Enjoy time outdoors observing art and nature, making art, and exploring creative writing during our week-long day camps at Storm King. Registration is now open! Space is limited and sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Storm King Young Explorers
One-week session: June 25–29, 2018: 9AM–4PM
Instructor: Evan Miklos
Calling all young explorers! Roam, roll, run, improvise, play, create, and discover the meadows, woods, and art at Storm King. Learn to use a compass! See, sketch, and move like a sculpture! Campers will come away confident about exploring the outdoors and modern and contemporary art. Compass, magnifying glass, journal, art supplies, and more provided.
Project Write: Becoming Authors and Artists
One-week session: July 9–13, 2018: 9AM–3PM
One-week session: July 16–20, 2018: 9AM–3PM
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.
The Art of Scientific Observation: From Microecology to Monumental Sculpture
One-week session: July 23–27, 2018: 9AM–5PM
Instructor: Hara Woltz
Connecting science and art, The Art of Scientific Observation offers teens a unique opportunity to combine field ecology and artistic practice. Throughout history, both scientists and artists have used field journals to note their observations of the natural world and develop their ideas 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. Each camper finishes the week having created his or her own experimental field journal.
A limited number of scholarships are available for Storm King Young Explorers and The Art of Observation. To be eligible for a scholarship, students must qualify for free or reduced lunch as outlined by federal income eligibility guidelines. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first-served basis. Families applying for a scholarship must register for camp online and submit the scholarship application within seven days of registration in order to hold a child’s space in the program.
Education-related programming is made possible by generous lead support from Agnes Gund, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc., and the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.