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BEACON SLOOP CLUB in Beacon (dedicated to preserving, protecting and celebrating the Hudson River)


DIA BEACON in Beacon






LUCKY ORPHANS HORSE RESCUE in Dover Plains (sponsor a horse)


SPRINGSIDE in Poughkeepsie (Springside Landscape Restoration of Springside Historic Site)

STONY KILL FOUNDATION in Wappingers Falls (Stewardship for Stony Kill Farm)



Doherty Park Nature Trail in Hopewell Junction, NY

The Doherty Park Nature Trail, just over 1.5 miles, is supported by The Town of Beekman Recreation Department. This trail encompasses several soccer fields, parking places and, “a variety of ecosystems including old fields, new forests, streams and ponds.” In the warmer months, collect wildflowers and watch the birds around you enjoy the berries and the protected land.

Map of Nature Trail


(845) 227-5783

839 Beekman Road

Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

Whitlock Preserve in Clinton Corners, NY

Whitlock Preserve in Dutchess County offers two, short trails for walking and leisure – The Waterman Bird Club recommends this site for bird watching. In addition to walking trails, there is a pond and picnic tables and an interpretive kiosk at the trailhead’s parking lot.

Orange Trail: Easy, .31 miles

Blue trail: More difficult, .63 miles

Trail Map

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Rt. 82 & Knight Road

Clinton Corners, NY 12514

(845) 868-1310

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Unification Theological Seminary

UTS is home to three named trails: Father’s Trail, Mother’s Trail and the Theodore Roosevelt Trail. Hiking trails wind through forests, fields, along a pond and down to the lagoon at the southernmost end of Tivoli Bay. An eleven-circuit Labyrinth and Peace Garden that is open to the public can also be found on the property.

30 Seminary Dr, Barrytown, NY 12507

(203) 260-6801


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Montgomery Place Campus at Bard College

Closed due to COVID as of November 2020

GROUNDS ONLY Re-opened December 21, 2020

With 380-acres of rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Catskill Mountains, The Montgomery Place Campus at Bard College boasts opportunities for learning and exercise as architecture, art, & history converge to delight people of all ages.

26 Gardener Way, River Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571

1-800-BARDCOL (227-3265)

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Beacon Music Factory Summer Rock Band Camps in Dutchess County, NY

Weekly Rock Camps in Beacon for Summer 2020

5 weeks: July 13 – August 14, 2020

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 2 pm

Friday afternoon performances

$300 per week

Join a band. In our Rock Band Boot Camp  you start playing together on the very first day and you don’t stop. It doesn’t matter how much or how little experience you have. You’ll learn how to rock out with others. While making music with your peers in the rehearsal studio, you’ll get better at your instrument and develop your skills—and your swagger, but especially you’re understanding of band arrangements and how to play with a group! On the final day your band will put on a show that parents, family and friends are invited to attend.

There is much more to read (and videos to watch) on our website:

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Star 2 B Performing Arts Summer Camp 2020 in Dutchess County, NY

Community Music Space Music & Theater Summer Camp in Dutchess County, NY

Summer Camps at Community Music Space are all about play. We’ve got camps for kids ages 6-16 for music, acting, recording, and performing. Come get creative with us this summer!

 “Studio X” Summer Camp: July 6 – 10 & July 13 – 17, 2020

Language of Music Summer Camp: July 6 – 10 & July 13 – 17

Acting & Music Camp: Bits of Broadway: Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7, 2020

 “Studio X” Summer Camp: July 6 – 10 & July 13 – 17, 2020

9 – 4 pm

For kids ages 11-18

$385 per week or $750 for both weeks*

Studio X is an immersive media experience for kids interested in film and music making, creative writing, photography, and design. From video and audio production, to editing, scoring, and screenplay creation, we will do it all in this multi-disciplined experience. If you are an aspiring filmmaker, writer, musician, or actor, this is what you’ve been waiting for!

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* $385 per week or $750 for both weeks WHEN YOU PAY BY CHECK; $398/$790 when paying online


Language of Music Summer Camp: July 6 – 10 & July 13 – 17

9 – 4 pm   Half-day options available

For kids ages 6 – 10

$335 per week or $670 for both weeks

Our Language of Music Summer Camps offer kids an interactive and hands on opportunity to learn about music and theater. With the support from our experience staff and awesome camp councilors, students will learn the basics of piano, guitar, and wind instruments, play music and theater games, and use our professional studio to record our very own original recordings to share with family and friends!

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Camp activities include:

Drumming and rhythm groups and games

Intro Piano, string, and woodwind programs

Introductory group singing

Theater and acting games

Camp Games

Recording studio projects

Visiting musicians

Song and creative writing

Recording studio projects

Visiting musicians

Song and creative writing


Acting & Music Camp: Bits of Broadway: Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7, 2020

9 am – 4 pm on Mon, Tues, Wed, & Thurs

9 am – 1 pm on Friday (noon showcase)

For students entering grades 1st through 8th

Tuition: $385 (credit card or checks payable to Community Music Space)

Learn songs, scenes, dance/choreography from Broadway musicals! This fun-filled week combines improv, acting, and singing providing an exciting performing arts experience for all! The week culminates with an entertaining showcase presentation for family and friends.

