Got a mini Monet or a budding Broadway star? Nurture your child’s creative talent by sending her to a summer day or specialty camp in Nassau and Suffolk counties that offers fine arts programming. This handy directory makes it easy to locate Long Island children’s summer art camps, listing locations in St. James, Melville, Miller Place, Greenlawn, Commack, Mount Siani, Dix Hills, Wheatley Heights, Oyster Bay, Manorhaven, New Hyde Park, Roslyn Heights, and Brookville. No matter what your child’s artistic interest is, you’re bound to find an exciting program for him. Some of these summertime art programs for kids focus on the fine arts, giving children the chance to work with ceramics or another media.
Art League of Long Island
107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
The Art League of Long Island offers Summer Art Adventure Programs for kids and teens ages 5-14. Five weekly themes for ages 5-10 and two two-week sessions for ages 11-14 at the Paumanok Elementary School in Dix Hills. Teen Portfolio Prep (ages 15-18) at Art League Center.
Beth Sholom Day Camp
401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
Our Trained Specialists will provide hands-on activities in Arts and Crafts, Dance, Music, Drama, and Science in our indoor and outdoor facility.
Buckley Day Camp
2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn
Campers are encouraged to explore their own thoughts and creative ideas through diverse activities. Art programs offered include: Performing Arts, Dance, Creative Arts-n-Crafts, Painting and Sculpture, Jewelry Making, Woodworking, Culinary Arts, Cartooning, and Scrapbooking.
17 Three Sisters Road
Our Fine Art program is run by an NYS-certified art teacher. Campers create unique art work utilizing materials such as paper mache, clay, yarn, and paints. We also provide crafty workshops.
340 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury
Our Creative Arts Program includes arts and crafts, dance, drama, and music. Little Art Studio runs our arts an crafts department, creating an exciting art curriculum for all of our camper groups as well as special Club Programming for our older campers.
Camp W Day Camp
121 Wolf Hill Road
Ceramics, cooking, plaster mask making, easel painting, slime making, everything glitter, spa class, and other creative activities for campers to enjoy. Everything they make they take home. Instruction from art teachers who teach campers step-by-step how to complete their project.
Cold Spring harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
Campers will be inspired with numerous opportunities to express themselves with their own artistic passion. Hands-on activities, photography, and nature crafts allow camper’s creativity to flow and have fun!
Dorothy P. Flint Nassau County 4-H Camp
5 Old Jericho Turnpike
5164337970 Ext. 11
Our Arts program offers a number of projects to campers eager to get in touch with their creative side. Our talented staff lead classes such as fine arts, puppetry, jewelry making, leather crafts, felt pillow and stuffed animals, comic books, tye dye, string art, knitting, camp beautification, and much more
East End Arts
141 E. Main St., Riverhead
Renaissance Kids Camp is a two-week program where campers are introduced to a broad range of artistic and creative experiences. Each day includes painting, drawing, sculpting, music, theater, and craft activities.
Friends Academy Summer Camp
270 Duck Pond Road
Our Fine Arts classes are vibrant and campers engage in all we have to offer with enthusiasm, curiosity, and dedication. We offer programming in Music, Visual Arts, Digital Arts, Theater, and Dance.
Gersh Academy at West Hills Day Camp
21 Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington
Creative Arts activities at West Hills Day Camp are designed to encourage all campers to express themselves individually by developing new skills and cultivating their hidden talents. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, music, and a theater program run by professional staff.
Hofstra Summer Camps
101 Oak St,. Uniondale
Hofstra Summer Camps offers Cartooning, Digital Photography, the Hofstra Music Experience, Musical Theater Intensive, Graphic Design, Fashion and Costume Tech, 3D Printing and Animation, Dance, the Hofstra Art Experience, Writing Arts Studio, Sports Journalism and Digital Journalism.
Kenwal Day Camp
100 Drexel Ave., Melville
Our drama club is one of the best in day camping. Campers perform two evenings shows at catered venues such as the Huntington Hilton and Carlyle at the Palace. We have traditional arts and crafts, dance, and music programs tailored to all ages.
Kids Country Day Camp
37 Crystal Brook Hollow Road, Mount Sinai
Creative expression is the cornerstone of our Arts Program. Campers will be inspired with numerous opportunities to express themselves with both newfound skills and their own artistic passion. They can display, perform, and even eat their imaginative creations! Just let your creativity flow and have fun!
Knox Summer Adventures
541 Long Beach Road
We have a great art program run by a NY State-certified art teacher. A variety of projects will be done thoughout the course of the summer with campers bringing their masterpieces home to share.
Long Island Voyagers Day Camp
Nassau and Suffolk locations
Arts and Crafts at L.I. Voyager’s Day Camp are a fun way to promote creativity in kids and allows them to bring their thoughts and ideas into reality. L.I. Voyager’s Campers love to create their art projects while making new friends!
