Dutchess Arts Camp, Poughkeepsie


Poughkeepsie Campus, Ages 4-12
Dutchess Arts Camp at Poughkeepsie Day School

Session 1: July 8 – July 12, 2019 
Session 2: July 15 – July 19, 2019   
Session 3: July 22 – July 26, 2019 
Session 4: July 29 – August 2, 2019

See details and pricing below.



Poughkeepsie Campus, For Ages 4-12
Weekly, July 8 – August 2, 2019

Dutchess Arts Camp at Poughkeepsie Day School
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie
Director: Claudine Farley

A beautiful facility including state-of-the-art James Earl Jones Theater, air-conditioned studios, plus lovely outdoor spaces – courtyards, playgrounds, and wooded walking paths. The perfect location to inspire imagination. Join us for one week, two, three, or all four!

Your child will enjoy a fun-filled summer of exploring art, creative skill building, and making friends! At each of our picturesque locations, campers will be instructed by professional artists who will take them on a unique creative journey!

Each week brings a new adventure! Our camp directors create wonderfully imaginative weekly themes and our professional teaching artists develop creative projects around them. Children are placed in small groups based on age, led by a teacher and an assistant in each group.

Professional teaching artists use visual, media, and performing arts to foster self-expression and creativity in all of our campers. Campers will be immersed in colors, lines, shapes, textures, fabrics, clay, and sound as they develop new ideas and learn new skills. Children showcase their accomplishments for family and friends at weekly sharings.

Full-day 9:00-4:30pm
members: $355/wk • non-members $375/wk

Half-day 9:00-1:00pm (Limited Space, for Campers Ages 4 – 5 only)
members & non-members $200/wk

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Receive $20 off per session by registering before March 1st! (Offer not valid for half-day sessions)

Early Drop-Off
8:00-8:30am • $10/day (call our office to arrange, 845.471.7477)
Late Pick-up
5:00-5:30pm • $10/day (call our office to arrange, 845.471.7477)

Camp Themes:
Session 1, Here Comes the Sun
Immerse in an artistic journey that explores the many interpretations of the suns dynamic energy.
Session 2, All You Need is Love SESSION FULL
Embrace art that investigates and seeks the power of kindness, harmony and its impact on our artistic interpretation.
Session 3, Yellow Submarine SESSION FULL
Submerge into an artistic adventure into the world under the sea.
Session 4, Strawberry Fields Forever
Become an artistic adventurer while exploring the wonderful creativity of our minds.


nm = non-member pricing
m = member pricing
Please note: To receive reduced member pricing on courses and camps, click the “
Become a Member” button below to purchase your annual membership at a minimum Orange Level, or above. Your membership is valid through the end of the calendar year.

To register multiple students, please complete a full registration for each student separately. 

For deposit or balance payments, please call The Art Effect at 845.471.7477.

All registrations require a non-refundable $100.00 deposit per week per student (not per session.) – DAC/JAI/SAI only

Partial scholarships are available to those in economic need. Please email for an application, call The Art Effect at 845.471.7477, or follow the link here to access an application online.