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Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts

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About Us

Usdan is one of the nation’s top not-for-profit day camps for the arts. Profiled in The New York Times and Time Magazine, Usdan has been declared a “Best Of” camp by Time Out NY Kids and NY Metro Parents. Diverse and playfully rigorous from the start, for over 50 years Usdan has brought experienced educators and professional artists—actors, directors, playwrights, painters, sculptors, musicians, composers, dancers, poets, and novelists—to teach and collaborate with campers ages 5 to 18.


 


Usdan is set on an idyllic 140-acre woodland campus on Long Island, dotted with open-air studios and performance spaces designed to inspire creativity, collaboration, and experimentation. Campers choose to “Major” from our seven Departments of Art, Chess, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Nature & Sustainability, and Theater. The Usdan experience is unique among arts summer camps around Long Island and NYC, as it brings together the rigor of artistic practice and the playfulness of a classic summer camp, with places to swim, play sports, and practice yoga and archery. It is no surprise that many campers choose to return year after year to continue their creative journeys in Usdan’s safe and welcoming environment.


 


Learn more about Usdan’s 2021 risk-free enrollment policy and COVID health and safety plan by visiting our website.

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Location

185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798