Ages 11-13

Expect to challenge yourself to grow and learn, celebrate your talents, and collaborate with peers and professionals. 

Whether they are a seasoned performer or just venturing onto the stage, there’s a place for everyone! Participants create their own summer adventure as they choose from a variety of 1 and 2-week programs geared towards offering a range of performance 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!

Into the Woods Jr.Participants will develop their artistic skills and enhance their ability to execute techniques with precision through guidance from our experienced and diverse team. Hosted in the state-of-the-art theater at Brooks School, our program benefits from the expertise of industry professionals with extensive knowledge and years of hands-on experience in the field, ensuring a meaningful and enduring summer experience for our students. Every student will be consistently challenged and will depart with valuable skills in performing, public speaking, and social interaction. The primary focus of this program lies in the theatrical process itself, rather than solely on the final product. The program reaches its climax with an engaging workshop performance, inviting fellow Brooks campers, friends, and family to attend and celebrate the students’ achievements.

Embarking on the enchanting journey of ‘Into The Woods Jr.’ is more than just participating in a theatrical production; it’s a remarkable voyage into the world of storytelling and imagination. Young performers will immerse themselves in a universe where fairy tales interweave, and where each twist and turn yields new insights and surprises. This magical experience not only fosters their creativity but also nurtures their confidence and ability to collaborate effectively. As they take their place on the stage, campers will delve into the art of performance, mastering the subtleties of character, emotion, and stagecraft. Through the captivating narrative of ‘Into The Woods Jr.,’ lifelong friendships will flourish, and young talents will discover their voices, both on and off the stage. We invite you to join us on this unforgettable journey, where the joy of self-expression and the enchantment of theater merge to create memories that will endure a lifetime. See the daily schedule.

Brooks TV Reloaded: Unlock your inner filmmaker and take on the roles of screenwriter, director, and movie star as you craft and produce your own short film! Dive into the world of filmmaking, where you’ll explore everything from camera angles to scene-stealing cameos, and from essential b-roll footage to delightful bloopers. This program offers a true ‘on-set’ experience, where teamwork reigns supreme, and you’ll seize the opportunity to leave your mark on the silver screen. Beyond your time on the set, you’ll also participate in a variety of outdoor day-camp activities, ensuring a well-rounded and dynamic experience. Your creative process will be proudly shared with friends and family during a showcase, and the final films will be conveniently distributed via email. If you’ve previously embarked on the BrooksTV journey and are eager to do so again, you’re in for an exciting adventure. This class is designed to be repeated, offering fresh perspectives and focuses each summer, as no two films are ever alike. See the daily schedule.

Broadway Cabaret: “Come to the cabaret!” This program invites participants to embark on a captivating journey into the realm of music and performance, where they’ll explore their voices and hone their stagecraft as they deliver their favorite songs from the Broadway stage and beyond. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned vocalist, all are welcome! Singers will have the opportunity to shine both in group performances and as soloists. Throughout the program, performers will engage in collaborative efforts with peers and seasoned professionals, allowing them to uncover their unique strengths and identify areas for personal growth. While they’ll work together as a group, each participant will also receive personalized, one-on-one instruction tailored to their individual abilities and interests. It’s a week that promises to challenge you to expand your talents, celebrate your artistry, and foster collaborative relationships with both your peers and experienced professionals. 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. Participants will have access to our 270-acre campus. 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 a flexible teaching space and an additional performance venue. A costume shop, changing room, and green room are included as well.

A Typical Day

Stages & Studios offers a dynamic daily schedule that immerses students in a well-rounded performing arts experience, including acting, music, and dance. Our program encourages students to collaborate while receiving expert guidance from professional instructors who assist actors in mastering their lines, notes, and choreography.

Throughout the day, we prioritize breaks to allow students to rejuvenate and socialize, even incorporating outdoor time during lunch to make the most of their downtime. At the conclusion of the day, students engage in an enriching tech time session, honing their skills in the technical aspects of theatre, such as costume design, prop management, and lighting. Participants

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 Creative Block 4
1:10-1:45 Creative Block 5
1:45-1:50 Snack
1:50-2:25 Creative Block 6
2:30-3:05 Creative Block 7
3:10-3:45 Creative Block 8
3:45-4:00 Afternoon Meeting
4:00-4:30 Pick-Up

Program Team