Summer Camp

McCarter’s Summer Camps are designed to provide a creative theatrical experience for students entering grades 1-12.

Registration is now open for all 2020 Summer Camp programs.

Summer Camp 2020 is still scheduled to take place. We will post any updates should that change.

McCarter’s Summer Camp gives students entering grades 1st – 12th the chance to fully immerse themselves in a creative process. As with all of McCarter’s education programs, our Summer Camps are taught by professional teaching artists who create safe learning spaces and offer opportunities for all campers to develop artistic techniques, social skills, and imaginative thinking. Our classes challenge each student to find their unique artistic voice while working collaboratively within an ensemble—all in the joyful spirit of summer!

Camps have limited space and often sell out, so be sure to register early to secure your spot. If the class you are interested in is already full you can submit to be put on the wait list in case any spots open up.

Camp classes either run from 9am to 3pm or 9:30am to 3:30pm. Please check individual class descriptions for exact times. Pre-camp care from 8am-9am and post-camp care from 3pm-5pm is available for an additional fee. Contact for more information.


Grades 1-2

Students may use their imaginations to embark on a new adventure and travel to faraway worlds, or explore the worlds of beloved children’s books before creating an original performance piece.


Grades 3-5

Students work as an ensemble to create, rehearse and ultimately perform an original play!


Grades 6-8

Students may learn the hilarious rules of improv, or explore popular plays while honing their acting techniques and gaining confidence on stage.


Grades 9-12

Students gain insight into the devising process and refine their musical theater techniques as they work towards collaboratively creating an original play.


 High School Assistants in Training Program

High school students entering 10th grade and above looking for a summer volunteer experience and the chance to learn from professional stage managers, teaching artists, and designers are encouraged to apply for our High School Assistants in Training (AIT) program with McCarter Summer Camps.

Applications due April 4. High School AIT candidates will be notified by May 1.

2020 application form

Summer Camp 2018 Photos

Still have questions?

Read through our Frequently Asked Questions specifically for Summer Camps!