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Split into four age-appropriate groups

Directed by Mary Ward and Ben Senterfit


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Mary Ward Acting Camp at Red Hook Community Center in Dutchess County, NY

Acting Camp for Grades 7 – 9:  ​Monday, July 6- Friday, July 10, 2020

Immerse yourself in a week-long jaunt of this multifaceted camp for youth! CAST OF CHARACTERS develop skills in acting and improv as they rehearse and perform the one-act comedy 15 Reasons Not to Be In A Play, by Alan Haehnel. Directed by Mary Ward and Emily Houpt

Acting Camp: Scene Stealers for Grades 4 – 6: ​Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17, 2020

Has your child been bit by the “acting bug”? In this week-long session, SCENE STEALERS discover the magic of theatre by developing acting and improv skills, rehearsal techniques, and experience the thrill of being part of a showcase performance. Directed by Mary Ward, assisted by Riley Kiggins

Acting & Music Camp with Community Music Space: Bits of Broadway for Grades 1-8: Monday, August 3- Friday, August 7, 2020

Learn songs, scenes, dance/choreography from Broadway musicals! This fun-filled week combines improv, acting, and singing providing an exciting performing arts experience for all! The week culminates with an entertaining showcase presentation for family and friends.Split into four age-appropriate groups/ Directed by Mary Ward and Ben Senterfit.

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Club FIT at All Sport Health & Fitness in Dutchess County

10 week-long sessions: June 29 – September 4, 2020

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm or 9 am – 12 pm

Early drop-off and late pick-up available

For ages 4 – 13

All Sport’s traditional day camp offers an action-packed, adventure-filled summer experience. Camp FIT days are full of fun, sun, friends and plenty of activities to keep your camper busy. Campers, ages 4 – 13, are divided up into age-appropriate groups and participate in daily activity periods that include recreational swimming, camper’s choice, sports & games, arts & crafts and special themed activities. Special events and guests make for lots more fun!

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2020 Camp Fit Pricing:

Full Day: Members: $235/week  • Non- Members: $265/week

Half Day: Members: $135/week  • Non- Members: $165/week

Extended Hours

Before Camp Care, 7 – 9 am

After Camp Care, 4 – 6 pm

Rain or shine!

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Stony Kill Farm Summer Explorers Camp 2020 in Dutchess County

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm

For ages 4 – 12

Non-members: $275; Members: $250

Summer Explorers Camp is a place where your child will discover the wonders of the outdoors while instilling a sense of respect and appreciation for the natural world. We hope to inspire your children to become environmentally responsible and conscientious citizens of the future, to spark a lifelong love of learning, and to develop a deep and enduring connection with the natural world…all while having some good old-fashioned fun in our beautiful farm setting. Our camp provides a balance of structured and free play with environmental exploration, enjoyment of many arts and crafts experiences, and age-appropriate learning activities. These experiences will encourage children’s natural curiosity and respect of the outdoors, while building social and life skills.

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Campers should bring a snack, lunch and refillable water bottle.

Before and/or after care: $25 flat rate per day (Before care starts at 8 am and aftercare runs till 5 pm)

If you have any questions concerning the fees, please email or call us at 845-831-3800.

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Beacon Art Studios “Project Funway” Summer Camp in Dutchess County

Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Session 1: July 6 – July 10, Ages 7-9, PF601

Session 2: July 13 – 17, Ages 9-12, PF602

Session 3: July 20 – 24, Ages 9-13, PF603

Session 4: July 27 – 31, Ages 9-15, PF604

On Friday from 2:30 to 3 pm family and friends are welcome to the ” Funway fashion show”.

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Fashion designers-in-training will spend the week testing their fashion design skills by designing their own fashion line through sketching and sewing. They will put new spin on old and create unique one of it’s kind clothing and accessory items. At the end of each session we will have a fashion show where family will be invited.

We will learn how to use a sewing machine, cut out a pattern and make our own fashion. We will at the same time open our eyes and minds using our imagination, reusing material like vintage clothing and other things we can find. While up-cycling we will create new fashionable clothing and accessories for our last day “Fashion show”.

During the week we usually also have time to make stuffed animals, pillows blankets and sometimes puppets.

Students are encouraged to bring old clothing, fabric and other unwanted but useful materials

Fashion designers need to bring lunch and water . More details will be sent out after registration.

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United Martial Arts Center

We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders & Adults Reach Their True Potential! Since 2000, UMAC has provided its members with a road map to success based on self-defense, confidence and goal-setting skills.

Carmel | (845) 225-0008
114 Old Route 6, Carmel, New York, 10512

Fishkill | (845) 897-8622
1054 Main St, Fishkill, New York, 12524

Lagrange | (845) 897-8622
308-310 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie, New York, 12603

Middletown | (845) 606-2211
5036 Rte 17M, New Hampton, New York, 10958

Newburgh | (845) 565-8622
5153 US Route 9w, Newburgh, New York, 12550

Shrub Oak | (914) 743-1683
1414 East Main Street. Shrub Oak, New York, 10588

Ardlsey | (914) 479-5900
15 Center Street, Ardsley, NY, 10502

Dutchess County Performing Arts Center

At Dutchess County Performing Arts Center, it is our goal to provide you with the most comprehensive performing arts program possible. We believe every dancer deserves professional instruction at every level from Beginner to Advanced, whether they take ten classes a week or just one. We strive to raise artists and teach our students to find their passion in class and on the stage.

Phone: (845) 297-5678
Address: 1315 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, New York 12590

Community Music Space

Community Music Space is an artistic educational center that provides a voice for music and acting in the Hudson Valley. Our goal is to prepare people for a creative life as well as refining and building skills for professional and aspiring artists. We offer vocal groups, bands, acting classes, comedy improv, acting and music camps, and private music lessons for people of all ages. Our groups perform extensively in the community, from festivals to public venues and street fairs.

Phone: (845) 444-0607
Address: 54 Elizabeth St Ste 13, Red Hook, New York, 12571