Elefante Summer Music Theater - Pingry Summer Day Camps
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Elefante Summer Music Theater

Camp Overview

Elefante Summer Musical Theater Camp offers campers training in singing, dancing, and acting, expertly taught by top industry professionals. This camp is an excellent opportunity for students entering grades K-12. Elefante Musical Theater campers include all skill levels, from beginners to Broadway performers! Each session culminates in a thrilling original performance on Friday evening.

New Campers

You won’t believe how much fun you’re going to have singing, dancing, acting, and making friends and lifelong memories!

Returning Campers

Get ready for another amazing summer.

The shows will provide our campers with wonderful musical numbers to perform as they learn about great Broadway musicals from the golden age of musical theater through to the top hit shows of today, and about the brilliant men and women who have written (and are still writing) amazing music and lyrics for Broadway.

Each of the 3 two-week sessions culminates in the final show — a FREE Friday night performance. Since each camp session is totally different, you can enroll in all three sessions (many students do)!

Register for all 3 sessions and receive a $100 DISCOUNT

Click here for more details on this camp and all of Elefante Musical Theater’s other offerings!

Daily Program

Sample Daily Schedule

Time Activity
9:00 – 9:15 Attendance, Announcements, Theater Games, and Warm-Ups
9:15-10:00 Conservatory Class – First Rotation (Acting, Dance or Voice)
10:00-10:45 Conservatory Class – Second Rotation (Acting, Dance or Voice)
10:45-11:30 Conservatory Class – Third Rotation (Acting, Dance or Voice)
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-1:00 Wild Card Session
1:00-3:00 Small-Group and Full Company Rehearsals for the final show.

Morning Session

Each morning, students entering second grade and up participate in age-based, conservatory-style class rotations where they receive structured instruction in dance, vocal performance, and acting. Students entering K through first grade (“The Littles”) participate in a morning schedule tailored specifically to their ages and attention spans.

Lunch

Campers can opt to bring their own nut-free, bagged lunches, which they enjoy in Pingry’s dining area, OR they can purchase lunch through Pingry’s add-on lunch option.

Wildcard Session

After lunch, there’s a “wildcard” session in which we do something different each day. Past wildcards have included:

  • Master classes with Broadway, film, and TV performers
  • Visits from film, TV and Broadway casting directors
  • Audition workshops and clinics with Broadway agents and managers (some of our students were even “discovered” and signed by management as a direct result of these clinics)
  • Workshops on set design, technical direction, and costuming
  • Intensives in specialized dance styles such as hip-hop and tap
  • Acting for Film, Television, and Commercials

Afternoon Session (Performance Workshop)

The last two hours of camp is our Performance Workshop, where campers break into performance groups to rehearse for the final performance.

Age Groups

Elefante Musical Theater Camp is divided into 4 age groupings:

  • Entering Grades K – 1st also known as “The Littles”
  • Entering Grades 2 – 4th also known as “The Blues”
  • Entering Grades 5 – 7th also known as “The Reds”
  • Entering Grades 8 – 12 (or recently graduated), also known as “The Greens”

The “Blues”, “Reds”, and “Greens” follow the above-listed morning class rotations within their respective age groups, but at lunchtime and beyond, all age groups often combine for wildcards, small-group rehearsals, and full company rehearsals, but rehearse within cohorts as much as possible.

“The Littles” follow their own specialized schedule, which covers acting, singing, dancing, puppetry, arts & crafts and more, but which does not adhere to a set morning rotation. “The Littles” often combine with the other age divisions and with the full company to rehearse small- and large-group numbers, as “The Littles” are prominently featured in the Friday evening performance.