*Registration for the 2020 Summer Ballet Camp begins Monday, March 16th at 12:00pm.

NOTE: Due to renovations of the YWCA Princeton facility, the 2020 Summer Ballet Camp will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.

This ten week long summer camp will have your child immersed in the fun and magic of fairy tales. Daily ballet lessons, choreography, and prop making are all part of the magic. Each week features a new princess or fairy tale story that has your child wanting to learn more. Your little dancer will believe she or he is a real ballerina or ballerino! Perfect summer camp for girls and boys, 4-10 years old.

The YWCA Summer Ballet Program is among the most popular of children’s programs in the Princeton area. Make sure your little dancer is part of the fun. Space is limited, so register early! Choose from:

  • Full Day (9:00 am-4:00 pm)
  • Morning Half Day (9:00 am-12:00 pm). Lunch hour care (12:00 pm-1:00 pm) can be added.
  • Afternoon Half Day (12:00 pm-4:00 pm)

Before Care (8:00 am – 9:00 am) and After Care (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm) also available.

Weekly Themes

Week 1 (Jun 22-Jun 26) Frozen
Week 2 (Jul 29-Jul 3) Moana*
Week 3 (Jul 6-Jul 10) The Little Mermaid
Week 4 (Jul 13-Jul 17) Tinkerbell
Week 5 (Jul 20-Jul 24) The Princess & the Frog
Week 6 (Jul 27-Jul 31) The Nutcracker
Week 7 (Aug 3-Aug 7) Tangled
Week 8 (Aug 10-Aug 14) Cinderella
Week 9 (Aug 17-Aug 21) Trolls
Week 10 (Aug 24- Aug 28) The Lion King

*The week of July 4 is prorated.



Due to renovations of the YWCA Princeton facility, the 2020 Summer Ballet Camp will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. The Summer Ballet Camp will take place in the All Purpose Room. A staff member from the camp will assist you upon entrance.


Parents/guardians should park their car in a parking spot in the lower parking lot and walk their child in to the building each morning. Being on time is very important as we start the morning off with our first ballet lesson from 9-10 am. Parents/guardians must sign their child in and out each day when they are dropping them off and picking them up.


Dancers should come dressed in a short-sleeved leotard and sneakers or close-toes shoes (no flip-flops) and bring ballet slippers to change into. Ballet tights are not recommended in summer, so please don’t send your child dressed in tights, it’s too hot. Hair must be neatly up and off the child’s face.

Items to Bring Each Day

Full Day Ballet children should bring:

  • a bag lunch (with ice pack)
  • a bathing suit, towel, and a plastic bag with the child’s name on it for the wet suit (Monday and Thursday only)
  • a change of clothes, cream sun block (NO SPRAY SUNBLOCK)
  • water bottle with child’s name on it
  • socks and sneakers for walking and playing (no sandals or flip-flops allowed)


The YWCA will provide snacks for the children once a day for half-day campers and twice a day for full day campers. Snacks will consist of a fruit or veggie option, a cracker/cookie option and a water/juice option. If your child has an allergy and you would like to provide us with your own snacks, that is acceptable and we will keep your child’s snack separate and safe for the week. Friday is fun day and we will serve ice pops in the afternoon.


If your child is staying for the lunch hour or is a full day camper, parents are to provide lunch each day for their child. We do not have refrigeration for lunch boxes so please make sure that you include an ice pack in all lunch boxes.

In consideration of the many food allergies children have today, the YWCA appreciates your cooperation with the elimination of any food products that contain nut or nut products from our camp.


FRIDAY is FULL DAY for all ballerinas! Every Friday is Performance Day (both half day and full day ballet campers)

Ballet Performances are every Friday at 3:30 pm and dismissal is at 4:00 pm (after the performance). All ballet camp children will stay for a full day of ballet camp on Friday to rehearse and perform. Even half day campers are encouraged to stay for the whole day on Fridays so that they can participate in the weekly performances. Parents/Guardians, please plan to attend the performances.

About the Ballet Program Staff

The YWCA Princeton Summer Camp Staff is comprised of a strong, experienced group that enjoy working with young children. The staff includes experienced adult instructors and enthusiastic assistant instructors. All staff members must go through extensive training prior to the start of camp and are committed to ensuring that your child has a safe, healthy and happy camp experience.

After Care 4-6 pm

Each day, after care is available from 4-6 pm. This can be added to your registration at time of enrollment.

NJ State mandates current immunization form for each child entering summer camps. Please have your Immunization Form with you to upload during the online registration process.

Ages 4 to 10 years old

Camp Weekly Rate*
Full Day (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Includes Lunch Hour Care (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm). Bring bagged lunch please.
AM Half Day (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) $184*
PM Half Day (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Bring bagged lunch please.
Before Camp Care (8:00 am – 9:00 am) $46*
After Camp Care (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm) $92*
Lunch Hour Care (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Bring bagged lunch please.

*The rates for the week of July 4 are prorated.