A HAVEN FOR YOUNG ARTISTS SINCE 1964 • NO PHONES OR SOCIAL MEDIA
AN ARTS CAMP FOR CREATIVE KIDS AND DIFFERENT THINKERS
THEATER, ART, DANCE & ROCK MUSIC
Camp Ballibay is a true haven for young people with a love for the arts, and a perfect choice for families seeking a safe, friendly, and creative arts camp for their kids to explore the visual arts, dance, theater, or rock music. We offer deep, engaging programs for young artists at all levels in a traditional summer arts camp setting. Young artists 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 camp 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 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 camp 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.
"I can't say enough good things about Camp Ballibay. My kids have made amazing friends, look forward to going back each year, eat healthier than they do at home, and come back inspired, relaxed, happy and more mature. They have so many activities and fit so much in, without ever feeling rushed or stressed out! I am always amazed by that! The facilities are great, without being too upscale so it doesn't feel like camp. The staff are creative in their own right, plus good with the kids. And the programs don't breed the kind of competitive, stomach-churning nonsense I was afraid a performing arts camp would. At all. I don't know how they do it...I'm just glad they do...and honored that my kids get to go. It will be one of the things I look back on as a parent, pat myself on the back, and say, "you did good by your kids.”
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