Day Camp

For campers entering Grades 4-9
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
July 5 - August 5, 2022
Five-week session

2022 Location:
Poly Prep Lower School
Park Slope


Step into the spotlight and come shine on stage this summer! Whether it's acting, singing, dancing, or playing music, all you need is a little curiosity and a love for performing.

Entering its 31st year, Performing Arts Camp offers children a truly unforgettable theater camp experience, featuring an energetic and fun-loving troupe of seasoned actors, directors, composers, playwrights, and others who make their living on stage.

Your child will thrive in our welcoming summer community as they build skills and engage in daily fun such as picnics, water play, games, theme days, crafts, park visits, and camp traditions. Campers build wonderful friendships that last long beyond the summer.

PAC campers know they are part of something, and by week five, they are buzzing to share their excitement! Campers confidently welcome their families to the PAC Finale, an annual performance that shows off their summer of growth.

Performing Arts Camp Staff

Camp Director
Cynthia Babak

Professional actor, director and playwright; BFA Drama, NYU; master teaching artist with Roundabout Theater Company; Poly Prep: Performing Arts faculty; Director of the Grade 9/10 Play.

Musical Director
Laurie Uguccoine

Composer of film scores, musicals, and operas, Attended NYU’s program in musical theatre composition, Taught at 92nd Street Y and the Third Street Music School

Dance Director
Ashley Hacker

Poly Prep faculty member, BFA Dance, MA Dance Education from NYU, International teaching and choregraphy experience, Performs with NYC Based company, Aries in Flight

Drama Instructor
Chris Heller

Professional dancer and performer, and renowned NYC teaching artist. Former artistic director of Brooklyn Children’s Theatre, M.A. in educational theatre from New York University

Assistant Musical Director/Voice Coach
John Bowen

Nationally recognized musical director and keyboard player

Strings Instructor
Ellen Gronningen

Juilliard Graduate, BA and MA, Teaching artist, Brooklyn Conservatory, Tenured member of Oakland Symphony in CA, Faculty member, various chamber music festivals

Woodwinds Instructor
Jay Rodriguez

Grammy nominated saxophonist, flautist, clarinetist, film composer, producer and arranger.

Performing Arts
Day Camp Divisions

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Theater Makers

Through this camper-centered program led by professional teaching artists, kids joyfully create original scripts, songs, sets, dances, costumes while building…

Grade 4 - Grade 7
July 5 - August 5
Park Slope Campus (2022)
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Musical Theater

Older campers produce a Broadway Jr. musical while perfecting their craft on stage and behind the scenes with musical theater…

Grade 8 - Grade 10
July 5 - August 5
Park Slope Campus (2022)
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Counselors in Training (CIT)

The Counselor in Training (CIT) program trains teens as they transition from campers into future counselors. Application required.

Grade 10 - Grade 11
July 5 - August 5
Park Slope Campus (2022)
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After three years in the camp’s instrumental enrichment program, my daughter was awarded a music scholarship to a local high school.  We are thrilled! Diana, mother of Group E camper
This camp is such a joyful, collaborative, and confidence building experience for kids.  My twins are counting down to summer. Carline, mother of Group B campers
The best kept secret in Brooklyn!  You get amazing results in such a short period of time. Tom, father of Group A camper

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