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Elefante Musical Theater Camp

Basking Ridge
Rising Grades K - 12
Dates in July & August View All
Full Day
Partner Program
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$775 / 2-Weeks

Camp at a Glance

Join our happy campers and a staff of top-notch theater professionals for an amazing summer of musical theater training, performance, friendship, and fun! This super-popular performing arts camp is for students of all skill levels, from beginners to Broadway performers — literally!

Camp is held at the incredibly spacious, state-of-the-art performance and rehearsal facilities at The Pingry School’s upper school campus at 131 Martinsville Road in Basking Ridge.

Each of the 3 two-week sessions culminates in a different, original show — a FREE Friday night performance. The show is a multi-act theatrical revue highlighting the talents of all of our campers. The campers will be backed by a live professional band led by Broadway Musical Director Joe Elefante!

SESSION 1: July 12 – July 23
SESSION 2: July 26 – Aug 6
SESSION 3: Aug 9–Aug 20
TIME: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Register for as many sessions as you like. All 3 sessions cover different material. No-Risk Registration: All tuition is fully refundable.

Tuition includes tickets to the performance, music binders, t-shirts, our wild-card sessions with Broadway performers, and master classes with industry professionals.

Register now, or visit for more information.

Daily Schedule

Morning Session – Each morning, students entering third grade and up participate in age-based class rotations where they receive structured instruction in dance, vocal performance, and acting. Students entering K through first grade participate in a morning schedule tailored specifically to their ages and attention spans.

Lunch – Campers 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, costuming, and more
— 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 Friday evening performance.

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 Elems”
Entering Grades 5 – 7th also known as “The Mids”
Entering Grades 8 – 12 (or recently graduated), also known as “The Highs”

The “Elems”, “Mids”, and “Highs” follow the above-listed morning class rotations within their respective age groups, but at lunchtime and beyond, all age groups combine for wildcards, small-group rehearsals, and full company rehearsals. “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.

2021 Dates

Session Weeks (2-week camp) Times
Session 1 July 12 – 23 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Session 2 July 26 – August 6 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Session 3 August 9 – 20 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Before and After Care Available

Camp Credentials

  • This performing arts camp is led by a staff of top-notch theater professionals under the music direction of Broadway conductor Joe Elefante.


Not provided; bring your own lunch. Nut-free items only please OR purchase lunch through Pingry’s add-on lunch option.

Drop-off/Pick-up Location

Hostetter Arts Center

What to Expect

Singing. Dancing. Acting. All the skills you need to make a scene!

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