What will your child play this summer?

In our summer camps for ages 3-11, children learn the craft of acting from professional performers, and in doing so cultivate self-expression and artistry.

Read our FAQs about Summer Camp.

Adventure Series

Little thespians are empowered to move, sing and act their way through classic and contemporary children’s literature and create their own adventures. These classes help kids explore empathy, learn to collaborate and boost their self-esteem in a fun, joy-filled environment. Early childhood education specialists are a key part of our Adventure Series summer staff. Come play with us!

Ages 3-5 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn will include: Superheroes On Stage, Unicorns & Dragons, Fairy Tale Theater, Carnival of Animals, and Blast Off! Camp in Park Slope, Brooklyn (at Berkeley Carroll School) will be Ocean Adventures.

Berkeley Carroll Adventure Series

Berkeley Carroll Adventure Series Camp is for rising K-2 students.

Camp is divided into two groups depending on age, with a 1:4 camper: faculty ratio. Camp meets from 8:30a-3:30p at 701 Carroll Street in Park Slope. Tuition is $500/week.

OCEAN ADVENTURES (July 2-6)

Please note there is no camp on July 4th.

Grab your (imaginary!) goggles and join us as we become pirate princesses, sea dragons and schools of funny fish! Travel to the ocean’s depths on fantastical creatures and learn how to build your very own seashore! Campers create underwater worlds through improvisation, theater games and creative movement.
Carroll Gardens Adventure Series

Camp is divided into two groups depending on age, with a 1:4 camper: faculty ratio. Our studios are beautiful and air-conditioned with multiple rooms for theater and craft activities. All camps meet at 193 Columbia Street in Brooklyn from 9:15a-12:15p. The fee for Adventure Series camps is $350.

SUPERHEROES ON STAGE (July 30 – Aug 3)

What’s that up in the air? It’s a bird…its a plane…no, it’s…A Super Kid! Whether your powers make you fly, dance, or save the world, this class is for you. Through play and performance we will explore magical creatures and characters with super-abilities.

UNICORNS & DRAGONS (Aug 6 – Aug 10)

Warm-up your fairy gibberish, polish your unicorn horn, and get your dragon-fire ready! Join us in this enchantment-filled exploration of mythical beings where we use legends from around the world to create our original plays as magical creatures!

FAIRY TALE THEATER (Aug 13 – Aug 17)

What did the Three Bears really think about Goldilocks? What does Giant-Gibberish sound like?  And how does it feel to dance in glass slippers?? Grab your palace finery and join us in this adventurous and comedic exploration of our favorite classic and contemporary fairy tales – and you decide what happens between “once upon a time” and “happily ever after!”  

CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS (Aug 20-24)

Kids get in touch with their inner “wild thing” and let free their dramatic imaginations using the animal kingdom as inspiration. Our adventures are based on classic stories like the Anansi legends and Aesop’s fables as well as contemporary tales like Circus Ship and Skippy Jon Jones. Storytelling through creative movement plays a key part in our adventuring. We use the orchestrations of “Carnival of Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns as well as “Peter and the Wolf” by Prokofiev to explore character and make exciting discoveries about ourselves and our animal friends. The final class is open to friends and family to share improvisations, theater games and our animal-movement stories!

BLAST OFF (Aug 27-30)

Please note this camp runs Monday – Thursday. Fee for this week is $280.

3-2-1 blastoff with us into deep space. Whether you’re exploring your alien gibberish or landing on the moon like an astronaut, kids will feel like a star in this creative exploration. We’ll tie in our adventures with cool kid lit as well as popular characters from galactic adventure movies.

Mini Musicals

Self-expression and artistry are the name of the game! Campers spend the week exploring beloved musicals through improvisation, dance and music. Led by professionally-trained actors, kids flex their imaginative muscles and learn the basics of vocal warm-ups, character development, singing and choreography. The final show of songs and games is a treat for all!

Our Mini Musicals are for ages 4-6 and take place in Park Slope (at Berkeley Carroll School), in Manhattan (at Avenues The World School), in Fort Greene (at South Oxford Space) and in Carroll Gardens (at Cobble Hill Ballet on Court Street). Sessions this summer include Rapunzel & Flynn, NYC Kids, Moana & Myth, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Once Upon a Time, Pride Rock, and Under the Sea.

BERKELEY CARROLL MINI MUSICALS

Berkeley Carroll Mini Musical Camps are for rising K-3 students.

Camp is divided into two groups depending on age, with a 1:4 camper: faculty ratio and meets 8:30a-3:30p at 701 Carroll Street in Park Slope.

The fee for Mini Musical camps at Berkeley Carroll is $600/week.

