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Summer Camps That Offer Arts & Crafts Programs for Campers in Manhattan

Summer Camps That Offer Arts & Crafts Programs for Campers in Manhattan

Find a camp with arts and crafts in Manhattan.

Got a mini Monet? Nurture your child’s creative talent by sending her to a summer day or specialty camp in Manhattan that offers arts and crafts programming. This handy directory makes it easy to locate Manhattan children’s summer camps with arts and crafts, listing locations in Upper East Side, Battery Park City, Upper West Side, Downtown Manhattan, Greenwich Village, Hudson Square, Lower East Side, Nomad, Murray Hill, and Kipps Bay. 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.

92Y Camps

1395 Lexington Ave.; New York, NY | Upper East Side

As part of our “actives” and “creatives” programming focus, we feature: -Jewelry -Ceramics -Painting -Drawing -Arts & Crafts -Lego Loft -Filmmaking -Photography -Gardening -Farm-to-Table -Cooking

Advantage Day Camp
West Side: 522 W. 44th St., East Side: 281 Main St. Roosevelt Island

Campers have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts every day! Our instructors inspire campers to let their imaginations soar, whether it's painting, drawing, making jewelry, or working on a special project these activities are sure to get the creative juices flowing.

apple seeds

10 west 25th street

We take a hands-on approach that engages campers in recreational, manipulative, and dramatic play; music and storytelling, as well as cooking, science, construction, and craft activities that complement our daily themes.

Asphalt Green

555 E. 90th St.

Kids who excel in the arts will have plenty of time to exercise their creative side. From clowning around in circus arts to making a movie in our film studio, there’s an activity for everyone! Our arts programs include: music and movement, yoga, arts and crafts, and creative writing.

Avenues The World School

540 West 26th Street

Avenues The World School
540 West 26th Street

In the Paint is a one-week camp perfect for getting into that summer groove by making art! Students will explore various drawing and painting techniques on surfaces such as paper, canvas, and found objects. Students will also explore galleries and a museum around Chelsea and the city.

Ballet Academy East

1651 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Summerdance students explore their unique creativity through decoupage, painting, dioramas, paper-mache, collage making, and more. Art classes take place downstairs at The Craft Studio and are overseen by their very talented and joyful staff.


Upper East Side & Upper West Side

BOLD Arts Dance Camp campers create an original dance performance in one week to live music. During the week they design scenery, decorate T-shirts for costumes, and create playbills for audience members.

Camp Clio

YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road Colebrook, CT

Camp Clio

YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road Colebrook, CT

Camp Clio

YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road Colebrook, CT

Camp Clio

YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road Colebrook, CT

At Camp Clio, campers can partake in sand art, painting, beading, sculpture, mask making, tie-dye; you name an "old-fashioned" craft, and we make it.

Camp Henry at Henry Street Settlement

301 Henry St., Lower East Side

Arts and crafts activities are based on the camp theme, "Legends, Heroes, and Heroines," and will reflect learning during the study.

Camp Hillard

26 Elizabeth St. Scarsdale NY 10583

Our campers experience a variety of exciting creative arts programs. This specialty area includes traditional arts and crafts, jewelry and bead making, and working with clay. Our unique programs provide opportunities for campers to create their own individual projects.

Camp Settoga
127 Call Hollow Road

Our fine arts center features artist grade material and open-ended camper-centered instruction in such areas as a weaving wall, clay and wire sculpture, and sun prints. We also offer drawing and painting in our studio, as well as outside on easels for campers to capture the scenic beauty of nature.

Children's Museum of the Arts

103 Charlton St., Husdon Square

CMA's Summer Art Colony Camps are technique-based classes led by CMA’s team of practicing Teaching Artists who design each camp’s curriculum off their own artistic practices. Campers have the unique opportunity to learn comic book design from illustrators, animation from filmmakers, screen printing from textile artists, and more.

China Institute

100 Washington St., Downtown Manhattan
212-744-8181 x110

China Institute is NYC’s leading school of Chinese studies and offers a fun and immersive day camp tailored to student’s age and abilities. In addition to language instruction, Chinese arts and crafts, like calligraphy and brush painting, are offered.

Collina Italiana

1556 Third Ave., Suite 603, Upper East Side

Giochiamo in Italiano: learn Italian through play – music, theater, and games. Cinema Italiano: study Italian through animated movies and cartoons. Arte Insieme: be creative – make art and speak Italian. Le Uscite: outings to museums to discover Italian art. Il Tavolo in Italiano: lunch time - food and drinks vocabulary. Summer school but more fun!

