Performing Arts

Taught by working and professional actors, dancers, and musicians, our performing arts program allows campers to discover talent in exciting group performances—and shine on their own stage.

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Singing, dancing, cheering, staging, and performing are a huge part of the Deer Mountain experience. Our performing arts program is top-notch. Children put on riveting performances; learn new dance moves; strum the guitar; act and play with sound equipment. Facilities include a 1,000 sq ft performing arts building featuring a maple-floored dance studio (which debuted in 2012), a full array of rock band equipment and a dramatic, outdoor amphitheater complete with sound equipment for performances.

As always, programming is age-appropriate. Younger campers have fun moving, dancing, singing, and playing games, while we introduce their ears to the basics of rhythm and beats. Older campers develop performing arts interests of their choice during in-depth Club and TOPS elective programs. Raw talent thrives at Deer Mountain!

Drama & Improv

At Drama & Improvisation, mini boot camps, coaching, and exercises blossom into moving performances. Our drama instructor creates a robust program for children that encourages them to step into vivid scenarios—and emerge as confident actors.

Campers learn the entirety of acting—from audition prep to performance. He or she will engage in movie scene acting, fun drama games, silly comedy skits, and more! And yes—you’ll be lucky enough to catch the performances all over again at home." rel="lightbox[]">Drama & Improv

At Drama & Improvisation, mini boot camps, coaching, and exercises blossom into moving performances. Our drama instructor creates a robust program for children that encourages them to step into vivid scenarios—and emerge as confident actors.

Campers learn the entirety of acting—from audition prep to performance. He or she will engage in movie scene acting, fun drama games, silly comedy skits, and more! And yes—you’ll be lucky enough to catch the performances all over again at home." rel="lightbox[]">Drama & Improv

At Drama & Improvisation, mini boot camps, coaching, and exercises blossom into moving performances. Our drama instructor creates a robust program for children that encourages them to step into vivid scenarios—and emerge as confident actors.

Campers learn the entirety of acting—from audition prep to performance. He or she will engage in movie scene acting, fun drama games, silly comedy skits, and more! And yes—you’ll be lucky enough to catch the performances all over again at home." rel="lightbox[]">Drama & Improv

At Drama & Improvisation, mini boot camps, coaching, and exercises blossom into moving performances. Our drama instructor creates a robust program for children that encourages them to step into vivid scenarios—and emerge as confident actors.

Campers learn the entirety of acting—from audition prep to performance. He or she will engage in movie scene acting, fun drama games, silly comedy skits, and more! And yes—you’ll be lucky enough to catch the performances all over again at home." rel="lightbox[]">

General Music

Music is an essential component of child development. At Deer Mountain, children find their voices—and undiscovered talents—through our general music program.

With their inherent affinity for sounds, young campers express themselves through songs, melodies, and beats. Our music teacher—a pro we’ve scouted from NYC’s music community—always has a keyboard or guitar and an infectious melody on hand. Campers use rhythm sticks, percussion pads, and other instruments to learn the basics of beat, timing, and tone. They’ll come away like the little musical geniuses they are—with a repertoire that includes at least one song: Deer Mountain's traditional, heartwarming anthem.

As campers grow, they have the option to practice drumming and percussion as well as sounds and songs. They hone their general music skills through compelling programs such as Studio and Music Beat Production, Glee Club, Vocal Expression and Mic Techniques, and DMDC’s Got Talent. It’s a lot of fun, and a great treat for the ears!" rel="lightbox[1]">General Music

Music is an essential component of child development. At Deer Mountain, children find their voices—and undiscovered talents—through our general music program.

With their inherent affinity for sounds, young campers express themselves through songs, melodies, and beats. Our music teacher—a pro we’ve scouted from NYC’s music community—always has a keyboard or guitar and an infectious melody on hand. Campers use rhythm sticks, percussion pads, and other instruments to learn the basics of beat, timing, and tone. They’ll come away like the little musical geniuses they are—with a repertoire that includes at least one song: Deer Mountain's traditional, heartwarming anthem.

