Long Lake Camp for the Arts
83 Long Lake Camp Way, Long Lake
Long Lake is another arts camp with a terrific reputation. Founded in 1969, it's located on 600 acres in the Adirondacks in New York State, and the current owners have been leading the charge for more than thirty-five years. They host 250 campers between the ages of eight and sixteen every summer, for three or six weeks, and the campers live in either houses or more traditional bunks, which are all outfitted with handcrafted beds made of southern yellow pine and cedar-lined bathrooms that are pretty charming. In addition to all the expected arts (i.e., drama, film, photography), campers can also take improv and circus classes. There are athletic activities for campers to engage in, too, but if your family is split between artist and athletic kiddos, you might also consider checking out the next-door sister camp: Long Lake Camp Adventures, which has a sportier bent.