Woodland Playhouse 2022 Summer Camp Details

1a. Music    Camp  :    June 27-30, 2022

Ages: 2 - 6   

Dates: June 27 - 30, 2022  *four day camp

Location: On Site: 5571 State Route 28

Times: 8:30a to 2p

Price: Weekly $210 (3+ years) or $250 (< 3 years)

 

Come and listen, move and play with us in this four day adventure! Uncle Rock returns with us for another year. 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 in the air we breathe and the songs we weave. This camp is full. Please contact Christina to be added to our waitlist at ChristinaWoodlandPlayhouse@gmail.com .

1b. Quest Camp :   June    27-July 1, 2022

Ages: 6 - 78

Dates: June 27 - July 1, 2022

Location: Secondary Site : 5605 State Route 28

Times: 9a - 3p

Price: Weekly $300

Back by popular demand, Quest Camp returns! 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…and was an exhausting, boat-load of fun in 2021!

2a. Art Camp   :   July   5-8,   2022

Ages: 2 - 6 

Dates: July 5 - 8, 2022 *this is a four day camp

Location: On Site: 5575 State Route 28

Times: 8:30a - 2p

Price: Weekly $210 (3+ years) or $250 ( < 3 years)

 

Come and join our returning Woodland Playhouse staff  as we play, create, and explore! Our theme for this year’s 2a Art Camp is textures. Our youngest campers will enjoy their time at Woodland Playhouse exploring a variety of art materials and everyday items - and mixing them! Fly swatters, toy cars, whisks, strings, and more will be utilized to create opportunities for our youngest campers to express themselves through these creative experiences.

Art is truly an integral part of our lives and our surroundings. This camp is full. Please contact Christina to be added to our waitlist at ChristinaWoodlandPlayhouse@gmail.com .

2b.   Science   & Agriculture   Camp  :   July 5-8, 2022

Ages: 4 - 8 

Dates: July 5 - 8, 2022 *this is a four day camp

Location: Off Site Locations (TBA)

Times: 9am to 3pm 

Price: Weekly $275

 

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 explore summer crops, harvest from an existing garden, and meet different types of animals (pigs 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 fourth year and it has been a blast for all involved each year.

We love to learn about the land! This camp is full. Contact Christina to be placed on our waitlist.

3a. Theater Camp   :   July   11-15, 2022

Ages: 4 - 8

Dates: July11 - 15, 2022

Location: On Site : 5571 State Route 28

Times: 8:30a - 3:30p

Price: Weekly $300

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 - so they did it again in 2021 (and didn’t lose a day, but created two plays!). The show must always go on!

 

The show will go on! This camp is full. Contact Christina to be placed on our waitlist.
 

3b. Outdoor Exploration   -   July 11-15, 2022

Ages: 6 - 12

Dates: July 11 - 15, 2022

Location: Traveling Camp (Locations TBA)

Times: 9a-3p

Price: Weekly $275

 

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 and we are thrilled to offer it again this year. This camp really utilizes our great Catskills setting! 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. We will also play team building games, wilderness survival games, and explore outdoor books during down time. This camp offers an opportunity to socialize while discovering new local 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 9 and 7. This is her fourth 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 they won't forget!”

 

4a. Art   Camp   :   July   18   -   22,   2022

Ages: 4 - 8

Dates: July 19- 22, 2022

Location: On Site: 5571 State Route 28

Times: 8:30a-3:30p

Price: Weekly $275

 

Come and join our returning Woodland Playhouse staff  as we play, create, and explore! Our theme for this year’s 4a Art Camp is the natural world. Our artists will enjoy their time at Woodland Playhouse exploring a variety of natural art materials and discovering what they can create with them. You’ll be amazed at the things they find and the ideas they come up with when paired with some other basic materials like string, paint, and wooden beads. Campers will find a new appreciation of the world around them through their exploration and utilization of some of the things The Catskills has to offer.

4b.   Engineering Camp   :   July   18  -   July   22,   2022

Ages: 6 - 12

Dates: July 18 - 22, 2022

Location: Secondary Location: 5605 State Route 28

Times: 9a-3:30p

Price: Weekly $275

 

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”.  Jesse has been involved with Woodland Playhouse since 2017 when he helped design hands-on activities for children and built our website. This is his second year at Engineering Camp, and he can’t believe how much learning happened last year - not only for the campers, but for himself as well. He’s ready for round two with new activities, adventures, and experiences!

 

5a.   Theater Camp   :   July  25   -   29,  2022

Ages: 6 - 12

Dates: July 25 - 29, 2022

Location: On Site : 5571 State Route 28

Times: 8:30a - 3:30p

Price: Weekly $300

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, snacks 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 - so they did it again in 2021 (and didn’t lose a day, but created two plays!). The show must always go on!

 

5b.   Outdoor Exploration :   July   25   -   29, 2022

Ages: 4 - 8

Dates: July 25 - 29, 2022

Location: Traveling Camp (Locations TBA)

Times:  9a-3p

Price: Weekly $275

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 and we are thrilled to offer it again this year. This camp really utilizes our great Catskills setting! 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. We will also play team building games, wilderness survival games, and explore outdoor books during down time. This camp offers an opportunity to socialize while discovering new local 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 9 and 7. This is her fourth 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 they won't forget!”

We love the outdoors here in the Catskills! This camp is full. Please contact Christina to be added to our waitlist at ChristinaWoodlandPlayhouse@gmail.com .

6a.   Movement Camp   :   August 1  -   August   4,   2022

Ages: 2 - 6

Dates: August 1 - 4, 2022 *this is a four day camp

Location: On Site : 5571 State Route 28

Times: 8:30a - 2p

Price: $210 (3+ years) or $300 (< 3 years)

 

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 two years.
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! Last year, our theme was seasons. This year, our theme is emotions and big feelings.

Program Designer:
Christina Davis is back again wearing yet another hat as the leader of Movement. Through the last two years, Christina has been building her understanding of Yoga, Pilates, Movement, and how it’s all connected to our social and emotional well-being. Each Monday through the school years she has led a “Mindful Movement Monday” whole group activity in addition to her involvement in designing and providing the season-themed program in summer 2021.

We're all movers and shakers here. This camp is full. Please contact Christina to be added to our waitlist at ChristinaWoodlandPlayhouse@gmail.com .