Join NYS Parks & the SPAC School of the Arts this summer for theatre, music, dance, art, nature, and more!

The Summer Program at SOTA is now a FREE program for children in local youth-serving organizations.

Daily Transportation, Lunch and Snacks will be provided!
To register your organization for this program, email

The SPAC School of the Arts (SOTA) and NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are teaming up to offer a 3-week, half-day summer program for children entering grades 3-8 that will provide highly interactive arts education classes Mondays-Thursdays & fun-filled recreational excursions to local state parks on Fridays.

Monday through Thursday classes at SOTA will introduce a variety of art forms, including acting, improvisational theatre, popular dance styles, group ukulele, drumming, and visual art. Friday trips to various state parks and historic sites will include recreational activities such as wilderness walks, guided nature activities, and hands-on environmental science lessons.

7/1 - Moreau Lake State Park (in Gansevoort, NY)

7/8 - TBD local park

7/15 - Saratoga Spa State Park (in Saratoga Springs, NY)

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Elementary School Program

For youth entering grades 3, 4, and 5 in

fall 2022

Middle School Program

For youth entering grades 6, 7, and 8 in

fall 2022

Dates: June 27-July 15

(no program on Monday, July 4)


Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm