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From studio arts to dance, we have great options for helping your child grow and have fun this summer.

Art Explorers 2023

Our 2023 Art Explorers Theme is Birds, Bugs & Bears. The Art Explorers will learn fun new techniques for drawing, painting, and clay. We will be looking to the flora and fauna for inspiration each day!

Students will explore landscape painting, participate in group art discussions, and investigate the natural world. Together as a group, we will learn, cultivate creativity, and collaborate in the beautiful Catskill Mountains.

Week 1: August 1-4 FULL
Week 2: August 8-11 FULL
Week 3: August 15-18-FULL
Tuesday Ė Friday, 10.00am Ė 4.00pm

To register, call Hillary or Justin at 518 263 2001 or email†morseh@catskillmtn.org or mcgowanj@catskillmtn.org

CLICK HERE to download forms required of all parents and students.

CLICK HERE to download a required immunization form.

Summer Enrichment Performing Arts Program

Catskill Mountain Foundation and Hunter-Tannersville Central School Districtís Summer Enrichment Program, in cooperation with Creating Rural Opportunities Partnership (CROP), provide performing arts programs for children within the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District during the month of July and during the school year. With funding provided by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Samuel and Esther Doctorow Family Foundation and private donations, Catskill Mountain Foundation hosts four one-week residencies at Hunter Elementary School in July and presents children's afterschool programs twice each year.

In the summer program, residency teaching artists work with teachers and staff to provide performing arts classes and activities. Grouped generally by age and grade level, students learn circus skills, dance, acting, puppetry, creating emotion with movement, playing theatre games, putting on a circus, and using voice and movement to tell stories. These stories, performed by students and artists, are often based on folk tales and original stories. During the school year, students from Hunter-Tannersville Central Schools and other schools in the ONC BOCES District attend live puppet shows performed by professional puppeteers.


National Dance Institute Two-Week Residency

Our National Dance Institute Two-Week Residency will be held in July 10-21, 2023, with the final performance at the Orpheum on Saturday, July 22 @ 7 pm. The theme of this year's residency is "Celebrating Dr. Maya Angelou"

CLICK HERE for more information about the residency

CLICK HERE†to purchase tickets for the performance

The Nutcracker

Catskill Mountain Foundation, with esteemed dancers and instructors Victoria Rinaldi and Margo Sappington, form an exciting partnership to give the Mountaintop the ultimate holiday gift: the opportunity to participate in a professionally staged version of The Nutcracker. The performances are held on Saturday and Sunday in mid-December at Catskill Mountain Foundationís Orpheum Performing Arts Center in the Village of Tannersville.

Itís the participation of both local children and adults in Act I that makes this production of The Nutcracker stand out from the rest: being part of Mountaintop history, working with incredible dancers and choreographers, and creating a new holiday tradition. Each year, the production looks for party children, party parents (adults), toy soldiers, mice, and angels to be part of the magic of the holiday season.


Puppet theater performances stretch the limits of imagination, thrusting audiences into a world of legends and wonder. The National Marionette Theater has performed on our stages, introducing children to classic fairy tales with their marionette productions of Pinocchio, Peter and the Wolf, and Sleeping Beauty.

Catskill Mountain Foundation has also featured a wide range of talented musicians and vocal artists whose concerts have delighted our family audiences. Highlights include performances by folk musician Tom Chapin, a rendition of Sergei Prokofievís Peter and the Wolf by chamber music ensemble PROJECT Trio, and DuffleBag Theatre, one of the most acclaimed theater acts for children, who performed their wacky and exciting twist on Charles Dickensís classic tale A Christmas Carol.

For information about our performances, please contact Pam Weisberg.


We have a wide array of great facilities for arts groups. You can find more information here. Email cmf@catskillmtn.org†for more information on setting up your group residency.