Summer Frolic and Theater Camp at Children's Aid Society Philip Coltoff Center
Summer fun and children’s theater come together each year at the Philip Coltoff Center’s New Acting Company Summer Camp. The two-week intensive theater camp, scheduled in July, attracts theatrically-inclined children (age 7-14). In the course of each two week camp, students will create an original play with their fellow campers.
A wonderful way to channel their energy and creativity, the camp encourages self-expression and a sense of community between young acting peers. The children are taught everything from acting, set design/building and sound/lighting to costume design and stage make-up. The pièce de résistance of each camp is the final performance which family, friends and Village locals attend —and a fabulous time always is had by all!
The Philip Coltoff Center at Greenwich Village plays a vital role in providing educational, recreational and service programs for Village families since 1892. The Center, which proudly operates under the auspices of the The Children’s Aid Society, offers a wide range of social services that include early childhood education, after-school programs and summer camp, teen and adult classes, and children’s theatre and art programming.
The Center’s mission is to be a center of Village community life, to provide dynamic, high-caliber programs and sponsor events – all with the central aim of enriching the social, cultural, creative and intellectual lives of the children, families and the Greenwich Village community at large.