As campers grow, they have the option to practice drumming and percussion as well as sounds and songs. They hone their general music skills through compelling programs such as Studio and Music Beat Production, Glee Club, Vocal Expression and Mic Techniques, and DMDC’s Got Talent. It’s a lot of fun, and a great treat for the ears!" rel="lightbox[1]">General Music

Music is an essential component of child development. At Deer Mountain, children find their voices—and undiscovered talents—through our general music program.

With their inherent affinity for sounds, young campers express themselves through songs, melodies, and beats. Our music teacher—a pro we’ve scouted from NYC’s music community—always has a keyboard or guitar and an infectious melody on hand. Campers use rhythm sticks, percussion pads, and other instruments to learn the basics of beat, timing, and tone. They’ll come away like the little musical geniuses they are—with a repertoire that includes at least one song: Deer Mountain's traditional, heartwarming anthem.

As campers grow, they have the option to practice drumming and percussion as well as sounds and songs. They hone their general music skills through compelling programs such as Studio and Music Beat Production, Glee Club, Vocal Expression and Mic Techniques, and DMDC’s Got Talent. It’s a lot of fun, and a great treat for the ears!" rel="lightbox[1]">General Music

Music is an essential component of child development. At Deer Mountain, children find their voices—and undiscovered talents—through our general music program.

With their inherent affinity for sounds, young campers express themselves through songs, melodies, and beats. Our music teacher—a pro we’ve scouted from NYC’s music community—always has a keyboard or guitar and an infectious melody on hand. Campers use rhythm sticks, percussion pads, and other instruments to learn the basics of beat, timing, and tone. They’ll come away like the little musical geniuses they are—with a repertoire that includes at least one song: Deer Mountain's traditional, heartwarming anthem.

As campers grow, they have the option to practice drumming and percussion as well as sounds and songs. They hone their general music skills through compelling programs such as Studio and Music Beat Production, Glee Club, Vocal Expression and Mic Techniques, and DMDC’s Got Talent. It’s a lot of fun, and a great treat for the ears!" rel="lightbox[1]">General Music

Music is an essential component of child development. At Deer Mountain, children find their voices—and undiscovered talents—through our general music program.

With their inherent affinity for sounds, young campers express themselves through songs, melodies, and beats. Our music teacher—a pro we’ve scouted from NYC’s music community—always has a keyboard or guitar and an infectious melody on hand. Campers use rhythm sticks, percussion pads, and other instruments to learn the basics of beat, timing, and tone. They’ll come away like the little musical geniuses they are—with a repertoire that includes at least one song: Deer Mountain's traditional, heartwarming anthem.

As campers grow, they have the option to practice drumming and percussion as well as sounds and songs. They hone their general music skills through compelling programs such as Studio and Music Beat Production, Glee Club, Vocal Expression and Mic Techniques, and DMDC’s Got Talent. It’s a lot of fun, and a great treat for the ears!" rel="lightbox[1]">

Musical Theatre

Each summer, the camp puts on a different musical, giving older children the opportunity to showcase their talents, new skills, and summer-long practice. In a genuine theater experience, campers perform an age-appropriate and well-known musical for their counselors, families, and peers to enjoy.

Our entire performing arts staff—drama, music, and dance—joins forces to coordinate a captivating production. Campers step inside their characters, learn choreographed dance moves, and rehearse solo and group songs. It’s a chance to showcase their talents to a broad audience—and leave inspired.

Throughout the summer, all campers have the opportunity to experience musical theater through our elective mini-boot camps. These include Broadway Boot Camp, Breaking Down a Song, and Audition Prep." rel="lightbox[2]">Musical Theatre

Each summer, the camp puts on a different musical, giving older children the opportunity to showcase their talents, new skills, and summer-long practice. In a genuine theater experience, campers perform an age-appropriate and well-known musical for their counselors, families, and peers to enjoy.

Our entire performing arts staff—drama, music, and dance—joins forces to coordinate a captivating production. Campers step inside their characters, learn choreographed dance moves, and rehearse solo and group songs. It’s a chance to showcase their talents to a broad audience—and leave inspired.

Throughout the summer, all campers have the opportunity to experience musical theater through our elective mini-boot camps. These include Broadway Boot Camp, Breaking Down a Song, and Audition Prep." rel="lightbox[2]">Musical Theatre

Each summer, the camp puts on a different musical, giving older children the opportunity to showcase their talents, new skills, and summer-long practice. In a genuine theater experience, campers perform an age-appropriate and well-known musical for their counselors, families, and peers to enjoy.

