ritz SUMMER Camp

The Ritz Stage Starz Summer Camp is a four-week, hands-on experience in the magical world of theatre. Each day, campers will explore the realms of acting, singing, dance, and production, all led by our trained instructors.

Ritz Summer Arts Camp for Grades 1 to 12!

In addition to daily instructional sessions, all campers will attend the summer mainstage production on the Ritz stage and talk to the professional actors involved. Plus, the whole camp will hop on a bus to New York City to see a Broadway show!* It’s all a terrific way to learn more about the craft of theatre while making new (and lifelong) friends.

*A Broadway field trip is scheduled for our 2022 Summer Camp, but cancellation may occur due to unforeseen and adverse COVID-19 developments.

2022 RITZ STAGE STARZ SUMMER CAMP!

JUNIOR CAMP (Grades 1-7)

JUNIOR CAMP REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 2022! WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY!

  • Monday through Friday, 10AM to 3PM, beginning on July 25th.
  • Orientation Date: TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2022 @ 6PM
  • Camp Show Dates: THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022 @ 7PM & FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2022 @ 7PM
  • Tuition: $800 (includes all program fees, two culminating performances, ticket to Ritz summer mainstage production (IN THE HEIGHTS), and Broadway field trip cost (WICKED). [$400 for additional siblings]
  • All students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the orientation date and must show proof of vaccination at, or prior to, orientation.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available.
  • Before and after care available for an additional cost ($20 per day).
  • Junior Campers experience live theatre with our skilled instructors and staff through daily activities—classes in acting, vocal music, movement, dance, and audition process and preparation. Special guests will join for a more in-depth look at life in various aspects of the theatre. At the same time, campers work on their own production, which they’ll perform on the last two days of camp. This year’s Junior Camp show is CATS: YOUNG ACTOR’S EDITION.
  • Tuition is non-refundable and must be paid in full at time of registration. (In the event of an unforeseen COVID-related closure, tuition will be refunded.)

SENIOR CAMP (Grades 8-12)

SENIOR CAMP REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 2022! WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY!

  • Monday through Friday, 3PM to 7PM, beginning on July 25th. [Please note that, on select dates, Senior Camp will run from 2PM to 6PM due to scheduled Ritz programming.]
  • Orientation Date: TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2022 @ 6PM
  • Audition Date: THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2022 @ 6PM
  • Camp Show Dates: SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022 @ 7PM & SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2022 @ 2PM
  • Tuition: $800 (includes all program fees, two culminating performances, ticket to Ritz summer mainstage production (IN THE HEIGHTS), and Broadway field trip cost (WICKED). [$400 for additional siblings]
  • All students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the orientation date and must show proof of vaccination at, or prior to, orientation.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available.
  • Experienced young performers entering 7th grade may request to join Senior Camp if they feel ready. Final approval lies with the Senior Camp Director.
  • High and Junior High school students channel their passionate and prolific theatrical spirit by mounting a full-fledged musical production in just four weeks. Daily rehearsals give them an opportunity to fine-tune their acting, singing, and dancing skills. Students also dive in “behind the scenes”—preparing sets and props and providing technical support for the Junior Camp Show and their own production. This year’s Senior Camp show is CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION.
  • Tuition is non-refundable and must be paid in full at time of registration. (In the event of an unforeseen COVID-related closure, tuition will be refunded.)

For more information, call (856) 288-3500 or email RitzTheatreCamp@gmail.com.

SEAN CLANCY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Sean Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2021 to honor the life and legacy of Sean Clancy.

Sean was an integral part of the Ritz Theatre community, having been a camper himself, a staff member, and a performer in many mainstage productions. The scholarship was created in his name to provide one (1) Junior Camper and one (1) Senior Camper per year, who have demonstrated financial need, the opportunity to participate in the Ritz Summer Theatre Camp, free of charge.

To apply for this special opportunity, please prepare a short letter specifically describing why you would like to be considered for the Sean Clancy Memorial Scholarship, what theatre means to you, and what your goals are for the future. Please send in your scholarship application with your completed camp registration forms. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be notified, at the latest, by June 7, 2022.

RITZ THEATRE COMPANY SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

Through the generosity of the Community Foundation of South Jersey, the Ritz Theatre Company will also provide three (3) additional SCHOLARSHIPS for the 2022 Summer Camp (each in the amount of $700), awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and, equally important, who show an immense passion for theatre.

To apply for one of these special grants, please prepare a one-page letter specifically describing why you would like to be considered for this Ritz scholarship, what theatre means to you, and what your goals are for the future. Please send in your scholarship application with your completed camp registration forms. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be notified, at the latest, by June 7, 2022.