Summer Programs and Camps that Focus on the Arts (dance, art, theatre and more)
With summer looming, many parents are searching for camps or programs that entail the arts in some form. Whether it is dancing, drawing, drama, or one of the many creative routes your child is looking for, there are many programs available for you to check off all the boxes your family are seeking for the summer.
Check out our picks of arts for kids programs for the upcoming summer!
Staten Island Arts Camps
1000 Richmond Terrace
Art Lab’s Camp Picasso & Camp Kandinsky provide a great creative environment for children all summer long. Taught by professional teaching artists, campers will learn various techniques of fine and applied arts through hands-on art activities including drawing, painting, sculpture, and collage. Campers will also enjoy outdoor art activities as they explore the beautiful grounds of Snug Harbor. Art Lab’s summer semester starts July 5, with a variety of weekly classes, for children and adults in fine art, applied art, and photography. Find yourself at Art Lab this summer!
DEA Music & Art Summer Program
1481 Hylan Blvd.
Get ready to explore the incredible world of music, art and theater through exciting programs at DEA Music, Art & Theatre School! From instrument lessons to musical theater and dance classes – this is your chance to craft experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. Sign up today for both year-round and summer camp opportunities. Free trial classes are available to newcomers. Sign up for summer camp early and save.
Staten Island Art & Culture
109 New Dorp Plaza
A visual arts studio where people of any age can hone their art skills. This collective offers small group and individual lessons in a variety of painting genres, different techniques, sculpture, paper-making, portfolio development, and more. They work with acrylics, watercolors, pastels, ink, etc. Best works are displayed and acknowledged in exhibitions. Develop your creativity and aesthetics! Sip & Paint available upon request.
Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association, Inc
The Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association, Inc. inspires young performers of all backgrounds through professional musical theatre training in a nurturing and fun environment. Classes take place seasonally with Fall/Winter, Spring and Summer Programming for Ages 5-18. Programs are open to all levels of experience. Registration occurs online seasonally through their website. All programs aim to promote a love of theatre, develop self-confidence and bring joy to the community through theatrical performances.
358 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
Spotlight Theatre Company is where young people develop their creativity, confidence, and communication skills. Spotlight Theater created a safe place for young people to express themselves, work collaboratively, and develop a sense of empathy for others. Theatre can help young people understand and explore complex issues, develop a love for the arts, and create lifelong friendships. Theatre provides an enriching experience that positively impacts the personal and social development of young people.
Staten Island Family Music
358 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
Staten Island Family Music Together classes provide a wide range of benefits for children; newborn – Age 5. This music & movement enrichment program cultivates self-confidence & self-expression while developing a strong music-learning foundation. Music Together classes enhance early childhood development by promoting language & motor skills. Families that participate in music activities strengthen the bond between caregivers and children. SI Family Music classes are a fun, engaging way for families to spend quality time together while fostering a love of music and creativity.
Wagner College Lifelong Learning
One Campus Road, Staten Island, NY 10301
Experience a magic carpet ride at the Actor Children’s Theatre production of Aladdin, Jr. June 3rd at 7pm and June 4th at 2pm in the Wagner College Main Stage Theatre. The show is sure to be a family pleaser for all ages. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at wagner.edu/lifelong-learning/Aladdin or by calling (718) 390-3221. Don’t miss our summer performing arts programs and lots of other camps. Visit wagner.edu/youth-programs.