Camp Green Tree

A fun summer experience: The neighborhood camp in the middle of the city!
Students ages 4-13 with learning and social challenges.

Session 1: June 24 - July 5 (closed July 4)

Session 2: July 8-July 19

Session 3: July 22-August 2

Hours: 8:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M.

Open to the public, extended hours available! Contact us for more information!

Our optional six-week summer instructional program, Camp Green Tree, has been designed to meet the needs of our special education population. It begins in early July and ends in mid-August for Aaron School K-5th grade students and new incoming Aaron students. While the focus is on maintaining and augmenting educational and social skills learned during the academic year, the atmosphere and activities of the summer program are more relaxed and “camp-like.” Students participate in swimming lessons, weekly field trips, and special activities focusing on a concrete, curricular theme. Speech and language pathologists provide social skills instruction incorporating drama and role-playing. In addition, Speech, Occupational Therapy and Counseling services are provided during summer at the same level as the school year. Students are placed in cohesive groups for reading and math lessons, which are designed to support and review previously learned academic skills.

For additional information please contact Camp Green Tree's Camp Director, Tiffany Semm, or Aaron School at (212) 867 9594 ext. 621. For more information, view our new brochure at!

Camp Green Tree @ 30th Street
for students in grades 8-12

Our Summer Program at 30th Street gives Aaron's older students the opportunity to delve into creative fields -- art, technology and music -- while learning valuable skills with the support of our talented staff. Students will develop critical life skills (for example, travel training) and contribute to their community in our service-learning oriented Leadership Program in the afternoons. We also offer options for continuing all related services into the summer. We have what it takes to make your summer great!

• $2000/ session or $5900 for the full summer
• Options for including related services
• Extended hours available to meet your schedule

Session 1: June 24-July 5
Community & Individual Art

-Students will collaborate to design and create a mural for the Aaron Community
-Afternoon sessions will be devoted to individualized projects in 2D & 3D formats, with small group facilitation and exploration of a chosen medium
-Students will visit galleries to explore a variety of artistic forms
-At the end of the session, students will have a Gallery Open House to present their work to friends, family & a wider artistic community

Session 2: July 8-19
Narrative Documentaries with iMovie
-Students will study the principles of storytelling as applied to short film
-Students will work individually or in groups to plan their own narrative
-Students will use iMovie to produce and finalize their documentaries
-Students will practice peer editing & supportive critical response
-Students will visit the Museum of the Moving Image to study the exhibits
-Students will hold a film festival for friends and family at the end of the session
Session 3: July 22-Aug. 2

Songwriting & Creation
-Students will learn the art of songwriting, including lyrics, rhyme and vocabulary development
-Students will learn editing and vocal/auditory editing techniques
-Students will collaborate to create songs
-Students will use GarageBand to mix and edit their own album
-Students will visit the Harlem Jazz Museum to study music making
-Students will hold an end-of-session listening party to celebrate their work

Contact Tiffany Semm, Camp Director at for more information or visit

Aaron School
309 East 45th Street
10017 New York , NY
Phone: 212-867-9594
40° 45' 5.31" N, 73° 58' 12.4176" W
New York
Aaron School
42 E. 30th Street
10016 New York , NY
Phone: 212-867-9594
40° 44' 41.3124" N, 73° 59' 1.7664" W
New York