Our Summer Arts Camp is a week-long theatre experience filled with creative games, drama, stagecraft, music, and dance.

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Summer Arts Camp 2023

Thank you for a wonderful 2022 summer arts camp!

Summer Arts Camp is open to anyone starting Kindergarten in Fall 2023 through 8th Grade.


In Person Sessions: $300 Per Session, $275 for additional sessions or siblings.

Registration Includes: Camp T-Shirt and Camp Activity Guide & Journal, Video Link of Camp Performance.

Refund Policy:  A full refund date will be posted for the 2023 enrollment period.

Please Note:
If you find that availability is not listed for your desired week/grade, please contact Lori Lawrence, Camp Director at llawrence@growingstage.com or call (973) 347-4946.
At this time changes are still being made. We also have a waiting list and have been able to accommodate campers in the past.

Vaccination Policy:

Due to the current rising numbers of COVID cases in our region and the uncertainty that remains in our immediate future, the Growing Stage is requiring all staff, counselors, and campers to be fully up to date with their COVID vaccinations.

Secondly, parents who wish to request an exemption for their child may register with the understanding that we require a daily Rapid COVID test on the morning of each camp day. If your family cannot obtain a test, The Growing Stage will assist in securing enough tests for the camp week.

Lastly, we realize the challenge this pandemic has put on ALL of us, but in order to provide a safe and healthy environment for the young people we have the privilege to serve, we believe this remains a necessary step to ensure a meaningful and rewarding experience for all participating this summer.

The Summer Arts Camp program provides a channel for a child’s natural gifts of imagination and role playing. First, through theater arts, children sharpen their creativity, improve their communication skills, gain self-confidence, and learn the importance of teamwork. 

Secondly, children enjoy becoming a part of the magic that they can create.

Lastly, each of our sessions has a specific theme and concludes with a performance for friends and family.

We design our program to offer children an opportunity to explore the many aspects of theater arts through creative games, music, dance, art, and theater.

A Typical Day At Camp

In-person Schedule

8:45-9:00 AM

Camp arrival & prescreening. Next, campers will then be directed to a designated classroom to join their age appropriate group for their first class of the day where they greet new friends and their counselor.

9:00 AM

Small group class session #1 – Campers will be in their small, age appropriate groups to begin their first lesson of the day in music, dance, drama or stagecraft. Students stay in these assigned groups for each of their lessons throughout the day.

9:45-9:55 AM

Class passing time. Age appropriate groups move to their next classroom space.

9:55-10:40 AM

Small group class session #2

10:40-10:50 AM

Class passing time. Age appropriate groups move to their next classroom space

10:50 - 11:35 AM

Small group class session #3

11:35-11:45 AM

Class passing time. Age appropriate groups move to their next classroom space for lunch

11:45-12:30 PM

Lunch Break in Small Groups
Afternoon Theatre Game

12:30-12:40 PM

Class passing time. Age appropriate groups move to their next classroom space for lunch

12:40 PM-1:25 PM

Small group #4

1:25-2:00 PM

End of day Show and Tell,
Announcements and Dismissal at designated pick-up area.


General Camp Questions:

Your child will take 4 classes throughout the week: Drama, Dance, Music & Art.

Absolutely! Campers are welcome to sign-up for as many weeks as they would like. Each week of camp will have its own theme with corresponding lessons, songs, and crafts. A discount is provided for additional weeks of camp.

Yes.  There will be an in-person Friday evening performance in addition to a recording of the camp show. Two guests per camp family can attend this live performance.  We will alert parents/guardians to any changes or updates to these policies.

Filming will not be necessary as we will be providing a secure link to view a filmed version of the camp show for families to enjoy together.

Yes. Full refunds will be granted up until June 18th. After June 18th, camp is non-refundable.

Camp T-Shirt,  Camp Activity Guide & Journal and Video Link to Camp Performance.

Our camp is under the direction of Lori Lawrence, Director of Educational Programming at The Growing Stage. The teaching Artist staff consists of carefully selected and trained professionals in the fields of theater, dance, music, and education. In addition, all of our counselors are students who are interested in pursuing careers in education, theater, or the fine arts.

Health & Safety Questions:

  • Click here to review our Health & Safety Protocols, which includes vaccination policy, cleaning procedures and facility safety information. 
  • Our current safety protocols include:
    • Cleaning procedures 
    • Air purifying system
  • We will continue to update our safety protocols based on current CDC and State guidelines.
  • Classroom spaces and restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each camp day.
  • Commonly touched surfaces and any shared objects such as chairs or props will be disinfected between class sessions. 
  • All classroom spaces will have a supply of hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes to be used as needed.
  • The theatre will be professionally cleaned at the end of each camp week.

Parents who wish to request an exemption for their child may register with the understanding that a daily Rapid COVID Test must be performed the morning of each camp day. If your family cannot obtain a test, The Growing Stage will assist in securing enough tests for the camp week.

If a camper has a vaccination exception, the parent/guardian will be asked to show a photo of that morning’s negative rapid test during check-in. If a photo is not provided, the parent/guardian will need to administer a rapid test to their camper at that time and wait until the test is confirmed negative. We highly recommend testing at home in advance to make your check-in process quick and easy.

When filling out the registration form online, select NO when you reach the question “COVID-19 vaccines are required to attend camp: Will you provide a copy of your child’s vaccination records?”  This will alert us that you are requesting an exemption and that you agree to a daily rapid test.

Ticketing System

  • Main Stage Performances are normally Saturdays at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Friday performances are on a limited basis at 7:30pm.
  • Studio Series Performances: Thursday/Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Local Flavor Coupons and Groupons cannot be redeemed online.  You must call the Box Office to reserve and redeem. Box Office is open daily Monday thru Friday from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please call at least 24 hours prior to redeem.
  • Seating begins 30 minutes prior to each performance. If you select Will Call as your ticket delivery method, your tickets will be available for pick up starting an hour prior to the performance.
  • Seating is general admission except for season ticket holders and groups of 10 or more.
  • Sales are final and no refunds will be given unless the performance is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate you at a different performance based on availability.
  • Concessions will be available for sale before the performance and during intermission. Outside food and drink is not allowed.
  • Parking is available in the bank parking lot next to the theatre (when the bank is closed), the park lot behind the bank lot, and on the surrounding streets. If needed, overflow parking is available at the Methodist Church down the street.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 973-347-4946 or boxoffice@growingstage.com and we will be happy to assist you.

    Group Sales (10 or more) are available by calling the Box Office at (973) 347-4946.

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