9 AM – 3 PM
$395/week or $375/week for 2 or more weeks
**The 2020 sessions of Camp Omi and Artgarten have been cancelled. But Art Omi: Education team is working to develop a "remotely interactive" experience in lieu of on-site camp. Camp Omi in a Box is an affordable, weekly subscription to a series of make-at-home art projects, online tutorials, and interactive zoom meetings inspired by the mission and spirit of Camp Omi. Stay tuned for more information about how you can register to receive one week or a full summer's worth of art making materials, projects, and opportunities to connect!
Join us this year for Columbia County's most popular day camp for young artists! Camp Omi is a unique, arts-based day program where kids explore contemporary art and ideas through a variety of media and experiences for ages 6-13 (must be 6 at time of camp). Click here to learn about Artgarten, for children ages 4 + 5.
2D ART STUDIO
The 2D Art Studio features projects in drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber arts, collage, mixed media and collaborative activities. Children learn about contemporary artists and their work and use art history as a foundation upon which to build new ideas.
The Sculpture Shop offers opportunities to work in ceramics, wood, three-dimensional mixed media, and collaborative projects on both large and small scales. Projects and themes draw inspiration from international contemporary sculptors, architects, and makers as well as current works in The Sculpture & Architecture Park.
DANCE + MOVEMENT
This workshop engages kids in movement, music, and performance by drawing from a variety of cultures and dance styles. Children work collaboratively and individually through games, improvisational play, dance, and music with simple instruments.
This workshop incorporates the STEAM approach to learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics). Activities merge art making with science and nature while exploring the diverse landscape of The Sculpture & Architecture Park, the Benenson Center, and Newmark Gallery.
Swimming occurs everyday (weather permitting) on site in an in-ground pool, enclosed in the backyard of Ledig House. Children swim in two groups divided by age at alternating times. There are no formal swim lessons, just open time where children can play in and out of the water as they wish. Two certified, experienced lifeguards are present at all times. Swimming and Aquatics procedures meet the New York State Department of Health Children’s Camp requirements and standards.
On the first day of camp, the lifeguard will administer a casual swim test to determine which children may enter the deep end of the pool (6ft). Those children who are not deemed strong swimmers will remain in the shallow end (3ft), marked by a floating rope. If you know your child is not a strong swimmer (i.e. needs help in the shallow end, prefers only to put feet in, cannot cross the width of the pool without touching the bottom), please let Sasha know so that they will be cared for accordingly. At least one adult instructor will be in the shallow end during swim time to assist our youngest campers. Feel free to provide your child with any personal floating accessory (e.g. ‘swimmies’, vest) that they feel comfortable with. If your child is a NON-SWIMMER, he/she will join us at the pool where there will be other activities, including a ‘kiddie pool’ or sprinkler monitored by a counselor.
Cancellations made prior to June 15th are eligible for a full refund. After June 15th, a $100 cancellation fee per each child registered will apply.
The Virtual Drawing Group invites Art Omi's extended community to draw along at home! Virtual Drawing Group participants share their work and connect with the group via a weekly Zoom session on Thursday at 5 pm EST. All styles and media welcome. Registration is capped, and so participants are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance.
You can also engage with by completing the weekly prompts and tagging your work on Instagram or Facebook! Use #artomi and #educationomi to share your work.
Weekly Prompts & Zoom info:
- April 23: Figure and Nature Combined
- April 30: Figures from Quarantine
- May 7: News Figures
- May 14: Mixed Media
- May 21: Unconventional Tools
- May 28: Focus on Portraits
- June 4: Blind or Semi-Blind Contour
- June 11: Figures from Memory
- June 18: Open Share
- July 2: Three Tone Series
- July 23: Movement
- August 13: Emotive Figures
- August 27: Using Text
- September 10: Monochromatic Color Scheme
- Sept 24: Abstraction
Camp Omi in a Box is a weekly subscription to a series of make-at-home art projects, online tutorials, and interactive online gatherings that capture the mission and spirit of Art Omi’s popular Camp Omi and Artgarten programs. Anchored by a weekly box of specialty art materials, tools, and products Camp Omi in a Box includes activity prompts and access to exclusive online tutorials by Camp Omi Teaching Artists. Children may participate in a single week, or the whole seven-week program.
Camp Omi in a Box is designed for kids ages 6-10, and includes socially distanced in person sessions every Monday and Friday from 9 am - noon. Camp Omi in a Box: Artgarten provides projects for kids ages 3-5 with pick-ups on the Friday before the Monday session. Projects are supplemented with Google Meet sessions, where Campers learn and share! Younger children in both programs will need parent assistance and/or supervision. While some projects are designed to be more independent than others, we like to think of the program as fun and engaging for the whole family!
Camp Omi in a Box : Artgarten is a weekly subscription to a series of make-at-home art projects, online tutorials, and interactive online gatherings that capture the mission and spirit of Art Omi’s popular Artgarten program. Anchored by a weekly box of specialty art materials, tools, and products Camp Omi in a Box includes activity prompts and access to exclusive online tutorials by Camp Omi Teaching Artists. Children also participate in optional in-person sessions from 9 am to noon on Mondays and Fridays, or interactive Google Meet sessions where Campers learn and share! Children may participate in a single week, or the whole seven-week program.