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Performing arts camps: The best summer camps for kids in NYC

At performing arts camps, kids write and star in theater productions, learn how to play instruments and master different types of dance techniques.

Music camps

Bandwriting Collective

  • Price band: 2/4

Taught by professional recording artists and songwriters, this two-week intensive program was designed to spark kids’ creativity and help them develop recording skills they can use in the real world. Budding musicians will hone their craft by creating original music, performing live at an NYC venue and, for two days in the second week, recording at a professional recording studio. Camp runs July 7–Aug 1, 10am–4pm. Two-week session $1000.00. Discount offers will be made available throughout the year. For more information, e-mail sklinger3@nyc.rr.com. Ages 10 to 16.

  1. 251 W 30th St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves), 10001
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Kaufman Music Center Summer String Fest

  • Price band: 2/4

Intermediate and advanced violinists, violists, and cellists are placed in either a chamber orchestra or ensemble, and receive instrument masterclasses, sectional instruction, workshops, and performances by guest artists. The young musicians will also take a field trip to a major cultural institution, and perform in a final concert at Merkin Concert Hall at week's end. Camp runs Aug 18–22, Mon–Fri 9am-4:15pm. One-week session $495. Ages 9 to 18.

  1. Lucy Moses School, 129 W 67th St, (between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave), 10023
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