Summer Theatre Conservatory - theater camp for kids age 10 to 17

Summer Theatre Conservatory is Dreamcatcher's theater camp for kidsDreamcatcher’s Summer Theatre Conservatory is a four-week theatre camp in Summit, NJ. In classes taught by theatre professionals kids learn different skills each week and have multiple performance opportunities.

The STC is an enjoyable way for students aged 10 to 17 to explore their interest in the performing arts during their summer vacation. Professionals in their field teach all classes, and students receive individual attention, constructive feedback, and the support needed to achieve their personal goals. Participants can tailor the program to suit their preferences, attending the conservatory for one, two, three or all four weeks.

At Dreamcatcher’s Summer Theatre Conservatory, we believe in having fun while developing real skills under the guidance of professionals. Emphasis is placed on individual attention, constructive feedback, and the achievement of personal goals.


Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm at Calvary Church in Summit. Last year’s conservatory included classes in Acting Technique, Improv Comedy, Stage Combat, Voice, Theatre Dance, and Shakespeare, among other topics.

Week 1ACTORS’ WORKSHOP (July 6–10) provides a strong foundation for any of the following sessions, focusing on the building blocks of acting: vocal and physical preparation, acting technique, and scene study.

Kids love theater camp at DreamcatcherWeek 2 MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP (July 13–17) will include classes in acting technique as well as in musical theatre dance and singing, with the opportunity to combine all of the skills each day.

Weeks 3 & 4 DREAMCATCHER JUNIOR – Create & perform a show (July 20–31) is a two-week journey in which students create a show from scratch with their instructors, rehearse it, and present it to the public on August 1. During these weeks students will develop their skills and creative talents as an ensemble under the guidance of a professional director.

Students from last summer’s camp commented: “I loved every part of this week,” and “My experience was really great because I was treated like a professional.”


Classes are held at Calvary Church in SummitThe Summer Theatre Conservatory takes place in the Parish House on the bucolic campus of Calvary Episcopal Church. The church is located adjacent to the downtown shops, cafes and services of Summit, NJ.

Convenient to local highways, Calvary Church is just 1 mile from route 24, 2 miles from JFK Parkway, and 3.5 miles from I-78.    Directions


Rates for 2015 have not yet been set. Join our e-mail list to receive announcements.

Admission is on a first come, first served basis until the program is filled. The entire program typically sells out. Limited scholarships are available (contact info below).

For more information on the Summer Theatre Conservatory, read the brochure, send an e-mail to or call Dreamcatcher’s business office at 908-514-9654.


Registration for summer 2015 will open by March 2015.

Join our e-mail list (below) to be the first to hear about next year’s camp.

July 6 through July 31, 2015
July 6-10
Actors’ Workshop
Performance July 10 2-3pm
July 13-17
Musical Theatre

Performance July 17 2-3pm
WEEK 3-4:
July 20-31
Dreamcatcher Junior
Create & Perform a Show

Public performance:
  - Friday, July 31, 7:30pm
Classes meet weekdays 9am - 3pm.

Q&A with artistic director Laura Ekstrand
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Do I need acting experience?
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