Summer Institute 2024

2022 Sagamore Book Strand Sagamore 2022 Traditional Program


NYSATA 33rd Annual Summer Institute
July 20-26 , 2024  —OR—  July 27-August 2, 2024
Sagamore National Historic Landmark, Raquette Lake, NY

WEEK 1: July 20-26, 2024 WEEK 2: July 27-August 2
Original Program: Fibers, Kumihimo braiding, watercolors, printmaking
Independent Study in Printmaking Strand (+$100 materials fee) with Gina Palmer & Karen Zelak
Plein Air Study wiith Paula Westcott & George Steele
Fibers Study (+$100 materials fee) with Jenny Brown & Dianne Knapp 
Independent Studio with Nan Park

Original Program: Visual journaling, bookbinding, batik, ceramic Raku firing, jewelry wire wrapping, drawing, rock weaving
Plein Air Study with Drigo Morin & George Steele
Fibers Study (+$100 materials fee) with Monica Schor & Lisa Federici
Independent Studio (Cindy Henry-Wood)

The purpose of the NYSATA Summer Institute at Great Camp Sagamore is to provide opportunities for art educators to nurture their artistic practice and develop their capabilities as learners, makers, and educators. 

The Adirondack State Park provides a perfect setting for a week of total immersion. Great Camp Sagamore offers educational tours, 20 miles of hiking trails, a private lake for swimming and canoeing, with many nearby museums and galleries. Sleeping accommodations are in beautiful authentic historic buildings. This national landmark, dating from 1897 and built by W. W. Durant, was the summer retreat of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt family for over 50 years. Buffet style meals are prepared by Sagamore’s chef and served in the paneled dining hall that overlooks Sagamore Lake.

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CTLE Certificate Included
NYSATA is an approved CTLE Sponsor pursuant to Subpart 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. NYSATA Summer Institute workshops are eligible for CTLE credit. Each participant will be provided with appropriate CTLE documentation of participation. Participants are responsible for meeting any district requirements for pre-approval prior to the event and for understanding how CTLE credits apply to their particular certification requirements.

Questions? Contact Beth Atkinson or Michelle Schroeder at [email protected]

Sagamore 2022 Gallery Walk Sagamore 2022 Book Strand Sagamore 2022 Galley Walk
2024 Registration and Details**

Institute registration includes lodging, instruction, some materials, meals, and CTLE certificate. Non-refundable deposit of $250 due upon registration. Balance due June 1.

Member Registration*
$1080 per week early bird, $1130 after June 1
Non-Member Registration*
$1140 early bird, $1190 after June 1
*Additional materials fee may apply 

Single Room (limited availability) add $250
Register for the full two weeks add $200
(covers Friday room plus Saturday breakfast. Friday lunch and dinner are on your own.)


Cancellation Policy: 
Non-refundable deposit of $250 due upon registration. Balance must be paid by June 1. Cancellation requests June 1-July 15 will be refunded ONLY if a replacement can be found to fill the cancelled space. 

Registration is currrently filled.
Please contact Beth Atkinson if you'd like to be placed on a wait list. As spaces become available, Beth will contact waitlisted individuals in the order that requests were received. 

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Already registered?

Watch your email for updates on balance payments and prepariiing for camp. 

Closed Out? If registration fills for the institute or the progam of your choice, please contact Beth Atkinson to be placed on a wait list. 

Scholarships Available!

Applications are be due by January 15. Awardees notified by February 1. 

Retired Art Educator Scholarship

Sagamore Retiree Scholarship

 Barry Hopkins Art Educator Scholarship*

Sagamore 2022 Boathouse at Night

As educators, our love for teaching and learning never ends. While our time in the classroom may cease, our want for growth is as natural as our want for breath. The NYSATA Summer Institute planners and participants value the contributions experienced teachers bring to our professional development camp and welcome our colleagues to explore their own art making.

The Retired Art Educator Scholarship covers registration fees, lodging, instruction, some materials, meals, and CLTE certificate for one retiree who has never attended the camp.

Online Applications open until January 15, 2023
Winners will be notified by February 1, 2023

Not Available for 2024. We will reopen this award in 2025. 


Established in 2015, this scholarship honors an outstanding art educator, Barry Hopkins, art teacher in the Catskill Central School District for 37 years. Barry had a passion for teaching and for sharing his love for art from the Hudson River School and the Catskill Mountains region. Known for his connection to earth and nature, Barry taught his students to honor and celebrate the natural world through their art. An active and contributing NYSATA member for many years, he presented countless workshops, contributed to conference planning, and was a contributor to and participant in the NYSATA Summer Institute since its inception. 

Barry’s contributions to the profession were cut short by his untimely death. He had a tremendous impact on the professional lives of many of our colleagues; especially those teachers who participated in the NYSATA Summer Institute, which he helped establish. His positive influence lives on through the many lives he touched and will continue to touch through this scholarship.

The Barry Hopkins Scholarship* provides financial support to enable a NYSATA member art educator who has never attended the NYSATA Summer Institute to attend at the Great Camp Sagamore. The scholarship covers registration fees, lodging, instruction, some materials, meals, and CTLE certificate. 

Online Application open until January 15, 2024
Winners will be notified by February 1, 2024