Theater Camp - 34 Years of Summer Fun!

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THEATER CAMP REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2022 is CLOSED.
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A Note from Michael Taubenslag – Theater Camp Director/Owner

When I designed Theater Camp 34 years ago, my main objective was to give the children a summer that they’ll never forget.        I not only wanted to focus on building confidence and self-esteem in each camper, but I also wanted them to have as many fun-filled summer activities as possible. So, I scheduled all the rehearsals & performances in the mornings with swimming, games, and competitions in the afternoons! There are many other summer camps to choose from, but besides being the only theater camp that performs 9 shows in 8 weeks, what also sets us apart is our attitude. Our campers and staff feel and act as “family”. Many parents have told me that my Theater Camp is unlike any camp their child has previously attended. Our campers root for each other to succeed and help each other along in the process. My camp is all about building confidence and self-esteem; and my staff and I are dedicated to bringing out the best in children – teaching them to always try their best – by the end of the summer our campers know – When you try your best, you can do anything. We’ve seen our campers succeed each summer since 1990 and we don’t intend to stop! Join us this summer and see for yourself!

Award-Winning Theater Camp Perfect for All Kids!

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Join us for our 34th season and give your kids a summer they’ll never forget at our national, award-winning Theater Camp! Our very popular program runs for                  8 weeks during the summer for teens & kids entering 1st grade up to 16 years old.       We provide a fun, safe environment where campers can learn about all aspects of musical theater with an emphasis on building their confidence and self-esteem – and all levels of experience or no experience at all are welcome!

Our focus is on building kids' confidence and self-esteem – using theater to teach kids how to break out of their shells, and become confident in public speaking and their everyday life. And it works! Our company won a national award for Best Children's Program in the US! Our Theater Camp was also honored by the New Jersey Senate, the New Jersey General Assembly & the Middlesex County Freeholders for Artistic Excellence for over 25 years of service to children in Middlesex County!

Our Theater Camp is a welcoming place where all campers feel accepted and form life-lasting friendships. Our campers feel a sense of camaraderie at Theater Camp. They root for each other to succeed. The majority of our campers return year after year – a testament to our successful programming and professional staff. We are also so proud of the hundreds of heart-warming thank you letters from satisfied parents and kids – check out our testimonials page for a sampling of these Theater Camp success stories to see what makes our camp as special as it really is!

Theater is the perfect medium to teach kids how to be more self-assured while boosting their confidence with our                   “try-your-best” philosophy. And studies show that kids who are exposed to and participate in Theater are more well-rounded, contributing to their successes. Whether they want to pursue a career in performance or not – the skills we teach will help them succeed in life!

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Seasoned Theater Professionals on Staff

Taubenslag Theater Camp Proclamation - New Jersey Taubenslag Theater Camp Proclamation - MiddlesexTaubenslag Productions' Theater Camp is supervised by teaching & theater professionals with combined experience of over 70 years in education and children's theater so you can be sure your child is cared for with an experienced and dedicated staff. And most of our camp counselors were campers themselves; many have grown up in the program and had so much fun they didn’t want to leave!

Campers Performing in Middlesex County children's theater show

See our Big Top Performance Tent here!

Taubenslag Productions’ Theater Camp has both half-day and full-day sessions. We always recommend our full-day program to give kids a mixture of both theater and summer camp activities. It’s Theater in the morning and fun Camp activities and games in the afternoons. Also, by staying the full-day, Theater Campers are able to have even more fun with each other while competing for that week’s prize!

Theater Camp is an amazing, unique day camp where your child can develop their confidence and talent in a safe and fun-filled environment. We take our responsibility in keeping children safe & happy very seriously and give our campers a joyous summer – one they’ll never forget! It's also one of the most affordable summer Theater Camps in all of New Jersey. We even have before and after care if needed. Click the “Register Now!” button at the top to see dates and pricing information or keep reading below for more details.

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Seven Performances in Eight Weeks, Give All Kids a Chance to Shine!

Children performing Rumplestiltskin in theater campDuring the first six weeks, campers will produce an elaborate musical production EACH WEEK! Weeks 7 & 8 are reserved for the annual “Broadway Spectacular”. Roles are provided for ALL CAMPERS in ALL SHOWS. Campers rehearse from 9 am to 12 noon, Monday through Thursday and perform their musical productions twice every Friday morning – shows are at 9:30 and 11 am. Shows are open to the public and we always have an excellent audience, ready to applaud and cheer BRAVO BRAVO!

Teenagers entering 8th grade thru 10th grade will rehearse their Teen Scenes plays for three weeks and present their shows on the third Thursday during the 1st & 2nd session.

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Theater Camp is More Than Just Theater!

Campers swimming during Taubenslag Production's theater camp for kidsCampers performing Greased LightningAfter lunch break, our afternoons are filled with tons of FUN camp activities, including swimming every day in the very large outdoor pool, scavenger hunts, charades, sing down, relay races, Carnival, Jersey Boardwalk, games, arts & crafts, theatrical workshops, dances, and much, much MORE! Theater Camp is divided into Upper (grades 6-9) and Lower (grades 1-5) Camp, so kids are grouped with their peers. During our last week of Session 3 we divide campers into two teams for our popular Color War and hold our Camp Prom!

