Summer Camp

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

Registration is now OPEN!
Registration must be completed online or in-person at McCarter.
Registration by phone, email, or mail is not valid.

ENTERING GRADES 1-2 for Fall of 2018

Page to Stage

Back by popular demand! Each session, students in Page to Stage investigate the worlds of beloved children’s books before creating an original performance piece, inspired by the stories they’ve read and fueled by their own imaginations.

Page to Stage Session 1 is currently sold out.  To be placed on our waitlist, please email jennifera@mccarter.org.

SESSION 1: June 25 – July 6*
Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm

*No Camp Wednesday, July 4
Presentation for family and friends: Friday, July 6, 2018 at 2pm

 

Page to Stage Session 2 is currently sold out.  To be placed on our waitlist, please email jennifera@mccarter.org.

SESSION 2: July 9 – July 20
Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm

Presentation for family and friends: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 2pm

$825/session

ENTERING GRADES 3-5 for Fall of 2018

World Makers

Just like the professionals on McCarter’s stages, young artists in this camp will use abstract creative thinking and employ all of their actor tools—bodies, voices, imaginations, and found objects—to create new worlds and fully investigate theatrical storytelling.

World Makers Camp is currently sold out.  To be placed on our waitlist, please email jennifera@mccarter.org.

June 25 – July 6*
Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm
*No Camp Wednesday, July 4
Presentation for family and friends: Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 2pm
$850

ENTERING GRADES 3-5 for Fall of 2018

Play Makers: Believe it or Not?

What goes bump in the night? Is there life on other planets? What makes Superman fly? The young artists of this summer’s Play Makers camp are on the case! With the guidance of a professional director, students will channel all of their summer super powers into writing, rehearsing and performing original short plays. You’ll have to see it to believe it!

Play Makers Camp is currently sold out.  To be placed on our waitlist, please email jennifera@mccarter.org.

July 9 – July 20
Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm
Presentation for family and friends: Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 2pm
$850

ENTERING GRADES 6-8 for Fall of 2018

Improv & Beyond

Improvisation is one of the most useful skills in an actor’s toolbox, and it’s also one of the most hilarious! This camp will explore improv as a familiar comedy form and a way to devise original work. With an emphasis on creating original characters and developing comedic sketches, students in this camp will learn to think on their feet, work collaboratively with their ensemble, and gain confidence in performance.

Inprov & Beyond Camp is currently sold out.  To be placed on our waitlist, please email jennifera@mccarter.org.

June 25 – July 6*
Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm
*No Camp Wednesday, July 4
Presentation for family and friends: Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 4pm
$850

ENTERING GRADES 6-8 for Fall of 2018

Scene Study

This conservatory-style camp gives students the chance to explore great plays while honing their technique and gaining confidence on stage. Students will benefit from intensive acting coaching as they tackle monologues and scenes from popular plays.

Scene Study Camp is currently sold out.  To be placed on our waitlist, please email jennifera@mccarter.org.

July 9 – July 20
Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm
Presentation for family and friends: Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 4pm
$850

TWO AGE GROUPS

Musical Theater Workshop

Under the guidance of a professional director and creative team, young performers in Musical Theater Workshop will tackle scenes and songs from a popular musical (surprise reveal on the first day of camp!). Students will develop technique in daily voice, dance and acting classes, and in just 2 short weeks find themselves performing some of musical theatre’s best-loved works for an audience of family and friends!

JUNIOR COMPANY: 
For students entering grades 4 – 5 (Fall 2018)
Musical Theater Junior Company Camp is currently sold out.  To be placed on our waitlist, please email jennifera@mccarter.org.

SENIOR COMPANY: 
For students entering grades 6 – 8 (Fall 2018)
Musical Theater Senior Company Camp is currently sold out.  To be placed on our waitlist, please email jennifera@mccarter.org.

 

July 23 – August 3
Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm
Presentation for family and friends: Evening of Friday, August 3, 2018
$1150

 

ENTERING GRADES 9-12 for Fall of 2018

Solo Performance

Back by popular demand! A perfect fit for writers, performers, and anyone looking to be heard. In this one-week intensive workshop, young artists will work to create original works of theatre that are uniquely their own. New and returning students welcome.

Solo Performance is currently sold out.  To be placed on our waitlist, please email jennifera@mccarter.org.

June 25 – June 29
Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm
Presentation for family and friends: Friday, June 29, 2018 at 6pm
$450

*Students entering 8th grade may participate by special consideration.

ENTERING GRADES 9-12 for Fall of 2018

High School Intensive: Musical Theater Lab

In McCarter’s long-standing tradition of developing new work, this summer’s High School Intensive artists will collaborate with a team of professionals to workshop a brand new musical. Whether you’re a performer, writer, or music lover, your voice will be integral in the shaping and performing of this new work. Gain insight into the revision process, give voice to new characters, and refine your musical theater technique in this three-week intensive for our most dedicated young artists.

By application only - still accepting applications!

July 9 – July 27
Presentation for Family & Friends: Evening of Friday, July 27, 2018
$1060

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McCarter Summer Camps are designed for students at all experience levels and are a great way for kids to stretch their creative muscles, try something new, make friends, build artistic skills, and work as an ensemble, all in the joyful spirit of summer. As with all of McCarter’s education programs, summer camps are taught by experienced teaching artists who create a safe space and offer opportunities for campers to develop artistic technique, social skills, and imaginative thinking. All summer camps culminate in a celebratory performance for students’ friends and families.

Camps have limited space and often sell out, so be sure register early to secure your spot. If the class you are interested in is already full, email education@mccarter.org to be put on a waiting list in case any spots open up.

The camp day runs from 9am to 3pm. Pre-camp care from 8am-9am and post-camp care from 3pm-5pm is available for an additional fee. Contact education@mccarter.org for more information.

 


 

High School Apprenticeships
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 High School Apprenticeships with McCarter Summer Camps.

2018 application form

Still have questions?

Read through our Frequently Asked Questions specifically for Summer Camps!

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