Summer Arts Camp


Thank you for a successful summer as we faced the challenges of running Summer Arts Camp during the COVID-19 pandemic together. It was an honor that you trusted us to give your children a safe, fun, enriching experience and we’re grateful that our campers and staff worked so well together to ensure a happy and healthy environment.

Here are some of the well wishes we received from parents at the end of the summer:

“I appreciate all the thought and effort that went into providing camp for the children. Greenwich House has been so transparent about everything from After School to camp—demonstrating its wonderful commitment to the community. With so many canceled plans and suffering from isolation, being able to attend in-person camp meant so much to the kids and allowed them to experience some of the joy of summer. Thank you”

I was extremely impressed with how you ran a fun, successful camp during these hard times. I tell all my friends about the things you did, and how you can be a model for the schools. It is also amazing that despite all the precautions, the kids had fun going there each day; the precautions didn’t seem to bother them. The counselors were amazing, my kids would arrive early to try to meet them before camp. Thanks for a great camp!”

Greenwich House is such a wonderful place that is at the heart of our community. The camp reflects the creativity, diversity, and spirit of the Village. The staff is extraordinary in their professionalism, and they work hard to make each day a joyful one for the campers. My daughter was a bit reluctant to join because she didn’t really know anyone enrolled with her, but she ended up absolutely loving her camp experience. I especially appreciated that although the protocols for the pandemic were in place, there wasn’t an attitude of fear or anxiety. Instead it was very joyful, and I am so grateful to the entire staff.”

“This was the first time my child had a ‘normal’ experience with peers and having fun since March. I could not have been more happy with the programming. The counselors were great and everyone was very responsible about COVID precautions. So many thanks to this organization and its staff.”

I was supremely impressed with how the camp operated all summer. I’m also a scientist who studies COVID-19 and thought that you really provided a great model for how this could be extended safely in the public school system. My kids both enjoyed it and we plan to continue for the fall.”

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. Evening movie nights are scheduled for the whole family throughout the summer, and camp concludes with a carnival. Students are supervised at all times by our qualified counselors.

Camp runs from July 6th – August 28th, 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)


Register online below 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.