Camps

Summer Camp


Please note that all sessions and waitlists are now full for Camp Omi 2017. 

Join us this year for Columbia County’s most popular day camp for young artists!
Draw, Paint, Sculpt, Dance, Play, Perform, Collaborate, Explore, Encounter, and CREATE!



Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 3 PM
$350/week or $325/week for 2 or more weeks
Ages 6-13 (children MUST be 6 years old at the time of camp)

Session 1: June 26-30 (full)
Session 2: July 3-7 (no camp July 4) (full)
Session 3: July 10-14 (full)
Session 4: July 17-21(full)
Session 5: July 23-27 (full)
Session 6: July 30-August 4 (full)


Camp Omi is a unique, arts-based day program where kids explore contemporary art and ideas through a variety of media and experiences.

Children are grouped by age and participate in workshops that focus on different creative disciplines. Daily activities include swimming, exploration of The Fields sculpture park and Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center & Gallery, “Stage Time”, group meetings, and play. Children also have opportunities to visit and work directly with our international artists-in-residence. All financial aid scholarships have been awarded for the 2017 season.

Click here to register for Camp Omi 2017.


Activities include:

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

Sculpture Shop
Activities include ceramics, woodworking, weaving, stone/foam carving, 3D mixed media, and large scale, collaborative projects. Children use the sculptures in The Fields Sculpture Park as inspiration for their own work.
Music & Movement
Activities include group games, improvisational play, yoga, dance, and music through song and simple instruments. Children create performances, make their own instruments and dress up clothes, build 'sets', and experiment with photography and video art.
Field Studies
Field Studies offers ‘art-meets-nature’ projects and experiences. Children explore The Fields Sculpture Park and Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center Gallery, visit international artists-in-residence, hike through the woods, and learn about the natural science of Omi’s diverse landscape. Children explore Earth Art, environmental conservation, and make their own natural works of art.
Swimming
In the summer, children have an opportunity to swim in Omi’s in-ground pool each day. Swimming occurs in two groups divided by age at alternating times. Children may take a quick dip to cool off, or play in the water for the entire swim time. Our Aquatics Director is a certified, experienced lifeguard and is present at all times to monitor swimming and to administer safety instruction and testing. Swimming and Aquatics procedures meet the New York State Department of Health Children’s Camp requirements and standards. Accommodations are made for non-swimmers and for our youngest campers.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made prior to June 1st are eligible for a refund less a $100 cancellation fee per each child registered regardless of the number of sessions enrolled. No refunds will be given after June 1st.

Artgarten


Registration for Artgarten is now open. Click here to register.

Join us this year for Columbia County’s most popular day camp for young artists!
Draw, Paint, Sculpt, Dance, Play, Perform, Collaborate, Explore, Encounter, and CREATE!



Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 3 PM
$350/week or $325/week for 2 or more weeks
Ages 4-5 (Children MUST be 4 at the time of camp)

Session 1: June 26-30
Session 2: July 3-7 (no camp July 4)
Session 3: July 10-14
Session 4: July 17-21
Session 5: July 23-27
Session 6: July 30-August 4

We are pleased to present a new summer experience for our youngest artists! Camp Omi: Artgarten serves our 4 and 5 year-olds in a specially-crafted environment that allows for exploration, play, and making in a small group setting. Led by two teaching artists and experienced assistants, this program features a variety of art projects, outdoor adventures, music, storytelling, swim and splash time, and special guest visits. Maximum 20 children. This program runs during the same times and weeks as Camp Omi.


Click here to register for Artgarten 2017.
 


CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made prior to June 1st are eligible for a refund less a $100 cancellation fee per each child registered regardless of the number of sessions enrolled. No refunds will be given after June 1st.

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