Usdan is one of the nation’s top not-for-profit day camps for the arts. Profiled in The New York Times and Time Magazine, Usdan has been declared a “Best Of” camp by Time Out NY Kids and NY Metro Parents. Diverse and playfully rigorous from the start, for nearly 50 years Usdan has brought world-class teachers and visiting artists—actors, directors, playwrights, painters, sculptors, musicians, composers, dancers, poets, and novelists—to teach and collaborate with campers ages 4 to 18.
On 140 acres of natural beauty, students find the literal and metaphoric space to push their existing talents and delve into new ones. With nearly 70 classes and 1,500 students each summer, every camper is guided on a path of individual creative growth by a team of artists and arts educators. The camp provides programs for students regardless of advancement. Admission is based on interest. Some programs may require an audition and/or interview. Merit and need-based financial assistance is available.