Actors’ NET of Bucks County, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville 19067. 215-295-3694. www.actorsnetbucks.org.
Summer Stars Theater Training program includes acting, voice, and dance workshop for ages 7 to 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and ages 13 to 17, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Four-week session July 11 to August 5 concludes with two original musicals.
All for Dance Studio, 1083 Washington Boulevard, Foxmoor Shopping Center, Robbinsville 08691. 609-426-9262. www.allfordancestudio.com.
Vacation-friendly classes for ages 2 and up. Four-day intensives in ballet, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, and tap for experienced dancers age 8 and up.
Allegra School of Music and Arts, 856 Route 206, Building D, Second Floor, Hillsborough 08844. 908-874-4351. www.allegrasma.com.
Musical theater programs for third grade through high school. James and the Giant Peach and Seussical Jr. for third through eighth grades. Xanadu Jr. for third through ninth grades. All Shook Up for high school students by audition only. Also stage crew and tech camp for seventh grade through high school.
American Boychoir School, 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton 08540. 609-924-5858. www.americanboychoir.org.
American Boychoir Experience for boys ages 8 to 12 by audition only. Day or residential program includes choral training, music theory, swimming, sports, and other activities.
American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School, 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton Shopping Center, Suite C, Princeton 08540. 609-921-7758. www.arballet.org.
Summer Intensive, a residential program in dance for ages 13 and up by audition. Classes at Princeton studio with optional housing at Princeton University. Princeton Ballet School’s trainee program requires audition. Summer Intensive Intermediates, ages 11 to 14, Princeton Ballet School, 29 North Main Street, Cranbury. One to six week sessions. Summer Intensive Juniors, ages 9 to 11, Princeton University. One to five-week sessions.
Appel Farm Summer Arts Camp, 457 Shirley Road, Elmer 08318. 856-358-2472. www.appelfarm.org.
Residential arts program with one, two, four, six, and eight-week sessions for ages 7 to 17. Campers select a major and minors. All culminate with performances and exhibitions. Majors include theater performance, technical theater, music, recording arts, dance, visual arts, photography, video, creative writing, green corps, and sports & swim.
Arden Theater Company, 40 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia 19106. 215-922-1122. www.ardentheatre.org.
Exploration of the world of theater for grades one to five. One-day masterclass, multi-week camps, and four-week musical theater studio for grades six to twelve.
Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08542. 609-924-8777. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.
Half, full, and extended day programs for ages 5 through high school. Camps for children include Artist Ateliers, Drama, America the Beautiful, Asian Adventures, Animal Habitats, Arabian Nights, African Safari, Atlantis Journeys, Underwater: Drama, Amazon Rainforest, Astonishing Asteroids, and Ancient Olympus. Programs for teens and pre-teens include Fashion Week, Special Effects, Music & Making Music, Poetry & Kinetic Sculpture, Portraiture, Photography, Figure Studies, Stop Motion Claymation, Watercolor, Eco-Print & Art/Nature, Wonderland Theater, 3D Graphics, Murals, Construction & Environmental Art, Prints & Books, Dogs & Anthropod Art, Short Stories, and Music Videos.
Brightest Star, 16 Ridgedale Avenue, Cedar Knolls 07927. 973-829-1973. www.brighteststarschoolofperformingarts.com.
One-week day and overnight performing arts camps in Beach Haven and Morristown.
Central NJ Ballet Theater, 146 Route 130, Bordentown 08505. 609-775-7488. www.cnjballet.com.
Full and half-day beginning ballet camp for ages 6 to 12 includes ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, and acting. Full-day intermediate and advanced ballet for ages 10 and up includes ballet, pointe, jazz, repertory, musical theater, and modern/contemporary. Half-day princess ballet and tap camp for ages 2.5 to 5 includes ballet, tap, creative movement, arts and crafts, and face painting.
Cranbury Arts Council, 183 North Main Street, Cranbury 08512. 609-655-1705. www.cranburyartscouncil.org.
Art and Technology Camp for ages 5 to 14. More than 40 courses including gross science, minecraft, podcasting, percussion, recycled fashion, fabric crafts, Harry Potter, boat building, and more.
Dance Corner Inc., 335 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Southfield Shopping Center, West Windsor 08550. 609-799-9677. www.thedancecorner.org.
