After a summer of staying indoors and weathering arguably the worst storm New York City has ever experienced, some aspects of the city are slowly opening once again. At The Art Farm NYC, we couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to see children and parents once again, and we’re thrilled to announce that we’re able to hold summer camp classes while adhering to New York City’s stringent COVID-19 mitigation strategies. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss four great reasons why you should enroll your child in our summer camp for kids!

We’re offering half- and full-day classes for kids that provide them with opportunities to interact with exotic animals, perform science experiments, sing and make music, learn to garden, and so much more. Our summer camp for kids is available on a per-week basis through August 21, allowing you to sign your child up for the classes that work for your household’s schedule.

Visit our main summer camp page to learn more about our options for different age groups below, and read on to learn more about the benefits of summer camp!

Four Benefits of Summer Camp

Socialization

It’s safe to say that all of us could use some socialization right now. All of us have spent roughly four months indoors either alone or with the members of our households, and we’re willing to bet that your child misses seeing their friends more than almost anything else. The importance of socialization goes far beyond just missing friends, however — studies overwhelmingly suggest that children need socialization in order to develop social skills and build the skills they need to thrive as adults.

While we are limiting our classes to 10 children and two teachers and adhering to New York’s guidelines, our summer camp for kids allows your child to laugh, learn, and enjoy time with other children their age.

Education

At The Art Farm NYC, we take pride in bringing fun and education together as we help children learn about science, music, art, history, and more. Our summer camp for kids features weekly themes designed to help your child become a more well-rounded person who understands the importance of topics such as caring for the environment, the benefits of cooking with healthy ingredients, how to plant and tend to a garden, and other topics they may not be learning at school.

Creativity and Play

Creativity and play are two of our most important values here at The Art Farm NYC. While our summer camp for kids is structured and features educational lessons, we also understand that your child needs to be able to express their creative side and simply play. All of our summer camps have time set aside for arts and crafts, physical activity, and electives that allow your child to pursue the topics that truly interest them.

Your Child Deserves It

The last few months have been an extremely tumultuous time for all of us, and while children are incredibly resilient, having something like summer camp to look forward to can make this summer much brighter and more exciting.

School is just around the corner, and with a new semester will come new challenges for children, parents, and teachers alike. At The Art Farm NYC, we believe that the children we serve deserve to enjoy their summer break and have the opportunity to play and exercise their creativity.

We have half- and full-day summer camp options available for children ages 3 through 11, and we invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions about the measures we’re taking to protect our children, staff, and parents as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis together.

Visit our summer camp page and enroll your child today!