Virtual Players Series Camp

We have translated our award-winning theater camps into online programming that kids around the world can join. Just like in our regular programs, Child’s Play NY virtual camps get kids playing games with each other, creating original material, and learning new acting skills. Camp days are flexible so you can pick a schedule that works for you! Lots of movement, dance and yoga keeps our kids active. Improvisation and creative writing get kids original voices flowing.

Kids work from scripts, develop characters, and collaborate with actors and directors for a showcase they can be proud of. Improvisation and theater games spark creativity as campers rehearse. A great week for kids to increase confidence, craft, and their ability to work as part of an ensemble.

After camp, kids will receive a movie showcasing their scenes, original work and games.

Roald Dahl in Play

$200 Per Week

July 6-10

Join us as we explore the wild and wondrous worlds of our favorite children’s author! Each day we’ll dive into a different book and play the delightful (and revolting) characters inside it. Kids laugh and play together as they learn games and improvisations based on the stories. Campers will get to hone their writing and improv skills as they create plays based on their favorite iconic characters or imagine new ones in this world, as well as learn and perform scenes from Dahl plays.

Campers are split into small groups by age.
View a sample schedule here.
Tuition is $200 for the week. Drop-in options available for $50/day.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • Dates: 07/06/2020 - 07/10/2020
  • Time: 9:30a-11:15a and 2:15p-4p, Plus Flexible Asynchronous Work
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7-11 year olds rehearse harry potter at theatre summer camp

Hogwarts School

$200 Per Week

July 13-17

Join us as we use the “magic” of theater to explore this Wizarding World.   Using the Harry Potter series as a springboard, we will generate original scripted scenes for a final movie.   Kids will get to hone their writing and improv skills as they create plays based on their favorite iconic characters or imagine new ones in this magical world.  In addition to the acting work, we’ll play games of Quidditch, make spell books and compete for the House Cup. Jump on your Firebolt and let’s play!

Campers are split into small groups by age.
View a sample schedule here.
Tuition is $200 for the week. Drop-in options available for $50/day.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • Dates: 07/13/2020 - 07/17/2020
  • Time: 9:30a-11:15a and 2:15p-4p, Plus Flexible Asynchronous Work
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Pokémon in Play

$200 Per Week

July 27-31

Time to catch ’em all! Through improv and theater games, we will undergo the rigorous trials of becoming a Pokémon master. We will be exploring the vast regions of the Pokémon world, tracking down our favorite Pokémon from the skies above Galar to the depths of the Kanto sea. We’ll earn badges by proving our prowess, capture our favorite Pokémon, battle Gigantamaxes together, and save each other from the dangers of Team Rocket. Campers will also learn scenes from Pokémon movies. So grab your dex and go!

Campers are split into small groups by age.
View a sample schedule here.
Tuition is $200 for the week. Drop-in options available for $50/day.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • Dates: 07/27/2020 - 07/31/2020
  • Time: 9:30a-11:15a and 2:15p-4p, Plus Flexible Asynchronous Work
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Kids ages 7-11 performing at theatre summer camp

Adventures in Musical Theater

$200 Per Week

August 3 – 7

Campers work with a Director and Choreographer on the techniques of acting, singing, and dance during rehearsals of a staged movie-musical. They learn how to use their bodies and voices as instruments of expression while fully developing their characters through their acting work. Improv and writing exercises further immerses them in the world.

Campers are split into small groups by age.
View a sample schedule here.
Tuition is $200 for the week. Drop-in options available for $50/day.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • Dates: 08/03/2020 - 08/07/2020
  • Time: 9:30a-11:15a and 2:15p-4p, Plus Flexible Asynchronous Work
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7-11 year olds rehearse harry potter at theatre summer camp

Hogwarts School

$200 Per Week

August 10 – 14

Join us as we use the “magic” of theater to explore this Wizarding World.   Using the Harry Potter series as a springboard, we will generate original scripted scenes for a final movie.   Kids will get to hone their writing and improv skills as they create plays based on their favorite iconic characters or imagine new ones in this magical world.  In addition to the acting work, we’ll play games of Quidditch, make spell books and compete for the House Cup. Jump on your Firebolt and let’s play!

Campers are split into small groups by age.
View a sample schedule here.
Tuition is $200 for the week. Drop-in options available for $50/day.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • Dates: 08/10/2020 - 08/14/2020
  • Time: 9:30a-11:15a and 2:15p-4p, Plus Flexible Asynchronous Work
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Children performing Shakespeare in costume

A Series of Unfortunate Camps

$200 Per Week

August 17 – 21

Join the extraordinary Baudelaire orphans (and a cast of unfortunate characters) on their quest to escape the clutches of the vile Count Olaf and uncover family secrets. Along the way will decipher codes, innovate inventions, and create elaborate disguises. From Carnivorous Carnivals to Austere Academies, we venture through the landscapes of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events using scripted scenes, song and improvisation for a final movie that is sure to horrify and delight.

Campers are split into small groups by age.
View a sample schedule here.
Tuition is $200 for the week. Drop-in options available for $50/day.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • Dates: 08/17/2020 - 08/21/2020
  • Time: 9:30a-11:15a and 2:15p-4p, Plus Flexible Asynchronous Work
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Mythology Players

$200 Per Week

August 24 – 28

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 week, classic Greek myths come alive as kids stage and 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 a great early exposure to mythology and scene study technique. Class culminates in an original movie crafted by the students.

Campers are split into small groups by age.
View a sample schedule here.
Tuition is $200 for the week. Drop-in options available for $50/day.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • Dates: 08/24/2020 - 08/28/2020
  • Time: 9:30a-11:15a and 2:15p-4p, Plus Flexible Asynchronous Work
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“Our daughter has attended Child's Play NY for six years—from 5 to 11. Her week with Jocelyn has become one of her favorites all year, and she looks forward to it every summer. Jocelyn is an incredibly warm, kind, talented, and supportive mentor for the children in her program. A true gem. Our daughter is sad that she won't be going next year (she aged out!) but has learned so much through these years—confidence, passion, and how to memorize all the lines for a real play in basically four days! A tough act to follow....”
Bethany Saltman
“Our son is so well served by the camp and always loves his experience. During the week of the musical, he was living the experience, music and script in every moment. He loves all the people involved in the camp and is able to really be present. Child's Play NY creates such a safe environment for children to express their creativity and take risks - it is a wonderful opportunity and I am so appreciative that my son has had this chance to experience himself in this light. He was filled with joy and music during his week of camp and after. The songs were playing in his head and this year he was really wanting to practice his lines every free minute. He has done many theater camps/drama programs - Child's Play NY provides the warmest teachers, sweetest kids and richest experience. I think the focus on celebrating what the children bring to the production allows the certain freedom for magic to happen on stage. I am so thankful for this program and the experience it provides him. ”
Lisa Hinshaw
“My daughter had another amazing summer camp experience with Child's Play this summer--this was her third camp with the organization. What the kids manage to pull off in just 5 days is incredible. She's sad that she won't be able to continue with the camp after she turns 11, so I hope you consider extending it for older kids. Keep up the great work, Child's Play!”
Ami La
“Camp was an extreme confidence booster for my son. He truly loved it. I also think it gave him a huge boost in reading. He was so engaged with the script and wanted to read it several times a day. It was like a jump start for him, sort of the thing I was waiting for to get him hooked on reading. He really was so proud of himself which is so important. I love that he feel part of a team of like-minded people. I love that the expectations are high for the kids to learn their scripts and pull their weight and that they all rise to the challenge. There is a huge sense of accomplishment at the end. ”
Heather Wanderer