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The Queens Museum is excited to offer an in-person Summer Camp experience!For three weeks in July, aspiring artists ages 7-11 are invited to join us for art-making workshops, fun-themed games, and art-inspired activities. Each week offers a different theme and art activities. Campers can register for one or more weeks, with discounted registration rates for multiple weeks.
Week 1 (July 11-15): Color Splash
Campers will get creative with colors through a variety of art forms exploring the way water affects color and light through mixing, color theory and filters. We will learn about the use of natural materials in creating dyes and explore colors found in nature with a walk through Flushing Meadows Corona Park*. Art activities are inspired by Queens Museum exhibitions, including the wonderful colors and designs found in our Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass. Art mediums cover painting, drawing, weaving, sculpting, collage, printmaking, and performance.
Week 2 (July 18-22): Nature Artists
What happens when art and nature meet? Campers will explore themes related to art and the natural world. We will use our own local natural environments like Flushing Meadows Corona Park* for inspiration. Art activities will integrate natural materials and incorporate a variety of exciting activities inspired by our Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System and other Queens Museum exhibitions. Art Mediums will include painting, drawing, weaving, sculpting, collage, printmaking, and performance. We’ll also learn about how different artists and cultures around the world link art and nature.
Week 3 (July 25-29): Art Adventurers
Campers will explore personal stories and histories through art making adventures. Art activities are inspired by gallery explorations through Queens Museum exhibitions, and adventures in Flushing Meadows Corona Park*. Art Mediums will include painting, drawing, weaving, sculpting, collage, printmaking, and performance. Campers will also make their own art journals to document and archive their adventures and learning, focused on the Panorama of the City of New York.
Daily Schedules: 9:30am-4:00pm
- 9:30am – 10:00am: Drop-off/Check-in
- 10:00am – 11:00am: Warm-Up activities and Camp Games
- 11:00am – 12:30pm Morning Studio (art-making workshop #1)
- 12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Creative Outdoor Play – Weather Permitting*
- 1:30pm – 3:00pm: Afternoon Studio (art-making workshop #2)
- 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Guided Gallery Exploration and Activity
- 3:30pm – 3:45pm: Daily Reflection
- 4:00pm: Pickup
*We prioritize outdoor play but if the weather is poor, campers will stay indoors and continue activities that are connected to the themes in their art projects.
Rates and Discounts
- $300: Rate for one week
- $600: Rate for two weeks
- $900: Rate for three weeks
- -$25: Queens Museum Member Discount
- -$25: Multiple Child Discount
- -$50: Multiple Week Registration
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will campers be meeting?
This is a drop-off program at Queens Museum, located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The museum is accessible by public transportation (about a 15 minute walk from the 7 train) and offers a free parking lot near the museum entrance.
Campers should enter on the Grand Central Parkway side of the museum. Please review our Visit webpage for up to date information in advance of camp.
Drop off: 9:30am
Pick up: 4:00pm
There is a fee for any late pickups. See below.
Pick-up Time Fee 4–4:15 pm Grace period; no fee 4:16–4:30 pm $15 per camper 4:31–4:45 pm $25 per camper 4:46–5 pm $50 per camper
What should campers bring/wear?
The Museum provides all art materials and we encourage campers to wear comfortable clothing and be ready for (sometimes messy) art activities. We will have aprons available for all campers.
Instructors may occasionally ask children and families to bring in items for inspiration or sharing. The Museum is not responsible for personal items left in the galleries or classrooms.
Are food and drinks provided?
Campers will need to bring their own lunch that does not require refrigeration. Queens Museum will provide snacks and drinks.
We encourage campers to consider bringing a nut-free lunch and a reusable water bottle. For severe allergies or food restrictions, campers should bring their own snacks and if needed, their own EpiPen.
What will campers be doing each day?
Campers will participate in art-making activities exploring a wide variety of materials and mediums, alongside gallery visits and games. After registration, campers will receive a detailed schedule of daily themes and activities, and they will take home all artwork created during camp.
Weather permitting, campers will enjoy outdoor activities and lunch just outside the Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
What is your cancellation policy?
Full refunds may be issued prior to June 20th and are subject to a $25 processing fee.
After June 20th the refund is 50% of the full cost, and refunds are not available after the first day of camp.
We are unable to prorate individual days of camp, registration includes the full week(s).
While our educators will work hard to offer any instruction, materials, and activities to campers who arrive late, we are unable to provide make-up dates for children who miss a camp day(s).
Non-Transfer Policy: Please note that your camper’s spot is for them only and cannot be transferred, resold, or traded.