Day Camp

For campers entering Grades 3-9
July 1 – August 2*
*No camp July 4 – 5

August 5 – 9
Encore Week Option
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Step into the spotlight this summer! If you are a curious kid who loves to shine, then Performing Arts Camp (PAC) is the place for you!

Entering its 33rd year, PAC offers children a truly unforgettable summer experience. Under the guidance of our talented, fun-loving staff, campers flourish as actors, dancers, playwrights, musicians, singers, set-designers, and friends. Kids explore the boundaries of their talents and discover ones they never knew they had.

Campers grow by leaps and bounds at PAC. They become skilled and confident performers and members of a community whose friendships last long beyond the summer.

The energy and excitement builds daily and culminates in August with butterflies and wide smiles. All campers get to act in their summer plays, perform music on their instruments, share dance routines, show off their costumes and sets, and reap the joyous rewards of collaboration and creativity.

Performing Arts Camp Staff

Camp Director
Ashley Hacker

Chair of Poly Prep's Performing Arts Department; MA in Dance Education from NYU; International teaching and choreography experience; program director at PAC since 2013

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

Drama Director
Adriane Musacchio

Talented producer of musical theater and all around amazing role model for campers.

Assistant Musical Director
John Bowen

Nationally recognized musical director, voice coach, 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
"Sweet" Lee Odom

Over-the-top talented professional jazz musician with a knack for making music accessible and fun for kids.

Performing Arts
Day Camp Divisions

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Junior Theater Makers

Campers spread their creative wings as they explore acting, dance, and music while also swimming and playing daily.

Grade 3 - Grade 4
July 1 - August 2
$3,775 (includes snack/lunch)
No camp on July 4-5
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Theater Makers

Joy is contagious in this collaborative program where kids write original scripts, learn musical instruments, dance, sing, and create.

Grade 5 - Grade 7
July 1 - August 2
$3,775 (includes snack/lunch)
No camp on July 4-5
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Musical Theater

Spend your summer rehearsing, preparing, and performing in a fully produced Broadway Jr. musical while having way too much fun…

Grade 8 - Grade 9
July 1 - August 2
$3,775 (includes snack/lunch)
No camp on July 4-5
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Encore Week

Performing Arts campers can add on a mini-session of fun to their already awesome summer!

Grade 3 - Grade 9
August 5 - August 9
$650 (includes snack/lunch)
Only open to Perf Arts campers
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Leaders in Training (PAC)

Application Required. Do you love working with kids, and also love sharing your passion for performing arts?

Grade 10 - Grade 11
July 1 - August 2
$2,075 (includes snack/lunch)
No camp on July 4-5
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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
My sporty kids LOVED Performing Arts Camp which in my book is the highest praise there is! They have already asked to attend next summer. Garrett W., 2022
All of the collaboration and creativity seemed to take away any pressure to be “a performer”. There appeared to be a lot of support and encouragement among the campers. She cried a lot on the last day! Maria R., 2022

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