At 826NYC, we know that art and science inspire great writing, and amazing stories don’t just happen on the page or screen.
In 826NYC’s day camp, we bring the joy and excitement of storytelling off the page. Each week, we pair a fun writing theme with hands-on art and learning activities. We match performances with playwriting, comics with superhero stories, and circuit-building with science fiction for out-of-your-seat exploration.
Camp hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00-3:00, from July 17-August 4. Sign up for one week or all three! Full and partial scholarships are available with no additional scholarship application.
Get into Character: Theater & Playwriting, July 17-21
Ramona Quimby. Spider-Man. Claudia Kishi. Why do we love these characters? What makes them tick? In this workshop we’ll dream up original characters—from talking penguins to boring businessmen—and figure out what makes them who they are. Students will bring their storytelling to the stage with these characters at pivotal moments, through angry rants or daring dialogues. Read on and sign up.
Authors, Assemble: Comics & Superheros, July 24-28
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s young authors and artists creating original superhero comics! In this week of camp, students will read graphic novels with superhuman attention to detail, develop an origin story and first adventure for an original hero, and draft their own action-packed tale. Read on and sign up.
It’s ALIVE: Sci-fi & Circuitry, July 31-August 4
BEEP! BOOP! BOP! Have you ever considered creating your own cupcake alarm, or hooking your family TV up to a NASA shuttle’s live feed? Well, this week, your imagination is the limit as we create the tales and technology of the future. Read on and sign up.