About Camp RoCA

About Camp RoCA

About Camp RoCA

Camp Open House Dates:
SaturdayMarch 16, 2:00-5:00pm

Saturday, April 162:00-5:00pm
Saturday, May 112:00-5:00pm

Meet the Camp Director and staff, enjoy a free art workshop and tour the grounds/facilities.

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Welcome to Arts Camp @ RoCA!

Our camp is a place for children to explore their creativity and imagination while developing skills they can use throughout their lives. RoCA is a place for developing artists to learn various art forms on our spacious grounds and in professionally equipped studios.

Arts Camp @ RoCA features one of the region’s most comprehensive youth art programs. Under the guidance of professional teaching artists/educators and caring counselors, campers explore the arts in a supportive environment where creative expression, group cooperation, personal development, confidence and self-esteem are nurtured. RoCA campers feel a strong sense of accomplishment at the end of summer.

The RoCA campus invites campers to be immersed in art in the 5 acre Catherine Konner Sculpture Park and in our fully equipped, air conditioned art studios. RoCA’s large sparkling pool and open field provide plenty of healthy outdoor recreation. Our camp is proud to maintain a consistent 5:1 camper to counselor ratio for ages 5-9 and 7:1 for ages 10-14.

Arts Camp @ RoCA is a place where memories are made and children forge lasting friendships with their peers and counselors. Children are grouped by grade level. Each season campers learn to express themselves through both visual and performing arts.

Join us and see why Arts Camp @ RoCA is one of the area’s most sought after, unique and praised day camps!                                                  

Here are some testimonials from parents of last year’s campers:

“My daughters were in heaven at RoCA this summer- they made deep meaningful connections with their peers and the staff, gained an incredible amount of self-confidence, and were challenged to think more creatively. I noticed a huge change in both my daughters’ ability to problem solve, think creatively, and utilize their imagination.”  

“RoCA Summer Arts Camp was the best experience my daughter has had at camp ever!! The programs, classes, instructors and staff were amazing. She learned a lot and is still talking about RoCA to her friends.”

Activities and Instruction

• Swimming 

• Nature Explorations

• Painting & Drawing 

• Ceramics & Sculpture

• Yoga & Movement

• Cartooning 

• Theater Arts 

• Dance & Movement 

• Field Games 

• Music 

• Folklore

Studio Art Programs
Camp RoCA offers a range of studio-based art activities. Professional teaching artists create a curriculum based on the interests and ages of the campers in the groups. Activities are age appropriate and subject to modification.

Class Descriptions
Painting & Drawing — Campers are introduced to a variety of art materials and techniques suited to their age and experience.  Principles of color, line, form and composition are taught, as well as the use of charcoal, tempera, watercolor paints and mixed media.  Creativity is emphasized in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Ceramics & Sculpture — An outstanding and exciting experience for RoCA kids. Campers will work with various sculptural materials to create objects associated with fun camp themes. Campers will design their own ideas and construct their own individual pieces, as well as collaborate on large-scale works.

Nature Explorations — Campers get their hands dirty exploring nature in the intersecting space of fine arts, assemblage, earth art, and folk art. Campers work spontaneously with a variety of natural materials on self-directed projects that range from small clay installations to mandalas made of leaves, berries, and acorns, to large-scale constructions utilizing tree branches.

Yoga & Movement — Campers will learn and practice yoga in a fun, beginner-friendly environment. Sessions will include basic, age appropriate yoga poses, movement, mindfulness exercises, and relaxation techniques.

Cartooning — While exploring our diverse summer camp themes, campers will create original cartoon characters!  They will focus on different facial expressions and emotions. They  will also see how introducing color, background and composition can bring a drawing to life.

Dance & Movement — Each session of camp, the dance styles will change, with each group learning jazz, hip hop, and tap to name a few. Dance includes stretching, warming up muscles, learning moves for a specific style, as well as learning choreography. Each class is focused to motivate children to be active and expressive, while they learn basic techniques and dance moves. Each session, more dance vocabulary will be added to broaden the student’s overall dance experience. The class and music are a variety that all will enjoy. In addition, the class will provide some time to give each child the opportunity to create their own routines.   

Swimming – Campers enjoy recreational and instructional swimming on a daily basis Monday-Friday, weather permitting, in our large, sparkling pool. Children learn safety, sportsmanship and swimming skills. Games such as water polo and relay races reinforce these basics. The swimming program is under the supervision of an adult specialist who is a certified professional trained in Water Safety Instruction, Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, CPR, rescue, and first aid. Camp lifeguards are BLS certified. A camp Medical Director is also on site.

Field Games – Children participate in supervised outdoor activities on our two-acre field. Non-competitive field games round out the program and give children plenty of wholesome physical activity.

Music—Campers learn and perform songs aligned with a chosen theme.

Folklore—Campers learn folktales from around the world and engage in related projects.

Musical Theater on Mondays and Fridays
Musical Theater is the focus of the Monday/Friday program. Campers perform songs, dances and short scenes from Broadway musicals. Working together, they create their own props, costumes and scenery, and then bring it all to life in an exciting, session-ending performance.

Email Antonia Edelstein, Camp Director, with any specific questions you may have at antonia@rocklandartcenter.org.

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