Holiday Camps for Ages 3-4

Kids channel their own imaginations for dramatic play games, rescue missions, epic dances and good old-fashioned silliness. Campers are led by expert theater artists, trained in early childhood education and skilled at centering kids’ imaginative adventures. These sessions help kids work collaboratively, practice empathy, and gain confidence in a joyful setting...pure fun!

PreK students in theater class

Carnival of Animals

$75 Per Class

Tuesday, November 8 and Friday, November 11

Students 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. Classical music helps us explore character and make exciting discoveries about ourselves and our animal friends.

Enroll for one day, or both! Programs will be different each day.

  • Ages: 3-4
  • From: 11/08/2022 To: 11/11/2022
  • Time: 9a-12p Tuesday, Friday
  • Address: 193 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Unicorns + Dragons

$75 Per Child

Monday, January 16

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 stories as magical creatures!

  • Ages: 3-4
  • From: 01/16/2023 To: 01/16/2023
  • Time: 9a-12p Monday
  • Address: 193 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Snowy Day Adventures

$75 Per Class

Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24

Sled on over to to explore our winter wonderland through theater games! We’ll become hibernating animals in Bear Snores On, go on a sensory adventure inspired by Snowy Day and build our own obstacle course like the creatures in Ten on a Sled! Along the way we’ll learn about storytelling and drama as we make up our own winter adventure! Our days also include music and crafts. Get into the spirit of the season with us in this special camp.

Register for a day at a time, or the full week!

Pricing is $75 per child, per day.

  • Ages: Ages 3-4
  • From: 02/20/2023 To: 02/24/2023
  • Time: 9a-12p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 193 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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kindergarten theater camp

Adventure Series

$75 Per Class

Thursday, April 6 – Friday, April 14

Students unleash their imaginations and tap into their intrinsic sense of play in this vibrant theater camp. The session is anchored around a daily theme  adventure. We use literature as a springboard to act out favorite characters and engage in rich imaginative exercises: They soar into magical realms, embark on ocean voyages and make heroic animal rescues. Theater games, improv, and sophisticated dramatic play support learning and meaningful connections with their peers. Best of all, these classes help young children explore empathy, literacy and boost their self-esteem in a fun, joyful environment.

Campers can enroll in one or all days. All days will have a different theme!
Pricing is $75 per child, per day.

  • Ages: Ages 3-4
  • From: 04/06/2023 To: 04/14/2023
  • Time: 9a-12p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 193 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Holiday Camps for Ages 5-6

Students escape into fantastic realms through great stories, creative movement and games galore! Led by professional actors, they flex their imaginative muscles and learn theater skills that inspire self-confidence and community. Whether solving a mythic mystery, helping a character by way of a scavenger hunt, rehearsing a new scene or having a dance-off...joyful collaboration is at the center of it all.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all students 5+, and must be submitted two weeks before the program begins.

5 year old performing mini musical at theatre summer camp

Cloudy with a Chance of Singing

$125 Per Child

Monday, October 10

Using the story of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” to springboard our playing, we will travel to the land of Chewandswallow, creating our own news stations, restaurants and dramatically escaping from all those flying pancakes! The music of Singing in the Rain and other funny weather-related songs will underscore us – played by a live accompanist! A special craft will highlight the day’s dramatic imaginings too. Join us for an inventive day of playing, singing, and make believe!

  • Ages: 5-6
  • From: 10/10/2022 To: 10/10/2022
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday
  • Address: 232 Carroll Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Pre-K summer camp student playing in theater camp

Camp Encanto

$125 Per Class

Tuesday, November 8 and Friday, November 11

Walk through a magical door and find your own Encanto in this joyous musical camp. Theater games and improvs will have us becoming enchanted parts of the Madrigal house, playing “sneaky tag” through Bruno’s Tower and healing ailments with delicious concoctions! Encanto music will underscore our playing and we will learn choreography and vocal techniques to bring the songs to life.

