Saratoga Arts' mission is to enrich the region by
cultivating a vibrant arts community and by
ensuring that the arts are accessible to all.

Children’s Programs

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Saratoga Arts offers children’s programs during school breaks in December, February, and April, and throughout the summer. Each offers a unique experience for children who love to learn about and create art. Taught by a faculty with decades of teaching experience, we strive to provide a safe, comfortable, arts-learning environment where kids can truly enjoy art and the art-making process.

Located on the corner of Broadway and Spring Street in downtown Saratoga Springs, The Arts Center is situated in historic Congress Park. Whenever we are able (weather and project permitting of course) we use the park as inspiration for our paintings and drawings, as an outdoor stage for our acting lessons, as a relaxing environment for our reading camp, and we even often enjoy lunch and snacks in the park.

IS THERE STILL ROOM?

Our children’s programs are very popular! Last year we had nearly 450 students registered for our programs. Registration for school break programs begins approximately 6 weeks before the start date.

Registration for our camp programs gets busy around February-March and some of our weeks will fill by early April. As programs fill, we will let parents know on this page. If the program you are interested in is full, please call or e-mail Alisa at 518-584-4132 to have your child added to the waiting list.

REGISTERING YOUR CHILD IS EASY!

Register Online

1. Click the “REGISTER NOW!” button next to the week or session you’d like to register for
2. Fill out the web form
3. You will be taken to PayPal – you don’t need a Paypal account to complete your registration! – fill in your payment information
4. You are registered! You will get a confirmation email after your registration is processed

Register via Online PDF

1. Download and fill out our SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION FORM
2. Mail or email it to Alisa Forman, Education Coordinator, Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Register via Phone

Call Alisa at 518-584-4132. Payment can be made over the phone with a credit card or you can send a check (please make checks out to Saratoga Arts).

IMAGINATION RULES | ART CAMP | AGES 5-7

Imagination Rules is our half-day summer camp for children ages 5-7. A typical day for our Imagination Rules campers includes two sessions dedicated to learning about art and art-making and a break at 10:15am for snack. With our younger campers, we focus on the basics of art, color, line, texture, etc., and study the work of famous artists like Picasso, Matisse and Grandma Moses. Campers will complete between 4-6 projects weekly, depending on how many days they are registered.

Camp runs from 9am – 12pm, daily

DECEMBER BREAK 
IR Session I : December 26 & 27Register Now
IR Session II: January 2 & 3Register Now

CAMP CREATIVITY | ART CAMP | AGES 8-14

Camp Creativity is our full-day camp for children ages 8-14. A typical day for campers includes 4 art-making sessions, a break for lunch and two snack breaks. Our Camp Creativity campers focus on the basics, but are also introduced to advanced art concepts. Students will draw, paint and sculpt while they learn about perspective, composition and balance. Each week will end with an exhibition of works highlighting that weeks lessons and projects – friends and family of campers are invited to attend (4pm on Fridays).

Camp runs from 9am – 4pm, daily

DECEMBER BREAK 
CC Session I : December 26 & 27 Register Now
CC Session II: January 2 & 3 Register Now

THEATER CAMP | AGES 6-12

The Arts Center Children’s Theatre program is designed to introduce children to the basics of theater and theater performance. Campers participating in our Theater Camp will learn and experience the collaborative nature of theater. They will explore the many art forms required to bring a play to life, including the basics of character development, stage directions and set, sound and costume design. Campers will play theater, acting & improv games in a fun and supportive environment as they work toward the performance of their play on the last day of each session.

Camp runs from 9am – 4pm, daily

PAGE TURNERS | AGES 8-12

Saratoga Arts and Northshire Bookstore are excited to offer a unique summer camp experience for children who love to read, write and talk about books! At the start of the summer, each registered child will receive a box of five carefully selected books, and then each day of camp will explore one of those books in depth, including talking with authors either in person or via skype! Students will write, read, discuss, re-enact, play book-inspired games and more while they learn about some of the best of today’s children’s literature.

Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, daily

Registration fee includes a “Page Turners Book Box” of 5 books worth over $80 that will used during camp & will arrive in your mailbox in mid-June from Northshire Bookstore

TEEN ARTS | ART CAMP | AGES 12-15

Saratoga Arts TEEN ARTS program was developed as the “next step” for our Camp Creativity campers, or as a “first step” for teens and tweens who enjoy art and art-making and thrive in an informal environment where they can work at their own pace and shape lessons based on their own aesthetic. Projects will be multi-day, multi-lesson projects and will encourage students to re-imagine artwork by developing and refining their own artistic styles. This program is only available for the two weeks listed. Children between 12 -14 are welcome to participate in any week/session of our Arts Center Children’s Theater Program or our Camp Creativity programs, as well.

Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, daily
Prices are per week: $215 for members / $230 for not-yet-members