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    DEA Music and Art - Summer Camps

     (246.7 mi)

    2 weeks, full day


    Age 5-12

    Nancy L.:  Kids will experience music, art, and more at Staten Island's DEA Music and Art Camp. Activities include musical theater and drama, musical instruments, rock band, visual arts, scene and prop making and more!

    School of Rock - Music Camps

     (265.6 mi)

    4-10 days, half day/full day


    Age 5-18

    Jennie Utsinger:  From Rock 101 to Beatles to Rock Legends Camp, there's a genre for everyone. Campers will learn about live performance, rehearse, receive music theory basics, and put on a live rock performance at the end of the week! All levels of experience are welcome.

    Brooklyn Acting Lab - Summer Camps

     (266.5 mi)

    1-2 weeks, full day


    Grade K-8

    Nancy L.:  Brooklyn Acting Lab’s Summer Programs are process-based and immersive theatrical experiences for kids. Camps include Young Players Series, Mini Musicals, and Summer Intensives with themes like Witches & Wizards of Brooklyn, High School Musical, Tik Tok You Don't Stop, Babysitters Club: The Musical, and more!

    White Bird Productions - Summer Theater Workshop

     (266.9 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Grade K-8

    Nancy L.:  At White Bird Productions' Summer Theater Workshop, campers will create an original play, design sets and costumes, sing, learn, and play theater games. Each session culminates in a performance for family and friends.

    Kids 'N Comedy - Summer Camp

     (268.2 mi)

    2 weeks, half day


    Age 10-18

    MG13:  Kids 'N Comedy's summer camp takes place at the Gotham Comedy Club and teaches kids improv, stand-up comedy and sketch comedy acting. At the end of each session, kids put on a live stage show at the club!

    Camp Broadway

     (268.6 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 7-17

    Nancy L.:  Camp Broadway allows campers to discover their talents and confidence through singing, dancing, and teamwork. Campers will learn about all aspects of Broadway including set and costume design. Each session will conclude with a Family Finale Showcase.

    TADA! Youth Theater - Summer Camps

     (268.7 mi)

    1 week, full day


    Age 5-11

    Nancy L.:  Kids will create and perform a musical based on a chosen theme. Campers will be grouped by age and will debut their original mini-musical on the last day of camp! Themes include We don’t talk about… Broadway, Dare to be different!, and Living my best life.

    Art House Astoria Summer Camps

     (273.0 mi)

    1 week, half day/full day


    Age 6+

    Nancy L.:  Campers will get the chance to try a variety of disciplines such as music, writing, acting, singing, and more during the week-long session. At the end of camp, students will invite family and friends to attend a showcase of their work.

    JCC Thurnauer School of Music - Bandwriting Collective

     (276.6 mi)

    1 week session

    Full day

    Age 13-17

    MG13:  Kids learn to write and perform original songs under the guidance of professional songwriters. The program culminates in a performance at the Bitter End in NYC.

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