The Art of Summer

Enjoy a summer of art and fun at 171! Our summer camps are better than ever with fantastic teachers and more varied activities. Our staff of teaching artists and trained camp counselors will ensure your child has the perfect artful summer experience. We offer camps for ages 6-12 on a weekly basis from July 6 – August 28 and Teen Intensives for ages 13 and up. During our summer programs, students will experience a range of artistic activities from painting and digital arts to dance and ceramics. Register now for a week or an entire summer of day camp at 171!

Camp Update as of June 19, 2020:

Our region of New York State is still on track to reopen in Phase 4, and the Governor has given the okay for summer programs and camps to begin on June 29. Our main goal is the health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors.

Here are some important things to know:

  • We will continue to monitor all guidance provided by the CDC and New York State to ensure that our safety protocols follow best practices.
  • We have created protocols specific to 171 Cedar Arts Center to help ensure safety.
  • These protocols include check-in procedures, health screening, social distancing, mask/face shield wearing, and cleaning of spaces and equipment
  • As of this date, all students, visitors, and staff will be required to wear face coverings while on 171 property. We will update this policy as the state guidelines change. If you have concerns or questions about this, please let us know.

Our 2020 Summer Camp Brochure

Summer Camp Brochure

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Our 8 Weeks of Camp

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Camp Guide & Parent Handbook

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Join Our Team This Summer

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Camp Hours:
Morning Session 9am – 12pm
Afternoon Session 1pm – 4pm
Early Bird Drop-Off 8am – 9am
Late Pick-Up 4pm – 5pm
For a full day of camp, pair a morning with an afternoon camp.
Full day campers need to bring a lunch break to enjoy with camp counselors who will ensure that lunch is safe and fun!

Here are some ways our Summer Camp program has changed this year:

  • We have had to make some changes to our regular camps due to reduced teacher availability and fewer programs we are able to hold.
  • Our camps will be smaller this year, and campers will stay with their groups. We will have a limit of 8 students in each camp to allow for social distancing in our spaces.
  • Each camper will get a health screening at the beginning of their camp day.
  • We will be running only one camp at a time. We are combining the age groups into one. One camp each day will be held for students ages 6 – 12. This will allow us to keep to our limit of 8 students per camp and allow for siblings to participate in camp together. We will have a camp helper for each camp who will be able to give extra attention to students to ensure all kids are able to have fun and learn and create at their own pace. Multi-age classrooms allow for younger students to learn from older students and for older students to be mentors to the younger ones. We are excited to see how this enhances the dynamics and artistic outcomes of our camps this summer!
  • We will pay close attention to our spaces to ensure distancing and reduce close contact.
  • We will create art kits for each student with supplies they need for their week of camp and the specific projects they will be working on. This will eliminate the sharing of supplies and reduce the need for cleaning.
  • Students who are staying at 171 for morning and afternoon camp will be asked to bring their own lunch in a cooler bag with ice packs. We won’t be able to refrigerate lunches or heat food. Please, send water/beverages with your child to ensure hydration for the day. Communal water fountains will not be able to be used. 171 will have bottled water, juice boxes, and snacks available for purchase.
  • Campers will spend time outside as weather permits. We plan to hold some activities and eat lunch outside as much as we are able. Please, ensure that your child brings weather appropriate clothing, a sun hat, and sunscreen.
  • We will keep campers with their groups and limit the exposure to others. They will spend their time with their fellow campers, their camp instructor, and a camp helper as much as possible to limit the number of people who come into contact with your child.

We are very excited to be back in our spaces for the summer, and we look forward to providing your child a safe and fun artful summer! We will continue to monitor CDC and state guidance and will inform you of any changes to this plan. If you have any questions about our Summer Camp program, please email us at or call us at 607-936-4647.

Thank you for your continued support of 171. We look forward to seeing you soon!