Junior Players

Ages 5-8

Junior Players explore unique weekly themes through the creative components of arts and crafts, music, and performing arts!

In this integrated arts program, participants rotate daily through the creative components as they collaborate on a creative showcase that combines all of their artistic experiences. The schedule balances indoor and outdoor activities and engages kids in an immersive and age-appropriate way.

Designed specifically for children ages 5-8, participants will rotate daily through creative components emphasizing arts & crafts, music, and performing arts. Outdoor activities complement and balance the creative focus to provide a well-rounded, immersive, and fun experience. Each activity is led by a dedicated team of counselors whose background and passion are in youth development. The bonus of having the opportunity to work with a choreographer, art director, and music director, in the creative components brings an invaluable depth of knowledge and years of experience to this program.

This full-day program operates from 9:00-4:00 daily. Bus transportation is available.

2023 Themed Weeks

Time Travelers: This week, children explore decades past and present! There’s no limit to their explorations and time-traveling inventions!  See the daily schedule.

On Safari: Lions, Tigers, and Giraffes, oh my! Campers are in for a real adventure this week as they access every ounce of their creativity to bring the savannah (and more!) to life through art and performance. See the daily schedule.

Art-lympics: What do sports and art have in common? Let’s find out! The Junior Players celebrate art and athletics this week as they stretch their creative minds.  See the daily schedule.

Around the World: We can’t wait to learn more about art and culture from around the world this week! The campers will learn from each other as they share art and performance from their own cultures and explore a new art form each day!  See the daily schedule.

Fairytale Directives: What really happened to the Wolf after encountering the 3 Little Pigs? Did Goldilocks really eat Baby Bear’s porridge? What was the motivation behind that Witch’s poison apple? Get ready to unpack these fairytale mysteries and more through art, song, and dance!  See the daily schedule.

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About the Space

The Brooks Studios and Stages Program provides participants with a variety of activities and spaces that no other local camp can equal. There is plenty of room to run and play, from tennis courts and fields to an archery range and gymnastics center. New for 2023, swimming is now part of this program. In addition to taking full advantage of our 270-acre campus on the shore of Lake Cochichewick, our newly constructed Center for the Arts building will house the creative components.

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A Typical Day

Campers rotate through a schedule that changes daily and will ensure your child looks forward to camp every day. In these time blocks, students collaborate with one another, professional instructors, and counselors. There are outdoor breaks built into the day to allow students to expand their minds and stretch their bodies. Outdoor activities complement and balance the creative components to provide a well-rounded, immersive, and fun experience.

8:30-9:00 Drop-Off
9:00-9:10 Morning Meeting
9:10-9:50 Creative Block 1
10:00-10:40 Free Swim
10:40-10:50 Snack
10:50-12:20 Creative Blocks 2 & 3
12:20-12:45 Lunch
12:55-2:25 Creative Blocks 4 & 5
2:25-2:35 Snack
2:25-3:15 Gymnastics
3:20-3:50 Soccer
3:50-4:00 Afternoon Meeting
4:00-4:30 Pick-Up

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