Community Guide to Skidmore Resources
Programs for Children, Families and Schools
The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore offers a series of family and school programs in keeping with its mission to awaken the community to the richness and diversity of the human experience through the medium of art.
Tang Family Saturdays
The Family Saturday programs foster multi-generational creative experiences. Each of the sessions begins with a tour of the Tang galleries, focusing on a particular aspect of the exhibition, combined with discussions about the artwork. Then the participants work together side-by-side on their own projects, demonstrating that people of all ages have the creativity to make something extraordinary.
Tang Field Trips
The Tang Museum encourages group visits. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance and allow 1 1/2 hours for a visit, including time to tour the galleries and to participate in hands-on art activities related to the exhibitions. Both self-guided and docent-led tours are available. For groups larger than 25, special accommodations can be made. Funding is available to offset the cost of bus transportation for schools.
This is a Tang program of traveling materials—a "suitcase" program—designed to enhance the school curriculum by bringing multidisciplinary concepts from the exhibition into the classroom. The Tang staff members have assembled comprehensive interdisciplinary programs that bridge the arts and school curricula in accordance with New York State learning standards for K–12 students. Participation can take place in your classroom or in the Tang Museum.
Camp Northwoods offers an exciting summer program of sports, cultural arts, nature study, and relaxed play for children 6 and up. The goal of the camp is to provide fun activities and at the same time to challenge to the imagination, the intellect, and the body. Campers take swim lessons and enjoy free swim as well as participate in arts and crafts, ceramics, games, and hiking. Field trips supplement the regular camp program.
The Greenberg Child Care Center is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to provide day care for children from 8 weeks to 5 years of age. Attended primarily by children of Skidmore-affiliated families, the center also is open to the public on a space-available basis. The philosophy of the program is that quality group care for children is a positive and beneficial experience for children and their families.
The Skidmore Early Childhood Center is a pre-K laboratory school for ages three through five. Affiliated with Skidmore's Education Department, the center provides educational programs for children and their families within Saratoga County in an environment that encourages exploration of materials, fosters positive social interaction, and helps each child develop as an individual.
Summer Sports Camps for boys and girls are offered by the Office of the Dean of Special Programs in conjunction with the Department of Athletics, Fitness, and Recreation. Each child learns the concept of teamwork while acquiring the necessary skills for his or her sport of choice. The camps include basketball, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, and tennis.