Camp MAC: Summer Arts Day Camp 2020

Online registration for the Musical Theatre Workshop for Grades 7-12 is closed - BUT you can register in person on Monday, Jul 6, 9am. Camp is M-F 9-12, Jul 6-17. 

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Everyone is working together so that we can be safe and have fun! I have attached our REVISED camper guidelines as a reminder for many things. Things are different this year so please read through this list - and share the list with your camper so they are prepared!
  1. We care about our campers and their families and our community. We want everyone to be safe and well. Be sure to speak with your camper about how following our rules about cleanliness and keeping distance is being kind to their friends and neighbors and keeping people safe. We want them to have a great time and they should never be scared. They can ask questions as much as needed.
  2. Please do a self-check before coming to MAC (see our website for details).
  3. Camp will use a drive-up drop-off and pick upPlease do not enter the building with your student! 
  4. Please send your child with a mask or face shield. We plan to both wear masks and maintain distance. We certainly understand that most students will not be comfortable in masks all day - and neither the camper, nor teachers want to do that - but the more we practice the easier it will get. We will remind the students regularly about keeping distance, the masks are a precaution. If you do not have a mask, please let us know as MAC has a limited supply available. (If your child has not been wearing a mask, I recommend you practice before coming to MAC. Tie masks stay on the kids better and please be sure to advise them to keep it over their nose and out of their mouth. If you do not have a mask we have a few at MAC.)
  5. Campers will wash hands and use hand sanitizer regularly, including each time they switch groups or classrooms. Supplies will not be shared and will be cleaned between uses. Tables and high-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently.
  6. Your camper can bring a snack (lunch if they are staying for Lunch Bunch) and a water bottle. There will be no sharing food and everyone will pick up after themselves. *Some kids have not wanted to stay for lunch and that's fine. They just need to be signed out and then brought back in time for the afternoon session.
  7. Campers should not bring any personal items to camp - electronic devices, Pokemon cards, etc. 
  8. As a reminder, we never force campers to participate in anything, but we always encourage them to try. Campers should encourage each other, too. But more importantly, we don't ever want to discourage trying hard and being creatively brave. 

What is Camp MAC? 

Summer at Camp MAC Summer Arts Day Camp is filled with art, clay, and drama. Registration for 2020 camp opens on April 15.

What ages?

Most camps are for students grades K-6 (the year of school you've just finished, so students must have completed Kindergarten). Some camps are open to younger students and students in school.

Camp fees?

Camp fees may vary, but generally:
One week, half-day camps are $90
2 week camps are $180
Lunch Bunch - supervised lunch from 12-1 - is available for $15 for the week(not available every week). Add it to any half day session. Lunch Bunch is included with full-day registration. MAC does not provide food.

Summer Camp Dates:
July 6-10 & Jul 13-17 (2 week camps):
Week 5A/6A: MiniMasters & Claymakers - Grades K-6, 9am-12pm
Week 5A/6A: Musical Theatre Workshop - Grades 7-12, 9am-12pm
Week 5P/6P: Summer Theatre - Grades K-8, 1-4pm
July 20-24:


Week 7A: PreK/K Mini Art Camp, 9:30-11am
Week 7P: Emerging Artists - Grades 5-8, 1-4pm
July 27-31:
Week 8A: Camp Hogwarts - Grades K-6, 9am-12pm
Week 8P: We Built This City - Grades K-6, 1-4pm
August 3-7:
Week 9A: Camp Half-Blood - Grades K-6, 9am-12pm
Week 9P: A Galaxy Far Away - Grades K-6, 1-4pm

Drawing & Painting ONLINE

June 8 - July 31, grades K-6,$90
This ONLINE camp will be taught by art teacher Kelsey Hoines. She will guide you step-by-step through our drawing and painting skills and lessons. All supplies for this class are provided in the class pack available for pick-up beginning in early June. The supplies are yours to keep. Lessons will be via online video. Initial lessons available June 8.

Summer Theatre camp production 

July 6-17, 1-4pm, $180
Shakespeare’s Hamlet
 — Open to grades K-8 this is a kid-friendly version of the classic ghost story.
Directed by Penny Cullers. Free performance on Friday, July 17. (AM Camps are Musical Theatre Workshop and Claymakers & MiniMasters) Registration opens April 15.


Musical Theatre Workshop 

July 6-17, 9am-12pm, grades 7-12, $180
Learn the show tunes of old and of today with collaborative pianist and vocal coach, Alicia Willard. Includes music, staging, and more. Final performance Sat. July 18. (PM Camp is our Summer Youth Theatre) Registration opens April 15.

Claymakers & MiniMasters
July 6-17, 9am-12pm, $180

This camp is a two-week, half-day camp, for grads K-6
Students will split their time between the clay studio and the art studio. They will learn techniques including caring for the studio, building, throwing, glazing, painting, drawing, mixed media, and more


(PM Camp is our Summer Youth Theatre) Registration opens April 15.

Emerging Artists

July 20-24, 1pm-4pm, $90
For serious young artists, grades 5-8, looking to hone their skills.Registration opens April 15.

Pre-K-Kindergarten Art Mini-Camp

Jul 20-24, 9:30-11:00 AM - This date on hold
grades Pre-K4-Kindergarten, $75
For Pre-K 4s and students entering Kindergarten in Fall 2020. Must be at least 4 years of age and must be potty trained. Please send a snack and dress for mess. Registration opens April 15.

Art for STEM

Taught by Kim Belanger
These camps combine art, technology, and pushing our boundaries! Add on Lunch Bunch to be dropped off early.

Stop-Motion Studio M-F, Jun 8-12, 1-4pm, open to grades 4-8. Taught by STEM teacher Kim Belanger, make a mini-movie! This session will be taught ONLINE.

Wreck This Journal M-F, Jun 15-19, 1-4pm, open to grades 4-8. Taught by STEM teacher Kim Belanger, stretch your higher level thinking into organized wreckage.

Summer Season Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Mimi Balderson 

and many other generous community members!

Many thanks to 
our Giving Tuesday donors for
supporting MAC summer programs.

Support for summer youth programming is provided in part by:


Greater Manhattan Community Foundation
and the YES! Fund

While we hope to have camps in person as described here, we appreciate your flexibility if our plans must change.

Here are some steps we're taking to help keep everyone safe. 
  • No camps will begin before June 1, and this is only if it is deemed safe to do so. 
  • Most camps will begin enrollment in May with a cap of 16 kids per session (split into groups of 8) so that we can keep our distance.
  • We will offer some of our most popular camps twice—to allow more students to register—but the camps will be pretty much the same both times.
  • We will adjust our drop-off and pick-up procedures so that parents/guardians will not enter the building so that we can minimize the number of people entering our spaces.
  • Camp groups will stay separate including during breaks.
  • Students will be asked to wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after each activity. 
  • We will use individual supply packs so that students are not sharing during the week and these will be sanitized each week. 
  • Games available during breaks will be single player or have separate pieces for players and will be supervised by staff. 
  • Staff will clean and sanitize surfaces each day.