About Long Lake Camp For The Arts
Long Lake is a Performing and Fine Arts camp where our campers create their own perfect schedules with our help and guidance. Campers can combine any of our activities in an almost unlimited number of ways. At Long Lake we are here to make your summer dreams come true.
Founded in 1969 by Maestro David and Jeannie Katz Long Lake Camp for the Arts is one of the longest running Performing and Fine Arts summer sleepaway camps in the world. For 37 years the current owners have been Marc and Susan Katz who’s total focus, time and attention is on making Long Lake the best summer arts camp you could hope to attend.
We are situated on a 600 acre private estate nestled amongst the soaring mountains lush forests and sparkling blue lakes of the Adirondack Park in upstate New York. The Adirondack Park is America’s largest untouched forests of outstanding natural beauty. Camp Tour here.
Long Lake overnight Camp offers boys and girls ages 8 to 16, freedom to choose their own schedule from our core activities of Theatrical Arts, Fine Arts, Music, Dance, Circus, Rock Bands, Film, Magic and Comedy. In addition we have wonderful fun sports and a beautiful sandy beach waterfront for fun and relaxation. You can combine our activities in an almost unlimited number of combinations, its up to you with our help. We have new campers attending Long Lake in all our age groups (except 16 year old’s in some sessions) along with very friendly returners.
We do not require an audition to attend camp and we accept beginners, intermediate and advanced artists and performers. We have 260 campers per session with 160 staff dedicated to making each summer the best possible. Our campers come from more than 40 different states in the America and from 20 different countries. They choose Long Lake to meet like minded friends who share their creative passions and endeavors . Our campers all want to become better creative artists and performers while learning about themselves as individuals as well as a member of a warm and friendly creative community.
Our unique Unit Leader program is the only one of its kind at any summer camp. They are mature staff who wake up every day wondering how they can make your campers day the best possible. They communicate regularly with parents and are the reason campers ocer come their homesickness at Long Lake.
Our philosophy (full description here) is non competitive while expecting commitment and dedication. Our campers are learning how to be away from home, speak up, make choices, improve their skills and how to make the most wonderful friendships that last long beyond the summer. By finding campers who share the same interests and giving them a truly open, safe and supportive environment , Long Lake helps children to be themselves, act their age and gain in confidence.
To learn more please explore our website and also call us at 914-693-7111, we love talking with past, current and future campers and their families. You can request our brochure here.