2023 Summer Camps

Arts Camp

Summer Camp registration for ages 5-10 is NOW OPEN!

Dutchess and Ulster Arts Camps allow children to imagine, discover, create, and have fun each summer. Young artists explore fine art, digital media art, and performing arts while strengthening their self-confidence, creative thinking, and art making techniques both individually and in a collaborative setting. Professional artists and experienced teachers support hands-on art experimentation with a wide variety of artistic mediums including painting, sculpture, collage, and animation. The pieces created at camp will portray original narratives connecting to each camper’s interests and lives. Finished artwork and performances will be displayed in a final showcase each Friday in an open exhibition setting for campers to share with family and friends. Creativity thrives as campers explore and play!

Click on a week below to register:

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School’s Out Camp – Poughkeepsie
Monday – Friday, 9:30 – 4:30pm
Pershing Studios – 45 Pershing Ave, Poughkeepsie
1 week only: June 26 – June 30

Dutchess Arts Camp – Poughkeepsie
Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm
Poughkeepsie Day School – 260 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie
Week 1: July 10 – July 14 | Asteroids and Astronauts
Week 2: July 17 – July 21 | Kids Around The World
Week 3: July 24 – July 28 | Monsters and Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Fun
Week 4: July 31 – August 4 | Uniquely YOU!

Dutchess Arts Camp – Red Hook
Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm
Parish Hall,  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – 7426 S Broadway, Red Hook
Week 1: July 10 – July 14 | Nurturing Nature!
Week 2: July 17 – July 21 | Music Mayhem!

Ulster Arts Camp – New Paltz
Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm
SUNY New Paltz – 1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz
Week 1: July 24 – July 28 | Forces of Nature!
Week 2: July 31 – August 4 | Welcome to the YOU-niverse!
Week 3: August 7 – August 11 | Comics, Cartoons, and Quirky Characters!

Early drop-off available for an additional $25/day (no earlier than 8:15 am)
Late pick-up available for an additional $25/day (no later than 4:45pm)

Please email cory@thearteffect.org or call 845-471-7477 to schedule an early drop off/late pick up.

Additional Discounts

  • Multiclass/Sibling Discount: Save 5% when registering 2 or more children OR when you sign 1 child up for two or more weeks of camp.
  • Member Pricing: Save an additional 5% by signing up for a Students & Families membership, click here to “Become a Member.”
  • Scholarships: Scholarships are available to those in economic need, to apply please complete a Scholarship Application Form and send it to info@thearteffect.org.