Usdan Center for the
Creative and Performing Arts
America's Premier Performing and Visual Arts Day Camp.

America's Premier Arts Day Camp
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June 29th - August 14th, 2015


New To Usdan?

Usdan Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit summer day school for the performing and visual arts. Now in its 48th Season, the Center is situated on a magnificent 200-acre woodland on Long Island. Welcome to Usdan!

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We have a wide variety of courses for you, more than 50 in all. From Musical Theater, to Cartooning, to Fashion Design, to Orchestra, to Ceramics and more, Usdan is organized for You.

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You are invited to see Usdan students enjoying our 200-acre woodland campus, studying in their classes, and performing on stage. Welcome to Usdan!

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Questions about Usdan? Many are answered here. For additional information, you are invited to speak with an Admissions Counselor. Call 631-643-7900, or 212-772-6060. You'll speak with Kerry, Yolanda, Bobbie, Patrice, Megan, or Andrew.

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Here you will find open house dates, information about tours and directions to our campus.


Thank you for considering a gift to the Usdan Center. For forty-eight years, donors have provided life-changing summers of discovery for our students.

Dale Lewis to Step Down After 2015 Season. Will Assume New Position with Arts Reach Fund

Dale Lewis, Usdan’s Executive Director since 1984, has announced that he will step down at the end of the 2015 season. In the fall he will become head of the new Arts Reach Fund of Long Island Community Foundation. Full story

Student Art Exhibits in Manhattan Through May 2015

Usdan is presenting three student art exhibits in Manhattan this spring. Two shows will hang at the lobby gallery at 430 Park Avenue during March and April, and the third at UJA-Federation on 59th Street in May. This is the largest series of off-site exhibits yet presented by Usdan students. The artists whose work is to be displayed were ages 10-18 when their works were created during the 2014 season. Full story

Usdan friends celebrate Martin Luther King

Roger Tilles, New York State Regent for Long Island and a longtime Usdan sustainer, sponsored an interfaith service to launch Martin Luther King weekend on Long Island. Full story

Remembering John Kuhn

John Kuhn passed away recently at the age of 99. John’s wife, Erica, was Usdan’s longtime “campus Mom” who was beloved by generations of Usdanites during the Center’s early years.John was a vibrant and engaging musician, a teacher of singing who, until just two weeks ago was preparing his students for their spring recital. Full story