For the theatrically inspired kid there’s nothing like a summer spent putting on a show! Your kid doesn’t have to be interested in booking a national commercial or acing a Broadway audition. Any kid can benefit from the camaraderie, dedication, courage and communication skills required for this amazing art form.
Consider these top-notch camps for a good kind of summer drama!
Amadeus Summer Theater and Art Day Camp
The hills are alive this summer in Chappaqua. This performing arts musical theater and art camp is featuring “The Sound of Music.” Kids explore acting, singing, song writing, and ensemble work. Add to that private music lessons in two instruments, drawing and painting, dance, design and set building! The summer culminates with a performance in a professional theatre.
For ages 5-16
July 1-August 9
Three, two and one-week sessions available
Artistree Performing Arts Camp
Artistree Performing Arts (formerly Applause Westchester) holds theater present camps for school breaks and all summer long! Owners Heather and Peter Capelle hold week-long performing arts camps where students engage in acting, singing, dancing, and filmmaking. Three age groups (ages 3-5, grades K-3, grades 4 & 5 grade) help children explore the arts in age-appropriate ways. Artistree’s three-week summer intensives allow students to put on a full musical! Coaching and other opportunities open to older kids.
For ages 3-18
June 10-August 30, Monday-Friday
9:30am-noon or 9:30am-3pm
One-week summer camp sessions and three-week summer intensives
Broadway Training Center of Westchester
Broadway Training Center of Westchester runs six Performing Arts Workshops this summer where kids can “develop character on and off stage.” Workshops include: Stage to Screen; The Tempest; One Act Festival; Sprouting Stars; Young Actors; Teen Intensive. Each intensive is one-week long and is specially suited to a specific age. Several of the weeklong workshops include a mini performance on the final day of the session.
Hastings on Hudson
Weekly sessions from July 8-August 23, Monday-Friday
For ages grade K -12
9am-noon, 10am-2pm, 10am-5pm, 1-5pm depending on workshop
Curtain Call offers two programs for youngsters Summerstock and Summerstock Junior. Each is a full-day, conservatory-style summer workshop program. Kids in age-appropriate groups, rotate between a variety of subjects including acting, improv, voice and dance. No experience required. Sibling discounts, scholarships and payment plans are available.
203-329-8207, ext. 16
For ages: Summerstock ages 11-16; Summerstock Junior ages 6-11
Four separate two-week sessions starting June 24 through August 16, Monday-Friday
9:30am-4:40pm or 10am-3pm
Play Group Summer Theatre Programs
At The Play Group Theatre, kids find their imaginations challenged and their creative soul nurtured. PGT offers professional-quality training in a one-of-a-kind artistically challenging, yet nurturing environment. Their camp is located in its own air-conditioned performing arts complex, which includes two theatres, and rehearsal and design studios. Programs include Teen Co., Young Actors ensemble, Mainstage, PGT kids, Design/Tech, Improv Week and Little Theatre.
For ages 4-17
8:30am-4pm, Monday-Friday or 8:30am-1pm, Monday-Thursday
Depending on the program various week between July 8-August 16
Summer Stars at Scarsdale Synagogue
This warm and nurturing seven-week program is for children 18 months to 5 years. Campers are engaged in fun, summer activities such as sports, music, art, story time, water play and much more. There are special theme days such as Circus Day, Hawaiian Day or Carnival Day. Friendships are formed while children grow socially, emotionally and intellectually. Full and half-days are available.
2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale
For ages 18 months-5 years
Late June - mid-August
Three-day toddlers: 9-11:15am, Monday-Wednesday,
Five-day 2-5’s: 9am-Noon, Monday-Friday
This summer Theater O offers The Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Housed on Bethany Arts Community’s beautiful Ossining campus, the camp is open to muggles ages 8-14. Staffed by Theater O, TCoWaW explores the magical world of The Boy Who Lived through theater, art, music, puppetry, storytelling, games and more. Weekly rates available with 10 percent off additional weeks. Also check out their Fairy Tale Camp and Summer Show Camp.
25 State St., Ossining
Camp@Bethany Arts Community
40 Somerstown Road, Ossining
For ages 8-14
July 8- August 2