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 St location, equipped with classrooms and studios, and staffed with our talented and creative counselors, many professional artists in diverse fields. All levels 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. We also hope to provide campers with a variety of experiences to explore their artistic creativity and work collaboratively with other campers! Students work on collaborative and individual projects in 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 camp, weather permitting, campers will take field trips to movie theaters, museums, galleries, parks, and neighborhood attractions, including a weekly pool trip. In the past, students have visited such places as the Museum of Art and Design, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Drawing Center, the Whitney Museum, the Paley Museum and the Bronx Zoo. Students are supervised at all times by our qualified counselors.
Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program for Teens--Our oldest group of campers, aged 13 and 14, will have the opportunity to work more independently from the younger campers. Teens will work in-depth on art projects, participate in counselor training workshops, and begin to learn how to supervise young campers. We hope to encourage maturity and independence in our oldest campers, and provide an environment for growth and self-discovery. Since space is limited, interested teens will be asked to apply for this program.