March 5 - The ECLC will Close tonight at 6pm and all Sports and Enrichment Programs are cancelled
Drama 1 Camp (Entering Grades 1 and 2)
Creative Drama Camps focus on building confidence by letting your child’s imagination take the lead role! Children progress from simple choreography and scripts to more advanced work throughout their journey in the years from Drama 1 to Drama 3.
Our staff will encourage your child to think freely and get creative through games, activities and productions. Children will develop characters that will culminate at the end of each session in a show production. Children will learn how to work as a team while spending time rehearsing and preparing for the shows. All aspects of each show are child-inspired, including set design, costume design and choreography. Our trained and passionate counselors assist the children with the entire show production from start to finish. What sets us apart from many other theater camps is that we are all about the drama process and not the product! Your child will shine in our Y Drama Camp.
Activities & skills
- Singing and Choreography
- Set, Prop and Costume Design
- Improv and Sketch Comedy
- Puppetry, Miming, Sketch writing and more!
Trips and Special events:
- Premiere Stages Shows @ Kean University
- Improv 4 Kids – Theatre Performance
Camp Dates and Hours: June 29 - July 17, July 20 - August 7, August 10 -28, 9:00am-3:30pm -Registration and participation for the entire three week session is imperative to the production process. Single week registration is not available.
Camp Location: South Orange Performing Arts Cents,
Camp Performances: Are held on the last Thursday of each session in the evening. In order to allow for more capacity, performances are held at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.
Pool Location: South Orange Pool at the Baird, 5 Mead Street, South Orange
Camper to Staff Ratio: Drama 1: 7 to 1, Drama 2: 8 to 1; Drama 3: 10 to 1
Camp Fees: $965 each 3-week Session, plus membership - This camp is only sold in complete 3-week sessions.
Before and After Camp Care is available for an additional fee and is held at the camp location. Before Camp Care starts at 7:00am and is $46 per week. After Camp Care ends at 7:00pm and is $80 per week. Please note that there is no After Camp Care on Show Days - 7/16, 8/6 and 8/27
Camp Director: Anjole King, Year-round Coordinator for School Age Child Care
“The counselors are just fantastic, they really make the camp as special as it is. I’m always amazed by how much they do with the plays in such a short amount of time.”
“I was very impressed with the mission statement of providing self-esteem and confidence building activities and it was evident through my daughter’s and my experience from day one. This was her first year in drama camp and she didn’t have any friends that she knew were attending. She was immediately made to feel welcome, the counselors were all respectful, attentive, friendly and obviously well trained. My daughter was in tears on the last day and asked me if she could go back next year!”
Information and Forms
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activity webs for 2014
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HOURS OF OPERATION
Early Childhood Learning Center
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Mon: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Winter 2 Class Schedules
3/2 Winter 2 Session STARTS!
3/8 Day Light Savings Time Begins
3/9&10 Spring Basketball Team TRYOUTS
3/11 Wizard's Challenge Drawing
3/13 Camp Open House
3/14 Parents' Night OUT
3/20 Family Movie Night - Big Hero 6 - Celebrating Girls in STEM
3/28 Parents' Night Out
5/2 Healthy Kids Day
5/2 Parents' Night Out
5/9 Family Reptile Night