Arts Camp

Dutchess & Ulster Arts Camp

At Dutchess and Ulster Arts Camp, children ages 4 – 12 will enjoy a fun-filled summer of friends, nature and ART! At each of our picturesque locations your child will be surrounded by professional artist-educators to take them on a summer journey into CREATIVITY! From ceramics and painting to playwriting and dancing, campers are empowered to tap into their imaginations and develop their own ideas while making lasting relationships with their peers.

Every Friday afternoon, parents and friends are welcome to join us in a weekly sharing of your child’s creative discoveries, a unique multi-arts performance and an exhibition of their work! You’ll be amazed at what your child creates this summer.

Dutchess & Ulster Arts Camps run in weekly sessions Monday-Friday.
Full Days: 9:00am to 4:30pm Half Days: 9:00am to 1:00pm (available for ages 4-5)
Early Drop-off & Late Pick-up — $10/day
Early Drop-off: 8-8:30am Late Pick-up: 5-5:30pm

Dutchess Arts Camp Dates —
Poughkeespie: July 6-31
Millbrook: July 6-17
Red Hook: July 20-31
Ulster Arts Camp Dates —
New Paltz: August 3-14

Dutchess Arts Camp at The Art Effect from The Art Effect on Vimeo.

COVID-19 Statement
Current Status:
— Spring art classes are moving online. Enrolled students and families will be contacted with specific information about their classes.
— The residential component of Session 1 of the Summer Art Institute is no longer available.
— The Art Effect is posting daily on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter home projects and resources to help individuals and families stay creative. An archive of these projects is available here.
— The Art Effect has a new texting system it will be using to keep people updated. To sign up for the new text alert system, click here. To sign up for our mailing list click here.

The Art Effect is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in New York and will continue to implement health and safety measures to protect our students and their families. The Art Effect’s in-person programs are on hiatus at least through April 20, 2020. As long as Dutchess County and New York State have mandated school closures and there is local, state, and federal guidance to avoid social gatherings, we will not run in-person programs. When we postpone, reschedule, or shift the format of classes, parents and participants will be notified immediately. Should it become necessary for The Art Effect to cancel scheduled camps or classes, prorated refunds will be issued to those affected by the cancellation. We thank you for your continued support and we will keep everyone apprised of any major changes at The Art Effect that may occur.