Elefante Musical Theater Camp
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
PRICE PER SESSION: $775
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.
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.
|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
- 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.