The neon lights on Broadway draw thousands of tourists yearly, and theater loving kids and teens, who dream of seeing their name on marquees.
Camp Broadway serves those kids. The day camp, which offers week-long musical theater intensives for kids ages 6-17, also brings camp to kids, with theater camps from Arizona to Rhode Island this summer.
If your child attends the NYC camp, she will also go to a Broadway show, meet some of the performers and hang out with the backstage crew. My youngest daughter, Nora, went to the camp when she was 9, and it was the highlight of her young life.
Each session centers around a different show. This summer, the shows are Oliver! and My Fair Lady.
Nora’s summer, they worked on Bye, Bye Birdie, and even got to meet the show’s composer, Charles Strouse. They saw In the Heights and chatted with the actors.
All the camps conclude with a performance by the campers, and parents and friends attend. We were amazed at the quality of the production after just a week of rehearsal.
Throughout the year, Camp Broadway runs musical theater workshops and offers opportunities to local kids, like performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
As a sponsor of the Family Travel Conference, Camp Broadway provided attendees with tickets to Sister Act on Broadway and Traces off-Broadway.