Summer Camp in DUMBO 2018

Movie-making, fencing, art, fashion, theatre— whatever your child is interested in, DUMBO’s sure to have the perfect summer camp for them. Here are eight camps that will make this summer a fun and memorable one for you and your kids!

JUMP TO Art Workshop Experience (AWE SUMMER), Automatic Studios Movie Arts© Camps, Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Summer Fencing Camps, Creatively Wild Art Studio Summer Camps, DUMBO Gan Summer Camp, Fashion123 ‘Summer Fashion Fun!’ Summer Camp, Gelsey Kirkland Academy Summer Ballet Intensives, NY Kids Club Summer Camp

Art Workshop Experience (AWE SUMMER)

Program: Want to make art every day, all day for a week or more? Ever wonder what found-object art or installation means? Make your first mosaic or linocut. Design your signature bag. Go outside and discover graffiti art or take some photos of classic DUMBO architecture. If you had an idea that you really wanted to express but didn’t know how or where, AWE Summer is the perfect place to create. All about trying new things, cultivating traditional things and perfecting your own thing, AWE Summer offers it all.
*Sessions 2, 3, and 4: Priority enrollment is given to teens, ages 12-18 until April 15.

Age groups: 9-18 yrs

Camp dates: Session 1: July 2, 3, 5, 6 (4 Days), Session 2: July 9-13, Session 3: July 16-20, Session 4: July 23-27, Session 5: July 30-August 3, Session 6: August 6-10

Camp hours: 9am-3pm (AfterAWE: 3pm up to 6pm, Monday-Friday, for $20 per hour)

Camp costs: Session 1 (4 days): $420, Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: $525

Learn more here.

Automatic Studios Movie Arts© Camps

Program: Automatic Studios Movie Arts© CAMPS give students the opportunity to be part of a creative team and experience working on a real movie set! They provide experienced film technicians and teachers who will guide campers through story creation, scriptwriting, production shooting, and editing in their fully equipped production studio.

Age groups: 8-14 yrs (3rd-9th grade)

Camp dates:  Session 1: June 18-22, Session 2: June 25-29, Session 3: July 9-13, Session 4: July 16-20, Session 5: July 23-27, Session 6: July 30-August 3, Session 7: August 6-10, Session 8: August 13-17, Session 9: August 20-24. Master Class #1: July 9-20 (Alumni Only), Master Class #2: August 6-17 (Alumni Only)

Camp hours: 9am-4pm

Camp costs: $700 per week. Early Bird Special $100 off before 3/1/18.

Learn more here.

Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Summer Fencing Camps

Program: Brooklyn Bridge Fencing’s summer fencing day camps are both a great introduction to the sport of fencing for children who have never fenced before and a way for more experienced children to keep up and improve their skills. They are designed to teach fencing through activities, games, and exercises that develop coordination, flexibility, and focus. Attendees will have lots of fun learning and improving at a great sport!

Age groups: Mini-Musketeers (6-9 yrs), Beginner/Intermediate Cadets (10-17 yrs), Intermediate/Competitive (8+ yrs)

Camp dates: Mini-Musketeers and Beginner/Intermediate Cadets Session 1: July 10-14, Session 2: July 17-21, Intermediate/Competitive Session 1: August 14-18, Session 2: August 21-25

Camp hours: 9am-3pm (8:30am early drop-off and 4:30pm late pick-up available for an additional $50 per week)

Camp costs: Mini-Musketeers and Beginner/Intermediate Cadets: $600 per week, $700 per week if you register after July 1, Intermediate/Competitive: $700 per week

Learn more here.

Creatively Wild Art Studio Summer Camps

Program: Toddler campers dive into creative play and receive an introduction to the exciting world of Art! Budding Toddler artists explore a wide range of materials and techniques and complete finished art projects! As well as being a fun way to spend summer days, campers develop fine motor skills, learn how to make personal choices and gain self- confidence, while interacting with other like-minded, creative Tots!

