Lights, Camera, Action!!! at Summer Theater Camps

Do you have a budding performer on your hands? Here is a guide to performing arts camps for kids in NJ. Summer camp is the perfect place to try out something new. Your child can participate in acting, singing, dancing, music, costume design, musical theater or Broadway style production shows. Performing arts camps allow children the opportunity to become future stars of the stage or screen. Click here for more Performing Arts Camps.

Essex Youth Theater

1-17 Alvin Pl, Montclair, NJ 07043, 973-746-3303
A theatre arts school for young people using custom-written scripts to guarantee equal role opportunities for every student. Classes are small and personalized culminating in a full-scale musical production. Incorporating acting exercises, theater games and improvisations, students are encouraged to develop their creative and dramatic skills while having fun. Classes are offered for ages 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12 with dramatic classes for 7 to 11 years old actors and camps for 6 to 12year olds. At Essex Youth, everyone is a star!

Mercersburg Academy

100 Academy Drive, Mercerberg, PA, 17236, 717-328-6173
Nestled in the mountains of south-central Pennsylvania, Mercersburg Academy's beautiful campus provides the perfect setting for a wide range of opportunities for learning, personal growth, and most importantly, fun. Each summer, participants take part in an array of programs, ranging from Mercersburg Adventure Camp to various Enrichment, Arts, and Sports Camps. The Burgin Center for the Arts houses a fabulous arts faculty, multiple rehearsal spaces, a ceramics studio, and performance spaces (including a proscenium theatre, a black box theatre, and two recital halls). Diverse classes with performance opportunities abound here for all styles of art. “The Burgin Center is where students’ creative energy really comes alive!”

Morristown Beard

70 Whippany Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-539-3032
A traditional ACA accredited Day Camp located on a beautiful 22-acre campus designed to help children develop multiple skills including sports, swimming, science, arts & crafts and drama. Campers, from 6 to 13 years old, interested in a variety of activities including performing arts will enjoy the facility, the counselors, and the playful assortment of activities throughout each day. Specialty camps with focus on Arts & Crafts are also offered.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

1 Center Street, Newark, NJ, 888-GO-NJPAC
Students get the opportunity to immerse themselves in a supportive and engaging learning environment at NJPAC’s Center for Arts Education or in residence at Rutgers University’s Newark campus. NJPAC offers program choices that range from one week to five weeks in length: Young Artist Summer Intensive; All Female Jazz Residency; and The Hip Hop Institute.

NJ Workshop for Arts

150-152 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090, 908-789-9696
Explore music, art, dance and more at the NJ Workshop for Arts in Westfield, NJ. Kids ages 4 and up can experience and discover musical instruments, arts & crafts, creative movement and much more. It is a well-rounded arts curriculum for kids of all ages. Individual and group lessons are offered in addition to music therapy and summer camps.

Theater Camp at Middlesex County College

496 Taylor Place, North Brunswick, NJ 08902, 732-422-7071
Theatre Camps and instruction for kids from 1st grade to 16 years of age. Whether they want to perform, create sets and costumes or be a counselor-in-training, there is something for everyone with a passion for the arts. Campers learn aspects of musical theater while building confidence and self-esteem. The motto here is “When you try, you are the best and you can do ANYTHING!

Vanguard Theater

31 Barry Watson Way, Lakewood, PA 18439, 862-205-3525
Vanguard Theater Company's 16-day, summer stock sleepaway experience is an intensive program for 60 serious musical theater performers between the ages of 12–18 who wants to get a taste of what the business is really like. Vanguard’s Technical Theater program runs concurrently, giving 15 rising 8th - 12th grade students hands on experience with lighting, sound, set, prop and costume design, under the supervision of professional stage craft educators and technicians. Entrance is by audition only. Campers have the option of taking workshop classes in specialized areas such as Shakespeare, Finding your Mixed Voice, Learning Riffs and Runs, Musical Theater Dance Styles, Theater Puppetry, Stage Combat, and many more!

Vanguard’s Summer Stock Sleepaway Camp also has all the bells and whistles of a traditional sleep away experience! Campers enjoy delicious meals, campfires, karaoke, dance parties, swimming, boating, tennis, soccer, hiking, fishing, archery and more.

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