Theater Camps

Bay Street Theater’s camps and classes are aimed at fostering students’ wide range of interests and abilities in the arts. Our variety of offerings provides students of any age between 4 and 18 with opportunities to experiment with and develop their skills in areas of theater from Puppetry to Musical Theater to Shakespeare.

The following protocols* will be in place for the safety of all staff, camp attendees, and visitors:

  • Face coverings are required for entry to the theater, and are optional for both indoor and outdoor camps.

  • If your child is vaccinated, please bring proof of vaccination on the first day of camp.

  • Routine cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted, especially of all performance props and shared spaces.

*Protocols will be adjusted to reflect most current NYS and CDC guidance for outdoor camps. For the latest information, please call 631 725 0818.

If a camp is canceled due to lack of participants, registrants will be notified and reimbursed on the Friday before the Monday start date of each camp. If a registration is canceled for a camp that is confirmed to occur, no refunds will be offered. Registrants will receive notification that all payments are non-refundable at time of purchase.

For any questions, or further information about our camp offerings, contact Director of Education & Community Outreach, Allen O’Reilly, at allen@baystreet.org.

 

Upcoming Theater Camps Shows & Events

My Life: The Musical!—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 7 to 9
Category: Theater Camps July 11 at 9:30am

In this camp, students in groups ages 7 to 9 will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical! In addition to developing ideas for an original script, students will learn standard songs and choreography that culminate in a presentation on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Theatre Mash-Up with Angie Harrell: Weeklong Teen Summer Camp
Category: Theater Camps July 11 at 1:00pm

A Theatre Mash-Up! That’s what happens when a group of teens gets together with a published play about friendship, discovering and accepting our true selves, and a little romance along the way!

Improv Squad!—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 9 to 12
Category: Theater Camps July 18 at 9:30am

Do you like Improv games? In this new camp, learn about what makes these Improv games so fun and how the world of Improv relates to the world of Theater!

Leading the Show—A Character Study Camp with Kayla Matters: Weeklong Teen Summer Camp
Category: Theater Camps July 25 at 9:30am

In Leading the Show: A Character Study Camp, students ages 13-17 will choose one character from the history of musical theatre or plays that they are interested in studying, and with the guidance of director Kayla Matters, take a thorough examination of that character’s arc and journey throughout their respective show.

My Life: The Musical!—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 9 to 12
Category: Theater Camps August 1 at 9:30am

In this camp, students in groups ages 9 to 12 will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical! In addition to developing ideas for an original script, students will learn standard songs and choreography that culminate in a presentation on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Puppet Theater Play with Christina Rodriguez
Category: Theater Camps August 1 at 9:30am

Christina will transform students into confident puppeteers and empower young learners to tell their own stories with simple materials. In daily three-hour sessions, students will build puppets, learn about theater, and perform their own original stories. Students will also learn about the traditional performing arts of other cultures and master simple script writing.

Creating Your Own Work—Write And Tell Your Own Story with Cecelia Ticktin: Weeklong Teen Summer Camp
Category: Theater Camps August 8 at 9:30am

Creating Your Own Work: Learning How To Write And Tell Your Own Story with Cecelia Ticktin is the camp that every actor wishes they attended when they were younger. Using creative writing exercises and movement, campers will get to know each other, get their creative juices flowing, and learn how to give and receive critical feedback.

Creative Theater Miracles with Stuart Ross: Weeklong Teen Summer Camp
Category: Theater Camps August 8 at 9:30am

Creative Theater Miracles with Stuart Ross introduces the process of creating stories, skits, monologues, songs, and parodies to create a new theater experience. Attendees will work together to create a dazzling new show of their own creation based on their lives, thoughts, and what makes them think, feel, and laugh.

My Life: The Musical!—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 7 to 9
Category: Theater Camps August 8 at 9:30am

In this camp, students in groups ages 7 to 9 will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical! In addition to developing ideas for an original script, students will learn standard songs and choreography that culminate in a presentation on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Playful Evolving Monsters Puppet Camp—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 4 to 7
Category: Theater Camps August 22 at 9:30am

Kids ages 4 to 7 can learn to manipulate and perform with a sock puppet, a three-puppeteer puppet, or even a giant puppet! Build puppets to take home, and co-create a puppet show to perform on the last day of camp.

Creating Your Own Work—Write And Tell Your Own Story with Cecelia Ticktin: Weeklong Teen Summer Camp
Category: Theater Camps August 22 at 9:30am

Creating Your Own Work: Learning How To Write And Tell Your Own Story with Cecelia Ticktin is the camp that every actor wishes they attended when they were younger. Using creative writing exercises and movement, campers will get to know each other, get their creative juices flowing, and learn how to give and receive critical feedback.

My Favorite Tales!—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 4 to 7
Category: Education July 5 at 9:30am

Students will learn the basic theatre principles of focus, concentration and working with a partner.