Our entire performing arts staff—drama, music, and dance—joins forces to coordinate a captivating production. Campers step inside their characters, learn choreographed dance moves, and rehearse solo and group songs. It’s a chance to showcase their talents to a broad audience—and leave inspired.

Throughout the summer, all campers have the opportunity to experience musical theater through our elective mini-boot camps. These include Broadway Boot Camp, Breaking Down a Song, and Audition Prep." rel="lightbox[2]">Musical Theatre

Each summer, the camp puts on a different musical, giving older children the opportunity to showcase their talents, new skills, and summer-long practice. In a genuine theater experience, campers perform an age-appropriate and well-known musical for their counselors, families, and peers to enjoy.

Our entire performing arts staff—drama, music, and dance—joins forces to coordinate a captivating production. Campers step inside their characters, learn choreographed dance moves, and rehearse solo and group songs. It’s a chance to showcase their talents to a broad audience—and leave inspired.

Throughout the summer, all campers have the opportunity to experience musical theater through our elective mini-boot camps. These include Broadway Boot Camp, Breaking Down a Song, and Audition Prep." rel="lightbox[2]">Musical Theatre

Each summer, the camp puts on a different musical, giving older children the opportunity to showcase their talents, new skills, and summer-long practice. In a genuine theater experience, campers perform an age-appropriate and well-known musical for their counselors, families, and peers to enjoy.

Our entire performing arts staff—drama, music, and dance—joins forces to coordinate a captivating production. Campers step inside their characters, learn choreographed dance moves, and rehearse solo and group songs. It’s a chance to showcase their talents to a broad audience—and leave inspired.

Throughout the summer, all campers have the opportunity to experience musical theater through our elective mini-boot camps. These include Broadway Boot Camp, Breaking Down a Song, and Audition Prep." rel="lightbox[2]">Musical Theatre

Each summer, the camp puts on a different musical, giving older children the opportunity to showcase their talents, new skills, and summer-long practice. In a genuine theater experience, campers perform an age-appropriate and well-known musical for their counselors, families, and peers to enjoy.

Our entire performing arts staff—drama, music, and dance—joins forces to coordinate a captivating production. Campers step inside their characters, learn choreographed dance moves, and rehearse solo and group songs. It’s a chance to showcase their talents to a broad audience—and leave inspired.

Throughout the summer, all campers have the opportunity to experience musical theater through our elective mini-boot camps. These include Broadway Boot Camp, Breaking Down a Song, and Audition Prep." rel="lightbox[2]">Musical Theatre

Each summer, the camp puts on a different musical, giving older children the opportunity to showcase their talents, new skills, and summer-long practice. In a genuine theater experience, campers perform an age-appropriate and well-known musical for their counselors, families, and peers to enjoy.

Our entire performing arts staff—drama, music, and dance—joins forces to coordinate a captivating production. Campers step inside their characters, learn choreographed dance moves, and rehearse solo and group songs. It’s a chance to showcase their talents to a broad audience—and leave inspired.

Throughout the summer, all campers have the opportunity to experience musical theater through our elective mini-boot camps. These include Broadway Boot Camp, Breaking Down a Song, and Audition Prep." rel="lightbox[2]">Musical Theatre

Each summer, the camp puts on a different musical, giving older children the opportunity to showcase their talents, new skills, and summer-long practice. In a genuine theater experience, campers perform an age-appropriate and well-known musical for their counselors, families, and peers to enjoy.

Our entire performing arts staff—drama, music, and dance—joins forces to coordinate a captivating production. Campers step inside their characters, learn choreographed dance moves, and rehearse solo and group songs. It’s a chance to showcase their talents to a broad audience—and leave inspired.

Throughout the summer, all campers have the opportunity to experience musical theater through our elective mini-boot camps. These include Broadway Boot Camp, Breaking Down a Song, and Audition Prep." rel="lightbox[2]">

Rock Band

In this Inter & Senior Club option, we break out our loudest, coolest instruments to create an energetic rock band.