Senior Ballet Intensive features advanced ballet technique, pointe, variations, choreography, and Pilates; Storytime Princess Camp for ages 4 to 6; Junior Ballet Intensive for ages 7 and up; Junior Hip Hop/Acro, Junior Jazz, and Junior Lyrical for ages 8 and up. Dynamic Dance Camp through West Windsor Recreation Department for ages 5 to 14 includes ballet, hip hop, tap, jazz, lyrical, and acro/jazz.
Dance Expo, 510 Route 130 South, Royal Plaza, East Windsor 08520. 609-371-2828. www.danceexpo.org.
Dance Expo, 64 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor 08550. 609-799-7744. www.danceexpo.org.
Dance Network, 160 Lawrenceville Pennington Road, Lawrenceville 08648. 609-844-0404. www.thedancenetwork.org.
Dance camp for ages 4 and up. Dance intensive for serious, competitive dancers ages 9 and up. Full and half-day sessions. Bring your own lunch.
Downtown Performing Arts Center, 54 Mount Airy Road, Lambertville 08530. 609-397-3337. www.downtownpac.com.
One-week junior camp for ages 3 to 6 includes classes in acting, creative movement, music, and art, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. One-week camps for ages 7 to 16 include classes in acting, dance, musical theater, stage combat, make-up, and more.
Ellarslie Mansion, Trenton City Museum, Parkside and Stuyvesant, Cadwalader Park, Trenton 08606. 609-989-1191. www.ellarslie.org.
Art and theater camp for ages 6 to 10 from August 1 to 12. Learn drawing and painting technique as well as theater arts. Campers develop team work skills and self-confidence while writing and acting out their own theatrical production. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Limited needs-based scholarships available.
ESF Summer Camps at Lawrenceville School, 750 East Haverford Road, Bryn Mawr 19010. 610-581-7100. www.esfcamps.com.
Two-week Theater and Performing Arts camp and one-week Just Dance camp for grades 3 to 9.
Farrington’s Music, 1325 Route 206, Montgomery Center, Princeton 08540. 609-924-8282. www.farringtonsmusic.com.
Weekly camps for ages 5 to 14. Learn to play instruments and read music, idol singing, arts and crafts, and more. Montgomery and West Windsor locations.
Firehouse Art Camp, 8 Walnut Street, Bordentown 08505. 609-298-3743. www.firehousegallery.com.
Art classes for ages 7 to 16. Half and full-day programs from Monday to Friday in drawing, painting, art buffet, sculpture, cartooning, crazy art, stuffed pets architecture, and t-shirt art. All supplies included. Scholarships are available. Extended hours available.
George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick 08901. 732-846-2895. www.gsponline.org.
Summer Theater Academy for ages 5 to 18. Two-week programs Songs As Stories and Junior Company for ages 5 to 8. Two and four-week programs in musical theater and play production for ages 9 to 12. Two and four-week Young Company programs for ages 13 to 18. All culminate in a performance for family and friends. Audition not required. Extended day available.
Helen Studio, 637 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction 08852. 732-371-3480. www.helenstudio.com.
Art programs for ages five and up on Saturdays or Sundays. Classes limited to three to six students.
Highland Studio, 31 West Broad Street, Hopewell 08525. 609-466-3475. www.karenmclean.com.
Summer art workshops with digital photography, drawing, and painting for ages 7 to 17.
Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center Street, , Clinton 08809. 908-735-8415. www.hunterdonartmuseum.org.
Nine one-week sessions for ages 5 to 15 including animal art, claymation, comic book creation, jewelry design, nature art, and photography. Half, full-days, and after care available.
Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union 07083. 908-737-4077. www.kean.edu/premierestages.
Camp Premiere Session 1 for grades 6 to 8 focuses on the elements of acting and play development to develop an original play. Session 2 for grades 9 to 12 focuses on the craft of acting including scene work, audition technique, monologue preparation, movement, and voice/speech. Both sessions end with a public performance. Premiere Intern Program offers internships for high school and college students.
Leaping Dog Art Studios, 146 Route 130 South, Suite 203, Bordentown 08505. 215-850-5349. www.leapingdogartstudios.com.
One-week programs for ages 7 to 16. Themes include drawing and cartooning, painting and printmaking, sculpture, recyclable art and paper making, textiles and mixed media, and drawing and painting. Daily drop-in rate available.
