Performing Arts

Summer Academy for Performing Arts
Entering Grades 5-8

We are proud to present the Summer Academy for Performing Arts — a unique theatre arts and dance camp experience which is a partnership between the JCC of Central NJ 's Camp Yachad and the Union County Vocational Technical School Academy for Performing Arts located in Scotch Plains, NJ.  The perfomring arts camp site is the Academy's impressive state-of-the-art facility on the Union County Vocational Technical School Campus located minutes from the JCC. Door-to-door transportation is provided. Sessions run for 2 weeks at a time and are offered twice a summer.

Session 1: Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 24
Session 2: Monday, July 27 - Friday, August 7

Perfect for middle schoolers who are passionate about the performing arts and want to engage in them at a professional level, the Summer Academy for Performing Arts Camp offers campers the chance to learn skills, techniques and repertoire in both theatre arts and dance during daily sessions. Campers get a taste of the "real thing" with access to the Academy's blackbox theatre, dressing rooms, dance and acting studios.

Dance includes:

  • Basic Modern Technique
  • Jazz Technique and Musical Theatre Jazz
  • Movement Improvisation and Beginner
  • Movement Composition
  • Dance Appreciation/World Cultures & Social Dance

Theatre Arts includes:

  • Basic Acting Technique/Characterization
  • Improvisation
  • Scene Study
  • Theatre Repertoire

Performing arts campers will also benefit from the Academy's amazing Project Adventure™ course. Project Adventure™ fosters personal learning and growth through adventure-based activities (using low and high ropes) which work on physical balance, flexibility, problem-solving and cooperation – skills so important in the performing arts field.

At the end of each two-week session, campers will showcase their newly learned skills in an informal & informative performance. (Parents and families welcome to attend!)

Staff  Throughout the day, campers are under the supervision of Camp Yachad staff. This staff, lead by a dedicated Camp Yachad Unit Director, will ensure that the campers are a cohesive unit; staff will help campers transition from activity to activity, supervise lunch and of course, bring the Camp Yachad spirit and culture to this program.





Countdown 'til Camp

Upcoming Events and Dates

December 24, 2014
December 25, 2014 | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
December 26, 2014
December 28, 2014 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
December 29, 2014
December 30, 2014


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