Woodland Playhouse 2021 Summer Camp Details

1a. Theater Camp  : July 5th - July 9th, 2021

Ages: 7 - 12  

Dates: July 5 - July 9, 2021

Location: 5575 State Route 28

Times: 8:30a to 3:30p

Price: Weekly $245

 

Actors will do everything needed to create a performance by the end of the week!  They will participate in improvisation, stagecraft, script writing, songwriting, singing, character development, and so much more! At the end of the week, the actors will put on a performance of their own creation. Some children prefer more behind the scenes work (which we welcome), while others enjoy the spotlight and some like a little of both. Our theatre camp offers countless opportunities for our campers and their specific interests. This original production will offer different options for different campers, with speaking-only parts, singing parts, musical parts, stagehand and/or visual art and set design positions, as well as any combination. We will practice theater exercises and games during the week that will help get ideas flowing to support camper’s to create a show that is made up of their words and original ideas.

Theatre campers will also enjoy exploring the mountain, multiple outdoor activities, games, snack, and some free time to enjoy with their peers. Sweet Friday treats may also be shared! However, the focus of the program will be about theatre.

 

Program Designer:

At Woodland Playhouse, Christina Davis wears many different hats and has a hand in every ongoing activity. While Christina has participated in college level acting courses, the bulk of her learning has happened on-the-ground with campers over the last five years of summer camps with three different program leaders. In 2020 due to COVID-19, Christina found herself in a situation where she needed to lead a group of 10 six-to-twelve year old campers in writing and designing a performance. A huge storm lost a day of camp and so the group had four days to be ready. Not only did they successfully accomplish their goals, all campers and staff felt confident, happy, and proud of what they had done. Christina is excited to do it all over again this summer.

And the show will go on! This camp is full. Please contact Christina at ChristinaWoodlandPlayhouse@gmail.com to be placed on our waitlist.

1b. Art Camp  : July 5th - July 9th, 2021

Ages: 2 - 6 

Dates: July 5 - July 9, 2021

Location: Off Site Camp (Glenbrook Park)

Times: 8:30 am - 1:30pm

Price: Weekly $205 ($245 for 2 year olds)

 

Come and join Michele as we delve into the exploration of light, shadow and texture using nature and found objects. Campers will spend time exploring all nature has to offer, whether it be natural or manmade objects. Michele will guide campers to a better understanding of how to “see” objects in different ways. Campers will use light, shadow, perspective, and an open mind to create works that reflect this. All participants should dress for exploration into the woods and streams and wear thick soled shoes, high socks or pants.

 

Program Designer:

Michele Garner has 10 + years of experience working with kids, having worked at Woodland Playhouse since 2008 and substituting as a TA within the Onteora School District, as well as raising two teenage boys. Michele plans to utilize her visual arts background, in Photography and sculpture. Michele is a graduate of The Philadelphia Art Institute, The Art Students League, and has been working as a professional photographer throughout the years. She is very excited to lead the design of the Woodland Playhouse art camps this summer!

Art can be found everywhere, and inside all of us is an artist. This camp and the waitlist for this camp are full. Please check out our other camps!

2a.   Music Camp   :   July   12   -   July   16,   2021

Ages: 2 - 6 

Dates: July 12 - July 16

Location: 5575 State Route 28

Times: 8:30a - 1:30p

Price: Weekly $205 ($245 for 2 year olds)

 

Come and listen, move and play with us! Campers will use their whole bodies to feel, create, and appreciate the life and sounds in music. We will spend our time together dancing, singing, and making music! Your campers will feel the joy and power that comes with the expression of music while also enjoying ample time to celebrate and experience all the wonders of summer.

 

Program Designer:

Uncle Rock is a renowned Hudson Valley children's performer also known as writer-musician-teacher Robert Burke Warren. His "rock of all ages" family music is a mixture of Shel Silverstein meets Buddy Holly, the Ramones meets Pete Seeger. Uncle Rock songs have been satellite radio hits, placed in movies, and even performed by the Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Performances are interactive, high-energy, and educational. Cross-generational, enlightened, toe-tappin' tunes for kids from 2 to 92!

Music is magical! This camp and the waitlist for this camp are full. Check out our other camps!

