Rhino Studio 237      237 Hamburg Tpk   Pompton Lakes, NJ      973-248-9491

2021 Indoor/Outdoor Theatre Camps at Rhino

Featuring our New Summer Programs (Make changes until June 1st)

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Our success depends on personal responsibility and social consideration.

Welcome to our 21st Season of Summer Camp at Rhino Theatre!

Camp sizes will remain limited to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our campers and staff. 


Our 2021 Indoor/Outdoor Summer Programs include:

  • A state-of-the-art Black Box Theatre stage with full lighting and sound capabilities

  • Primarily indoor camp with face covering combined with adequate outdoor time for camp games, social interaction, rehearsal (no face covering required outdoors as guided by staff when social distancing can be maintained).

  • Two open air tents for shade and health management

  • Two state-of-the-art misting station tents for those very hot days and cool down periods 

  • Limited contact points and enhanced cleaning/sanitizing of all common areas and touch points and restrooms (including upgrades to our restrooms to include disposable paper seat covers, hand sanitizing stations)

  • Upgraded HVAC and portable air purification systems to ensure clean, filtered air during indoor activities; windows and doors are also open for fresh air-flow

  • Limited capacity camps, in association with local and state guidelines. Currently each camp session allows for a maximum of 18 campers to ensure proper social distancing, safety, and well-being


(SD) = "Social Distancing"

We will have several stations outside where we will play SD Theatre Games, always ensuring and maintaining proper SD guidelines and boundaries without sacrificing fun and enjoyment. 


While indoors, face covering is required.  We do our best to also have outside time, no face covering is required for children when SD apart, but campers are welcome to wear one, if they or their parents prefer. We DO require that all campers have a mask or facial covering on hand, when mobilizing from one station to another or using the restroom.  Most activities and events take place in our indoor facilities, all proper SD protocols will be adhered to.  Campers also have the chance throughout the day to take a turn in our state-of-the-art misting tent, which is perfect for those really hot summer days! 



  • When campers arrive each day, they should arrive with a mask on until they have been cleared by our health screener and arrive at their seat/towel/chair home base.

  • Campers will wait outside standing on the outlined marks along the walkway to keep a social distance until they are called inside for their quick health screen one at a time.

  • What will happen during the health screen?

    • Campers will undergo a digital no-touch temperature check

    • Campers will be asked the following question: 

      • "In the past 10 days including today, have you had a fever, cough, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, unidentified rash or difficulty breathing?"  

If the camper's temperature is over 100 degrees or if the answer to their health screening question is yes, the camper will be kept separate from the other campers while a parent or guardian is called for the camper to be sent home. Campers will not be able to return to their camp session until they have been fever free (without anti-fever medication) for three days, or with COVID symptoms-3 days after a PCR negative COVID test, or until they have been medically cleared to return by a doctor.



5 Day Comedy / Improv Intensives:  You will be exploring the world of Improv and Comedy through acting and improv games and learning technique and terms.  You will learn always to say, “yes and” and our energetic crew will have you moving and on-your-feet and getting you ready for your celebration performance. For those in our Make 'Em Laugh intensive, campers will also have the chance to explore the world of sketch comedy and stand-up and take a turn writing and performing in comic sketches and stand-up routines.


5-Day Musical Theatre Intensives (Beginner and Intermediate):  You will learn music with our music director, blocking from our director, and choreography from our choreographer to work on putting a themed cabaret/musical revue style show together to celebrate with an audience! 


5-Day Dance Intensives:  Our outstanding choreographers will use these themed intensives to teach original choreography and dance technique as they apply to popular Broadway dance numbers and/or Pop Artist Dances.  You will spend a lot of time in the misting tent and some parts of the day indoors, because you will be on your feet and learning so much in an effort to present your achievements in a celebration performance.

2-Week Musical Theatre Conservatories:  In this fast-paced and exhilarating intensive, campers will be put through their paces as they work with our Directors, Choreographers, and Music Directors to mount a full-scale junior version of a Broadway musical. Each conservatory ends with a Saturday performance to celebrate their achievements. For all aspiring actors, this is a MUST camp to get a taste of the Broadway rehearsal period and process.  Tickets for the full shows are not included in the participation fee and are $18 per ticket.  This indoor performance is on the last Friday at 7:00pm and the last Saturday at 10:00am.