PETER PAN (July 23 – July 27)
Come sing, dance and fly your way from the Darling’s home to Never Never Land as we adventure inside J.M. Barrie’s amazing tale. We will play tag with our shadows, learn to speak Tinkerbell gibberish and think our Happy Thoughts so we learn to soar! Dive in the Mermaid Lagoon, swagger on Captain Hook’s ship and sing as a Lost Kid. Join us – Peter is waiting by your window to whisk you away!
This camp is full – contact cflores@berkeleycarroll.org to be added to the wait list.
WIZARD OF OZ (July 30 – Aug 3)

Let’s go “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” together in this beautiful re-imagination of the classic Frank L. Baum story. Get interviewed in a Munchkin talk-show about your special profession and how you really feel about the Witch. Explore the different physical lives of Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion while learning their signature songs. Make your very own sleepy-flowers for the Poppy field and perform a very special task in order to make it back home to Kansas or Brooklyn! Crafts, live music and lots of playing bring Oz to life!

This camp is full – contact cflores@berkeleycarroll.org to be added to the wait list.

RAPUNZUL & FLYNN (Aug 6 – Aug 10)

Venture to the top of the tower with us as we get “Tangled” up in the classic Grimm fairy tale, Rapunzel! We’ll sneak into the witch’s garden to eat the forbidden flowers, practice our singing atop the tower, and adventure across the fairy tale kingdom with best friends, true loves, and trusty steeds. We learn songs from the latest film version as well as Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.”

AVENUES MINI MUSICALS

Avenues Mini Musical Camps are for rising K-2 students.

Camp is divided into two groups depending on age, with a 1:4 camper: faculty ratio and meets at 259 10th Avenue in Manhattan from 9:00a-3:00p.

The fee for Mini Musical camps at Avenues is $850/week.

MOANA & MYTH (Aug 13 – Aug 17)

Mythology and magic come alive in this magical, Moana-inspired camp. Children will travel with us beyond the reef, to save the heart of our island! We dive into the “realm of monsters” and shape-shift with our favorite demi-god, as we bravely find the hero inside us! We’ll craft a magical fish hook and sing like Moana and Maui, with live accompaniment! Campers will learn Pacific Island myths and legends, to fuel their adventures and mini plays.

ONCE UPON A TIME (Aug 20 – Aug 24)

Join us as we go “Into the Woods,” to sing and dance through our favorite fairy tales. We’ll get “tangled” up as Rapunzel, ride in a pumpkin coach with Cinderella, climb beanstalks with Jack, and brave the forests with Little Red. Campers will learn the classic stories as well as whimsical modern adaptations, and they’ll use improvisation to create their own original tales.

CARROLL GARDENS MINI MUSICALS

Camp is divided into two groups depending on age, with a 1:4 camper: faculty ratio. Our studios are beautiful and air-conditioned with multiple rooms for theater and craft activities.

Carroll Gardens camps for ages 4-6 meet at 232 Carroll Street in Brooklyn from 9:00a-12:00p.

The fee for Mini Musical camps in carroll Gardens is $350/week.

RAPUNZEL & FLYNN (July 30 – Aug 3)

Venture to the top of the tower with us as we get “Tangled” up in the classic Grimm fairy tale, Rapunzel! We’ll sneak into the witch’s garden to eat the forbidden flowers, practice our singing atop the tower, and adventure across the fairy tale kingdom with best friends, true loves, and trusty steeds. We learn songs from the latest film version as well as Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.”

 

NYC KIDS (Aug 6 – Aug 10)

Adventure with us from the streets of In the Heights all the way down to Annie’s orphanage on the Lower East Side.  Kids will dance like Sharks and Jets, play tricks on Miss Hannigan and give their regards to Broadway! Using theater games and improv kids will learn the plot and score from such shows as Annie, West Side Story, In the Heights and more they will develop their own mini plays using the classics as a springboard. Students develop their musicality and most importantly their creativity as they play inside these great NY shows.  

MOANA & MYTH (Aug 13 – Aug 17)

Morning and afternoon sessions now open!

Mythology & magic come alive in this magical, Moana-inspired class. Come travel with us beyond the reef to save the heart of our island!  We dive into the “realm of monsters”, and shape-shift with our favorite demi-god, as we bravely find the hero inside us!  We’ll craft a magical fish-hook and sing as Moana and Maui with live accompaniment! kids will learn other pacific island myths and legends to fuel their adventures. A composite of scenes & songs will be presented at the end of the semester!

Please note the morning session is now full. Follow the link below to register for the afternoon session, or to be added to our wait list.

Songwriters from Blue Balloon join us to create an original song!