Kid and Teen campers enjoy an action-packed day, exploring a wide variety of artistic materials and techniques, learning new skills, building confidence, and diving into their self-expression. New, inspiring projects are set every day, based on Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Cartooning, Manga, Found Object & 3D Art, Mixed Media, Collage, Sculpture, and much more! Outdoor activities include taking inspiration from DUMBO’s architecture, nature, and glorious scenic sights.  Turn inspiration into inventive art projects and create exciting one-of-a-kind artworks to take home!

Plus, Animation Camps for Kids and Teens where campers learn to create their very own Stop Motion Animation Clips!

Age groups: Toddlers (2-4 yrs), Kids (5-9 yrs), & Teens (10-17 yrs)

Camp dates: June 11-Sept 7, Monday-Friday

Camp hours: Kids/Teens (Full Day): 9am-4pm, Kids/Teens (Half Day): 9am-12pm or 1-4pm, Toddlers (AM or PM): 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm

Camp costs: Kids/Teens (Full Day) 1 Week: $725, Kids/Teens (Half Day) 1 Week: $350, Toddlers (AM or PM) 1 Week: $300

Learn more here.

DUMBO Gan Summer Camp

Program:  Children will enjoy on-site outdoor play, daily water play with kiddie pools, water stations, and a custom-made water wall, lots of hands-on arts and crafts, music class with children’s entertainer Frank of Rolie Polie Guacamole, gymnastics class guided by Gymstars Brooklyn, baking (including making Challah for Shabbat), and enriching educational activities. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Age groups: 18 months-5 yrs

Camp dates:  July 5-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 31-August 1, August 7-11

Camp hours: 8:45am-2pm (aftercare available until 4pm, Monday-Thursday, for $20 per session)

Camp costs: $350 per week

Learn more here.

Fashion123 ‘Summer Fashion Fun!’ Summer Camp

Program: Join Fashion 123 this summer to DESIGN, ILLUSTRATE and CREATE! Experience what it’s like to go through the creative process in a designer atelier and explore the art of fashion using mixed media such as painting, printmaking, 3-D applications and much more! Campers will create SPECIAL and UNIQUE projects on themes ranging from global cultures and ideas as well as exciting current art and design museum and gallery exhibitions (1 day will be dedicated to a field trip). All under the careful supervision of experienced fashion designers and founders of Fashion123.

Age groups: 7-13 yrs

Camp dates: Week 1: June 11-15, Week 2: June 18-22

Camp hours: 10am-3pm

Camp costs: $650 per week (10% off for early bird application deadline 3/01/18)

Learn more here.

Gelsey Kirkland Academy Summer Ballet Intensives

Program: Gelsey Kirkland Academy’s summer programs are modeled after their full-day training program, designed to help aspiring dancers and students prepare for a professional career in ballet. Students are trained by some of the world’s most acclaimed ballerinas, coaches, and master teachers. GKA offers four different programs, each tailored to specific ages and levels of ability. Summer training at GKA serves as a gateway to acceptance into their year-round full-day academy. *Video auditions required

Age groups: Classical Repertory Workshop (12+ yrs), Junior Dance Program (9-13 yrs), Fast Track Program (14+ yrs), Pre-Professional Program (12+ yrs)

Intensive dates: Classical Repertory Workshop: June 4-July 6, Junior Dance Program: June 18-July 6, Fast Track Program: June 18-July 6, Pre-Professional Program: July 9-August 10

Intensive hours: ~9:15am-4/4:15pm

Learn more and find out how to audition here.

NY Kids Club Summer Camp

Program: Join the NY Kids Club for an unforgettable summer of Time Travel! Campers will enter a ‘time machine’ and be immersed in a theatrical adventure which will keep them moving, creating, learning, and laughing all summer long. Each week, campers will experience a new place and time from the Stone Age, ancient Egypt, Medieval times, and the Gold Rush of the Wild West. Campers will enjoy a thrilling variety of activities including gymnastics, sports, engineering, science, architecture, history, art, geography, dance, martial arts, and yoga! Registration is available on a week by week basis, 2, 3, or 5 days per week, half and full day options available.

Age groups: 2.5-6 yrs

Camp dates: June 4-Sept 2

Camp hours: 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm

Camp costs: Varies by age and time

Learn more here.