Ages 8-10

Stages & Studios is where your child’s journey to explore the world begins.

Throughout the summer, campers embark on a thrilling adventure as they select from a variety of 1 and 2-week programs, each offering a diverse range of experiences.

Here’s what makes Stages & Studios the perfect choice for your child:

Unleash Creativity:

Dive into the world of theatrical techniques through engaging performances, music, and dance. It’s a place where your child can explore their interests, celebrate their talents, gain new skills, and collaborate with peers and experienced professionals.

A Journey of Variety:

Your child will have the freedom to craft their summer adventure by choosing from a selection of exciting programs, each tailored to their unique interests and passions.

Creative Collaboration:

Our integrated arts program offers a daily rotation through various creative components, fostering collaboration on a creative showcase that combines all of your child’s artistic experiences.

Balanced Fun:

Our schedule strikes the perfect balance between indoor and outdoor activities, ensuring a well-rounded and age-appropriate experience that captivates and engages your child.

Expert Guidance:

Your child’s journey is guided by a team of dedicated counselors, all with a deep background and passion for youth development. They’re here to inspire and mentor, providing your child with a safe and nurturing environment.

Professional Insights:

A unique aspect of our program is the chance for your child to work alongside a choreographer, art director, and music director. Their invaluable knowledge and years of experience add depth to the creative components of the camp.

Full-Day Adventure:

Our program operates from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily, ensuring your child enjoys ample time to immerse themselves in their artistic passions.

Convenient Transportation:

We offer bus transportation, making it easy and convenient for your child to be a part of this unforgettable summer experience.

Join us this summer and watch your child’s creativity come to life at Brooks!

Page to Stage: No role is too small in our immersive journey through the world of theater! Join us as you become the writer, actor, and producer of your very own short play. From conceptualizing the script to bringing it to life on stage, this fast-paced two-week program guides you through the entire process of play creation. Collaborating with fellow participants, you’ll breathe new life into a cherished printed work. Each student will not only feature prominently in the performance but also have the opportunity to explore their skills and interests as directors and designers. The program concludes with an exciting workshop performance, inviting fellow Brooks campers, friends, and family to attend and enjoy the culmination of your hard work. See the daily schedule.

Shrek the Musical Jr.: This program is a unique opportunity for young participants to enhance their artistic skills, with a focus on honing their technique under the guidance of our experienced and diverse team. Held in the state-of-the-art theater at Brooks School, our instructors are industry professionals with a wealth of knowledge and years of hands-on experience in the field, ensuring an enriching and enduring summer experience for our students.

Every student will be personally challenged and leave with valuable skills in performing, public speaking, and social interaction. It’s important to note that our emphasis is on the theatrical process itself, rather than solely on the final product. The program concludes with an engaging workshop performance, open to fellow Brooks campers, friends, and family, offering a platform for the young talents to showcase their newfound skills.

Join our cast as we bring the heartwarming hit to life on the Brooks Stage. Through this experience, children will not only grasp the art of storytelling but also develop their stage presence and forge friendships that may last a lifetime. Being a part of Shrek Jr. isn’t just about putting on a show; it’s about discovering the joy of performance, self-expression, and the thrill of breathing life into beloved characters. In the process, children will build valuable life skills that will serve them well in the future. See the daily schedule.

Brooks TV Remix: Step into the world of filmmaking and become the screenwriter, director, and leading star of your very own short film! From mastering camera angles to crafting memorable cameos and from capturing b-roll to relishing in delightful bloopers, this program offers you an authentic ‘on-set’ experience. Working as a team, you’ll seize the opportunity to leave your mark on the big screen. Beyond the set, participants will engage in outdoor day-camp activities, striking a balance between creative film work and active outdoor fun. The fruits of your labor will be shared in a showcase for friends and family, and the final films will be conveniently distributed via email. If you’ve already had the pleasure of experiencing BrooksTV before and want to join us again, you’re in luck! This class is designed to be repeated, as each new session brings the chance to explore different areas of focus, ensuring that no two films are alike. 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. This program also includes swimming fin our two outdoor pools. In addition to taking full advantage of our 270-acre campus on the shore of Lake Cochichewick, the Center for the Arts building houses the creative components.

The newly constructed Center for the Arts opened its doors to students, faculty, and staff for use on October 30, 2018. The $28 million facility has transformed the school, bonding the visual, musical, and performing arts together and placing them on display at the center of campus.

Performances, teaching, and community gatherings have a spacious, comfortable home in the theater, with 387 seats. Its stage connects to a scene shop and a 1,200-square-foot Black Box theater, which provides flexible teaching space and an additional performance venue. A costume shop, changing room, and green room are also included.

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
9:10-9:45 Creative Block 1
9:50-10:25 Creative Block 2
10:25-10:30 Snack
10:30-11:05 Free Swim
11:10-11:45 Creative Block 3
11:50-12:20 Lunch
12:30-1:05 Skateboarding
1:10-1:45 Gymnastics
1:45-1:50 Snack
1:50-2:25 Creative Block 4
2:30-3:05 Explorations
3:10-3:45 Creative Block 5
3:45-4:00 Afternoon Meeting
4:00-4:30 Pick-Up

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Program Team