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Musical Theater

Performing Arts Camp
icon-grade Entering Grades 8-10*
icon-dates July 5-August 5
icon-time 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
icon-price $3,450
icon-info Park Slope location
icon-food Daily snacks/Friday pizza included
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Poly summer campers performing arts on stage
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Poly summer camper performing arts singing on stage

Campers take the stage in this unique musical theater camp that emphasizes collaboration and self-expression, and builds the self-confidence required for a successful transition to high school. Campers work under the guidance of talented teachers and theater professionals to bring a Broadway Jr. musical to life.

Campers learn to:

  • Put together a fully staged production
  • Interpret songs and develop singing skills
  • Memorize lines and lyrics
  • Get into character
  • Refine skills in instrumental music
  • Learn high-caliber dance routines
  • Create costumes and sets
  • Perform on a professional stage

Campers may audition for additional enrichment in dance and music, and may participate if selected at no additional fee. Campers’ creative work culminates with a full-scale production that is shared with family and friends during camp’s final week.

*For 2022, we are delighted to welcome our returning campers who are entering Grade 10 since they missed summer 2020 at PAC.

  • What will be my child’s typical daily schedule?

    Every day of Performing Arts Camp offers a mixture of scheduled and choice activities. Campers connect at the morning meeting, and then they travel with their camp groups through an exciting rotation of indoor and outdoor periods.

    We offer campers the chance to spend lots of time doing what they love at camp while also providing opportunities for them to try new things. We watch our campers build independence and self-confidence by making decisions about their day.

    Sample daily schedule:

    • 9:00 Morning Meeting
    • 9:10 Instrumental Workshop
    • 10:05 Drama Workshop
    • 11:00 Snack/Socialize/Relax
    • 11:20 Vocal Workshop
    • 12:15 Recreational Play/Enrichment Period
    • 1:00 Lunch
    • 1:45 Dance Workshop
    • 2:30 Choice Time/Share Time

    Recreational play includes outdoor activities such as water games, Gaga Ball, four square, tag, jump rope, freeze dance, obstacle courses, and visits to Prospect Park.

    Campers may audition for enrichment periods, and are offered to campers who want additional instruction in dance or instrumental music at no extra charge.

    Choice time lets campers participate in something that interests them or they may try something new. Choice activities have included bracelet making, yoga, card games, tap dancing, frisbee, talent show, tie dying, trivia, slime-making, board games, hand lettering, and more.

    Share time is a weekly activity that campers fondly anticipate! Each Friday afternoon, camp groups share the progress they’ve made toward their final performances in drama, dance, or instrumental.

  • Does my child need to audition for Musical Theater?

    In our Musical Theater program, campers are cast for roles in a Broadway Jr. musical. Campers work together with our teaching artists to try on different roles, and then prepare a monologue and a short song for an audition. This experience presents a perfect opportunity for campers who will be trying out for a performing arts high school or college.

    PAC emphasizes the importance of all roles in a musical and we teach our campers to commit to their character, no matter the size of their part. There are no “small roles” at camp. Campers also have the chance to explore areas of interest behind the scenes include costume and set design.

    Camp is life-changing! We have fun at PAC, and our supportive approach inspires the commitment and dedication of our campers.

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Grade 10 Grade 8 Grade 9 Performing Arts
It was awesome for my son to work with counselors who attend amazing performing arts high schools and colleges. He was encouraged and inspired by these role models. And your teachers were just WOW! Kim, mom of Grade 8 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
Every year I am blown away by the Poly Summer operation.  This camp has changed our lives immensely and I cannot thank the staff enough for their care and teachings. Lawrence, father of Junior and Senior camper
My kids loved PAC! They came home eager to practice their instruments and perform their songs and dances. And they learned so many games which they absolutely loved. They can’t wait to see the team again next summer. Simon, father of 10-year old boy and 12-year old girl
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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