2b.   Science   & Agriculture   Camp  :   July   12   -   July   16,   2021

Ages: 4 - 8 

Dates: July 12 - July 16, 2021

Location: Off Site Locations (TBA)

Times: 9am to 3:30pm 

Price: Weekly $220

 

This camp is designed to introduce some of our youngest campers to a traveling camp while fostering an interest in science and in agriculture and to introduce them to philosophy and the necessity of permaculture. Campers will plant summer crops, harvest from an existing garden, and meet different types of animals (donkeys and chickens and ducks, oh my!) as well as enjoy periods of free play, water play, and down time. Campers must be potty trained.

 

Program Designer:

Christina Davis (mom to Isabelle & Leonardo) is a full time teacher and owner of the Woodland Playhouse. She is a certified NYS teacher for grades birth-sixth grade. In 2018, she earned her Masters of Science in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) from SUNY New Paltz. Christina has a tendency to dive headlong into whatever new challenge comes her way, including designing and leading a science and agriculture camp for some of our youngest campers. This is the camp’s third year and it has been a blast for all involved each year.

Science & Agriculture is VERY exciting. This camp is full. Please e-mail Christina at ChristinaWoodlandPlayhouse@gmail.com to be put on the wait list.

3a.   Music   Camp   :   July   19   -   July   23,   2021

2c.   Engineering  Camp  :   July   12   -   July   16,   2021

Ages: 5 - 10

Dates: July 12 - July 16, 2021

Location: On Site (Big Yard & The Forest!)

Times: 9am to 3:30pm 

Price: Weekly $220

 

This camp is perfect for campers interested in designing catapults, imagining and building an obstacle course (and completing it!), and exploring what they can make with axles, wheels, rubber bands, and power tools. While a portion of our day will be spent creating and inventing, there will always be some time for some good old fashioned summer camp fun - exploring the forest, playing in the sprinkler, and playing team-building games just to name a few activities.

 

Program Designer:

Jesse Rice has always been interested in how things work and that has led him to earn his degree in Engineering. In his words, “Physics + Math = Cool things that can break stuff”.  While this is Jesse's first year being involved in designing specific aspects of a camp, Jesse has been involved with Woodland Playhouse since 2017 when he helped design hands-on activities for children and built our website.

The Engineers are ready! This camp is full. If you're still interested, please contact Christina at ChristinaWoodlandPlayhouse@gmail.com to be placed on our waitlist.

Ages: 4  - 8 

Dates: July 19 - July 23

Location: 5575 State Route 28

Times: 8:30 - 3:30pm

Price: Weekly $220

 

Come and listen, move and play with us! Campers will use their whole bodies to feel, create, and appreciate the life and sounds in music. We will spend our time together dancing, singing, and making music! Your campers will feel the joy and power that comes with the expression of music while also enjoying ample time to celebrate and experience all the wonders of summer.

 

Program Designer:

Uncle Rock is a renowned Hudson Valley children's performer also known as writer-musician-teacher Robert Burke Warren. His "rock of all ages" family music is a mixture of Shel Silverstein meets Buddy Holly, the Ramones meets Pete Seeger. Uncle Rock songs have been satellite radio hits, placed in movies, and even performed by the Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Performances are interactive, high-energy, and educational. Cross-generational, enlightened, toe-tappin' tunes for kids from 2 to 92!

Music is magical! This camp is full. Please contact Christina at ChristinaWoodlandPlayhouse@gmail.com to be placed on our waitlist.

3b.   Quest Camp   :   July   19   -   July   23,   2021

Ages: 6 - 12 

Dates: July 19 - July 23, 2021

Location: Off Site

Times: 9a - 3:30p

Price: Weekly $220

 

This camp is designed for lovers of adventure and those looking for a way to challenge their minds. Campers will work both competitively and collaboratively to solve daily riddles and puzzles to save Woodland Playhouse. Think Percy Jackson meets Children of the Forest! Each day, campers will escapade through forests, create their own adventures, and outsmart their foes armed only with their wits, their friends, and their creativity. 

 

As with our other outdoor camps, children should come dressed for all day outdoor adventures. By the end of the week, parents and caregivers should expect to have exhausted and exhilarated adventurers returned to them. 

 

Program Designer:

Christina Davis was inspired to design this camp by the immense love her own children have shown for the riddles, tricks, and connections in Greek mythology and for the outdoors. Besides, Christina is always up for a new challenge...and what better challenge than to devise an interconnected and complex web of activities, puzzles, and adventures with a story arc to Save Woodland Playhouse!? It’s a teacher-writer-explorer’s dream come true.

