Camp MAC: Summer Arts Day Camp 2020

In light of the COVID-19 social distancing requirements, we are slowly rolling out camps as we feel we can and we are actively designing alternatives to face-to-face camp. We are working on some online activities that you can do at home or take with you while you travel.
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. 

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:
June 1-5:


- Week 1AM: Myths & Monsters & Magic - Grades K-6, 9am-12pm
CANCELED - Week 1PM: Out of This World - Grades K-6, 1-4pm
June 8-12:
CANCELED - Week 2A: PreK/K Mini Art Camp, 9:30-11am


- Week 2P: Stop-Motion Studio - Grades 4-8, 1-4pm
June 15-19:
Week 3A: Camp Hogwarts - Grades K-6, 9am-12pm
Week 3P: Wreck This Journal - Grades 4-8, 1-4pm
June 22-26:
Week 4A: Where the Wild Things Are - Grades K-6, 9am-12pm
Week 4P: Puppetry & Plays - Grades K-6, 1-4pm
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 June 5. 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
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