Kids

Camp Omi

WHEN
Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM

WHERE
Education Pavilions
COST

$395/week or $370/week for 2 or more weeks

AGES
6 – 13

Registration opens January 1, 2019

Join us this year for Columbia County's most popular day camp for young artists! Camp Omi is a unique, arts-based day program where kids explore contemporary art and ideas through a variety of media and experiences for ages 6-13 (must be 6 at time of camp). Click here to learn about Artgarten, for children ages 4 + 5.

2019 Camp Dates

Session 1: June 24-June 28
Session 2: July 1-5 (no camp July 4)
Session 3: July 8-12
Session 4: July 15-19
Session 5: July 22-26
Session 6: July 29-August 2

2D ART STUDIO

The 2D Art Studio features projects in drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber arts, collage, mixed media and collaborative activities. Children learn about contemporary artists and their work and use art history as a foundation upon which to build new ideas.

SCULPTURE SHOP

The Sculpture Shop offers opportunities to work in ceramics, wood, three-dimensional mixed media, and collaborative projects on both large and small scales. Projects and themes draw inspiration from international contemporary sculptors, architects, and makers as well as current works in The Fields sculpture park.

DANCE + MOVEMENT

This workshop engages kids in movement, music, and performance by drawing from a variety of cultures and dance styles. Children work collaboratively and individually through games, improvisational play, dance, and music with simple instruments.

FIELD STUDIES

This workshop incorporates the STEAM approach to learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics). Activities merge art making with science and nature while exploring the diverse landscape of The Fields sculpture park, the Visitors Center, and Benenson Gallery.

SWIMMING

Swimming occurs everyday (weather permitting) on site in an in-ground pool, enclosed in the backyard of Ledig House. Children swim in two groups divided by age at alternating times. There are no formal swim lessons, just open time where children can play in and out of the water as they wish. Two certified, experienced lifeguards are present at all times. Swimming and Aquatics procedures meet the New York State Department of Health Children’s Camp requirements and standards.

On the first day of camp, the lifeguard will administer a casual swim test to determine which children may enter the deep end of the pool (6ft). Those children who are not deemed strong swimmers will remain in the shallow end (3ft), marked by a floating rope. If you know your child is not a strong swimmer (i.e. needs help in the shallow end, prefers only to put feet in, cannot cross the width of the pool without touching the bottom), please let Sasha know so that they will be cared for accordingly. At least one adult instructor will be in the shallow end during swim time to assist our youngest campers. Feel free to provide your child with any personal floating accessory (e.g. ‘swimmies’, vest) that they feel comfortable with. If your child is a NON-SWIMMER, he/she will join us at the pool where there will be other activities, including a ‘kiddie pool’ or sprinkler monitored by a counselor.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations made prior to June 15th are eligible for a full refund. After June 15th, a $100 cancellation fee per each child registered will apply.

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