Who We Are

SOCAPA was founded by a small collective of New York artists in Greenwich Village in 2001, and has quickly become one of the premier visual and performing arts programs for young people in the world. Our students travel from across the United States and all corners of the globe to participate in our Summer Intensives. Campers of all experience levels are challenged to advance their skills through hands-on learning with teachers who are leaders in their fields, surrounded by classmates who share their passion. Our faculty are dedicated to their craft and to passing on their knowledge to the next generation of artists. Our support staff are equally committed to ensuring that every student enjoys a safe, rewarding camp experience. This combined effort allows our students to have one of the most fulfilling experiences of their lives.

StaffThe intensity of creative expression and artistic development on our campuses is testimony to the hard work of the students and staff. But we're only young once, right? So with all this hard work comes the best of summer – a time for friendship and fun. With scheduled activities every night and on the weekends that take advantage of the wonderful locations where we host our programs, our students gain a sense of independence through adventure and new friends – truly a perfect balance of hard work and play. Please join us this summer!