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

Summer Camp

SUMMER CAMPS

Saratoga Arts offers five camp programs throughout the summer. Each offers a unique summer camp experience for children who love to learn about and create art. Taught by a faculty with over three decades of teaching experience, we stive to provide a safe, comfortable, arts-learning environment where our campers 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 Summer Camp programs are very popular. Last year we had nearly 450 students registered for the five programs we offered. Registration for our camp programs gets busy around February-March and some of our weeks will fill by early April. As camp weeks fill, we will let parents know on this page. If the camp/week you are interested in is full, please call or e-mail Amy at 518-584-4132 to have your child added to the waiting list. If there are no children on the waiting list for a week, and we have a cancellation, we will also open registration back up.

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 it to Amy Coon, Education Coordinator, Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Register via Email or Phone

Send an email to Amy at acoon@saratoga-arts.org or call 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) to Amy Coon, Education Coordinator, Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

IMAGINATION RULES | ART CAMP | AGES 5-7

Adventures at Art Camp! This summer Saratoga Arts campers will exploring art in all its forms, spending their days being inspired by everything from famous artists from around the world to art we see in our every day lives. As a part of their portfolios for the week, campers will be producing a 10” x 10” painting which will hang as part of our second annual 10” x 10” = 100 exhibition in our main gallery for the months of July and August. Artists participating in Camp Creativity weeks 1-8* and Imagination Rules weeks 1 – 7 will have their 10” x 10” painting added to the exhibition at the end of their week. (*Please note that due to our exhibition schedule campers who attend other weeks will create 10x10 pieces but will be able to take them home at the end of the week.) All of our artists are also invited to a reception on Friday, August 23 from 4pm – 6pm where they can show their work to family and friends and pick up their 10x10’s to take home!

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
Prices are per week: $145 for members / $155 for not-yet-members
Week 1 is a 4 day week due to the holiday: $115 for members / $125 for not-yet-members

WEEKTHEME 
IR Week 1 : July 1, 2, 3, 5
*no camp 7/4
Stars, Stripes, and SplattersWe had a great week!
IR Week 2: July 8 - 12All Things NatureWe had a great week!
IR Week 3: July 15 - 19The Elements of ArtWe had a great week!
IR Week 4: July 22 - 26Let's Get Surreal: Using our ImaginationFULL - email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org to be put on the wait list
IR Week 5: July 29 -
August 2
3D Week: Triple the Fun!FULL - email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org to be put on the wait list
IR Week 6: Aug 5 - 9Ready, Set, Van Gogh!: Studying the MastersFULL - email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org to be put on the wait list
IR Week 7: Aug 12 - 162D or not 2D?Register Now
IR Week 8: Aug 19 - 23Art & DesignRegister Now
IR Week 9: Aug 26 - 30Wild Card WeekRegister Now

CAMP CREATIVITY | ART CAMP | AGES 8-14

Adventures at Art Camp! This summer Saratoga Arts campers will exploring art in all its forms, spending their days being inspired by everything from famous artists from around the world to art we see in our every day lives. As a part of their portfolios for the week, campers will be producing a 10” x 10” painting which will hang as part of our second annual 10” x 10” = 100 exhibition in our main gallery for the months of July and August. Artists participating in Camp Creativity weeks 1-8* and Imagination Rules weeks 1 – 7 will have their 10” x 10” painting added to the exhibition at the end of their week. (*Please note that due to our exhibition schedule campers who attend other weeks will create 10x10 pieces but will be able to take them home at the end of the week.) All of our artists are also invited to a reception on Friday, August 25 from 4pm – 6pm where they can show their work to family and friends and pick up their 10x10’s to take home!

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
Prices are per week: $215 for members / $230 for not-yet-members
Week 1 is a 4 day week due to the holiday: $170 for members / $185 for not-yet-members

WEEKTHEME 
CC Week 1 : July 1, 2, 3, 5
*no camp 7/4
Stars, Stripes, and SplattersWe had a great week!
CC Week 2: July 8 - 12All Things NatureWe had a great week!
CC Week 3: July 15 - 19The Elements of ArtWe had a great week!
CC Week 4: July 22 - 26Let's Get Surreal: Using our ImaginationFULL - email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org to be put on the wait list
CC Week 5: July 29 -
August 2
3D Week: Triple the Fun!FULL - email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org to be put on the wait list
CC Week 6: Aug 5 - 9Ready, Set, Van Gogh!: Studying the MastersFULL - email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org to be put on the wait list
CC Week 7: Aug 12 - 162D or not 2D?Register Now Only 2 spaces left!
CC Week 8: Aug 19 - 23Art & DesignFULL - email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org to be put on the wait list
CC Week 9: Aug 26 - 30Wild Card WeekFULL - email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org to be put on the wait list

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
1 week sessions: $215 for members / $230 for not-yet-members
2 week session: $430 for members / $460 for not-yet-members
Session I is a 4 day week due to the holiday: $170 for members / $185 for not-yet-members

WEEKTheme 
Session IJuly 1, 2, 3, 5 *No camp July 4 We had a great week!
Session IIJuly 8 - 12We had a great week!
Session IIIJuly 15 - 19We had a great week!
Session IVJuly 22 - August 2 (two weeks!)FULL - email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org to be put on the wait list
Session VAugust 5 - 9FULL - email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org to be put on the wait list
Session VIAugust 12 - 16FULL - email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org to be put on the wait list

 

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
$305 for members / $320 for non-members

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

WEEKDATE 
Session I August 5 - 9Register Now!
Session IIAugust 12 - August 16Register Now! 2 spaces left!

 

PAGE TURNERS TEEN CAMP | AGES 12+

Saratoga Arts and Northshire Bookstore have come together again to create Page Turners Teen Camp, a program which serves as the next step for our Page Turners campers or as a first step for teens and tweens how love to read, write, and talk about books! At the start of the summer, each registered child will received a box of three carefully selected books. During Page Turners Teen Camp, campers will explore those books in depth including talking with authors either in person or via skype! Additionally, campers will speak with industry professionals to get a behind the scenes look at many different aspects of the book world, including the publishing process and many different book-ish jobs!

Registration fee includes the honorariums for the professional speakers as well as a “Page Turners Book Box” of 3 books worth of $45 that will be used during camp and will arrive in your mailbox in mid-June from Northshire Bookstore.

WEEKDATE 
Teen CampAugust 19 - August 23Register Now!

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

WEEKTHEME 
Session I:
August 12 - August 16
2D or not 2D?FULL - email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org to be put on the wait list
Session II:
August 19 - August 23
Art & DesignFULL - email ttobias@saratoga-arts.org to be put on the wait list