My Life: The Musical!—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 9 to 12
Category: Education July 5 at 9:30am

In this camp, students in groups ages 9 to 12 will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical! In addition to developing ideas for an original script, students will learn standard songs and choreography that culminate in a presentation on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Improv Squad!—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 7 to 9
Category: Education July 11 at 9:30am

Do you like Improv games? In this new camp, learn about what makes these Improv games so fun and how the world of Improv relates to the world of Theater!

My Life: The Musical!—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 7 to 9
Category: Theater Camps July 11 at 9:30am

In this camp, students in groups ages 7 to 9 will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical! In addition to developing ideas for an original script, students will learn standard songs and choreography that culminate in a presentation on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Theatre Mash-Up with Angie Harrell: Weeklong Teen Summer Camp
Category: Theater Camps July 11 at 1:00pm

A Theatre Mash-Up! That’s what happens when a group of teens gets together with a published play about friendship, discovering and accepting our true selves, and a little romance along the way!

Greek Mythology: Mixed up Myths!—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 4 to 7
Category: Education July 18 at 9:30am

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and Poseidon, the god of the sea, teamed up to pull a prank on Zeus, the king of all Greek gods?

Improv Squad!—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 9 to 12
Category: Theater Camps July 18 at 9:30am

Do you like Improv games? In this new camp, learn about what makes these Improv games so fun and how the world of Improv relates to the world of Theater!

Sing! Sing a Song!—Weeklong Summer Camp For Kids Ages 4 to 7
Category: Education July 25 at 9:30am

Inspired by the ever-popular My Life: The Musical camps, this new offering will provide lower elementary students the opportunity to learn the basics of musical theater!

Leading the Show—A Character Study Camp with Kayla Matters: Weeklong Teen Summer Camp
Category: Theater Camps July 25 at 9:30am

In Leading the Show: A Character Study Camp, students ages 13-17 will choose one character from the history of musical theatre or plays that they are interested in studying, and with the guidance of director Kayla Matters, take a thorough examination of that character’s arc and journey throughout their respective show.

My Life: The Musical!—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 9 to 12
Category: Theater Camps August 1 at 9:30am

In this camp, students in groups ages 9 to 12 will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical! In addition to developing ideas for an original script, students will learn standard songs and choreography that culminate in a presentation on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Puppet Theater Play with Christina Rodriguez
Category: Theater Camps August 1 at 9:30am

Christina will transform students into confident puppeteers and empower young learners to tell their own stories with simple materials. In daily three-hour sessions, students will build puppets, learn about theater, and perform their own original stories. Students will also learn about the traditional performing arts of other cultures and master simple script writing.

Creating Your Own Work—Write And Tell Your Own Story with Cecelia Ticktin: Weeklong Teen Summer Camp
Category: Theater Camps August 8 at 9:30am

Creating Your Own Work: Learning How To Write And Tell Your Own Story with Cecelia Ticktin is the camp that every actor wishes they attended when they were younger. Using creative writing exercises and movement, campers will get to know each other, get their creative juices flowing, and learn how to give and receive critical feedback.

Creative Theater Miracles with Stuart Ross: Weeklong Teen Summer Camp
Category: Theater Camps August 8 at 9:30am

Creative Theater Miracles with Stuart Ross introduces the process of creating stories, skits, monologues, songs, and parodies to create a new theater experience. Attendees will work together to create a dazzling new show of their own creation based on their lives, thoughts, and what makes them think, feel, and laugh.

My Life: The Musical!—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 7 to 9
Category: Theater Camps August 8 at 9:30am

In this camp, students in groups ages 7 to 9 will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical! In addition to developing ideas for an original script, students will learn standard songs and choreography that culminate in a presentation on the last day of camp for family and friends.

Shakespeare Mini-Mainstage—Weeklong Camp For Kids ages 7 to 12
Category: Education August 15 at 9:30am

In this performance class, participants will rehearse and perform an abbreviated version of a Shakespeare play!

Playful Evolving Monsters Puppet Camp—Weeklong Camp For Kids Ages 4 to 7
Category: Theater Camps August 22 at 9:30am

Kids ages 4 to 7 can learn to manipulate and perform with a sock puppet, a three-puppeteer puppet, or even a giant puppet! Build puppets to take home, and co-create a puppet show to perform on the last day of camp.

Creating Your Own Work—Write And Tell Your Own Story with Cecelia Ticktin: Weeklong Teen Summer Camp
Category: Theater Camps August 22 at 9:30am

Creating Your Own Work: Learning How To Write And Tell Your Own Story with Cecelia Ticktin is the camp that every actor wishes they attended when they were younger. Using creative writing exercises and movement, campers will get to know each other, get their creative juices flowing, and learn how to give and receive critical feedback.