Summer Arts Camp

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 Street location, equipped with classrooms and studios, and staffed with our talented and creative counselors, many who are professional artists in diverse fields. All levels of skill 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. Students work on collaborative and individual projects to explore their creativity in varied 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 the summer, campers will take field trips to movie theaters, museums, galleries, parks and neighborhood attractions, including weekly water play. In the past, students have visited such places as the Museum of Art and Design, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum, the Paley Museum and the Bronx Zoo. Students are supervised at all times by our qualified counselors.

Camp runs from June 29th – August 21, 2020

Camp days are 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).

Daily Schedule:
8:15 a.m. Early Drop-off (6th Floor Gym)
8:45 a.m. Arrivals (6th Floor Gym)
9:00 a.m. Attendance and Group Meetings
9:30 a.m. Activity Session 1
10:45 a.m. Activity Session 2
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Free Time
2:00 p.m. Activity Session 3
3:15 p.m. Activity Session 4
4:30 p.m. Pick Up (Lobby)
6:00 p.m. Extended Day Pick-up (Lobby)


Registration will be available online or by filling out and submitting a paper application in person at Greenwich House, 27 Barrow Street, 5th Floor. Families seeking financial aid need to complete both the registration form and financial aid form and submit hard copies to Greenwich House, 5th Floor. Financial aid is given based on need and distributed 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, 2020. Both general acceptance and financial aid decisions are made on a rolling basis.