I just packed my son up for his second summer at sleepaway camp, and found myself thinking about my own days at camp. I didn’t go to sleepaway camp, but I spent 9 summers at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, right here on Long Island. This summer, Usdan will present the 11th annual one-day arts camp experience for adults, Usdan University, on July 18 from 9am to 3pm at their campus in Wheatley Heights.
This popular one-day summer arts camp experience for grownups features a wide variets of arts classes, including Digital Photography, painting, ceramics, dance, musical theater and other visual and performing arts, all taught by distinguished teachers. This year, due to the extreme popularity of both aspects of last year’s combined Organic Gardening and Simple Food class, there will be separate classes in Gardening and in Cooking (in one course, create your own miniature herb garden and in Cooking, learn recipes that incorporate an herb garden harvest). This popular course, in combination, sells out every season in the regular student curriculum. The cooking workshop will be taught by Chef Richard LaMarita, who has taught at the Natural Gourmet Institute for the past 18 years.
Participants will also enjoy a concert by Usdan students at the 1,000-seat Andrew McKinley Ampitheater and will be served a gourmet picnic lunch and have an option swim. At the end of the day, all attendees will receive ice cream (Usdan tradition) and a diploma! The fee for the day is $65, or $100 for two participants. For more information and reservations, contact Usdan Center at (631) 643-7900, or visit EventBrite online, or http://www.usdan/com and click the Alumni Section.