Please note camp on Tuesday, Nov 8 runs 9a-2:30p.

Campers can enroll in one or both days. Both days will have a different focus and adventures.
Pricing is $125 per child, per day.

  • Ages: 5-6
  • From: 11/08/2022 To: 11/11/2022
  • Time: 9a-2:30p (Tues), 9a-3p (Fri) Tuesday, Friday
  • Address: 232 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Train Your Dragon!

$125 Per Child

Monday, January 16

Join us on the Isle of Berk for exciting adventures inspired by Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon, Norse mythology and our favorite scenes from the epic films. Tame, name and ride your very own dragon. Together with your friends, defend Berk from dragon hunters, and find bravery you never knew you had! Our soaring escapades, daring rescue missions and games galore are turned into an original story!

 

  • Ages: Ages 5-6
  • From: 01/16/2023 To: 01/16/2023
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday
  • Address: 232 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Two Girls Standing and Playing in Bright Room with Wood Floors

Matilda & James

$125 Per Class

Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24

Students explore their bravery, magic, and mischief the Roald Dahl way. In this session we will learn stories and songs from two Roald Dahl classics: James & the Giant Peach and Matilda. Students will learn vocal technique and use improv to create their own stories, as well as how to create a character from a place of instinct and play. Come get a little bit naughty with these kid heroes!

Campers can enroll in one or all days. Every day will have a different focus and new stories.
Pricing is $125 per child, per day.

  • Ages: 5-6
  • From: 02/20/2023 To: 02/24/2023
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 232 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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kindergarten theater camp

Theater Games

$125 Per Class

Thursday, April 6 – Friday, April 14

Stoke your creativity, find your funny bone, and exercise your imagination in this dynamic theater arts class. Led by professional actors from Child’s Play NY, students get to play with their peers and learn new games and story-telling techniques. The class involves gross-motor workouts that warm-up the actor’s instrument, followed by improv and acting technique work. Young people learn how to think on their feet, work spontaneously and give their creativity a work-out. Classic myths and fables are the springboard for new scripts that are developed throughout the course of the semester. Prioritize play and bring expressivity center stage this week!

Campers can enroll in one or all days. All days will have a different theme!
Pricing is $125 per child, per day.

  • Ages: Ages 5-6
  • From: 04/06/2023 To: 04/14/2023
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 232 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Pre-K Drama Camp

Superheroes On Stage

$125 Per Class

Thursday, June 8 – Friday, June 9

What’s that up in the air? It’s a bird…it’s 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, and even the real-world superheroes of our community!

Enroll in one day, or both! Each day will have a different focus.
Pricing is $125 per child, per day.

  • Ages: 3-4
  • From: 06/08/2023 To: 06/09/2023
  • Time: 9a-3p Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 232 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Holiday Camps for Ages 7-11

These ensembles jump into camps with a focus on original story creation and scripted scene study. Improvisation and theater games help stoke creativity, develop the company and the spirit of play. Taught by master teachers and performers at the top of their field, kids learn skills that will serve them the rest of their creative lives.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all students 5+, and must be submitted two weeks before the program begins.

7-12 year olds singing hamilton at theater summer camp hamilton camp

Scene Study…for Sleuths!

$125 Per Child

Monday, October 10

This scene study day camp for young performers gets everyone to working to solve the mystery! Using scripted material from classic kid-friendly “Who Done It?” films and shows like Spy Kids, Enola Holmes, and The Mysterious Benedict Society, kids get immersed in the world of the detective and work on multiple exciting roles. As they do, they learn the fundamentals of script analysis, character development, and how to make strong and specific choices. Finally, they play beloved theater games that get them working together using improvisation and immersed in an exciting narrative they devise.

  • Ages: Ages 7-11
  • From: 10/10/2022 To: 10/10/2022
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday
  • Address: 121 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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7-11 year olds rehearse harry potter at theatre summer camp

Scene Study… for Wizards!

