About CAMP

CAMP provides multi-disciplinary summer performing arts and visual arts classes and programming in a fun, hands-on, and safe environment.

We are owned and operated by local teaching artists with many years and varieties of experience working with children in both public and private schools in and around New York City. CAMP believes in the power of children's imagination and energy to transform the community and the world.

Teaching artists Seth Ginsberg, Terence Murren, Rozz Nash, and Villi Vilhjalmsson created CAMP in 2009 to provide an enriching and fun arts experience for young people in Williamsburg and the surrounding areas in Brooklyn. As our community grows, we seek to grow with it and to address the demand for innovative educational options. We hope to give our future artists and citizens an opportunity to explore their talents and build new friendships along the way.

Additionally, CAMP is proud to announce that we will provide scholarships to a number of local youth who demonstrate the need for financial assistance and the desire to be involved in the program. CAMP is licensed by the The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is inspected twice yearly. The inspection reports are filed at the Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation located at 253 Broadway 12th floor, CN 59A New York, N.Y. 10007.

Teaching Artist Method

"A teaching artist is a practicing artist whose teaching is part of that practice. Teaching artists don't necessarily have education degrees, but they might. Teaching artists are role models for lifestyle, discipline, and skill. They pass on an oral and experiential tradition in ways of thinking, seeing, and being. They are educators; in the truest sense of the word (the root of educate is to "draw out"), they "draw out" rather than "put in". They are guides/facilitators/bridges to creativity. Teaching artists are social activists." --Tina LaPadula, Arts Corps, Seattle

"A teaching artist (artist -educator) is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts." Eric Booth, Carnegie Hall

At CAMP we strive to make cultural, educational, global, and physical connections across music, visual art, dance, and theatre arts. Our action-based, hands-on approach enables us to guide our campers in learning new arts skills, creating exceptional work, and showcasing their knowledge at the highest level possible. Campers participate in visual art, music, dance, and theater classes taught by teaching artists and spend hands-on time creating sets and workshopping a final production. We provide a 2:12 teacher/student ratio, whereby we give our young people unparalleled support and guidance in a fun and intimate setting. At the end of each session we collect all that has been studied and learned and we showcase our combined efforts in an entertaining, colorful, and educational culminating performance.