Taubenslag Productions' Theater Camp provides the best of what you would expect a day camp to offer – our unique method of building kid's self-esteem and confidence with performance and theater arts training is set in an exciting, fun-filled camp environment!

Field Trip to Broadway!!

We’re bringing back our BROADWAY FIELD TRIP DAY. Our campers who enroll in Session 3 will enjoy the 2022 Olivier award-winning “Best Musical in London” – BACK TO THE FUTURE. As an added bonus, the star of the show, Roger Bart (a Tony Award Winner and star of The Producers, Young Frankenstein, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, AND Taubenslag Productions Professional Children’s Theater Company) will give a “Talk Back” at the end of the performance – JUST FOR US!

Here's a look at Theater Camp's daily schedule

Here's a look at Theater Camp's daily schedule:

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8:30 - 9:00 am Drop-off and preparation for the day
9:00 am - noon Monday-Thursday: Regular Rehearsal, Tech or Teen Scenes Options
Friday: Two Show Performances; @ 9:30 am and 11 am
12 - 12:30 pm Lunch – brought from home or purchased at camp.
12:30 - 1:00 pm Recess - Supervised age-appropriate activities such as volleyball, basketball, cornhole, newcomb, freeze-tag, four-square, Jenga, puzzles, chess, checkers, guitar sing-along; playing on the playground, enjoying the day!
1:00 pm Pick-up for half-day campers
1:00 - 4:30 pm Swimming, snack and fun-filled activities.
All children are required to pass a swimming test at the beginning of each session. Swim period and afternoon activities are split into Lower camp (1st thru 5th grades) and Upper camp (6th thru 9th grades). Campers swim every day.
While one group swims and snacks, the other is competing for the day's or week's activity (Carnival, Advertise Your Product, Singdown, Match Game, Family Feud, Music Video, etc) or attending workshops such as theater games, audition preparation, dance instruction, improv techniques, stage make-up, and arts and crafts.
4:30 - 5pm Pick-up

Fantastic Fridays

Fridays are truly fantastic at Theater Camp! First, our campers perform for an audience of parents, family, friends, neighboring camps, and peers. Two shows are held every Friday at 9am & 11am under our colorful BIG TOP – FULLY AIR CONDITIONED – PERFORMANCE TENT where all our shows are performed. After lunch, while half the camp is swimming and playing in our huge outdoor pool, the other half will have another chance to show off their talents during “OPEN MIC”. Singing, dancing, joke telling, poetry, and creating skits are just some of the ways our campers express themselves again in front of their peers.

Themed Cast Parties Every Friday Afternoon!

There's always a fun-filled cast party at the end of the day to celebrate the performance and cap off the week’s activities. Cast parties are complete with current music, club lighting, group dances and contests with prizes. And each week the cast party is themed, such as monster mash, rock star day, Halloween dance, pajama party, dress as your favorite superhero, beach bash party and Theater Camp prom. It all adds up to a summer camp experience full of excitement and fun!

Dates & Pricing

Sign up for Full-Day/Full Summer to save $200 over per session pricing. We always recommend our full-day program to give your kids the full summer camp experience. Or you can register by “Session” – with 3 sessions to choose from. We do not offer registration by the week – however we do offer “Add-on Weeks” to families who register for at least one full Session. For example, if you register for Session 2 then you can “add-on” any week from Session 1. Choose Session 3 and “add-on” any week from Session 1 or 2.  You must register for at least one full session to get an add-on week. See registration page for add-on week pricing.

Campers entering 1st grade thru 9th grade

Full Summer: June 26-August 18 (8 Weeks)

Full Day = $2,475 (includes 2 snacks per day plus ticket & transportation to the Broadway Show in Session 3)

Half Day = $1,400

Session 1: June 26-July 14th (3 weeks – Weeks 1, 2 & 3)

Full Day = $925 (includes 2 snacks per day)

Half Day = $550

Session 2: July 17-August 4th (3 weeks – Weeks 4, 5 & 6)

Full Day = $925 (includes 2 snacks per day)

Half Day = $550

Session 3: August 7-August 18th (2 weeks – Weeks 7 & 8)

Full Day = $825 (includes 2 snacks per day plus ticket & transportation to the Broadway Show)

Half Day = $375

Counselor in Training Program – (Must be Entering 10th or 11th Grade)

Session 1: June 26-July 14th (3 weeks – Weeks 1, 2 & 3)

Full Day = $350

Session 2: July 17-August 4th (3 weeks – Weeks 4, 5 & 6)

Full Day = $350

Session 3: August 7-August 18th (2 weeks – Weeks 7 & 8)

Full Day = $350

Junior Counselor – (Must have completed CIT Training)

Full Summer: June 26-August 18th (8 weeks)

Full Day = $125

More information including drop off and pick up times, the weekly show schedule and other details can be viewed on the Registration page – just click the “Register Now” button at the top of this page – it will be bring you to the “Registration is Easy” page where more information and how to sign up can be viewed.

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