Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts

Summer Day School of the Arts

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts is the nation’s preeminent not-for-profit summer day school of the arts. The Camp is designed for children to develop Artistic skills, regardless of their level of talent. Students work with a professional faculty, and they participate in public performances and exhibits. Students have the freedom to explore, the structure to advance, and the inspiration to collaborate. Usdan enables us to annually award 12 of our instrumental students with scholarships to its acclaimed Summer Music Program. This provides our dedicated students the chance to further their musical learning in a top-notch summer intensive, enjoy daily recreation outside of their urban home environment and establish new friendships with peers who share a deep interest in music – all on a beautiful and idyllic campus on Long Island.

2018 Schedule

This year’s Camp will run from June 25th, 2018 – August 10th, 2018 and will include our students from PS 36M, PS 70X, PS 160Q, PS 124Q, and Queens Collegiate. These students play the flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin, and sing and range from Grades 4-8. With nearly 70 classes and 1,500 students each summer, every camper from beginning to advanced is guided on a path of individual creative growth by a team of artists and talented arts educators. Our alumni include Natalie Portman, Jackie Hoffman, Olivia Thirlby, Stacey London, and Lisa Gay Hamilton; singers Jane Monheit, Taylor Dayne, and Mariah Carey; Tony-nominated playwright Michele Lowe, Grammy-Award winning producer Adam Abeshouse, Broadway personality Seth Rudetsky, Juilliard conductor Adam Glaser, and members of major American orchestras, dance and theater companies.


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