A FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS CAMP FOR KIDS
THEATER, ART, DANCE & ROCK MUSIC
Camp Ballibay is a true haven for children with a love for the arts, and a perfect choice for families seeking a safe, friendly, and creative place for their kids to explore visual art, dance, theater, or rock music. We offer deep, engaging programs for young artists at all levels in a traditional summer camp setting. Boys and girls ages 8-16 come from all over North and South America, Europe, and Asia to spend 2-7 weeks on our pristine mountaintop campus in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Established in 1964, we have a long history as a diverse, tolerant, and safe place for creative kids. Since 2011 we've been the #1-rated arts camp in North America.
Our 174-acre campus is beautiful and serene, and our creative environment is relaxed, fun, and genuine. We have outstanding facilities for theater, fine art, dance, and rock music. Campers choose their own activities, and our caring counselors, gifted artists themselves from all over the world, guide and teach them individually and in creative ensembles and bands. Our campus is spread out so that campers walk through nature every day. We work, play, eat, and rest well.
One of the reasons we are the #1 rated arts summer camp in North America is that we make sure that our vision and philosophy are a match with each and every child who comes to us.
We do not interview or audition children; rather, we attract kids and families who share our understanding of what an arts summer environment can and should offer: Non-competitive, self-directed, process- and learning-oriented programs in a small, friendly community.
Our food is cooked from scratch using fresh, local ingredients, and our goal is to offer the best camp foodservice anywhere. You can read about our food in the New York Times. We offer great food for the picky eater and the adventurous palate alike.
Join us for a wonderful summer of nature and the arts!
Our dance program is comprehensive, offering beginners a complete foundation, and unique opportunities for advanced and pre-professional dancers. We have daily ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and hip-hop classes; plus non-dance movement styles, dance films, composition workshops, and a world-class 2-week intensive. Learn more about our Dance Camp.