Our Summer Arts Camp is a week-long theatre experience filled with creative games, drama, stagecraft, music, and dance.
education | Summer Arts camp
Camp Returns! July 19-August 13
In-Person Sessions Available, open to grades K-8
Registration is NOW OPEN!
Space Available for Grades 3-8
Space Available for Grades 5-7
Space Available for Grades 3-7
In Person Sessions: $300 Per Week, $275 Each Additional Week/Siblings
Registration Includes: Camp T-Shirt, Camp Journal & Individual Art Supplies.
Refund Policy: Full Refunds up until June 18th. After 6/18, non-refundable.
All about our
Summer Arts Day Camp
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
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 1 parent per child 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.