The Stage is Set: An Inside Look at Kaplen JCC’s Drama & Comedy Camps in NJ

Children engaging in a lively performance at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades' Drama & Comedy Camp.

Theater is more than just acting; it’s a transformative journey that fosters creativity, confidence, and camaraderie. At Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, we’ve curated a drama & comedy experience that goes beyond the traditional, offering a unique blend of performance, education, and fun.

The Magic of Theater: A Gateway to Creativity

Campers enjoying a laugh-filled session at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades' Comedy Camp.

Theater has the power to unlock a world of creativity in children. It’s a space where they can explore different characters, scenarios, and emotions, allowing them to express themselves in ways they might not be able to in their everyday lives. At Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, we harness this power to provide a Drama & Comedy Camp experience that is both enriching and exciting.

Our Drama & Comedy Camp is designed to ignite a passion for the performing arts in our campers. We believe that every child has a unique voice and perspective, and through theater, they can share their stories and ideas with the world. Our camp provides a safe and supportive environment where children can experiment, take risks, and let their imaginations run wild.

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Difference: A Comprehensive Approach to Theater

Focused students practicing their lines at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades' Drama School.

What sets our Drama & Comedy Camp apart is our comprehensive approach. We believe that theater is not just about acting; it’s about storytelling, character development, stagecraft, and so much more. Our campers don’t just learn how to act; they learn how to be a part of a theatrical production, understanding all the elements that come together to create a compelling performance.

Our instructors are experienced theater professionals who are passionate about sharing their love of the arts with our campers. They provide personalized instruction, helping each camper develop their skills and grow as a performer. From learning how to project their voice and move on stage to understanding how to create a believable character, our campers receive a well-rounded theater education.

Broadway Showtime: A Taste of the Big Stage

One of the highlights of our Drama & Comedy Camp is the Broadway Showtime program. This program gives campers the opportunity to prepare for and perform in fully staged musicals, complete with costumes and sets. This year, our campers stepped into the magical world of “Peter Pan Jr.” and the exciting realm of “Descendants.”

The Broadway Showtime program is a unique opportunity for campers to experience the thrill of performing in a full-scale production. They’ll learn about all aspects of a musical, from singing and dancing to acting and stage presence. It’s a chance for them to see firsthand what it takes to bring a show to life, and to experience the joy and satisfaction of performing for an audience.

Comedy Camp: Unleashing the Power of Laughter

New to our lineup this year is the Comedy Camp, an intensive week of learning all about the funny side of theater and performance. This program is designed to be more than just fun; it’s a chance for campers to explore the art of comedy, learning about timing, delivery, and the power of laughter.

Comedy is a powerful tool for communication and connection, and our Comedy Camp gives campers the opportunity to explore this in a supportive and fun environment. They’ll learn about different types of comedy, from slapstick to satire, and will have the chance to create their own comedic sketches and routines.

Beyond the Summer: Year-Round Drama Programs

While our Drama & Comedy Camp is a highlight of the summer, our commitment to fostering a love of theater extends throughout the year. Our JCC Drama School offers classes for all ages, from kindergarten through to adults. These classes provide a supportive environment where students can continue to explore their creativity and hone their acting skills.

Our drama school offers a range of classes, including improvisation, musical theater, and playwriting. These classes allow students to delve deeper into specific areas of interest, and to continue their theater education throughout the year.

The Impact of Drama & Comedy Camp: Building Skills for Life

The benefits of Drama & Comedy Camp extend far beyond the stage. Through theater, children learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, and communication. They also build their self-esteem, as they see their hard work come to life in a performance. At Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, we’re proud to provide a Drama & Comedy Camp experience that not only entertains but also educates and empowers.

Join the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Family: Your Child’s Theater Journey Starts Here

At Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, we’re more than just a Drama & Comedy Camp; we’re a community. If you are looking for a theater camp in NJ, we invite you and your child to join us this summer and experience the magic of theater for yourselves.