We provide the essentials: guitars, keyboards, drums and other percussion, and mics. Campers can pick up an instrument they love, or try something out for the first time. If your child plays an instrument at home, he or she can opt to bring it to rock band. Campers will work individually with our music instructor and as a group to learn classic songs everyone loves. Our rock band gets together throughout the summer at line-up, special events, and before the camp musical to put on mind-blowing performances for counselors and friends. Rock on, DMDC!" rel="lightbox[3]">Rock Band

In this Inter & Senior Club option, we break out our loudest, coolest instruments to create an energetic rock band.

We provide the essentials: guitars, keyboards, drums and other percussion, and mics. Campers can pick up an instrument they love, or try something out for the first time. If your child plays an instrument at home, he or she can opt to bring it to rock band. Campers will work individually with our music instructor and as a group to learn classic songs everyone loves. Our rock band gets together throughout the summer at line-up, special events, and before the camp musical to put on mind-blowing performances for counselors and friends. Rock on, DMDC!" rel="lightbox[3]">Rock Band

In this Inter & Senior Club option, we break out our loudest, coolest instruments to create an energetic rock band.

We provide the essentials: guitars, keyboards, drums and other percussion, and mics. Campers can pick up an instrument they love, or try something out for the first time. If your child plays an instrument at home, he or she can opt to bring it to rock band. Campers will work individually with our music instructor and as a group to learn classic songs everyone loves. Our rock band gets together throughout the summer at line-up, special events, and before the camp musical to put on mind-blowing performances for counselors and friends. Rock on, DMDC!" rel="lightbox[3]">Rock Band

In this Inter & Senior Club option, we break out our loudest, coolest instruments to create an energetic rock band.

We provide the essentials: guitars, keyboards, drums and other percussion, and mics. Campers can pick up an instrument they love, or try something out for the first time. If your child plays an instrument at home, he or she can opt to bring it to rock band. Campers will work individually with our music instructor and as a group to learn classic songs everyone loves. Our rock band gets together throughout the summer at line-up, special events, and before the camp musical to put on mind-blowing performances for counselors and friends. Rock on, DMDC!" rel="lightbox[3]">Rock Band

In this Inter & Senior Club option, we break out our loudest, coolest instruments to create an energetic rock band.

We provide the essentials: guitars, keyboards, drums and other percussion, and mics. Campers can pick up an instrument they love, or try something out for the first time. If your child plays an instrument at home, he or she can opt to bring it to rock band. Campers will work individually with our music instructor and as a group to learn classic songs everyone loves. Our rock band gets together throughout the summer at line-up, special events, and before the camp musical to put on mind-blowing performances for counselors and friends. Rock on, DMDC!" rel="lightbox[3]">Rock Band

In this Inter & Senior Club option, we break out our loudest, coolest instruments to create an energetic rock band.

We provide the essentials: guitars, keyboards, drums and other percussion, and mics. Campers can pick up an instrument they love, or try something out for the first time. If your child plays an instrument at home, he or she can opt to bring it to rock band. Campers will work individually with our music instructor and as a group to learn classic songs everyone loves. Our rock band gets together throughout the summer at line-up, special events, and before the camp musical to put on mind-blowing performances for counselors and friends. Rock on, DMDC!" rel="lightbox[3]">Rock Band

In this Inter & Senior Club option, we break out our loudest, coolest instruments to create an energetic rock band.

We provide the essentials: guitars, keyboards, drums and other percussion, and mics. Campers can pick up an instrument they love, or try something out for the first time. If your child plays an instrument at home, he or she can opt to bring it to rock band. Campers will work individually with our music instructor and as a group to learn classic songs everyone loves. Our rock band gets together throughout the summer at line-up, special events, and before the camp musical to put on mind-blowing performances for counselors and friends. Rock on, DMDC!" rel="lightbox[3]">Rock Band

In this Inter & Senior Club option, we break out our loudest, coolest instruments to create an energetic rock band.

We provide the essentials: guitars, keyboards, drums and other percussion, and mics. Campers can pick up an instrument they love, or try something out for the first time. If your child plays an instrument at home, he or she can opt to bring it to rock band. Campers will work individually with our music instructor and as a group to learn classic songs everyone loves. Our rock band gets together throughout the summer at line-up, special events, and before the camp musical to put on mind-blowing performances for counselors and friends. Rock on, DMDC!" rel="lightbox[3]">Rock Band

In this Inter & Senior Club option, we break out our loudest, coolest instruments to create an energetic rock band.