Mills Pond Gallery
660 Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780
Summer Arts Programs run Monday through Friday July 8 through Aug. 30.
Half-day 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm. Full-day 9am-4pm. Students bring own lunch and snacks.
Oasis Camp at LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
We offer a wide-range of creative programming. The activities are designed to allow campers to use their imaginations and express themselves artistically. Theatre arts, music, dance, and arts and crafts are all part of the wide variety of creative fare offered at Oasis.
Oasis Camp at Tully Park
1801 Evergreen Ave., New Hyde Park
Oasis offesr a wide-range of creative programming. The activities are designed to allow campers to use their imaginations and express themselves artistically. Theatre arts, music, dance, arts & crafts and so much more are all part of the wide variety of creative fare offered at Oasis.
Oasis Camp On The Sound
158 Manorhaven Blvd., Manorhaven
Oasis offers a wide range of creative programming. The activities are designed to allow campers to use their imaginations and express themselves artistically. Theatre arts, music, dance, and arts and crafts are all part of the wide variety of creative fare offered at Oasis.
Ohman School of Ballet
60 Calvert Ave., Commack
Ohman School of Ballet
60 Calvert Ave., Commack
The Ohman School of Ballet was founded in 1979 by former NYC Ballet soloist Frank Ohman. The school is a non-competition, non-recital school, focusing on proper classical ballet technique. Offering a two-week summer intensive as well as summer evening classes for children through age 17, and Ballet Barre Fitness classes.
Old Westbury Summer Camp
25 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
In our Kaleidoscope workshop, a different art project is made every day! Painting, mask making, modeling-you name it! Campers use their imagination for sure! In our Dance Workshop, campers learn to dance and move to top dance hits by a local dance school instructor.
Park Shore Country Day Camp
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746
Campers enjoy our five-room Arts and Crafts complex where they create their individual masterpieces. Campers work with ceramics, leather, wood, paint, and a large variety of crafts. Music, dance, performing arts, baking and cooking are also a part of our campers weekly schedule. Creativity is always encouraged.
72 Broadway, Greenlawn
Picasso Kidz offers engaging, educational, and fun thematic art camps for children of all ages, taught by NYS-certified art teachers. Camps are 2½ hours per day, morning or afternoon sessions, Monday-Friday. Themes include: Dollhouse Camp, Bookmaking Camp, Beach Art Camp, and more. We offer sibling and multi-camp discounts.
Pierce Country Day Camp
37 Mineola Ave, Roslyn, NY 11576
Pierce offers a broad-based traditional day camp curriculum that includes a wide range of arts activities. Campers in our program can expect to spend about 1/3 of their scheduled day engaging in arts-focused programming. Swimming and athletics/adventure activities comprise the rest of the schedule.
Portledge Summer Adventures
355 Duck Pond Rd
We offer a variety of programs in painting, sculpture, architectural design, sewing, and more. Classes run between June 24 and Aug. 9.
Posey School of Dance
57 Main St., Northport
Exciting Children’s Summer Art Camp “Around The World” at Posey School of Dance. Children ages 3-9 will actively engage in dance, art, and acting classes daily from 9am-12pm. Weekly themes include: Fun in France, Walk like an Egyptian, Party in India, Australian Outback, and English Royal Week! $200 per week.
Studio E Art Classes LLC
565 Route 25A, Miller Place
Weekly camp topics include “Portrait Painting,” Landscape Painting,” “Ceramic Design,” “Pottery Basics,” “Printmaking,” “Sewing Crafts,” “Comic Illustration,” “Watercolor Basics,” “Polymer Clay Jewelry,” “Animal Portraits,” “Exploring Painting Techniques,” and “Story Time Art.” Studio E also offers a separate Monday Clay Program to two different age groups!
The Fashion Design Lab
235-N Robbins Lane, Syosset
The Fashion Design Lab offers creative fashion design summer camps. Children will learn sketch, use patterns, and sew on a machine and by hand. They will create their own clothing and accessories! Children will learn the design process while encouraging creativity and originality! Check our the website for details.
Thomas School of Horsemanship
250 Round Swamp Road, Melville
We pride ourselves on fostering children’s imaginations and teach different ways of expression, which is one of our main goals at TSH camp. Campers enjoy art and crafts and music encouraging them to explore their own thoughts and creative ideas through these activities.
Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts
185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
Arts programs include: Animation, Comic Art, Architecture, Bookmaking, Ceramics, Filmmaking, Photography, Metalsmithing, LEGO Design, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Sewing, Fashion, Cosplay, and Video Game Art and Design.
YMCA of Long Island
Bay Shore, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Huntington, and Patchogue
Children explore the magic of creative expression and artistry. Whether it’s musical theatre, performing arts, dancing, playing musical instruments, arts and crafts, or fine arts, there are opportunities for beginners or seasoned artists. Our programs help campers develop new interests through different techniques and materials, encourage self-expression, and develop fine motor skills.