July 1 to August 9*
Six-week session
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Is your child a budding star on stage or screen? Does he or she love acting, singing, dancing, and music? Would six weeks of theater camp - which also includes musical instrument instruction, swimming, and outdoor play - create a buzz of excitement about the summer ahead?

Join us for Poly Performing Arts Camp (PPAC). Entering its 30th year, PPAC offers boys and girls a robust theater camp experience led by real actors, directors, composers, playwrights, and other theater professionals. This six-week program includes training in:
  • Acting
  • Singing and songwriting
  • Ensemble-based script creation
  • Playing a musical instrument
  • Choreography and dance
  • Stage combat and improvisation
  • Costume and set design
  • Interpreting and reading music
PPAC culminates in a remarkable theatrical performance for families and friends using Poly’s own professional theater.

Unique to Poly's program is campers access to 25 acres of greenery. Campers in PPAC also enjoy recreational swim, outdoor play, daily picnics, weekly barbecues, tennis workshops, and daily creative time for crafts and games.
*no sessions on July 4 and 5

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Performing Arts Camp Staff

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  • Cynthia Babak, Camp Director

    • Professional actor, director, playwright
    • Teaching artist at Roundabout Theater Company
    • BFA, Drama, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
    • Director, Poly Prep Freshman/Sophomore Play for 8 years
  • Laurie Uguccione, Musical Director

    • Composer of film scores, musicals, and operas
    • Attended NYU’s program in musical theatre composition
    • Taught at 92nd Street Y and the Third Street Music School
  • Ashley Hacker, Dance Director

    • Poly Prep faculty member
    • BFA Dance, MA Dance Education from NYU
    • International teaching and choregraphy experience
    • Performs with NYC Based company, Aries in Flight
  • Taylor Valentine, Drama Instructor

    • MFA CWRU/Cleveland Playhouse
    • Regional Theater: Berkeley Representative, ACT, San Jose Reprepresentative, Member of Society of American Fight Directors. Teaching Artist in NYC schools.
  • Jenny Campbell, Drama Instructor

    • Nationally recognized puppeteer
    • Certified arts educator in puppetry, improv, devising, and musical theater
  • John Bowen, Assistant Musical Director/Voice Coach

    • Nationally recognized musical director and keyboard player  
  • Ellen Gronningen, Strings Instructor

    • Juilliard Graduate, BA and MA
    • Teaching artist, Brooklyn Conservatory
    • Tenured member of Oakland Symphony in CA
    • Faculty member, various chamber music festivals
Experience a day in the life of Performing Arts Camp!
Saturday, March 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
We are happy to answer questions and assist with your summer camp planning.  Call us at 718-836-9800 ext. 3220 or email us.
50 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 | (718) 768-1103
9216 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11228 | (718) 836-9800