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South Mountain YMCA

Creative Drama Camps

Drama 1 Camp (Entering Grades 1 and 2)
Drama 2 Camp (
Entering Grades 2 and 3)
Drama 3 Camp
(Entering Grades 4 - 6)

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.



2016 Camp Reg FORM
2016 Camp Productions
July Drama Camp Calendar
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More Drama Camp Info,
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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 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 27-July 15, July 18-August 5, August 8-26, 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 Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
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 - 7/14, 8/4 and 8/25
Camp Director: Anjole King, Year-round Coordinator for School Age Child Care

All three Drama Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association

Parent Testimonies

“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!”

Camp information, weekly activity webs and forms 

Information and Forms

Welcome to Creative Drama Camps

Alternative Pick Up Form

Camp Parent Guide

2016 Drama Shows

Swim Level Descriptions

2016 July Calendar  2016 Drama Trips & Events

Permission to Medicate

activity webs for 2015

Week 1: June 27 - July 1

Week 4: July 18 -July 22

Week 7: Aug 8 - Aug 12

Week 2: July 5 -July 8

Week 5: July 25 - July 29

Week 8: Aug 15 - Aug 19

Week 3: July 11 -July 15

Week 6: Aug 1 - Aug 5

Week 9: Aug 22 - Aug 26

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Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Tues-Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm

Early Childhood

Learning Center


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Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Membership Application

WINTER I Session registration

Winter I Class Schedule


Upcoming Events


February March 2016

Vacation Camp 


Kids Night Out

February 13th


Heart Disease Prevention Info Session

Tuesday, February 16th 7:30pm


Teen Movie Night

Saturday, February 20th 7:30pm-10pm

Grades 5th-8th


Marrow Donor Registry Drive

Saturday, February 20th 9am-1pm

Ages 18-55 years


Teen Game Night 

Fridays 7:30pm-9:30pm



Community Service Opportunity