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






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.

2015 Fanfare

Additions include Yoga, Quidditch, Architecture Design, Hip-Hop, Legos, expanded Sewing & Fashion Design, and Lifeguarding. First open house on Sunday, November 9th. 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

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

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