Camp MAC Calendar & Details

camp MAC 2017 schedule

What is Camp MAC: Art Chronicles?

Camp MAC is our summer arts daycamp for youth who have completed grades K-8. We bring art and kids together through fun activities and classic techniques. We bridge centuries, cultures, and comfort zones as we help kids discover, learn, and create amazing art. Each session is inspired by the week's theme. Campers along with their camp instructors explore art through visual or performing arts, and some weeks end in a drama sharing or performance or a gallery exhibit! For more information, email

Support for summer youth programing is provided in part by:

YES! Fund at the
Greater Manhattan Community Foundation


Education Season Sponsor

JNT Company


Gold Sponsors:
David Margolies & Sheila Hochhauser

Two-Week Theatre or Art Camps

:  (one-week camp descriptions below!)
Two-week arts intensive camps are for kids who want to focus on theatre or art. For all-day camp, enroll separately for the corresponding morning or afternoon, one-week sessions (supervised lunchtime is included with all day camps from noon-1pm. This does not include food.)

Youth Summer Theatre Camp for Grades K-8 (1-4pm) June 19-23 & June 26-30

PM Camp, 1-4pm Monday–Friday. MAC’s summer production of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" directed by Penny Cullers, performance on Friday, June 30.

Emerging Artists Camp (9-12) July 31-Aug 4 & Aug 7-11

AM Camp, 9am-12pm Monday–Friday. For 6th -8th graders only, this art intensive week explores various mediums and styles. Art created in this camp is eligible to be part of our special Camp MAC exhibit in August.

Claymakers (9-12) July 31-Aug 4 & Aug 7-11

Claymakers (AM) - For K-6th graders, this is an all clay camp exploring both handbuilding and wheel throwing activities. Art created in this camp is eligible to be part of our special Camp MAC exhibit in August.

One-Week Drama & Art Camps:

Camp MAC one-week camps feature drama, art, and clay, unless noted. Each session is a half day. Grade is the year a student has just completed in school. Classes are divided into groups based on enrollment. Please contact us if you have questions. AM camps: 9am-12pm, PM camps: 1-4pm
*Grades listed are the grade your child is finishing for the 2016-17 school year.

WEEK 1: May 30-June 2 (T-F)*

Passport to Art (grades K-6) 9am-12pm

Explore art from different cultures around the world. Make masks, wall hangings, mandalas, and more! This is an art & clay only camp.

Merry Happy Jolly Holiday (grades K-6) 1pm-4pm

Explore a year’s worth of holidays and seasons in just one week! We’ll play with fall leaves, spring flowers, and summer fireworks! This is an art & clay only camp.

WEEK 2: June 5-9

Monsters & Aliens (grades K-6) 9am-12pm

Whether you’re guarding the galaxy or working at the scream factory, you can create your own out-of-this world creatures.

The Masters (grades K-6) 1pm-4pm

Create art based on the works of the great masters! Study Van Gogh, O’Keeffe, Picasso, Michelangelo, Cassatt, Matisse, and more! 

WEEK 3: June 19-23

Burton & Boynton (grades K-6) 9am-12pm

Line cartoons and clay characters collide in this exploration of two amazing artists. Find out what happens when you put Jack Skellington in pajamas and have him dance with some Philadelphia chickens!

PM Camp – Youth Theatre Camp (grades K-8) 1pm-4pm

See two-week camps above.


Shakespeare & Silverstein (grades K-6) 9am-12pm

Through poetry, art and drama we bridge the centuries between two great artists. Create Elizabethan portraits and find where the sidewalk ends!

PM Camp - Youth Theatre Camp (grades K-8) 1pm-4pm

(see 2-week camps above)

WEEK 5: JULY 10-14

It's Greek to Me (grades K-6) 9am-12pm

Create art and scenes inspired by Greek mythology, design a Greek vase, and create your own half-blood hero.

Camp Hogwarts (grades K-6) 1pm-4pm

Do you have what it takes to be a student at the world's most famous school of wizardry? Our favorite wand wielding friends take up residence at MAC!

WEEK 6: JULY 17-21

A Galaxy Far Away (grades K-6) 9am-12pm

Taking inspiration from science and sci-fi, we explore the artistry and antics of the worlds beyond our own.

Space-Time Illusions (grades K-6) 1pm-4pm

Things aren't always what they seem...bend lines, shapes, and angles, learn origami, become a human sculpture, and see how engineering and art go hand-in-hand.

WEEK 7: July 31-Aug 4

AM Camp - Claymakers (grades K-6) or Emerging Artists (grades 6-8)

(see 2-week camps above)

Camp Goes Pop (grades K-6) 1pm-4pm

Pop art comes to MAC as gum wrappers and soup cans become masterpieces and our theatre becomes an improv studio.

WEEK 8: AUG 7-11

AM Camp - Claymakers or Emerging Artists

(see 2-week camps above)

Indigenous Art (grades K-6) 1pm-4pm

Explore the art of indigenous people from around the world. We’ll create rain sticks, totems, and dream catchers, learn dances, and more.

Weekly camp costs:

Fees & Tuition:

Two-week theatre or art camp tuition:


One-week camp tuition


$90 (for each half-day 9am-12pm or 1-4pm session). $20 of each session fee includes a non-refundable session deposit. Whole day camp is $180 per week.
* Week 1 camp (May 30-June 2) is prorated to $80.

Discounts & Scholarships:  
(Only one scholarship/discount applies). Please call us for the coupon code to receive your discount before you pay online!


 Available for kids who qualify for free or reduced school lunch.


Military families receive a 10% discount. 
Children performing in a play