follow all health and safety policies. Counselors in Training are also required to participate in staff training days the last week of June.
You will be asked for your child’s T-Shirt size on the application. Please use this Size Guide for reference.