Session 1: The Lion King, JR. takes place from June 26th – July 14th with performances on July 15th.
Session 2: Thoroughly Modern Millie, JR. takes place from July 24th – August 11th with performances on August 12th.
This summer camp is for anyone entering grades 2nd through 11th.
Camp is located at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT.
There is no doubt that they will be making lots of new buddies in camp! Even if your child is a little shy, we conduct lots of different activities throughout the sessions that help each camper get comfortable in our space and bond with their peers. Every session there are new faces that all of us, including the familiar faces, are extremely excited to get to know!
Each session contains around 40 – 55 campers.
We would love to have them for either one or both sessions! If your child does both, we offer a discount on tuition.
For a single session, camp costs $950 per camper. If you have more than one child joining us, it is $950 for the first camper and $900 per additional camper within the same family. If someone is joining us for both summer sessions, there is a discounted cost of $900 per child per session. This tuition cost includes the $50 non-refundable registration fee. Upon registration, the full amount or 50% of the deposit is required. The remaining balance is due by June 1st, with no refunds following this date.
Due to costume, set, and space costs having to be paid for ahead of time, we are unable to provide refunds for cancellations after June 1st.
Camp starts at 9:30am and ends at 3:00pm.
Please drop-off your child in the back parking lot of First Church Congregational no earlier than 9:15am. Pick-up is held at the same location promptly at 3:00pm. Please come inside to the sign-out table so that a counselor can check off your child’s name and assure their being dismissed with their guardian. Older campers (Group 3) are allowed to sign out themselves as long as their guardian has provided us with a note approving this at the beginning of the session and that they notify a sign-out counselor before leaving.
Please let us know ahead of time by texting or calling (203) 610-5882 if your child will be late or absent before camp begins that day. For early pick-ups, a note should be given to one of our counselors when signing in that morning.
The best way to reach us during camp hours is to call (203) 610-5882.
Everyday campers should arrive with a bag snack and lunch with an ice pack, a refillable water bottle, comfortable clothing and a smile! We ask that no children come to camp dressed in flip flops or sandals, as our campers will be participating in dance classes and some outdoor games each day.
If your child has an allergy, please let us know of it before our session begins. The camp is not allergy-free unless we are told of a camper’s allergy ahead of time, and in that case, we will communicate to all campers/guardians that they must avoid bringing that substance to camp. Additionally, we require that your child be able to administer their own EpiPen in case of emergency.
We ask you to provide us with all crucial information regarding your child’s medical conditions when completing registration. In the event of injury, our staff will provide first aid. In an emergency, 911 will be called and the guardian will be informed.
While we intend for this camp to be as inclusive as it can, the singing, acting and dancing classes and performances involve both physical and developmental demands that may be hard for some children to handle. Because of this, our camp may not be the most appropriate option for these children.
The shows are cast based on auditions that are conducted during the first week of camp as well as voice, dance and acting class behavior/performance. Every camper is granted an audition where we ask them to sing us a song of their choice. Some auditions may also involve reading and working with scenes from the show.
We pride ourselves on ensuring that every role feels like an important one to every camper. All campers will get the chance to develop their characters and create their own background stories in acting classes, as well as learn the show’s songs and dances in voice and dancing classes. They will also participate in games, crafts and stage rehearsals.
We will provide most costume pieces! However, we sometimes will ask for things such as shoes or pants to be brought from home for campers to perform in. These items are usually things that most campers already have, but they may need to be purchased if otherwise.
Performances are held at 4:00pm and 7:00pm on the Saturday following the third and final week of each session at the Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT.
Ticket sales begin June 26th for both Session 1 and 2 performances.