RVAC is the premier multi-use facility for arts and community programs in the Hudson Valley.

Sing Out! Harmony Garden Camp

Feel the spotlight’s glow as the stage calls your name. You’ve dreamed of singing and performing, of sharing a thrilled smile with your friends on that magical moment when the curtain rises. You never thought you’d feel so free and confident when singing, but here you are – singing out with your whole heart.

If singing, making music, gaining confidence, and meeting friends who share the same love of music is all you’ve dreamed of, “Sing Out!” is the place for you. This music camp from The Harmony Garden Music Center gives rising 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders the opportunity to grow their skills and confidence singing in a supportive group of music-loving peers. At the end of the week, you’ll be all smiles in our informal showcase as you perform broadway favorites, radio hits, and discover new repertoire to make your own. Find your unique performing arts path through additional music & theatre games, dance, crafts, and performance exercises.

Summer Camp Dates: July 5 – 8
Time: 8:30am – 3pm
Age: Rising 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders || Cost: $275
Register/Questions:845.522.2737 | Email | Website

JPAC Broadway Bootcamp

Join us for a fun-filled week full of singing, acting and dancing. Each day will consist of Theatre games, classes in singing and dance as well as traditional camp activities. Students will be learning and performing scenes from favorite musicals.  Every student gets a chance to shine! The week will end with a performance for parents and guardians.

Summer Camp Dates: July 11 – 15
Time: 8:30am – 3pm
Age: 8-12 || Cost: $260
Register/Questions: 845.224.4064 | Email | Website

Reader's Theatre Camp

Reading is imaginative and exciting! Ms. Kristy will sprinkle reading with fun at Reader’s Theater camp through engaging books and arts and crafts! Children will participate in the theatrics of reading and learn to tell stories with voice and expression, all while having fun in a hands-on way!

Summer Camp Dates & Ages: July 11 – 15 (Ages 4 – 5) & July 25 – 29 (Ages 6 – 8)
Time: 9AM – 12PM
Cost: $125
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The Wedding Singer The Musical: JPAC Summer Theatre Intensive

Join us for our teen summer theatre camp! This 3-week teen summer camp ends with a fully staged production of The Wedding Singer, the musical performed at the James Earl Jones Theatre at Poughkeepsie Day School. A typical day will include a dance warm-up combined with theatre techniques to help develop characters and daily music rehearsals. In the afternoon we will have rehearsal for the production. The show will be double cast, and each cast performance and more opportunity for roles for everyone.

Summer Camp Dates: July 18 – August 6 (8/1 – 8/5 & The Performance take place at Poughkeepsie Day School)
Time: 8:30am – 3pm
Age: 13+ || Cost: $850 – 3 week program
Register/Questions: 845.224.4064 | Email | Website

Art Party Summer Camp

Join Art Party for a fun summer camp that will include up to 10 projects during the camp week! Canvas painting, paper bead jewelry, t-shirt design, foam art, planters, sun catchers, wood painting, rock painting, decoupage. Contact Toni at ArtPartyToni@gmail.com for more information or to register!

Summer Camp Dates: July 25 – 29
Time: 9AM – 12PM
Age: 7-12 || Cost: $160
Register/Questions: Email

Photography Adventures for Kids with Cameras

Bring your camera and your creative eye to Photography Adventures for Kids with Cameras! Learn the fundamentals of photography, such as composition, light, and the exposure triangle through interactive games and activities. Time will be spent “in the field” taking photos and going on adventures around RVAC. Students will make their own Photo Field Guide booklets to take notes in and will receive a flash drive to store their final photo project. All students should bring a fully charged digital camera to class each day.
Lori Fuller is a professional photographer and educator, and is passionate about helping children find joy and creativity through photography.

Summer Camp Dates: August 22 – 26
Time: 9AM – 12PM
Age: 9-14 || Cost: $215
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