Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts To Collaborate with Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun for Sustainable Art Program

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Usdan Summer Camp Collaborates with Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun for Summer 2017 Program

Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun team are leaders in integrating sustainable arts within education programs, and we’re so pleased to be collaborating with them on this new and exciting program.

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts, the pre-eminent arts summer day camp in the U.S., today announced the addition of a sustainable art curriculum designed by Usdan staff in collaboration with noted artist Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun team. The unique program—now available for Summer 2017—further strengthens Usdan’s notable offerings for campers from ages 4 through 18.

“This year’s lineup of classes, staff, and notable educational partners underscores Usdan’s commitment to the highest level of instruction and engagement for our students,” says Lauren Brandt Schloss, Usdan’s Executive Director. “Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun team are leaders in integrating sustainable arts within education programs, and we’re so pleased to be collaborating with them on this new and exciting program.”

The nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp that has introduced the arts to more than 40,000 children since its inception, begins its new season on June 26th. All programs will take place at the camp’s magnificent 140-acre woodland campus, located at 185 Colonial Springs Road in Wheatley Heights, NY.

To enroll in the Little Sun class or for more information about other 2017 Camp season offerings, visit http://www.usdan.org or call 631-643-7900 or 212-772-6060.

ABOUT LITTLE SUN
Little Sun's (http://www.littlesun.com) solar solutions are for everyone: they benefit communities living off the electrical grid by working with local entrepreneurs, creating local jobs, and generating local profits. The Little Sun social business was officially launched by artist Olafur Eliasson in July 2012 at London’s Tate Modern to bring clean, affordable solar energy to the 1.1 billion people living without electricity. Since then, more than 500,000 Little Sun lamps have been distributed worldwide, with almost half going to off-grid areas. Purchasing Little Suns in areas of the world with electricity makes the products available in off-grid areas at reduced, locally affordable prices, where they provide a clean alternative to toxic and expensive fuel-based lighting and a steadfast and clean alternative to relying on the electrical grid.

Little Sun has a particular focus on bringing solar to school students everywhere in the world and have developed educational and outreach programs to put the power to read and learn in the hands of the students themselves. More info: http://www.littlesun.com/education.

About Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts
The nation’s preeminent not-for-profit day camp for the arts, Usdan (usdan.org) has been declared a “Best Of” camp by TimeOutNY/Kids, and by NY Metro Parents. Diverse and playfully rigorous from the start, for nearly fifty years we have brought world-class teachers and visiting artists – actors, directors, playwrights, painters, sculptors, musicians, composers, dancers, poets and novelists – to teach and collaborate with Usdan campers ages 4 to 18. Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts ignites each child’s artistic spirit in a fun, welcoming environment. We believe art making is brave making, friend making, freedom making and future making.

Usdan is an agency of the UJA-Federation of New York.

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