Adventurers love a good quest. This camp is full, and this waitlist is full. We hope you are able to join us next year!

4a.   Art   Camp   :   July   26   -   July   30,   2021

Ages: 4 - 8

Dates: July 26 - July 30, 2021

Location: 5575 State Route 28

Times: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm 

Price: Weekly $220

 

Come and join Michele as we delve into the exploration of light, shadow and texture using nature and found objects. Campers will spend time exploring all nature has to offer, whether it be natural or manmade objects. Michele will guide campers to a better understanding of how to “see” objects in different ways. Campers will use light, shadow, perspective, and an open mind to create works that reflect this. All participants should dress for exploration into the woods and streams and wear thick soled shoes, high socks or pants.

 

Program Designer:

Michele Garner has 10 + years of experience working with kids, having worked at Woodland Playhouse since 2008 and substituting as a TA within the Onteora School District, as well as raising two teenage boys. Michele plans to utilize her visual arts background, in Photography and sculpture. Michele is a graduate of The Philadelphia Art Institute, The Art Students League, and has been working as a professional photographer throughout the years. She is very excited to lead the design of the Woodland Playhouse art camps this summer! 

Art can be found everywhere, and inside all of us is an artist. This camp is full. Please contact Christina at ChristinaWoodlandPlayhouse@gmail.com to be placed on our waitlist.

4b.   Outdoor   Exploration  Camp   :   July   26   -   July   30,   2021

Ages: 6 - 12

Dates: July 26 - July 30, 2021

Location: Traveling Camp (Off Site)

Times: 9am to 3:30 pm 

Price: Weekly $220

 

We all know that spending time outdoors is important - we know that feeling of physical well being we have all experienced after spending time outside. This Outdoor Exploration camp has been designed around that feeling - to give campers quality time outdoors to explore their surroundings, learn new things, and build new skills. Campers will learn how important their role is on this earth and what they can do to help protect and preserve it. Campers will spend time identifying wild plants and trees and learning about their purpose within our ecosystem. Campers will also play team building games, wilderness survival games, and explore outdoor books during down time. Campers will socialize while discovering new areas and ways to feel connected to the earth and to each other.

 

Please dress for the outdoors! Campers will be outside hiking the woods every day.  Proper footwear, high socks, and lots of water are essential - bug repellent and lots of snacks are recommended. Join us for a week in the wild!

 

Program Designer:

Belinda Torres has worked at various camps over the years, adding to her experience working with children along with raising her two boys Brantley and Kody ages 8 and 6. This is her third season of camp at Woodland Playhouse which she participates in each year in addition to the school year. Belinda says:

“I have always had a great love for the outdoors. Growing up I spent a lot of time hiking and camping and I continue to do so now. Over the course of the years I have studied and gained knowledge on how to identify wild plants and trees right in our own backyard. I truly love working with children of all ages and really love sharing with them what I have learned. My goal for this camp is to give these children an experience that they won't forget!”

This is The Catskills! We love the outdoors. This camp is full and the waitlist for this camp is full. Check out our other camps!

5a.   Movement   Camp   :   August 2   -   August   6,   2021

Ages: 2-6

Dates: August 2 - August 6, 2021

Location: 5575 State Route 28

Times: 8:30am - 1:30pm

Price: Weekly $205 - $245

Movement is an integral part of all that we do - so it seems natural that we would want to move our bodies in a more intentional way. As with all of our Woodland Playhouse camps, this is an all out-door camp designed with our local children in mind - especially how much sitting they’ve been forced to do throughout the last year. 

Campers will spend afternoons hiking the mountain behind Woodland Playhouse and pausing to form yoga poses upon the rocks. They will spend mornings participating in physically active games designed to motivate them to challenge themselves each day. They will spend their days bending, stretching, and pausing to reflect and take in the world around them. In this unusual combination of games, yoga, and mindfulness activity, campers will have a million opportunities to play, explore, grow, and most importantly - have fun!

The Movement is within us all. This camp is full and the waitlist for this camp is full. Check out our other camps!

