South Mountain YMCA

Creative Theater Camps

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

Creative Theater 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 Registration
2016 Camp Productions
July Theater Calendar
August Theater Calendar
 Theater Camp
Trips and Events
Daily Schedule

Show Night Info - August 25th No After Camp Care on Show Days

More Information & Forms Camp Improv.jpg

Our staff encourages your child to think freely and get creative through games, activities and productions. Children develop characters that will culminate at the end of each session in a show production. Campers 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 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 Theater 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. There is NO AFTER CAMP CARE on Show Days.
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 for 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


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!”


Information & Forms

 Weekly Activities

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


13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Welcome Center

P  973.762.4145
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Mon: 8:30am-7:00pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm

Early Childhood

Learning Center


10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Mon-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm


Membership Application


Calendar of Events


NOV.1-DEC. 24

Fall 2 Class Grid

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Upcoming Events


Evening with Harry Potter

October 21st 6:30pm


Travel Basketball Team Tryouts


Kids Night Out

October 29th 6pm-10pm


October Gaga Tournament 
October 30th 1:30pm


Vacation Camp

November 8, 10, 11


Teen Night

Every Friday 7:30pm-9:30pm


Adult Fitness Classes




School Age Child Care Information


Birthday Party Information



Community Service Opportunity