Deer Mountain Day Camp

63 Call Hollow Rd

At Deer Mountain, our Fine Arts programs bring each camper’s imagination to life as they create, have fun, and sprout talents. Taught by experts, fine arts offerings include: Arts and Crafts, Studio Art, Ceramics, Cooking, Photography, Woodworking, Knitting, Film Making, and Editing.

Deerkill Day Camp

54 Wilder Road

Our Fine/Creative Arts area continues to expand, building off our traditional arts and crafts, ceramics, and woodworking to include fashion design, jewelry making, and other fine art electives. Each year offers a new elective activity.

Downtown Day Camp

120 Warren St.. New York, NY /Tribeca
212-766-1104 x1250

Campers get their creative juices flowing under the guidance of our experienced art teachers. Whether it is sketching with charcoal, painting like Matisse, sculpting with putty, or constructing with wood and paper maché, our campers produce and bring home beautiful works of art throughout the summer.

Dwight Summer Camp

2116 First Ave., Upper East Side

We encourage our campers to be creative and to develop a lifelong interest in the arts through arts, crafts, and creations!

Harbor Haven Day Camp

West Orange, New Jersey

Using a multi-media approach campers make age appropriate, wonderful projects to take home and enjoy. Ceramics and clay, wood, painting, textiles, jewelry making, and more. Campers take pride in their work and improve their fine motor skills. Photographic projects are also offered.

Les Elfes International

Chemin de Cli 7, 1936 Verbier
+41 (0)27-775-35-90

Our campers can choose between several art clubs aimed to give a new and fun shape to arts and crafts while involving environmental and cultural aspects. Les Elfes proposes a choice of the following clubs: Arts and Crafts, Dance Academy, Hollywood, Mountain Orienteering, Music Video, Photography, and Rockstar.

MakerState STEM Summer Camps

Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Lower East Side, and Park Slope

All our projects are centered in creativity so whether it's coding a game, decorating a rocket, recording music, making a movie, or crafting circuit cards, we're doing art every day!

Martial Arts Family Studio

290 Mulberry St. New York, NY 10012

Come to spend this summer at Martial Arts Family Studio. You will do martial arts, dance, disco party, crafts, learn a new language (Japanese, Russian, Korean or Spanish), and water play outside every day. Weeks and single day option available.


1535 Broadway, Midtown

Modeling Camp invites all girls ages 11-17 to come 'discover the model in you' this summer! Experience the world of fashion with photo shoots, runway shows, fashion, and style! Meet stars from America's Next Top Model! Featured on GMA and NBC News, this is the ideal camp for all fashionistas!

Montessori International Summer Camp
347 East 55th St.

All children work with different media, from daily projects to long-term projects based on the biweekly themes. Older children can request any additional types of projects such as knitting, macramé, or crocheting.

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
421 East 61st St.

Created to immerse children in the period through 19th century crafts such as making oil cloths, decorative painting, drawing and painting with quill and ink, and 19th century cookery.

Oasis Camp in Central Park

795 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side

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.

Oasis Camp in Downtown

285 Delancey St., Downtown Manhattan

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.

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 one third of their scheduled day engaging in arts-focused programming. Swimming and athletics/adventure activities comprise the rest of the schedule.

Pusteblume International Preschool

244 W. 14th St., Greenwich Village

Activity based classes make learning fun and effortless. Art expression in a language immersion setting help the children effortlessly to engage in the target language.

Pusteblume International Preschool

244 West 14th Street

Every week has a certain amount of arts and crafts that relate to the theme. Creative expression is always a part of daily activities.

Speakitaly NYC

49 W. 28th St. floor 2

Paper, scissors, and a dash of fantasy: all you need to stimulate the creativity of your child. Food Making: pizza and pasta. Exciting hands on environment ideal for children!

Tabor Summer Camp

66 Spring St.

Tabor Summer Camp offers engaging activities and enrichment courses such as: Art, Basketball, Clay, Crafts, Drama, ESL, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Marine Science, Photography, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Theater Arts, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, and more.

Third Street Music School Settlement

435 E. 11th St., New York, NY East Village

Third Street Summer Camp is a music, arts and crafts, and sprinkler-filled experience for kids 18 months to ages 4 and older.

USC Gymnastics &Baseball Training Facility

636 South Broadway Yonkers NY - Bronx/ Riverdale Neighborhood

We love Arts & Crafts at USC! Every day your child will be able to participate in a fun arts and crafts activity! Painting, Puppet making, Birdfeeders, and Window clings are just a few of the many projects your child will enjoy creating during summer camp!

YMCA Summer Camps

Locations across Manhattan

Is your child a mini Monet or a pint-sized Picasso? Our arts camps are the perfect opportunity to immerse your camper in a broad range of creative practices from painting and drawing to acting and dancing! Camps will focus on foundational skill-building, while encouraging the development of original material.

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