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

THESE CAMPS ARE STARTING SOON - COME JOIN THE FUN!

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT TO END YOUR SUMMER ON A HIGH NOTE

SUMMER IN THE SUN

2020 Open Air Outdoor/Indoor Theatre Camps at Rhino 

 We are ready to make this summer safe and fun for all! The show will go on!

Rhino Theatre Group and the Academy of Performing Arts at Rhino Theatre are happy to announce that our 2020 Summer Camps will continue as scheduled with modifications and adjustments to ensure camper safety and well being.

 

Registration for our weekly summer camps

is open for new and returning campers!

 

Scroll Down for Available Weekly Camp Options

**ALL CAMPS MUST HAVE AT LEAST 6 STUDENTS ENROLLED TO RUN**

MORE DETAILS ABOUT OUR 2020 OUTDOOR/INDOOR CAMP SEASON

Our success depends on personal responsibility and social consideration.

Welcome to our 20th Season of Summer Camp at Rhino Theatre!

The parking lot and yard of our Studio 237 location will be transformed this summer into an outside event and summer camp space! Campers will be among the very first use our BRAND NEW outdoor stage for rehearsal and performing and at 28’ wide, our blocking and limited camp sizes will always take into effect and consideration all social distancing (SD) guidelines.

 

To make this summer camp experience as safe as possible should you chose to join us we have developed the following additions to our 2020 Open Air Outdoor/Indoor Summer Camps:

  • The installation of a fully functional 28 foot x 8 foot outdoor stage with lighting and sound capabilities

  • Erection of two open air tents for shade and health management

  • The installation of a state-of-the-art misting station tent for those very hot days and cool down periods and hand sanitizing stations throughout the camp site

  • Limited contact points and enhanced cleaning/sanitizing of all common areas and touchpoints and restrooms (including additional upgrades to our restrooms to include new seats and lids, disposable paper seat covers, and touchless hand drying systems)

  •  Upgraded HVAC and portable air purification systems to ensure clean, filtered air when inside.

  • Limited capacity camps, in association with local and state guidelines. Currently each camp session allows for a maximum of 15 campers to ensure proper social distancing, safety, and well-being.

(SD) = "Social Distancing"

 

A DAY AT OUR OPEN AIR SUMMER IN THE SUN WEEKLY CAMPS

 

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. 

 

Since we are outside, no face covering is required for children in accordance with current guidance, but campers are welcome to wear one, if they or their parents prefer. We DO require that all campers have a mask on hand, as any activity or event that may require them to travel inside our facilities (such as for restroom use or severe-weather situations) will require them to have a face covering.  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! 

 

ARRIVAL AT CAMP

  • When campers arrive each day, they should arrive with a mask on until they have been cleared by our health screener.

  • Campers will wait outside standing on the outlined marks along the walkway to keep a social distance of 6 feet 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 14 days including today, have you had a fever, cough, 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 until they have been medically cleared to return by a doctor.

 

YOUR DAILY CAMP ROUTINE

Improv Camps:  You will be exploring the world of Improv 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 get you ready for your celebration performance.

 

Musical Theatre Camps:  You will learn music with our music director, blocking from our director and choreography from our choreographer to work on putting a show together to celebrate with an audience!  The themes are set, but the cast will have input in creating the show!

 

Dance Camps:  Our outstanding choreographers will use the themes to teach original choreography as well as create new pieces to Broadway shows.  You will spend a lot of time in the misting tent, because you will be on your feet and learning so much in an effort to present your achievements in a celebration performance.

 

Lunchtime!  This is your time to relax, eat and reflect.  We will play music and campers will SD for lunch on their own towels.  (When you arrive, you will leave your lunch inside, but take your water bottle with you.)

 

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

 

  • We have cueing areas and will have staff monitoring these areas at all times. 

  • Face Covering must be worn inside. 

  • 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?  We have two choices here. 

