Kids get in touch with their inner “wild thing” and let free their dramatic imaginations using the animal kingdom as inspiration. Our adventures are based on classic stories like the Anansi legends and Aesop’s fables as well as contemporary tales like Circus Ship and Skippy Jon Jones. Storytelling through creative movement plays a key part in our adventuring. Classical music helps us explore character and make exciting discoveries about ourselves and our animal friends.
Join Child's Play NY for dramatic play holiday camps! In these programs, campers create stories together, sing, dance and activate their imaginations. Working alongside talented theater teachers, they jump inside literature and act out adventures. The games build their social-emotional and executive function skills as well as teach joyful ways they can play at home too.
No makeups or transfers
A welcome letter will be emailed to parents several days before camp.
Children will remain masked, except while eating or drinking.
Upcoming Schedule for Carnival of Animals Day Camp
Child's Play NY is a Brooklyn-based company founded in 2009, committed to offering a diverse array of theater arts classes for children. They believe studying the art of acting encourages kids to be even more creative, collaborative and compassionate human beings. Since their inception, Child's Play NY has touched the lives of hundreds of students, worked inside dozens of schools and is consistently ranked as among the top theater arts programs. They are the 2019 winner of Brooklyn Parent’s Family Choice award for Best Performing Arts Class.
Jocelyn Greene, founder of Child’s Play, has been teaching theater to children since 1998 and holds an holds an MFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In her words, Jocelyn loves her job because she gets to unite ‘truly gifted actors with kids who are hungry to play, and excited to imagine and make believe’.