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.

2023 RITZ STAGE STARZ SUMMER CAMP!

JUNIOR CAMP (Grades 1-8)

JUNIOR CAMP REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MARCH 2023!

  • Monday through Friday, 10AM to 3PM, beginning on July 17th.
  • Orientation Date: WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2023 @ 6PM
  • Camp Show Dates: FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2023 @ 7PM & SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2023 @ 2PM & 7PM
  • Tuition: $800 (includes all program fees, three culminating performances, ticket to Ritz summer mainstage production (THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL), and Broadway field trip cost. [$600 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.
  • 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 at the end of camp. This year’s Junior Camp show is SEUSSICAL JR.
  • 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 9-12)

SENIOR CAMP REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MARCH 2023!

  • Monday through Friday, 3PM to 7PM, beginning on July 24th. [Please note that, on select dates in the first week, Senior Camp will run from 2PM to 6PM due to scheduled Ritz programming. For the entire final week, Senior Camp will run from 2PM to 6PM.]
  • Orientation Date: TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2023 @ 6PM
  • Audition Date: THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2023 @ 6PM
  • Camp Show Dates: FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2023 @ 7PM & SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2023 @ 2PM & 7PM
  • Tuition: $800 (includes all program fees, three culminating performances, ticket to Ritz summer mainstage production (THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL), and Broadway field trip cost. [$600 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.
  • Experienced young performers entering 8th grade may request to join Senior Camp if they feel ready. Final approval lies with the Senior Camp Director.
  • 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 A CHORUS LINE: 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.