Community Relations

 Programs for Children, Families and Schools

Programs for Children, Families, and Schools

Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

The Tang 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 community programs
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.

Classroom Visits
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.

Visit the Tang Museum Web site for more information.


Camp Northwoods

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.

Wisit the Camp Northwoods Web site for more information.


The Greenberg Child Care Center
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.

Visit the Greenberg Child Care Center Web site for more information.


The Skidmore Early Childhood Center
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.

Visit the Early Childhood Center Web site for more information.


Summer Sports Camps
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.

Visit the Summer at Skidmore Web site for more information.