Greenwich House offers the premier Summer Arts Camp in Greenwich Village, the heart of the art world. With a long history of providing arts programming to New Yorkers, Summer Arts Camp provides a chance for young people ages 7-14 to survey different artistic movements and develop their own craft. Summer Arts Camp is held at Greenwich House's main 27 Barrow St location, equipped with classrooms and studios, and staffed with our talented and creative counselors, many professional artists in diverse fields. All levels are welcome—the only requirement is a sincere interest in the visual arts!
Our goal is to provide campers with opportunities that build self-esteem through art and friendship. We also hope to provide campers with a variety of experiences to explore their artistic creativity and work collaboratively with other campers! Students work on collaborative and individual projects in disciplines such as architecture, painting and drawing, cartoon art, ceramics, printmaking, and animation. Students will learn to feel comfortable expressing themselves artistically and within a group setting. Campers participate in critiques and learn how to present and exhibit their work.
Throughout camp, weather permitting, campers will take field trips to movie theaters, museums, galleries, parks, and neighborhood attractions, including a weekly pool trip. In the past, students have visited such places as the Museum of Art and Design, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Drawing Center, the Whitney Museum, the Paley Museum and the Bronx Zoo. Students are supervised at all times by our qualified counselors.
Our oldest group of campers (13 and 14 year-olds who are in or will be entering high school), will have the opportunity to work more independently from the younger campers. Teens will work in-depth on art projects, participate in counselor training workshops, and begin to learn how to supervise young campers. We hope to encourage maturity and independence in our oldest campers, and provide an environment for growth and self-discovery. Since space is limited, interested teens will be asked to apply for this program. Applications are due May 1.
Camp runs from July 5 - August 26 (Session 1: July 5 - July 29; Session 2: Aug 1 - Aug 26), from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with an extended-day option from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. (Extended hours are $50 per week). Early drop-off between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. will be available. (Early drop off is $50 per week).
For more information, please contact: Omar Amores or call 212-242-4140, ext. 263
Registration will be available online, using the button below, or by filling out and submitting a paper application
in person at 27 Barrow St. Families seeking financial aid need to complete both the registration form and financial aid form
and submit hard copies to 27 Barrow St. Financial aid is given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Families applying for financial aid are not able to register online at this time. Applications for financial assistance are due by May 1, 2016
. Both general acceptance and financial aid decisions are made on a rolling basis.
At Greenwich House summer camp, my daughter thoroughly enjoyed both the well-executed art activities and the warm and friendly staff. Perhaps more importantly, however, she expressed a feeling that GH was a place that she could "really be herself" and connect with kids who asked questions, kids who were silly, kids who weren't afraid to try new things, and kids who celebrated each other on multiple occasions. A new addition this summer, my ten-year-old told me it was the best time she has ever had, and we are excited to return to this jewel of a program in June. -Danielle Filipiak, parent