Lynn Academy of Irish Dance, 3 Jill Court, Building 15, Unit 16, Hillsborough 08844. 877-946-5966. www.lynnacademy.com.
Irish dance for all ages.
Magic Arts Camp, 7 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton 08540. 215-932-8452. www.magicartscamp.com.
Cooking, crafts, pottery, textiles, make your own soap, and more. Half, full, and extended days available. Programs held at Princeton United Methodist Church.
McCarter Center Summer Theater Program, 91 University Place, Princeton 08540. 609-258-8289. www.mccarter.org/summercamp.
One to six-week programs for students in grades 1 to 12 at any experience level. Page to Stage for grades 1-2; Puppet-Palooza, Play Makers, and Musical Theater Workshop for grades 3-5; Improv Bootcamp, Actors’ Studio, and Musical Theater for grades 6-8; Solo Performance and Summer Intensive (by audition) for grades 9-12. All programs end in a presentation for family and friends.
Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown 18901. 215-340-9800. www.michenermuseum.org.
A variety of art programs for ages 3 to 18 including sculpture, drawing and painting, anime, fashion design, and comics. CIT program for ages 14 to 18.
Mill Ballet School, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville 08530. 609-397-7616. www.millballetschool.com.
Choreographic Workshop for ages 10 and up, Ballet Technique Intensive for ages 9 to 18, Young Dancers Workshop for ages 8 to 12, Magical Mornings for ages 3 to 5, and Junior Dance Camp for ages 5 to 8. Also open enrollment dance classes for all levels.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark 07102. 973-297-5838. www.njpac.org.
Young Artist Summer Intensive focused on acting, dance, musical theater, and vocal performance. Apprentice division for ages 10 to 16. Advanced division by audition only for ages 12 to 18. One-week All-Female Jazz Residency for ages 14 to 25. Improv and sketch comedy workshop for ages 15 to 18. Hip-Hop Institute for ages 15 to 18. Extended day available.
New Jersey School of Ballet, 15 Microlab Road, Livingston 07039. 973-597-9600. www.njschoolofballet.com.
Open classes for ages 4 and up. Intensive program for ages 9 to 20 by audition.
Peddie School, 201 South Main Street, Hightstown 08520. 609-490-7532. www.peddie.org.
Theater camp for ages 11 to 15 includes acting, musical theater, and dance, and culminates in a showcase. Two two-week sessions. Green Apple Theater focuses on acting, dance, and music for ages 8 to 11. Four one-week sessions.
Pennington Dance, 131 Burd Street, Pennington 08534. 609-737-7596. www.penningtondance.com.
One-week program of world dances, singing, drumming, storytelling, and crafts for ages 4 to 7, and counselor opportunities for teens and pre-teens.
Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, 39 Fenton Lane, Chesterfield 08515. 215-275-7799. www.philajazzorch.com.
Jazz week for musicians in grades 6 to 12. Sections, group instruction, and student ensembles. Directed by Joe Bongiovi, a teacher of jazz band at Princeton High School. Two one-week sessions at Princeton Charter School conclude with a concert by all student ensembles.
Playwrights Theater Camp, 33 Green Village Road, Madison 07940. 973-514-1787 ext 14. www.ptnj.org.
Theater camp for grades 1 to 12. Two-week sessions.
Princeton Dance and Theater Studio, 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton 08540. 609-514-1600. www.princetondance.com.
Summer intensive programs for ages 8 to 10 and 11 and up. Repertoire class for ages 13 and up. Little dancing stars for ages 3 to 4. Dancing Stars for ages 5 to 7. Dance With Me for ages 2.5 to 4 with an adult. Tap and maintenance classes also available.
Princeton Day School, 650 The Great Road, Princeton 08540. 609-924-6700. www.pds.org.
Art, acting, cardboard arcade, cooking, Lego design, photography, sewing, and scrapbooking for grades 1 to 12.
Princeton Friends School, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton 08540. 609-683-1194. www.princetonfriendsschool.org.
Art camp for grades K to 5 and drama camp for grades 5 to 8 include daily swimming.
Princeton String Academy, 2 Colonial Avenue, West Windsor 08550. 609-751-7664. www.stringacademy.net.
Summer schedule of lessons is offered in violin, viola, and cello. Private, group, and chamber music programs.
Rising Stars Voice Studio. 609-775-7488. www.risingstarsvoicestudio.com.
