Camp Omi

Jun 29 – Aug 7
9 AM – 3 PM

Education Pavilions

$395/week or $375/week for 2 or more weeks

6 – 13

Registration opens January 1, 2020
Register here!

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.

2020 Camp Dates
Week 1: June 29 - July 2 (no camp July 3, Independence Day observed)
Week 2: July 6 - 10
Week 3: July 13 - 17
Week 4: July 20 - 24
Week 5: July 27 - 31
Week 6: August 3 - 7

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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.

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 Sculpture & Architecture Park.

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.

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 Sculpture & Architecture Park, the Benenson Center, and Newmark Gallery.

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.

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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Every Saturday
10 AM – 12 PM

Saturday Children's Workshops

Every Saturday
10 AM – 12 PM
Benenson Center

Ages 5-12

Join us on Saturday mornings for this popular workshop for young artists ages 5 - 12! Based on a weekly theme and inspired by artworks in the Sculpture & Architecture Park and Newmark Gallery, each workshop includes an outdoor adventure and a hands-on artmaking activity. Led by teaching artists, children are divided into two groups by age and participate in developmentally appropriate projects that encourage curiosity, experimentation, and creative thinking through a variety of materials and experiences.

Oct 2, 2019 – May 5, 2020
9:30 – 11 AM

Artful Playgroup

Oct 2, 2019 – May 5, 2020
9:30 – 11 AM
Benenson Center

Ages 2-4
Playgroup meets on October 2, November 6, December 18 (no Playgroup on December 4), January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7, and May 5.

Feb 18 – 21
9 AM – 3 PM

Winter Art Camp

Feb 18 – 21
9 AM – 3 PM
Benenson Center

Registration opens January 1, 2020

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