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

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Thanks for a great summer!

Watch this space for information about Summer 2022


In Person Sessions: Stay tuned!

Registration Includes: Camp T-Shirt, Camp Journal & Individual Art Supplies.

Refund Policy: Stay tuned!

Please Note:
If you do not see availability or have a question for your desired camp week, please contact Lori Lawrence at llawrence@growingstage.com

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.

Our program is designed 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. Campers will then be directed to a designated classroom to join their age appropriate group for their first class of the day where they will greet new friends and their counselor.

9:00-9:40 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 will stay in these assigned groups for each of their lessons throughout the day.

9:40-9:50 AM

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

9:50-10:30 AM

Small group class session #2

10:30-10:40 AM

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

10:40-11:20 AM

Small group class session #3

11:20-11:30 AM

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

11:30-11:45 AM

Mask Break/Snack Time in Small Group (Break will be taken in their final class of the day classroom space)

11:45 AM-12:25 PM

Small group #4

12:25-12:30 PM

End of the day announcements and Dismissal at their group’s designated pick-up area.


General Camp Questions:

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

Each camp session will be limited to 30 participants which will then be divided into 3 age appropriate groups of 10.

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.

At this time, we are planning for an in-person performance at the end of each in-person camp week. However, due to CDC and NJDOH capacity limitations, only 2 guests per camp family will be allowed to attend. In order to share the camp performance with all family members, we will be providing a secure link to view a filmed version of the camp show for families to enjoy together for a limited time after each camp week.

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, journal and art supplies

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:

  • The Growing Stage has created a pdf which parents/guardians should read prior to completing camp registration. These safety protocols include:
    • Face mask and social distancing requirements
    • Cleaning procedures 
    • Air purifying system 
    • Health screenings
  • See our POLICIES, PROCEDURES & PROTOCOL page for full details.
  • If your child becomes sick prior to the start of summer camp, they will not be permitted to attend. 
  • If your child becomes sick at home during the week of camp, The Growing Stage should be contacted and they will not be permitted to attend the rest of the week.
  • If your child becomes sick while at camp, they will be brought to a room separated from the rest of the group and you will be called to pick them up. The CDC recommends reaching out right away to a healthcare provider to determine if a COVID-19 test is needed.
  • If your child tests positive for COVID-19 prior to the start of the camp week, they will not be permitted to attend.
  • If your child tests positive for COVID-19 during the camp week, please alert The Growing Stage immediately. The remainder of the camp week will move to a virtual platform. You may choose to allow your child to attend the rest of camp virtually if they have a very mild or asymptomatic case or you may choose to discontinue the camp week.
  • If any child tests positive during the camp week, all parents/guardians will be notified that there has been a positive case. 
  • Camp will switch to a virtual platform for the remainder of the camp week. 
  • We recommend that parents/guardians follow all CDC guidelines and speak with their healthcare providers regarding quarantining at home and COVID testing.
  • Before in-person camp can resume for any subsequent weeks, the theatre will be deep cleaned per CDC guidelines and teachers and counselors must meet requirements for negative tests and quarantine times per CDC guidelines.
  • All campers will be provided with their own new art supplies which will be bagged and stored to be distributed to the same camper each day. 
  • Where possible, one-use disposable items will be used.
  • Any shared objects such as props or chairs will be disinfected between classes.
  • 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.

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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