Musical theater program at Open Arts Stage, 146 Route 130, Bordentown. Teen program on Les Miserables runs June 27 to July 20 with performances July 29 and 30. Kids program on Aladdin Jr. runs August 1 to 20 with shows August 19 and 20. Auditions for lead roles are Sunday, June 5.
Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison 07940. 973-408-3980. www.shakespearenj.org.
The Apprentice Company, a rigorous 11-week program for aspiring young actors; the Intern Program for college students interested in fields other than acting, the Next Stage Ensemble for early career actors by audition only. Shakespeare Corps for ages 10 to 18.
Solebury School, 6820 Phillips Mill Road, New Hope 18938. 215-862-5261. www.solebury.org.
StarCatchers theater camp for grades 4 to 12. Three-week session culminates in performance of Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Bucks County Playhouse.
Talk of the Town Dance Studio, 528 Route 33, Hamilton 08619. 609-890-0086. www.talkofthetowndancestudio.com.
Two one-week sessions for ages 5 to 13 include hip-hop, ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theater.
Taubenslag Productions, 496 Taylor Place, North Brunswick 08902. 732-422-7071. www.taubenslagproductions.com.
Theater camp with half and full-day programs, two, three, and eight-week sessions, ages 6 to 16. Tech option for grades 6 to 9. Teen Scenes for grades 8 to 10. CIT program for grades 10 and up. Junior counselor program for grades 11 and up. At Middlesex Community College.
That Pottery Place, 217 Clarksville Road, Village Square Shopping Center, Suite 14, West Windsor 08550. 609-716-6200. www.thatpotteryplace.net.
Weekly programs include working with clay, pottery, and glass.
The Dance Connection, 1 Jill Court, Building 16, Suite 12, Hillsborough 08844. 908-874-8800. www.danceconnectionnj.com.
Broadway Musical Debut lets children grades K to 5 create their own mini-musical during a one-week session: Animal Rock Stars, July 18 to 22, and Genius Elementary School, August 8 to 12. Princess for a Week camp includes dress-up and dance and culminates in a ball. Dancing Under the Big Top for age 4 to grade 3 teaches circus performance, August 1 to 5. Ballet Intensive includes daily master classes.
The Painter’s Loft, 1 Tree Farm Road, Suite 3, Pennington 08534. 609-730-4278. www.thepaintersloft.com.
One-week sessions for ages 7 to 12 include clay, paint, mosaic, glass, and paint-your-own pottery.
Tomato Patch Performing Arts Workshops, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor 08550. 609-570-3333. www.mccc.edu.
Visual and performing arts workshops explore arts, dance, theater, and vocal music. Students select a concentration and electives in stage combat, children’s theater, computer art, painting, drawing, jazz, musical theater, tap dance, cartooning and anime, hip hop, vocal ensemble, comedy, music video, or web video.
Session one is a four-week session for grades 8 to 12. Session two is a three-week session for grades 5 to 7. Master class is for students in grades 8 to 12 who have attended Tomato Patch or had other formal theater training.
Villagers Theater, 475 DeMott Lane, Municipal Complex, Somerset 08875. 732-873-3009. www.villagerstheatre.com.
Summer theater arts training for ages 6 to 16 includes acting, dance, movement, vocal training, music, and production arts, with live theatrical productions. Divided into Little Villagers, ages 6 to 8; Apprentice Workshop, ages 8 to 12; and Teen Performance Workshop, ages 12 to 16.
West Windsor Arts Council, 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor 08550. 609-716-1931. www.westwindsorarts.org.
Camps include mosaic math, puppet theater, game theory & art, environmental art, beyond the art museum, studio art, theater, and filmmaking for ages 5 to 12. Extended day and lunch options available.
Westminster Conservatory of Music, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton 08540. 609-921-7104. www.rider.edu/wcc.
Residential composition and organ programs for high school students. Beach Beats and Musical Jamboree for age 2 to grade 1. Try It Out and Young Composers Experience for grades 1 to 4. Piano camp for grades 3 to 7; flute and chamber music camps for grades 6 to 12. Jazz programs for grades 3 to 12. Musical theater programs for grades 1 to 12. Most are one-week sessions.
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick 08901. 732-932-7237. www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu.
Art camp for ages 7 to 14. Explore the galleries and learn new art forms. Half and full days.