Summer Camps

Observe art and nature, make artwork, and explore creative writing during our week-long day camps at Storm King. Space is limited and sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarships available.

Project Write: Becoming Authors and Artists
Open to campers ages 10–14
First session: July 10–14: 9AM–3PM
Second session: July 17–21: 9AM–3PM
Registration is now open

Spend a week at Storm King engaging in place-based writing surrounded by sculpture, rolling hills, meadows, and woodlands. Storm King staff and teachers from the Hudson Valley Writing Project share behind-the-scenes discoveries and inspiring insights, launching students into a fun and creative world of writing and art making. Offered in partnership with the Hudson Valley Writing Project. REGISTER NOW!

The Art of Scientific Observation: From Microecology to Monumental Sculpture
Open to high school students
One session: July 24–28: 9AM–5PM
Registration opens February 21, 2017

Throughout history, both scientists and artists have used field journals to note their observations of the natural world and develop their ideas. Effective visual and written notation requires keen observational skills, and the practice of creative recording in journals can engage and develop critical and lateral thinking capabilities. Weaving together science and art, The Art of Scientific Observation offers teens a unique opportunity to combine field ecology and artistic practice. Focusing on daily explorations of plant and animal life, as well as the sculpture and landscape architecture of the Art Center, campers learn about observational and notational methods through creative journal making. We will engage with a variety of techniques including sketching, collaging, and writing. Daily investigations include field analysis of plant and animal life as well as inquiry-based conversations about sculpture and landscape architecture. Each camper finishes the week having created his or her own experimental field journal.

Storm King Art Center’s 2017 educational programs are supported by generous grants from the Charina Endowment Fund, Ohnell Family Foundation, Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc., Sidney E. Frank Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.