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Summer Camps That Offer Theater Programs for Campers in Manhattan

Summer Camps That Offer Theater Programs for Campers in Manhattan

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Manhattan has wonderful summertime performing arts programs and classes for youth! And if your child loves to be onstage, then you’ll appreciate this guide to summer camps in Manhattan that offer theater and acting programs. These terrific options will ensure that with a little help from us, you can find the perfect summer theater camp for your child. You’ll find day and specialty camps with theater opportunities in Manhattan, including camps in Battery Park City, Upper East Side, Central Park, Downtown Manhattan, Upper West Side, Midtown East, and Lower East Side.

92Y Camps
1395 Lexington Ave.; New York, NY | Upper East Side
212-415-5573

Theater is one of our weekly camp activities. We also have a one-week theatre arts intensive (Zoom-In!) where campers study choreography, singing, and show production. There are also NYC-based summer theatre classes held at 92Y.

Asphalt Green
555 E. 90th St.
212-298-7900

When Red Carpet Kids visits, children have the opportunity to star in their own live-action films with special effects, green screens, and costumes. In this fully immersive experience led by professional actors and filmmakers, campers will create totally original films using improv and imagination.

Atlantic Acting School
76 Ninth Ave., Suite 537
212-691-5919`

Actors (ages 4–18) spend their summer days forming a theater ensemble, rehearsing a performance, exploring techniques, and developing the courage to act for an audience. Join the fun through acting, singing, improv, film, and more! All classes culminate in a final performance for family and friends.

Ballet Academy East
1651 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10128
212-410-9140

Drama, singing, and musical theater provide fun opportunities to develop each child’s creative skills. Summerdance culminates with two special in-studio performances, presented at the end of weeks four and eight, highlighting all that the children have learned.

Calhoun Summer Camps
433 West End Ave., Upper West Side
212-497-6500

New this year, the internationally-acclaimed Story Pirates will be leading a two-week camp for 2nd-6th graders. Kids will be guided through story writing, acting, puppet and prop building, then perform their own original show.

Camp Clio
YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road Colebrook, CT
984-439-2308

Camp Clio
YMCA Camp Jewell 6 Prock Hill Road Colebrook, CT
984-439-2308

Everybody has talent. At Camp Clio, theater games, improvisation, and our Talent Show can help bring out your inner star.

Camp Hillard
26 Elizabeth St. Scarsdale NY 10583
914-949-8857

All campers take part in musical theater performances that are presented for parents on visiting day. Performing at our outdoor amphitheater, campers enjoy participating in creative productions that include original and popular scores, costumes, choreography, and lots of acting singing and dancing.

Camp Kids 'N Comedy
173 W. 78 St., #5A, Upper West Side (office)
212-877-6115

Camp Kids 'N Comedy is a program in which kids ages 10-18 learn to write and perform stand-up comedy, improv, and sketch comedy scenes. They cap off the two-week program with an original performance at the Gotham Comedy Club. Kids 'N Comedy offers eight- or nine-week classes year-round.

Camp Settoga
127 Call Hollow Road
646-505-4430

Camp Settoga offers many opportunities for campers to immerse themselves in the dramatic arts, from talent shows to improv games, at both special events and small productions during camp-wide Shabbat celebrations.

Child's Play NY
Various Locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan
347-759-6313

Child's Play NY offers thrilling theater camps for kids excited to stretch their imaginations. Superb acting teachers in small groups lead weeklong intensives for ages 3-11. Activate imagination and learn acting in nurturing joy-filled camps. Unicorns, dragons, Harry Potter, and Mary Poppins are all part of the fun!

China Institute
100 Washington St., Downtown Manhattan
212-744-8181 x110

China Institute is NYC’s leading school of Chinese Studies and offers a fun and immersive Day Camp tailored to student’s age and abilities. Full- and half-day sessions are offered. In addition to language instruction, a variety of activities are offered.

Deer Mountain Day Camp
63 Call Hollow Rd
845-354-2727

Taught by working and professional actors, dancers, and musicians, our performing arts program allows campers to discover talent in exciting group performances—and shine on their own stage. Deer Mountain campers sing, dance, act, perform, and play instruments. We offer General Music, Drama and Improv, Musical Theater, Rock Band, and Dance.

