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!

View Our Classes

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.

View Our Brochure

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

Request An Application

We'll send you a full color brochure and a DVD. Choose your classes and meet the teachers. It's all in this mailing.


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.

Visit Usdan

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.

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

2015 Fanfare

Registration continues for the 48th Season with new program options that will add breadth to the Center’s curriculum, while new calendar options will accommodate more families’ summer plans. Additions include Yoga, Quidditch, Architecture Design, Hip-Hop, Legos, expanded Sewing & Fashion Design, and Lifeguarding. Full story

Usdan co-sponsors concert at Landmark

Celebrated jazz singer and Usdanite Jane Monheit recently joined multi-platinum and Grammy winner Jimmy Webb in a sold-out concert at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington. Full story