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Soul Arts Academy  has made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person Catskills Summer Retreat and our NYC Immersion 2021.  We are excited for our in-studio re-launch in September 2021!

The Immersion: A Soul Arts Summer Retreat is an interdisciplinary arts program, with a focus on dance – set in the scenic Catskills Mountains in upstate New York.

Our program is comprised of rotating technique classes in ballet, contemporary, Broadway dance, hip hop, vocal studies, spoken word and yoga for dancers. Course load is intertwined with nature excursions, outdoor pool time, spring-side recreation, foraging and farm to table cooking and more…

More than a rigorous arts education program, The Immersion is a mind-body-soul connected arts experience that guides each developing artist to their core energy and beauty. Our programming will be set in spaces for rejuvenation, exploration, connection and growth, so that our students can gain new perspective and inspiration. We expect a lot from our students and this program will allow them an opportunity to prosper to the best of their abilities – in a relaxed, healthy and nature-immersed setting – often farther than they thought possible!

Dates & Rates

Dates: July 13 - July 25 2020

Travel Days Sun July 12 & 26
Mon-Fri 9:00 – 3:00 for Day Students
Extended Day available at additional cost

*Space is Extremely Limited

Immersion Rates

Fee includes all core dance classes and onsite activities. Fees must be paid in full (including Room & Board) by the deadline to receive the discounted rate below. Please email us to let us know if you will be taking advantage of one of our discounts.

Campers sign up for activities at check-in. Activity fees include any necessary transportation, professional guides (where applicable) & supervision by Soul Arts Academy staff certified in First Aid & CPR. Students  who do not wish to participate in optional field trips & additional fee activities will enjoy afternoon activities & dance electives.

Paid In Full:

By Dec. 31 2018 Holiday Rate $150 Discount $749 wk
By April 15, 2019 Early Rate $50 Discount $849 wk
After Apr 15, 2019 Regular Rates $899 wk

Overnight Room and Board Rates

2 weeks $1775     

Overnight students stay right on retreat grounds with our staff in brand new gorgeous rooms, lounges and laundry facilities. The “Room & Board” fee includes lodging, supervision, three organic farm to table catered meals per-day and transportation.  All overnight students must travel with group.

Day Students Meal Plan Rates

We welcome day campers!  Day campers participate in all core classes, meals and activities with overnight campers from 8:30am breakfast/morning yoga/meditation through 6:00pm pick-up. The day camper “Meal Plan” fee includes two locally sourced,organic, farm to table catered meals daily. All participants and faculty eat together daily.

All Day Campers $189 wk

Individual Activities Pricing

2020 Activities and pricing coming soon

Additional Savings

Please email us to let us know if you will be taking advantage of one of our discounts.

  • Regular Friend Discount: $50 OFF Tuition (Applies to EACH new friend you refer who enrolls. You  BOTH get the discount!)
  • Family Discount: $50 OFF Tuition, per-camper
  • Group Discount: $100 OFF Tuition, per-camper (Applies to 3+ attending together)
Location, Facilities & Food


Studios and retreat lodging are both at the gorgeous Streamside and Willow Drey facilities in the quaint town of Andes, a picturesque village nestled in western Catskills, just 3 hours from the GW Bridge.
Driving Directions


The program’s home is at Streamside Arts Retreat with well-equipped studios with an 18′ x 30′ deck overlooking a sylvan stream in the mountain village of Andes, New York. The facilities include two beautifully appointed apartments, with a total of 15 modern, immaculate and stunning bedrooms and a screened-in porch overlooking a fire pit and the Tremperskill Stream. It’s a spiritual place of relaxation, deep connection and renewal.

Farm To Table Food

Studies show the effect of antioxidants from organic foods on overall health, due to the fact that foreign chemicals are not negatively interacting with the different vitamins and minerals.

At Soul Arts we choose organic to make sure that your children, our students, grow up healthy and unaffected by the toxins of the world, especially in their important developmental years.  To ensure the highest quality, freshest and most nutritious local farmfresh food we have partnered with Nicole Day of Catskills Regional Harvest, who will provide our farm to table catering.