SOCAPA Reviews - Reviews of our Summer Camps & Programs

SOCAPA Summer Camp Reviews

Sometimes it's better to hear it from someone else. Read what actual students and parents have to say about our summer camps and programs.


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Jan 10, 2020

"My 13 year old with a passion for photography but very little formal experience and no training went to SOCAPA Vermont for the 2-week Digital AND DARKROOM camp last year. Fantastic!!! They had a great... read on google"

"My 13 year old with a passion for photography but very little formal experience and no training went to SOCAPA Vermont for the 2-week Digital AND DARKROOM camp last year. Fantastic!!! They had a great time, especially learning the ways of the elders, in a real darkroom. Sounds like everyone teaching at Socapa and running the thing really love what they are doing, and have a breadth and a depth of knowledge that is impressive. Working artists when they are not there. This camp experience was at the top of our budget range but COMPLETELY WORTH IT. The facilities sounded really good, and the instructors seemed very adept at engaging a mixed-skill level group without anyone feeling bored or rushed. The photos and prints at the end of the summer experience were ample document of 2 weeks well-spent. They work the kids pretty hard, and also have constructive free time. My kid made a number of friends I think they may have for life---good value teens from a variety of places. HIGHLY RECOMMEND...in fact, going back again this year. Only one shortfall: there is no program for moms :("

May 25, 2018

"SOCAPA is the greatest arts experience that a teenager can have! They provide a welcoming and fun environment for all students. For anyone who has an interest in the arts, SOCAPA has the perfect progr... read on google"

"SOCAPA is the greatest arts experience that a teenager can have! They provide a welcoming and fun environment for all students. For anyone who has an interest in the arts, SOCAPA has the perfect program for you! Taking classes and learning more about photography really taught me who I am as a photographer and how to be even better. The teachers are all amazingly supportive and provide all the tools for you to be the best you can and think creatively. Making friends here is an extraordinary experience because everyone thats here are creative arts students from all over the world who help to build each other up and create a place to thrive. I will never regret my experience at SOCAPA, and there is nothing that can compare to it. If you are on the edge about whether or not to go, know that the greatest summer of your life is waiting for you here."

Aug 10, 2016
 

"I was at the NYU campus in Brooklyn this summer and I absolutely loved everything about being at this camp. I was in the photography program- the teachers are awesome. The atmosphere that you're in is... read on facebook"

"I was at the NYU campus in Brooklyn this summer and I absolutely loved everything about being at this camp. I was in the photography program- the teachers are awesome. The atmosphere that you're in is great and you get to meet the best people. I do recommend this camp to anyone who's interested and is serious about being in the arts."

Nov 01, 2019
 

"My daughter attended SOCAPA's 1 week photography bootcamp this past summer in NYC. She LOVED it. She wanted to go to camp but was not interested in a woodsy environment. She's always been very creativ... read on facebook"

"My daughter attended SOCAPA's 1 week photography bootcamp this past summer in NYC. She LOVED it. She wanted to go to camp but was not interested in a woodsy environment. She's always been very creative so when I found this camp she jumped at the chance to go. She had never done photography but was able to rent a camera to see if it was something that she would like to explore more. Needless to say, Julia will be getting a camera for Christmas and we just signed her up for a 3 week photography session next summer. She can't wait!! The teachers and all the staff were amazing! I was concerned about her being comfortable in such a big city but I clearly had nothing to worry about. Julia was perfectly safe and supervised at all times. She's excited to learn even more about photography and meet more kids from around the world that share her same interests. School of Creative & Performing Arts (SOCAPA) "

Nov 17, 2019

"My niece attended a 2019 summer session specializing in photography. I had the privilege to attend the closing show and was absolutely blown away by what these kids were able to put together in a wee... read on google"

"My niece attended a 2019 summer session specializing in photography. I had the privilege to attend the closing show and was absolutely blown away by what these kids were able to put together in a week. The information she came home with, the memories she made and the friendships she acquired will be with her for the rest of her life. That was her first year and as soon as she could sign up for a 2020 session she did... only this time, instead of a week, she'll go for three. I can't say enough about what SOCAPA did for her."

Nov 01, 2019

"My daughter attended the 1 week photography bootcamp this past summer. She has always been very creative but wanted to give photography a whirl. She loved everything about this camp. She loved explori... read on google"

"My daughter attended the 1 week photography bootcamp this past summer. She has always been very creative but wanted to give photography a whirl. She loved everything about this camp. She loved exploring NYC. Taking pictures in all of the different locations throughout NYC gave her a true appreciation for city living. My daughter has suffered from anxiety for many years now. This camp did wonders for her anxiety. She made friends pretty much right away, learned about the camera and how to take pictures, and fell more in love with NYC. Her self confidence is soaring now after attending this camp. We would highly recommend SOCAPA to anyone looking for a unique, fun, creative camp."

Apr 21, 2019
 

"My daughter spent two weeks in Brooklyn for the photography camp. Teachers were knowledgeable and engaging. They took a very personal approach with her and in developing her talent. She was able to en... read on facebook"

"My daughter spent two weeks in Brooklyn for the photography camp. Teachers were knowledgeable and engaging. They took a very personal approach with her and in developing her talent. She was able to enjoy the city and all the activities under the supervision of caring counselors that made it all that much fun. She will be back this summer for the three week advance in Manhattan!"

Nov 03, 2018
 

"My 14-year-old daughter attended SOCAPA and she absolutely loved it! I only heard positive things about her experience. She came home with a new sense of self, new friends and a new energy for her pas... read on facebook"

"My 14-year-old daughter attended SOCAPA and she absolutely loved it! I only heard positive things about her experience. She came home with a new sense of self, new friends and a new energy for her passions."

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Jan 01, 2020

"I loved this place so much. Everybody was very friendly and kind.... read on facebook"

"I loved this place so much. Everybody was very friendly and kind."

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