South Mountain YMCA

Creative Theater Camps

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

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!

Dates: June 24 - July 12, July 15 - August 2, August 5- August 23
Hours: 9am-3:30pm. No single week registrations.
Location: 1st Presbyterian & Trinity Church, 111 Irvington Ave. S. Orange
 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday based on level.
Pool Location: South Orange Pool, 5 Mead Street, S. Orange
Camper to Staff Ratio: Theater 1: 8 to 1, Theater 2: 8:1, Theater 3: 10:1 
Cost: $1095 for 3-week session
Before and After Care is available on-site. Before Care starts at 7am and is $50/wk. 
After Care ends at 7pm and is $85/wk. 
Director: Gail Sprague, Director of Enrichment & Family Programs 

Session 1

  • T1 Hercules
  • T2 The Little Mermaid
  • T3 Tarzan

Session 2

  • T1 Robin Hood
  • T2 Pinocchio
  • T3 Spamalot Jr.

Session 3

  • T1 The Frog Prince
  • T2 James & the Giant Peach
  • T3 Mary Poppins Jr.

Information & Forms

 Creative Theater is accredited by the American Camp Association.

Parent Shout-Outs:

"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.”