Deerkill Day Camp
54 Wilder Road
845-354-1466

Our Theater Arts studio dates back to the early 20th century and is the center of Deerkill's drama program. Featuring a stage, lighting, and seating for 100 guests, our theater is the home to several plays and musicals each year.

Harbor Haven Day Camp
West Orange, New Jersey
908-964-5411

Theater time is enjoyed by many age groups on a weekly basis, while older campers may choose it as an elective. Improv, comedy, skits, puppet shows, and plays are explored. The all-camp show gives everyone a chance to be in the spotlight as a group or individual talents.

Imagine Works Youth Theatre
115 MacDougal St.
347-878-3813

We offer an hour-long acting class for all campers where they practice monologues, scene study, improvisation, and on-camera technique. All campers participate in our main stage musical theatre production at the end of camp.

InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab
Chatty Child, 325 Broadway suite 403, NY, NY 10007
347-491-4451

Every week your child will engage in the process of creating their own interactive or immersive theatre experience, centered around a weekly theme. A licensed SLP and theatre teacher will guide the participants through theatre making activities designed to support and improve functional communication. We welcome all ages and abilities.

Montessori International Summer Camp
347 East 55th St.
212-223-4630

Musical theatre is part of the day, and items pertinent to the biweekly themes are performed at weekly assemblies, complete with props and costumes!

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
39 W 19th Street
212-812-4035

The 4-15 year-old summer Musical Theater intensive offers six college credits. Curriculum comprised of Vocal Technique, Acting, Musical Theater Scene Study, Audition Seminar: Song Performance and Monologues, and Dance and Movement. This is rigorous professional training for the aspiring artist.

Oasis Camp in Central Park
795 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side
646-698-1800

Oasis offers a wide range of creative programming. The activities are designed to allow campers to use their imaginations and express themselves artistically. Theatre arts, music, dance, and arts and crafts are all part of the wide variety of creative fare offered at Oasis.

Oasis Camp in Downtown
285 Delancey St., Downtown Manhattan
646-519-5058

Oasis offers a wide range of creative programming. The activities are designed to allow campers to use their imaginations and express themselves artistically. Theatre arts, music, dance, and arts and crafts are all part of the wide variety of creative fare offered at Oasis.

Pierce Country Day Camp
37 Mineola Ave., Roslyn, NY 11576
516-621-2211

Pierce offers a broad-based traditional day camp curriculum that includes a wide range of performing arts activities. Campers in our program can expect to spend about one third of their scheduled day engaging in arts-focused programming. Swimming and athletics/adventure activities comprise the rest of the schedule.

Play On! Studios
263 west 86th Street
347-709-4149

Play On! Studios offers awesome theater camps for grades kindergarten-12th on the UWS! In all of our camps, young actors will rehearse and perform in a full production, work with professional actors/teaching artists, and build up skills in a nurturing, non-competitive environment. Sign up for one week or more June 17-Aug. 30.

Pusteblume International Preschool
244 W. 14th St., Greenwich Village
212-206-1137

We are happy to have the Galli Theater offer their expertise to Pusteblume. In a weekly class children work on a play that they get to perform for their parents and friends at the end of the term.

Tabor Summer Camp
66 Spring St.
508-291-8342

Tabor Summer Camp offers engaging activities and enrichment courses such as: Art, Basketball, Clay, Crafts, Drama, ESL, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Marine Science, Photography, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Theater Arts, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, and more. Please browse through our website to find out more about our wonderful opportunities.

Third Street Music School Settlement
435 E. 11th St., New York, NY East Village
212-777-3240

Third Street's Musical Theatre Workshop is great for students who want to explore the fundamentals of musical theatre in a nurturing and supportive environment as they hone their acting and singing skills and learn theatre style dance. No experience necessary.

YMCA Summer Camps
Locations across Manhattan
212-630-9720

Theater and performing arts camps are available at select locations to help your little one become a future star! Campers will explore the core elements of singing, acting, and dancing, including learning and practicing popular Broadway songs!


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