CINDERELLA (Aug 20 – Aug 24)
Bippity-Boppity-BOO!  Hop on your favorite pumpkin-coach to escape your stepmother and find out what it’s like at the ball!  In our imaginative interpretation of Cinderella, we read and act out the heroic adventures of Cinderellas from Native American, Chinese and African mythology. Along the way we will sing to Rodgers and Hammerstein and Sondheim scores as well as the classic animated film version.  
PRIDE ROCK (Aug 27 – Aug 30)

Come sing and dance to the rhythm of the pride lands!  The savannah comes to life as campers play animals, birds, fish and insects as they work toward an original re-telling of the Lion King! As the “cubs” go on a thrilling quest for the crown they’ll learn musical theater skills and practice mask-making and puppetry too.  Please note this camp runs Monday – Thursday. The fee for this week is $280.

FORT GREENE MINI MUSICALS

Camp is divided into two groups depending on age, with a 1:4 camper: faculty ratio. Our studios are beautiful and air-conditioned with multiple rooms for theater and craft activities.

Fort Greene camps for ages 4-6 meet at 138 South Oxford Street from 9:15a-12:15p.

The fee for Mini Musical camps in Fort Greene is $350/week.

PETER PAN (Aug 13 – Aug 17)

Come sing, dance and fly your way from the Darling’s home to Never Never Land as we adventure inside J.M. Barrie’s amazing tale.  We will play tag with our shadows, learn to speak Tinkerbell gibberish and think our Happy Thoughts so we learn to soar! Dive in the Mermaid Lagoon, swagger on Captain Hook’s ship and sing as a Lost Kid. Join us – Peter is waiting by your window to whisk you away!

 

ONCE UPON A TIME (Aug 20 – Aug 24)
Join us as we go “Into the Woods” to reverse the curse of an enchantress, and connect the dots of our fairy tales through song and dance. Singing songs as Cinderella, Jack, and Little Red, we’ll work together to climb beanstalks, wear glass slippers to a ball, and adventure to grandmother’s house.
UNDER THE SEA (Aug 27 – Aug 30)
Learn to speak mermaid/merman as you swim and play with your family under the sea. Make a trade for legs with the Sea Witch for a special skill that only you possess. Play an exciting game of Ocean Tag – and careful not to get turned into a statue!  Dance at the ball on your new found legs and sing such classics as “Under the Sea”, and “Part of Your World”. Please note this camp runs Monday – Thursday. The fee for this week is $280.

Players Series

Players start the week with a clear goal at hand…a play by Friday! Kids work on scripts, get roles, and collaborate with professional actors and directors to make their show. Improvisation and theater games spark creativity as campers rehearse for their performance. A great week for kids to increase confidence, craft, and their ability to work as part of an ensemble.

Sessions for ages 7-11 in Brooklyn Heights will include Adventures in Musical Theater, Mythology Players, Hogwarts School, and History Has Its Eyes on You. Kids learn how to create a character from a place of instinct and play.  Depending on the session they also amass skills in singing, dance, speech, and improvisation taught by master teachers and performers at the top of their field.

 

SESSION INFORMATION

Roles are assigned to students on Monday largely based on age. There is a 1:5 camper: faculty ratio.

Camp meets at St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights, from 12:30p-4:00p. Contact us if you would like information on pre-camp care.

The fee for all Players Series camps is $450.

ADVENTURES IN MUSICAL THEATER (July 30 – Aug 3)

Campers work with a Director, Music Director and Choreographer on the techniques of acting, singing, and dance during rehearsals of a fully staged musical theater production. They learn how to use their bodies and voices as instruments of expression while fully developing their characters through their acting work.

 

MYTHOLOGY PLAYERS (Aug 6 – Aug 10)

Ever wonder what the snakes on Medusa’s head talk about? Ever seen an informercial for Arachne’s loom? Do you know what you would do if you came face-to-face with a Minotaur? In this dynamic week, classic Greek myths come alive as kids stage and perform short plays based on classic tales! Part acting class, part improv class, kids create their own myth mash-up in addition to staging scripted one-acts. This is a great early exposure to mythology and scene study technique.

*Please note – this week camp meets at 121 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights.

 

HOGWARTS SCHOOL (Aug 13 – Aug 17)

Join us as we use the “magic” of theater to explore this Wizarding World.   Using the Harry Potter series as a springboard, we will generate original scripted scenes for a final showcase.   Kids will get to hone their writing and improv skills as they create plays based on their favorite iconic characters or imagine new ones in this magical world.  In addition to the acting work, we’ll play games of Quidditch, make spell books and compete for the House Cup.  Jump on your Firebolt and let’s play!

This camp is full. Please follow the link below to be added to our wait list.

HISTORY HAS ITS EYES ON YOU (Aug 20 – Aug 24)

Come be in the room where it happens! Students use the hit show Hamilton as a springboard for original work based on the American Revolution and their own musical inspirations. The final showcase features their favorite songs and dances, as well as original scenes that weave it all together.

 

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