Day Camp

June 29 to August 7*
Six-week session
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM


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

Entering its 30th year, Performing Arts Camp offers children of all ages 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.

Within this artistic playground, boys and girls of all skill levels come together to help each other grow and learn as performers and friends. This growth and comradery will be highlighted in the camp’s finale — a theatrical performance for family and friends at Poly’s own professional theater.

Your child will enjoy six weeks of theater camp that also includes swimming, daily picnics, tennis workshops, crafts and games, and lots of play on Poly’s 25-acres of beautiful parkland.

Performing Arts Camp Staff

Camp Director
Cynthia Babak

Professional actor, director, playwright, Teaching artist at Roundabout Theater Company, BFA, Drama, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Director, Poly Prep Freshman/Sophomore Play for 8 years

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
Jenny Campbell

Nationally recognized puppeteer, Certified arts educator in puppetry, improv, devising, and musical theater

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

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 and more.

Grade 4 - Grade 7
June 29 - August 7
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Musical Theater

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

Grade 8 - Grade 9
June 29 - August 7
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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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