Best Art Summer Camps near NYC: Performing Art Camps, Theater Camps, Sleepaway Art Camps

Get creative at Barking Cat Studio, which offers in-person programming all year long. Photo courtesy of the studio
Get creative at Barking Cat Studio, which offers in-person programming all year long. Photo courtesy of the studio

New York City is the epicenter for the arts, so of course, it's home to a diverse and amazing selection of art summer camps. With many world-class professional artists teaching here, NYC offers a huge selection of art summer camps ranging from visual art camps to performing art camps and filmmaking summer camps. From Brooklyn to Midtown to the Bronx and beyond, you can find the perfect art summer camp from our list below for your budding artist.

For more summer camps in New York City, including free and cheap summer camps for NYC Kids and popular preschool camps in NYC, be sure to bookmark our NYC Summer Camp Guide and our Camp Directory where you can search for summer camps by type, age, and neighborhood.

Places featured in this article:


Barking Cat Studio Arts & Crafts for Everyone • Windsor Terrace

BOLD Arts at All Saints Episcopal Day School

BOLD Arts at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

BOLD Dance Camp at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

BOLD Dance Camp at The Town School

Performing Arts Camp at French Woods
Lalopalooza in the Park
Old Stone House at JJ Byrne Playground - 10:00 AM Pick
In Search of a Song: The Tour
Brookfield Place (World Financial Center Plaza) - 12:30 PM Pick
Movies under the Stars: Singin’ in the Rain (G)
Mathews-Palmer Playground - 6:30 PM Pick
Queens County Farm Museum's Pumpkin Patch
Queens County Farm Museum - various times Pick
Spanish Baby & Me Language Class
Tribeca Language - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides