Have FUN and EXPLORE your creativity in clay camp this summer!
We are offering 16 themed half-day week-long camps this year. Each session is half-day, either morning or afternoon, and you can put a morning and afternoon together to make it a full day experience. Come have fun and explore the world of clay. Learn a wide variety of techniques including: Pinch pots, coil construction, slab projects, simple pieces on the wheel, as well as, glazing and firing techniques. With a maximum of 12 kids per session, students receive both group and individual instruction at their own skill level. Beginners are welcome. Our experienced instructors will offer patient encouragement and guidance to make your child’s experience both magical and exciting. Handbuilding classes open to all skill levels ages 7 - 16. Wheel classes open to all skill levels ages 8 - 16. Full day campers must bring their own lunch and a drink, which they will enjoy with other classmates during a staff supervised lunch period in between sessions. See additional information about camp below.
Half Day Hand building Camp
Before May 1 - Members are $175/wk
After May 1 - Members are $200/wk
half day Wheel Throwing Classes
Before May 1 - Members are $215/wk
After May 1 - Members are $240/wk
Full Day camp
(morning and afternoon sessions, on the same day)
Before May 1 - Members are $365/wk
After May 1 - Members are $415/wk
7-week Wheel Intensive
Want to become proficient on the potter's wheel this summer? We are offering 7, 1/2 day, afternoon wheel classes this summer for a special price of $1225. Contact Jill for the details...
A Kids&Clay Summer 2019 Tee Shirt, regularly $19.99, is included FREE with each Early registration(before May 1)
As always, siblings will receive an extra 10% off. To receive a sibling discount, use the code SIBLING19 at checkout.
Someone in the family must be a Member for your child to attend summer sessions. Become a member today!
Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to our Emergency Contact and Medical Release Form, which must be completed and submitted (one for each child) before the first day of camp. Or you can complete it here.
Summer Camp Policies
Age and Ability Restrictions
We work closely with our teachers to develop the most favorable age ranges and ability levels for each camp. In order to ensure the success of our programs, we ask that you observe these restrictions when registering your children for camps. SCAC will make exceptions to the ages or ability levels indicated in the descriptions under special circumstances. Please contact us directly to request exceptions.
What to Wear and Bring
Kids may get messy, so make sure your child wears appropriate clothing and footwear (sneakers are best; no open-toed shoes.) All clay and glaze materials will wash out of clothing, but a smock or apron might be appropriate for children who are worried about getting clay on their clothes. For wheel classes, kids must bring an old towel with them. SCAC will provide all other materials, but if your child has their own tool set, they are welcome to bring them!
Drop off / Pick up
Parents and caregivers should drop off and pick up their children at the Main Classroom. On the first day, please come into the classroom and introduce yourself and your child and to turn in your emergency contact information document. Please do not drop your child off too early (no more than 5 minutes before class time); pick up your child promptly at the end of class. SCAC does offer Early Bird Drop Off for an extra $30/week, which enables you to bring your child at 8:30am instead of 9:00 am. SCAC will provide supervision for full-day campers during lunch.
Campers take a short break in each camp, so please pack a snack for your child and label the bag with his/her name. Parents must supply lunches and snacks for children in full day camps. Please note: SCAC’s facility is NOT peanut free, and we will be offering special snacks on some days, such as popsicles or cookies. Please notify us 3 weeks in advance if your child has special dietary issues that would affect the other campers and we will do our best to notify parents of the issue.
Completed projects may be picked up two weeks after the camp ends; we will NOT call you when they are ready. We strongly recommend that you bring your child with you to help identify what s/he made. Projects left after September 10 the will be discarded. If you cannot pick up your child's projects by this date, please make arrangements for someone else to pick them up or call the office to make arrangements for a later pick up.
Instructors and Class Content
All instructor listings are subject to change. Students can expect to make new work Monday through Thursday and spend Friday finishing and glazing. Class time will include time for cleanup, an integral part of the process. Class descriptions are subject to change depending on ability levels of participating students. Your children will be encouraged to create several pieces during class. You can anticipate your child having 3-4 completed works. Please Note: Due to the very nature of clay and the firing process, SCAC cannot be responsible for any damage to work caused by poor construction or the firing or glazing processes.
Tuition must be paid in full to hold your registration. To register: Register online at www.saratogaclayarts.org, by phone (518-581-2529(CLAY) or on site at 167 Hayes Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871. If you have any questions, our Director, Jill F. Kovachick can be reached by cell phone at 518-423-9341 Monday to Saturday, 10am–4pm.
Morning Program: 9:00am–12:00pm
Afternoon Program: 1:00-4:00pm
Full-day Camp: (9:00am–4:00pm)
Early Bird Drop-Off: (8:30am) : $30/week additional
Sibling Discount: 10% off each additional child’s registration (must register simultaneously)
SCAC will send confirmation of registration one to two weeks prior to the start of camp. If there is insufficient enrollment, we will cancel the camp, notify registered students and refund all payments in full if the student is not able to transfer into another camp. This cancellation may occur at the very last minute.
All parents must fill out an emergency contact and photo release form and bring it to the first day of class. Click here to access the form and submit online.
Tuition is due in full at time of registration. If a student cancels for any reason up to two weeks (14 days) before the camp begins, a $25 processing fee will be subtracted from the refund, which will be issued via check. No refunds or transfers will be issued with less than a two-week (14 days) notice. Tuition can not be pro-rated. There are no make-up sessions. Camps usually fill quickly, so please register early!