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11 camps for creative kids

Your child will have summer fun while honing their craft

creative kids camp for summer hudson valley

A few summers ago, Traci Suppa’s daughter, Emilia, spent a week at the
Pied Piper Youth Theater day camp in Stormville. It was Emilia’s first experience participating in theater and she was a bit unsure and shy on the first day.
By the end of the week, the 8-year-old had made new friends and was much more confident.

“On the last day, the kids put on a performance for their families, and she was obviously comfortable on stage by that point,” Suppa says. “I think the biggest value in arts camps is boosting kids’ confidence in their artistic abilities.”

Camps that specialize in the arts also tap into kids’ creative side – whether it’s drama, art, dance or music.

Here are 11 local creative camps your kids will love!

Be Creative As Possible Beacon;  845-905-2338

Camp at Gold’s Gym – LaGrange; 845-926-7829

The Art Effect – Poughkeepsie; 845-471-7477

Hudson Valley Writing Project – SUNY New Paltz; 845-943-8437

Orange County School of DanceMonroe & Highland Mills; 845-782-2482

Pied Piper Youth Theater Stormville; 845-878-9780

Stringendo Summer Strings – Poughkeepsie; 845-264-1206

The Voice Theater Woodstock; 845-679-0154

The Wayfinder Experience – Stone Ridge, Saugerties, Kingston & New Paltz; 845-481-0776

The Vanaver Caravan – Stone Ridge; 845-256-9300

Beacon Art Adventures – Beacon; (845) 218-1593

Lisa Iannucci is a freelance writer who lives in the Hudson Valley.