Nigra Arts Center to Offer Six-Week Summer Day Camp Program for Children!

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is excited to offer a six-week summer day camp program for children ages 5-12. The program, which begins the week of July 8 and ends the week of August 12, celebrates learning and creativity through arts of all kinds as well as STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) for a safe, fun, enlightening and educational experience. Activities also include collaborative life lessons about the environment, volunteerism and giving back to the community.

Campers will be divided by age, with children ages 5-8 following one schedule and ages 9-12 following another. Camps run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an hour of activities with trained staff available before and after each session for drop-off and pick-up convenience.

Each week of camp offers three to four courses with projects that build throughout the week. Week one, July 8-12, features classes and activities in percussion, cooking, making music videos and bringing popular video games into the real world with art projects and games inspired by Minecraft and Fortnite. Week two, July 15-19, features classes and activities in painting, animation, pottery and arts in nature, which will bring campers outdoors to learn about and create in the natural world.

Week three, July 22-26, features a drone workshop, Art Around the World, a Great American Bake Off and Go STEAM Crazy, which combines mixed media art activities with science and technology experiments. Week four, July 29 to August 2, features classes and activities about comic strips, robotics, space exploration and chemistry-inspired art.

Week five, August 5-9, features classes and activities in theater, creative writing, superhero creation and “Trash to Treasure” upcycling art projects. Finally, week six, August 12-16, features classes and activities in beauty and cosmetics, fitness and throwing a carnival-themed party.

Children may attend for the full six-week program, for individual weeks or for single days. However, campers will receive the best results from each camp by attending for a full week as most camps involve cumulative projects. The cost is $45 per day or $165 per week, with discounts available for members of the Nigra Arts Center, children from the same family and Lexington employees. Payment is due in full at the time of registration – only payment secures the child’s spot in the camp.

This camp program is generously sponsored by National Grid. For more information and to register, please visit, call (518) 661-9932 or email Lynette May at Camps will take place at the Nigra Arts Center’s facility at 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville, NY.

Summer Kid Camps Offered at Nigra Arts Center

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is hosting a series of day camps for children this summer. Camp themes range from music and theater to cooking and outdoor adventure. Each camp also includes plenty of arts, crafts and fun activities for kids of all ages. Extended hours are being offered at several of the camps, which will take place at the center, located at 2736 State Highway 30 in Gloversville.  Members of the center receive a discount. For more information and to register, call (518) 661-9932 or visit

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Rock & Roll Kid Camp – Session One
July 10-12 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ages 5-15 | Cost: $130 pre-registration/$150 at door

Popular music instructor Tom Simek is back with this super fun camp! Children will enjoy three days of music education as they learn about songwriting and how to create a music video. On the last day of camp, they will perform for friends and family.

Kid Cooking Camp
July 17-19 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ages 6-12 | Cost: $130 pre-registration/$150 at door

This is the camp where kids cook up a storm and then gobble it all up! Campers will work alongside our chef instructors to make three gourmet lunches in our professional teaching kitchen. Kids will also make fun food-related art projects to take home.

Rock & Roll Kid Camp – Session Two
July 24-26 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ages 5-15 | Cost: $130 pre-registration/$150 at door

Tim Simek is back with more music and tons of fun! Campers will learn about songwriting and working together to make rockin’ music. On the last day of camp, family and friends will be treated to a live performance.

Caroga Lake Music Festival (CLMF) Camp
July 31-August 3 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
All ages welcome | Cost: $150

This is an educational/performance program for musicians of all ages and abilities. The program is directed by Kyle Barrett Price and faculty from the Caroga Lake Music Festival (CLMF). Camp-goers will experience a unique music-making experience in small and large groups organized by age and ability level. The camp will include lessons, classes and close tutoring with the world-renowned faculty musicians of CLMF. The camp will conclude with a celebration concert featuring the groups and collaborations between camp-goers and CLMF musicians.

Summer Stage Camp
August 6-10 | 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Ages 6+ | Cost: $159

Instructor Roberta Esposito will take campers from audition to performance in one week! Campers will be broken into groups as they work with instructors to discover the many elements that go into putting on a show. This hands-on experience will involve campers in each step of the creative journey as they work on everything from acting and music to costumes, props and set pieces. At the end of the week, campers will perform for their families, friends and loved ones.

Adirondack Adventure Camp
August 14-16 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ages 5-15 | Cost: $130 pre-registration/$150 at door

Our campers always have a blast in the great outdoors during our Adirondack Adventure Camp! Activities will range from scavenger hunts to art projects with an outdoor theme.

Living Storybook Camp
August 21-23 | 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Ages 5-10 | Cost: $95 pre-registration/$115 at door

This storytelling experience puts campers in control of the story! Children will use their imaginations as they work with counselors on characters, story, setting and even costumes. At the end of camp, children will become the storybook in a special video parents will be able to share with the world!