South Mountain YMCA

Creative Theater Camps

Theater 1  (Entering Grade 1 - 2)
Theater 2  (Entering Grade 3 - 4)
Theater 3  (Entering Grade 5 - 8)

Camper-to-Staff Ratio 6:1 under 6 years; 8:1 6-8 years; 10:1 9-13 years

Campers imaginations take the lead to captivate the stage as cast and crew. We work as a team rehearsing and preparing for fantastic productions. Singing, dancing, designing sets, props and costumes bring show nights to life!

Activities & Skills Our trained and passionate counselors assist with the entire show production from start to finish. We focus on the process, not the product all while having fun, making friends and building self esteem. Special events, swim instruction and field trips included. Singing, choreography, set, prop & costume design, puppetry, writing & more!

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Session 1  June 29-July 17
Session 2  July 20-August 7
Session 3  August 10- August 28
Hours: 9am-3:30pm. No single week registrations.
Curbside Drop Off:  8:30-9:00am
Curbside Pick Up:  T1 3:30-3:45pm; T2 & T3 3:45-4:00pm
Location: First Presbyterian & Trinity Church, 111 Irvington Ave. S. Orange
Performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday based on level.
Pool Location: South Orange Pool, 5 Mead Street, S. Orange Swim Tuesdays and Thursdays
Before and After Care is available on-site for an additional fee. Before Care starts at 7am.  
After Care ends at 7pm. 
Director: Gail Sprague, Director of Enrichment & Family Programs 
Director: Justine Saliski

2020 Theatre Camp Shows

Creative Theatre 2020 Monthly Calendar

Session 1  Time Travel
Theater Camp 1: Hunchback of Notre Dame
Theater Camp 2: Peter Pan Jr.
Theater Camp 3: Sound of Music

Session 2  Exploring New Lands
Theater Camp 1: Atlantis
Theater Camp 2: Moana Jr.
Theater Camp 3: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.

Session 3  Young, Scrappy & Hungry
Theater Camp 1: Oliver Twist
Theater Camp 2: Willy Wonka Jr.
Theater Camp 3: Annie Jr.

*All shows are pending license acquisition.

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Creative Theater is accredited by the American Camp Association.

Parent Shout-Outs:

"The directors are a major part of the magic of the program. They are incredibly talented with some serious theatre chops! Yet it’s also clear that they are there to make more than just an excellent production – it’s about engaging and loving and supporting the kids, meeting them where they are, trusting and encouraging them, and most of all caring about how they are as people, not just as performers."

"Great low-pressure opportunity to be on stage.  Kids obviously felt a sense of ownership & pride in all aspects of producing the play.  In a town with an extremely competitive performing arts population and drama camps to choose form, the Y drama camp is a great alternative because the kids clearly are empowered to take the lead in all aspects."

"The staff can be so inspiring and the camp really allows each child to be who they are."

Creative Arts Camp not only taught our daughter about musical theater, but how to work as a  team, support your fellow cast members, memorize lines and music, create a character, and  really built her self-esteem. We can't thank you enough for a wonderful summer!"

“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.” 



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