5b.   Outdoor  Exploration Camp   :   August 2   -   August   6,   2021

Ages: 7 - 12

Dates: August 2 - August 6, 2021

Location: Traveling Camp (Off Site)

Times: 9am to 3:30 pm 

Price: Weekly $220

 

We all know that spending time outdoors is important - we know that feeling of physical and mental well being we have all experienced after spending time outside. This Outdoor Exploration camp has been designed around that feeling - to give campers quality time outdoors to explore their surroundings, learn new things, and build new skills. Campers will learn how important their role is on this earth and what they can do to help protect and preserve it. Campers will spend time identifying wild plants and trees and learning about their purpose within our ecosystem. Campers will also play team building games, wilderness survival games, and explore outdoor books during down time. Campers will socialize while discovering new areas and ways to feel connected to the earth and to each other.

 

Please dress for the outdoors! Campers will be outside hiking the woods every day.  Proper footwear, high socks, and lots of water are essential - bug repellent and lots of snacks are recommended. Join us for a week in the wild!

 

Program Designer:

Belinda Torres has worked at various camps over the years, adding to her experience working with children along with raising her two boys Brantley and Kody ages 8 and 6. This is her third season of camp at Woodland Playhouse which she participates in each year in addition to the school year. Belinda says:

“I have always had a great love for the outdoors. Growing up I spent a lot of time hiking and camping and I continue to do so now. Over the course of the years I have studied and gained knowledge on how to identify wild plants and trees right in our own backyard. I truly love working with children of all ages and really love sharing with them what I have learned. My goal for this camp is to give these children an experience that they won't forget!”

This is The Catskills! We love the outdoors. This camp and it's waitlist are full. Check out our other camps!

6a.   Theater Camp   :   August 9  -   August   13,   2021

Ages: 4 - 8

Dates: August 9 - August 13, 2021

Location: 5575 State Route 28

Times: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm 

Price: Weekly $245

 

Actors will do everything needed to create a performance by the end of the week!  They will participate in improvisation, stagecraft, script writing, songwriting, singing, character development, and so much more! At the end of the week, the actors will put on a performance of their own creation. Some children prefer more behind the scenes work (which we welcome), while others enjoy the spotlight and some like a little of both. Our theatre camp offers countless opportunities for our campers and their specific interests. This original production will offer different options for different campers, with speaking-only parts, singing parts, musical parts, stagehand and/or visual art and set design positions, as well as any combination. We will practice theater exercises and games during the week that will help get ideas flowing to support camper’s to create a show that is made up of their words and original ideas.

Theatre campers will also enjoy exploring the mountain, multiple outdoor activities, games, snack, and some free time to enjoy with their peers. Sweet Friday treats may also be shared! However, the focus of the program will be about theatre.

 

Program Designer:

At Woodland Playhouse, Christina Davis wears many different hats and has a hand in every ongoing activity. While Christina has participated in college level acting courses, the bulk of her learning has happened on-the-ground with campers over the last five years of summer camps with three different program leaders. In 2020 due to COVID-19, Christina found herself in a situation where she needed to lead a group of 10 six-to-twelve year old campers in writing and designing a performance. A huge storm lost a day of camp and so the group had four days to be ready. Not only did they successfully accomplish their goals, all campers and staff felt confident, happy, and proud of what they had done. Christina is excited to do it all over again this summer.

And the show will go on! This camp is full. Please contact Christina at ChristinaWoodlandPlayhouse@gmail.com to be placed on our waitlist.

6b.   Bikes, Hikes, and Sustainability   :   Aug 9  -   Aug   13,   2021

Ages: 5 - 10

Dates: August 9 - August 13, 2021

Location: Traveling Camp

Times: 9a-3:30p

Price: Weekly $220

 

This week campers will spend their days exploring our Catskills on foot or by bicycle and learning about choices that they can make to help preserve our natural landscape and the world as we know it. Each camper will engage in organized large movement activities and be given time and space to freely explore the world around them with their peers as well engage in some thinking and refection on sustainability.

According to McGill University, "Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In addition to natural resources, we also need social and economic resources. Sustainability is not just environmental- ism." Campers will spend some time exploring this concept and thinking of ways they proactively enhance sustainability while enjoying the social and environmental comforts around them. 

The three goals of this camp are to engage camper's innate curiosity about The Catskills (and the world around them), to provide opportunities for them to push themselves physically to hike, bike, and explore, and to begin to really think about sustainability and how it directly affects them and their families (perhaps they will consider how they can effect change to make parts of their lives more sustainable!). 

 

Call us:

845-688-3320

Our Address: 

5575 Route 28 ~ Phoenicia NY, 12464