We provide the essentials: guitars, keyboards, drums and other percussion, and mics. Campers can pick up an instrument they love, or try something out for the first time. If your child plays an instrument at home, he or she can opt to bring it to rock band. Campers will work individually with our music instructor and as a group to learn classic songs everyone loves. Our rock band gets together throughout the summer at line-up, special events, and before the camp musical to put on mind-blowing performances for counselors and friends. Rock on, DMDC!" rel="lightbox[3]">

Dance

Street jazz. Hip-hop. Broadway show moves. We get our campers up and moving in whole new ways at DMDC.

Our professional dance instructor creates an enriching program for campers. As younger campers sway to basic dance steps and explore movement, older campers build more complex skills and learn choreographed routines. Campers are exposed to a range of dance styles, and they can focus on the ones that spark their imagination. Let us nurture your dancer—and put him or her in the spotlight!" rel="lightbox[4]">Dance

Street jazz. Hip-hop. Broadway show moves. We get our campers up and moving in whole new ways at DMDC.

Our professional dance instructor creates an enriching program for campers. As younger campers sway to basic dance steps and explore movement, older campers build more complex skills and learn choreographed routines. Campers are exposed to a range of dance styles, and they can focus on the ones that spark their imagination. Let us nurture your dancer—and put him or her in the spotlight!" rel="lightbox[4]">Dance

Street jazz. Hip-hop. Broadway show moves. We get our campers up and moving in whole new ways at DMDC.

Our professional dance instructor creates an enriching program for campers. As younger campers sway to basic dance steps and explore movement, older campers build more complex skills and learn choreographed routines. Campers are exposed to a range of dance styles, and they can focus on the ones that spark their imagination. Let us nurture your dancer—and put him or her in the spotlight!" rel="lightbox[4]">Dance

Street jazz. Hip-hop. Broadway show moves. We get our campers up and moving in whole new ways at DMDC.

Our professional dance instructor creates an enriching program for campers. As younger campers sway to basic dance steps and explore movement, older campers build more complex skills and learn choreographed routines. Campers are exposed to a range of dance styles, and they can focus on the ones that spark their imagination. Let us nurture your dancer—and put him or her in the spotlight!" rel="lightbox[4]">Dance

Street jazz. Hip-hop. Broadway show moves. We get our campers up and moving in whole new ways at DMDC.

Our professional dance instructor creates an enriching program for campers. As younger campers sway to basic dance steps and explore movement, older campers build more complex skills and learn choreographed routines. Campers are exposed to a range of dance styles, and they can focus on the ones that spark their imagination. Let us nurture your dancer—and put him or her in the spotlight!" rel="lightbox[4]">Dance

Street jazz. Hip-hop. Broadway show moves. We get our campers up and moving in whole new ways at DMDC.

Our professional dance instructor creates an enriching program for campers. As younger campers sway to basic dance steps and explore movement, older campers build more complex skills and learn choreographed routines. Campers are exposed to a range of dance styles, and they can focus on the ones that spark their imagination. Let us nurture your dancer—and put him or her in the spotlight!" rel="lightbox[4]">Dance

Street jazz. Hip-hop. Broadway show moves. We get our campers up and moving in whole new ways at DMDC.

Our professional dance instructor creates an enriching program for campers. As younger campers sway to basic dance steps and explore movement, older campers build more complex skills and learn choreographed routines. Campers are exposed to a range of dance styles, and they can focus on the ones that spark their imagination. Let us nurture your dancer—and put him or her in the spotlight!" rel="lightbox[4]">Dance

Street jazz. Hip-hop. Broadway show moves. We get our campers up and moving in whole new ways at DMDC.

Our professional dance instructor creates an enriching program for campers. As younger campers sway to basic dance steps and explore movement, older campers build more complex skills and learn choreographed routines. Campers are exposed to a range of dance styles, and they can focus on the ones that spark their imagination. Let us nurture your dancer—and put him or her in the spotlight!" rel="lightbox[4]">