The YMCA of Central New York offers a wide range of summer Arts Camps programs for youth of all ages. Whether your child is interested in ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital media, or a little bit of everything, we have full-day and half-day camp programs that will keep kids exploring. Guided by professionally trained artists, our campers work individually and in groups on projects that nurture their creativity and expand their artistic abilities.
Art Camp at the Hal Welsh East Area Family Y
At the Hal Welsh East Area Family YMCA, campers will enjoy the art studio for a full week, experiencing a wide range of media with guidance from two teaching artists. Daily activities will include gym games, outdoor time (weather permitting), free swim in the Activity Pool and the water-slide on Fridays! Limited to 26 participants each week. For ages 6-12. Full day, 9 AM - 4 PM.
Art Camp at YMCA Camp Evergreen
Campers will be divided into age-appropriate groups before traveling to five different teaching artists each day to experience a variety of art media. Boating, outdoor swimming, the climbing wall and hiking will fill up the camper's schedule. Art Camp at Camp Evergreen will be held outdoors daily. Before Care and After Care will be held on-site. Limited to 60 participants each week. Campers may sign up for both weeks. Ages 6-12. Full day, 9 AM - 4 PM.
Art Camp at the Northwest Family Y
At the Northwest Family YMCA, campers will enjoy the art studio for a full week, experiencing a wide range of artistic media and processes, while also enjoying fun games and making friends! Half-day morning camps for students ages 5-12, and afternoon specialty camps for tweens and teens.
Teen Specialty Camps at the Hal Welsh East Area Family Y and outdoors at YMCA Camp Evergreen
These camps are for our older campers interested in Digital Photography and Ceramics. Digital Photography is for those who are interested in visual thinking and the world of photography, and Ceramics Camp will have the opportunity to work on the pottery wheel for part of the day! Outdoor camp will include the opportunity to try boating, outdoor swimming, the climbing wall and hiking. Limited to 12 participants each week. Campers may sign up for both weeks. Full day, 9 AM - 4 PM.