A DAY IN THE LIFE
Every day at Summerstock VTC is a new adventure! From Dance Party Breakfasts to evening Karaoke Nights and everything in between including: Intensive Rehearsals, Specialized Workshops, Scrumptious Meals, Swimming, Boating, Hiking, Low & High Ropes, Zip Lining, Beach Parties, S’mores and Campfires! It’s like a party that NEVER STOPS! It’s so much fun, sometimes they forget just how much they are learning along the way!
WATCH: A DAY IN THE LIFE
Our host camp, Camp Vacamas is situated on 230 wooded acres of private land, surrounded by New Jersey’s 4,500-acre Norvin Green State Forest, with a private spring-fed 40-acre lake for swimming, canoeing, and fishing. Participants, nestled in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains in Northwest New Jersey, have the feeling of being in the wilderness. Camp is conveniently located on the border of Bloomingdale and West Milford, less than one mile from Hamburg Turnpike and Route 23. This ideal location provides our attendees with recluse and privacy to focus on creating magic!
Breakfast / Announcements: 8-9:00 AM
Morning Rehearsal: 9-12:15 PM
Lunch: 12:15-1 PM
Activities: 1-3 PM
Workshops: 3-5 PM
Dinner: 5-6 PM
Evening Rehearsal: 6-9:15 PM
Snacks, Evening Activities, Campfire: 9:15-10:45 PM
Lights out! 11:00 PM
Although our main focus throughout the summer is musical theater, we truly value time in nature! Campers have the opportunity to participate in various activities led by fully trained, Camp Vacamas staff members. Activities include Zip Lining, Rock Climbing, Swimming, Boating, Swimming, Sports, Hiking, and Archery. Each night after our second rehearsal we have a nightly campfire to spend time together and talk about the memories made each day. It's not just about the stage; it's about creating lasting memories in the great outdoors!
Indulge in a delightful culinary journey with three well-balanced and scrumptious meals prepared daily by our exceptional Chef in Residence, Mama June! Renowned for her Soul Food Sundays featuring mouthwatering delights like Mac & Cheese, Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, and more, Mama June brings a touch of home to our dining experience. We believe that sharing a delicious meal is a powerful way for campers to connect and forge lasting friendships. At DREAM Summerstock VTC: A Sleepaway Musical Theater Intensive, we not only nurture creativity on stage but also ensure that every meal is a memorable and enjoyable part of the overall camp experience. Campers with food allergies and special dietary needs will be accommodated.
In addition to our regular meals, campers can explore "The Bodega," inspired by In The Heights. This on-site store offers a variety of snacks, drinks, and merchandise providing campers with options to satisfy their cravings throughout the day. For details on student bank accounts and other dining-related inquiries, please refer to our on-line Summerstock Handbook.