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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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.

Chess Challenge

Usdan Center will present its eighth annual Usdan Chess Challenge on Sunday, October 5 at its specially designed Hexter Chess Center. Open to grades K-12, the tournament is US Chess Federation-rated.


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 hosts orientation days of The Academy

On warm and sunny days in September Usdan was the site of orientation lectures and rehearsals of a new class of Fellows from Carnegie Hall’s Academy and Ensemble ACJW. Full story

Usdan Chess Challenge: October 5th

Usdan's 7th Annual Chess Challenge is on Sunday, October 5th! All are welcome from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Full story

New Major and Minor classes to be announced

The Center will soon announce many new additions to the 2015 curriculum, including new majors, minors, and calendar options. Full story

Announcing a New 3-Week Senior Major

3-Week Musical Theater is available for current 7th through 12th grade students. Full story