Kids learn how to use performance & theater arts to break out of their shells, use creativity & come alive on stage - giving them the life skills needed to succeed.
Join us for summer 2016 - our 27th Season! Theater Camp at Middlesex County College under the direction of Taubenslag Productions runs for 8 weeks during the summer for kids entering 1st grade up to 16 years old. Whether they want to perform, create sets or costumes or be a counselor-in-training, we've got something for everyone. Campers can learn about all aspects of musical theater while also building confidence and self-esteem – all levels of experience or no experience at all are welcome! Theater Camp teaches kids how to use performance & theater arts to break out of their shells, use creativity & come alive on stage - giving them the life skills needed to succeed! Our motto is, “When you try you're best, you can do ANYTHING” - by the end of summer, our campers really see this come true!
During the first 6 weeks, campers will produce an elaborate musical production EACH WEEK. Weeks 7 & 8 are reserved for the annual “Broadway Spectacular”. Roles are provided for ALL CAMPERS. That's 7 shows in 8 weeks, giving all kids a chance to shine! Performances are held every Friday morning on the Main Stage of the Performing Arts Center at 9:30 am & 11:00 am & are open to the public. All of our shows are original productions, many based on famous fairy tales and children's stories. See our exciting 2016 Show Schedule on our website.
Each Friday afternoon there's even more fun and excitement with our cast party - complete with music, lights, group dances and contests. Cast parties are themed, such as “be a rock star”, Halloween dance, pajama party, “dress as a superhero”, beach bash party; we even have a Theater Camp prom!
Our Theater Camp is more than just theater! Afternoons are filled with tons of fun activities including swimming every day in the indoor Olympic-sized pool, outdoor and indoor games, scavenger hunts, charades, relay races, sing down, carnival, Mardi Gras, theatrical workshops, dances and much much MORE! During our last week of the summer we divide campers into teams for our famous Color War competition!
Held on the Main Stage of the Performing Arts Center on campus in an air-conditioned & clean environment, Theater Camp is directed by the award-winning Children's Theater Company, Taubenslag Productions & supervised by New Jersey Teachers with combined experience of over 50 years in teaching & children's theater so you can be sure your child is cared for with an experienced and dedicated staff. Most of our camp counselors were campers themselves; many have grown up in the program and had so much fun they didn't want to leave! And with our focus on always building self-esteem and confidence, our kids leave each summer feeling empowered! We are proud our camp is a welcoming place where all campers feel accepted and form life-lasting friendships – the majority of our campers return year after year – a testament to our successful programming and professional staff.
Theater Camp also offers special TEEN programs; Tech, Teen Scenes and Counselor-in-Training. “Tech” is for campers 12 to 14 years old where they function as the stage crew; painting scenery, organizing props & sewing & designing costumes. During performances, Tech campers function as the stage crew, making sure that sets, scenery, props and costumes are in place. “Teen Scenes” is for 8th, 9th & 10th graders where they have the opportunity to learn more advanced theater and acting techniques and prepare a special teen production consisting of monologues, scenes, songs or a complete drama, comedy or musical that features all teens who want to participate. Teen Scenes is performed each session for parents, community members and all Theater Campers.
Our Counselors-in-Training (CIT) program is also very popular with Teens. Our CITs shadow counselors throughout the day and are responsible for a variety of tasks such as directing a song or scene, choreographing a dance number and distributing literature. CIT's are also encouraged to participate in Teen Scenes. CITs admission is by application only – see our website for details.
Theater Camp even has a Trip to Broadway! For full-day campers in Session 3, your kids will have the chance to experience the magic of seeing a professional show in NYC when Theater Campers take a field trip to see a Broadway show.
Theater Camp was honored by the NJ State Senate, General Assembly and Middlesex County Freeholders for artistic excellence and our 25 years of serving kids in Middlesex County.
Theater Camp at Middlesex County College will give your kids a summer they'll never forget – Register them TODAY!
Theater Camp at MCC is one of the most fun and affordable Theater Camps in all of New Jersey. Our full 8 week program is only $1,875 and the best and most economical way to give your child a summer they'll never forget. You can also choose by session. We have both half-day (8:30am-1pm) & full-day (8:30am-5pm) options. Before and after care is available. Feel free to compare our competitive pricing and options.
Full 8 Week Program: June 27-August 19. Full day/8 weeks = $1,875
Session 1: 3 weeks, June 27-July 15
Session 2: 3 weeks, July 18-August 5
Session 1 & 2 Full Day, 8:30-5:00 pm = $750
Session 1 & 2 Half Day, 8:30-1:00 pm = $395
Session 3: 2 weeks, August 8-August 19
Session 3 Full Day, 8:30-5:00 pm = $700 (includes trip to Broadway show)
Session 3 Half Day, 8:30-1:00 pm = $295
We have received hundreds of heart-warming thank you letters from satisfied parents & campers - check out our website to read some of their success stories. And don't forget to “Like Us” on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/taubenslagproductions.com.
REGISTRATION is EASY and can be made in person or by mail. In person go to Middlesex County College, Crabiel Hall, Room 110, located nearest to Parking Lot #1. Remember to bring your child's immunization records. To register by mail or for registration questions call MCC at (732) 906-2556. For more information on Theater Camp activities visit our website or call Taubenslag Productions at (732) 422-7071.