$125 Per Class

Tuesday, November 8 and Friday, Nov 11

This scene study day camp gets young performers working together in magical ways using scripted material and improvisation. Campers will work on “enchanted” material from Fantastic Beasts, Tangled and Harry Potter. As they do, they learn the fundamentals of script analysis, character development, and how to make strong and specific choices. Additionally, they use Child’s Play NY’s theater games to devise an exciting new narrative with magic at every turn.

Campers can enroll in one or both days. Both days will have a different focus and new scenes assigned.
Pricing is $125 per child, per day.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • From: 11/08/2022 To: 11/11/2022
  • Time: 9a-3p Tuesday, Friday
  • Address: 121 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Mythology Players

$125 Per Child

Monday, January 16

Ever wonder what the snakes on Medusa’s head talk about? Ever seen an infomercial for Arachne’s loom? Do you know what you would do if you came face-to-face with a Minotaur? In this dynamic camp, classic Greek myths come alive as students 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 great early exposure to mythology and scene study techniques.

  • Ages: Ages 7-11
  • From: 01/16/2023 To: 01/16/2023
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday
  • Address: 121 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Roald Dahl Scene Study

$125 Per Class

Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24

Join us as we explore the wild and wondrous worlds of Roald Dahl! We rehearse scenes from James and the Giant Peach, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, The Witches, and Matilda and delve into acting technique, comedic timing and character development. Song and spoken-word poetry also by Dahl will augment our rehearsal process.

Campers can enroll in one or all days. All days will have a different focus and new scenes assigned.
Pricing is $125 per child, per day.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • From: 02/20/2023 To: 02/24/2023
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 121 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Two Kids Improvising Scene

Improvaganza

$125 Per Class

Thursday, April 6 – Friday, April 14

Yes…And! In this dynamic improv class, students learn the tools to think on their feet, listen and respond with wit, and be creative in the moment. We start each class with warm-ups, shaking out inhibitions, and then we move into games that foster collaboration. Students get practice being spontaneous, collaborative and hilarious while making something they can be proud of. Improvisation is not only a great part of the actor’s toolbox, it is a powerful social skill that gets kids trusting their instincts, shifting perspective, and most importantly having fun!

Campers can enroll in one or all days. All days will have a different focus and games!
Pricing is $125 per child, per day.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • From: 04/06/2023 To: 04/14/2023
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 121 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Scene Study… for Superheroes!

$125 Per Class

Thursday, June 8 – Friday, June 9

Soar through the Multiverse and into realms unknown in this dynamic scene study class for young performers. We’ll learn how to use our powers of performance to improvise, devise and rehearse! In the morning campers play theater games inspired by the DC and Marvel-mased characters. After lunch we rehearse original scenes and monologues written for Child’s Play NY that include a unique cast of superheroes, villains and sidekicks! Kids learn the basics of scene study technique, including script analysis and character development. Each day includes outdoor time playing gross motor games (superhero obstacle courses and relays!) as well as creative craft that ties in with their heroic powers.

Campers can enroll in one or both days. Both days will have a different focus and new scenes assigned.
Pricing is $125 per child, per day.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • From: 06/09/2023 To: 06/09/2023
  • Time: 9a-3p Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 121 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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“My son attended Child's Play camp and fully enjoyed his time there. The teachers were welcoming and warm, the space was open and free and the curriculum was just the right amount of play and structure for my child. He loved the idea of acting stories out while being able to change the plot spontaneously! What a wonderful program this is for young imaginations to develop into rich storytellers themselves! We are incredibly grateful to Child's Play for opening up a whole new world to our son. Thank you!”
Lexy Casano-Antonellis
“My 5-year-old twins have been attending Child's Play NY camps for two years, and it is always a truly magical experience. I see them blossom a little bit each time and can see that they are tapping into feelings, self-expression, and imagination in new ways. Most importantly, they love it. There is so much joy!”
Emily Gaynor Porto