Frequently Asked Questions

When does registration begin? 

Online registration will begin in February for all 2024 in-person Summer Camp programs.   

Registration is online only—no phone, email, or mail applications are accepted. 


What is the schedule for McCarter’s in-person camps?  

Camp runs Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Session 1: June 17-21
Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 8-12
Session 4: July 15-19
Session 5: July 22-26
Session 6: July 29 - August 2
Session 7: August 5 - 9
Session 8: August 12 - 16


What age groups are eligible to enroll in McCarter’s 2024 Summer Camp program?  

The Company: Ages 7-8

The Troupe: Ages 9-10

The Ensemble: Ages 11-12

The Performers: Ages 13-15


*We are not offering camps for 5 and 6-year-olds this summer.


What is the enrollment capacity in each camp session?  

Each camp session has a maximum capacity of 16 campers.  


Where will the camp sessions take place?   

Camp will take place at the McCarter Theatre Center. The last two sessions of camp for The Performers may meet at Princeton University, located across the street from McCarter. This information would be conveyed to guardians upon registration. 


When is payment due?   

Payment is due at the time of registration. We are unable to offer payment plans at this time, but information about scholarships and financial assistance is listed below.  


Can I apply for a scholarship or financial assistance?   

Need-based scholarships and financial assistance are available to qualifying families. Please download and complete the application. Email your materials to A McCarter representative will reach out to you with the following steps once we've received your materials.  



Can I receive a full refund if I need to cancel a camp session?  

To receive a full refund, you must notify us by email ( at least two weeks before the start of the camp session. Refunds will not be issued past that deadline. 


Will there be a final performance for invited guests at the end of each session?  

Yes. All camps will culminate in an informal final sharing for invited guests.


Will my child eat their lunch at camp?   

All camps will run from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm with a lunch break at noon. Campers should bring a bagged lunch that does not require refrigeration or heating.  You're welcome to pack a snack for your child as well to eat during one of our breaks.

Please note that McCarter is a nut-free camp!


What should my child bring to camp?   

Camps will take place indoors in large rehearsal rooms. Campers should wear comfortable clothes as our sessions are very active. A sweatshirt is encouraged as the room temperature varies throughout the day. Sunscreen and bug spray should be applied before arriving at camp, as lunch/snack will generally take place outdoors when the weather permits. If your child needs to bring medication, please contact to discuss the details.   


When can I drop off and pick up my child from camp?   

Drop-off and pick-up for all camps will take place at 8:50 am - 9:00 am and 3:00 am - 3:10 pm. 


Are you offering pre and post-camp care?   

No- we are not offering pre or post-care camp this season. 


Who is teaching the McCarter in-person summer camp program?  

Lead Teaching Artists and Assistant Teaching Artists will teach each camp. All Teaching Artists have experience working with young students and are exceptional artists and educators. Additionally, all summer camp staff has successfully completed a criminal background check.