January 21, 2020

Summer Stage FAQ


What is a typical day at Summer Stage?

Our days at Summer Stage are split into two main components: Rehearsals for our final Camp production and Workshops. Workshops range from Acting to Dance to Shakespeare and from Photography to Stage Combat to Improv. In addition to these activities we somehow manage to fit in a snack, lunch, morning Warm Up and End of day Wrap Up.

Is there a scholarship available for Summer Stage?

Yes. Scholarships are based on need.  To better your chances of receiving scholarship, please hand in the scholarship as soon as you can. To receive a scholarship form inquire at the Y Front Desk or call 718-548-8200 ext 0

Do campers go outside?

Yes. Campers go outside at least three times a day: Morning warm up, Lunch and end of day Wrap Up.

Are there activities unrelated to theater?

Yes: sports, photography, swim.

Is Summer Stage only for kids with prior acting experience?

No. Our program caters to Artists of All levels. Our professional Teaching Artists are highly trained and experienced in making our activities accessible to everyone.

Is transportation available to Summer Stage?

No, but families often carpool. We are happy to help facilitate this for you.

Where is Summer Stage located?

All activities at Summer Stage, except field trips, are located at the Riverdale Y.

Are there boys at Summer Stage?

Yes, and we are happy to see the number grow each year.

Is aftercare available?

Yes, from 3pm – 6pm. Aftercare activities vary each day and usually include: extended swim, sports, arts & crafts, studio time, games and more.

Is Lunch provided at Summer Stage?

Only on Friday. Mon-Thur our campers are required to bring their own lunch.

Do I need to send my child with snacks?

We provide a snack at least once a day. If your child prefers a certain snack, feel free to send it along.

Are there extra  purchases besides the camp fee?

Yes: Fee for Broadway show $100

Shoes – campers will need to purchase tap and jazz shoes (these can be purchased cheaply at Payless or clearances)

Where can I get Tap and Jazz shoes?

Payless, Capezio, Danskin or google to purchase them.

For more information, visit our MAIN Camp page