 

  • If we know for absolute sure it will rain, we will notify campers and parents via email and switch to our CAMP AT HOME format via Zoom.

  • If it starts to downpour while campers are already on-site, we will come inside, put our face coverings on and continue to SD.  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 rehearsal rooms and performances spaces to keep everyone safe and separated and socially distanced. 

 

Show Day! 

  • All Fridays throughout the summer, there will be celebration performances.

    • FOR VIRTUAL GATHERINGS:

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

    • FOR IN PERSON GATHERINGS (as guidelines allows):

      • Families/parties will be arranged and assigned seating squares.

      • Families must bring their own lawn/game chairs to enjoy the celebration performance.

 

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)

  • Dress for being outside. (Visor, hat, sunglasses)

  • Bring and/or apply sunscreen and bug-spray

  • Face Covering (for inside use)

  • Towel (for daily picnic lunches)

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

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

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.

PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS AVAILABLE. CALL 973-248-9491 FOR MORE INFO.

NEWLY ADDED!

AGES 8 - 14

Mon., August 31

thru

Fri., Sept. 4

8:30am - 2:30pm

TUITION:$400

($412 w/ 3% processing fee)

 

You will be contacted directly via email by our staff after Paypal payment processes to complete registration process.

THIS CAMP SESSION HAS JUST BEEN ADDED!

LAST BEGINNERS CAMP SESSION FOR SUMMER 2020

ENROLL TODAY TO BE PART OF THIS WONDROUS JOURNEY WITH US

There is a saying that people will always remember the very first and last things you say or do - and perhaps that is why Broadway musicals place so much emphasis on their opening and closing numbers and why actors and actresses the world over spend so much time perfecting those show-stopping "11 o'clock numbers" to wow their audiences.

 

In this FINAL summer musical theatre intensive, campers get the chance to explore and recreate some of the iconic opening and closing numbers of Broadway musicals past and present, as well as discover and create their very own 11 o'clock numbers and opening and closing numbers. As always, friendship and fun are the hallmarks of this summer experience. It is the perfect way to reinforce a child or teen's love for performing  or introduce them to this exciting  art form in a warm, inclusive, supportive, and nurturing environment.

The Musical Theatre Intensive culminates with a Celebration on Friday of each camp session and provides students an opportunity to share their experiences, discoveries, and new skills with loved ones on Friday 9/4 at 5:30pm (live or on FB live).

We do not provide drinks, snacks, or lunch at the conservatory.

Students must bring their own snacks, lunch, and drinks each day.

We are a NUT FREE location.

THIS CAMP IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENROLLMENT

SESSION TIMES

8:30am - 2:30pm

ALL SESSIONS ARE NOW SOLD OUT

Those interested in being added to a wait list for potential opening in this camp may contact us at 973-248-9491 to be added.

 

 

Improv skills are invaluable for every aspect of daily interactions, whether it be in school, on the sports field, or at work. The ability to think on your feet and find solutions spontaneously in the face of sudden unknowns it an invaluable skills that can be mastered through the study of improv and comedy. 

This intensive incorporates basic tools like eye contact, breathing, and honesty to help students build creative and supportive scenes. This intensive will also celebrate the art of failing as students learn to take chances, fail big, and appreciate that we have the freedom and necessity to do so in order to improve our performances in the future. 

Students in this intensive will also be able to learn the fundamentals of writing and performing their own original material through hands-on techniques,  exercises, and methods that show students how to generate original material using unique aspects of their own lives to find their voice in comedy. 

Lastly, students will be able to explore the truly high art of physical comedy through a variety of hands-on exercises and learn methods for producing believability through intention and coordination with scene partners when engaged in scenes requiring physical comedy. 

The Improv & Comedy Intensive culminates with a Celebration on Friday of each camp session and provides students an opportunity to share their experiences, discoveries, and new skills with loved ones.

We do not provide drinks, snacks, or lunch at the conservatory.

Students must bring their own snacks, lunch, and drinks each day.

We are a NUT FREE location.