Theatre Camp

Trisha-Arnold-Theater-DirectorMISSION STATEMENT…

The Brooklyn Theatre Camp is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment for children ages 5-14 to learn about the dramatic arts, while building self-confidence, independence, and skills for making new friends. In small peer groups, children will learn about various acting styles, improvisation, vocal work, singing, dance, and all the behind the scenes work that goes into putting together a production.  Every two weeks a new show is put together by the children and the talented staff. We then perform for the sports camp, groups from the Guild for Exceptional Children and Heart Share, as well as for family and friends.  A relaxed atmosphere and positive attitude set the tone for a fun filled summer of variety. Children will have time to be outside each day and play sports such as dodge ball, kickball, tennis, and soccer.  There are frequent field trips to area attractions like bowling, Bounce U, Painted Pot, and more!  Every child has something special to bring to the stage, and at Brooklyn Theatre Camp they will find the skills and confidence to become a rising star!

 

A TYPICAL DAY AT CAMP…

7:30 to 9:00 – Extended hours

9:00 – Children are dropped off in the auditorium.

9:10 – Warm ups begin on the stage featuring stretches, games, and vocal warm ups.

9:20 – Through a series of games the new idea of the day will be taught to the whole group.

10:00 – We break up into small peer groups for drama games and exercises.

11:00 – Lunch Time! Students can bring a packed lunch and enjoy it in the cafeteria, or they can bring money to purchase either pizza, Chinese, or McDonald’s depending on the day. Fridays are always Free Pizza Fridays and we will provide pizza in the cafeteria for all children.

12:00 – Outside time is spent playing sports and games like soccer or tag.

1:00 – Vocal work time is spent warming up our voices and learning how to care for them as we sing some of our favorite songs. Team dance time leads us though some fun moves.

2:00 – We play more drama games in small groups and rehearse for upcoming shows.

2:50 – We come together on the stage for closing exercise and final thoughts.

3:00 – Parents pick up children in the auditorium or children are admitted to the After Care Program.