Lunchtime!  This is your time to relax, eat and reflect.  We will play music and campers will SD for lunch. Please note that campers must bring a bagged lunch with them, along with a refillable water bottle. Food is not provided at camp.   

Need to use the restroom or take a break? No problem.

  • Face Covering must be worn when moving inside of interior spaces.

  • There will be no cross over between campers and we will take advantage of the two completely separate sides of our building and the multiple rooms to keep everyone safe and separated to prevent cross contamination.


What if it rains?    


  • Since most of our camp day is indoors, we will make sure to structure camp to keep things moving and be sure to give campers their own individual "safe" space during break time. We will take advantage of the two completely separate sides of our building and the multiple rehearsal rooms and performances spaces to keep everyone safe and separated and socially distanced as needed.   (All while having fun still, of course!)  You may chose to not send your child as your prerogative.


Show Day! 

  • All shows are indoors at Studio 237 in our Black Box Theatre.  Audience size is state regulated and will be disclosed as it gets closer to your show day.  All Fridays at 5:30pm are show days for our One-Week Camps!  Throughout the summer at the conclusion of your particular one-week camp, there is a celebration performance.  For Dance Camp the shows are at 6:45pm.  For the Musical Conservatories, this performance will take place on the last Friday at 7:00pm and the last Saturday at 10:00am after the last full day of their camp session as stated above under 2-week camps.


      • Families and friends may watch a live stream broadcast of the celebration performance via Facebook Live on our official Rhino Theatre Facebook page.   Campers perform indoors on stage with masks.


      • Families/parties will be arranged and assigned seating together if requested.  Face covering is required for audience members for our teen and youth shows. 

      • Face covering is required for campers on stage; we provide clear face shields, however,, it is at your discretion if you prefer them to wear their own face covering.

More detailed specifics about our Health Management and Audience expectations and show protocols can be found by CLICKING HERE.


What you should do for a great camp experience:

Self-Monitoring and Personal Responsibilities:

  • Do not participate if you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 

For a current list of symptoms related to COVID-19 please CLICK HERE

  • Bring a face covering to wear, and wear only when inside or waiting for your initial health check screening.

  • Do not share pencils, scripts, papers, lunch, snacks, or any personal items with other campers.

  • Adhere to direction by management with regard to social distancing (SD) and Code of Conduct. 

  • Always be kind, considerate and empathetic of others; bullying will not be tolerated under any circumstances and any cases of such may result in immediate dismissal of the camper from their camp program without a refund.

  • Please don’t linger, gather or congregate before or after camp and always practice social distancing (SD) while at camp.

  • Smile and enjoy the moments we spend together, as now we know how truly special they are!


 What you should bring to camp:

  • A refillable water bottle

  • Comfortable shoes (no flip flops or open toed shoes, please)

    • If you are participating in a dance intensive, we recommend bringing appropriate dance shoes and attire, though it is not a necessity for participation. For recommendations of proper dance footwear, feel free to reach out to us at 973-248-9491.​

  • Dress for being primarily indoors in air conditioning, but also prepare to go outside. 

  • Bring sunscreen and/or bug-spray

  • Face Covering or Mask (for inside use)

  • Towel (for home base and daily picnic lunches outside, as weather permits) or chair

  • A packed lunch (we are a peanut-free facility)



Rhino Theatre’s Code of Conduct is prominently posted on our website and at each of our locations.  We expect this social contract to be adhered to or admittance will not be granted and campers who willingly and/or repeated refuse to follow or abide by this code of conduct face removal, suspension, or expulsion form their camp program and potentially from future summers or Rhino Theatre programs, as well. CLICK HERE TO READ THE CODE OF CONDUCT.

All parents are expected to review the Code of Conduct with their child prior to the first day of camp and ensure that they understand how they are expected to behave and act while they are at camp.




Explore the many offerings we have available for campers this summer,

and click on any of the programs that interest you for more information and/or to enroll.