Programs for Youth

The Catskill Mountain Foundation offers several summer programs to immerse your child in a safe and creative environment where they explore art, theater, music, and dance. Scholarships are available for most programs!

Mother Ginger in The Nutcracker surrounded by young children

Art Explorers

Designed for youth age 5 to 14, the Art Explorers Program at Sugar Maples Center for Arts and Education is an exploratory experience for young artists led by knowledgeable art educators and professional artists.

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Children make crafts at a table outside

Orpheum Dance Program

For youth ages 4-18, the Orpheum Dance Program brings together the best of dance training for all levels, exposure to professional dancers and standards and community engagement.

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Three young girls in pink at ballet barre.

National Dance Institute

National Dance Institute (NDI), founded by Jacques d’Amboise, brings its award-winning dance program to the Catskill Mountains, with a two-week residency for children in Grades 3 – 8.

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Kids in colorful tee shirts dance with arms outstretched
Maude Adams Theater Hub Theater Explorers

For youth ages 8 to 12, this program combines theater and movement to make small plays and skits as participants learn to create everything from scripts, to costumes, to props, and much more.

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Group of children dressed in red perform on stage.
Catskill Mountain Shakespeare Youth Company Summer Intensive

For youth ages 12 to 18, spend a week immersed in the world of Shakespearean performance, under the guidance of professional actors and teaching artists. Catskill Mountain Shakespeare is a partner program of the Catskill Mountain Foundation.

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Group of actors extend their hands towards each other in a circle.
Please Donate!

Your donation helps the Catskill Mountain Foundation present programs like these for the youth of our community.