Lilac fairies to dancing candy canes, swan princesses, princes, and dancing mermaids, your child will dance their dreams in our ballet camps. Nine, week-long, themed camps, each week featuring a different fairy tale favorite. Daily ballet lessons, choreography, and prop making are all part of the magic. Your little dancer will believe she or he is a real ballerina or ballerino! Perfect summer camp for girls and boys, 3-12 years.
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 (8:00 am – 9:00 am) and after (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm) camp care also available.
|Week 1 (Jun 24-Jun 28)||Frozen|
|Week 2 (Jul 1-Jul 5)*||Moana|
|Week 3 (Jul 8-Jul 12)||Cinderella|
|Week 4 (Jul 15-Jul 19)||Tinkerbelle|
|Week 5 (Jul 22-Jul 26)||Little Mermaid|
|Week 6 (Jul 29-Aug 2)||Aladdin|
|Week 7 (Aug 5-Aug 9)||Mary Poppins|
|Week 8 (Aug 12-Aug 16)||Sleeping Beauty|
|Week 9 (Aug 19-Aug 23)||Swan Lake|
* closed July 4.
We are located at the YWCA Princeton facility on 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, NJ 08648. The Summer Ballet Camp will take place in the All Purpose Room as soon as you walk into the facility.
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 at 9 am. 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 our walking field trips (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 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 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.
Special Events/Field Trips
(full day ballet campers only)
Afternoon ballet camp children will participate in walking field trips to Halo Pub for ice cream. When you register online, please indicate your authorization using the walking permission release.
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 counselors and enthusiastic assistant counselors. 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 3 to 12 years old
|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)||$180*|
|PM Half Day (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Bring bagged lunch please.
|Before Camp Care (8:00 am – 9:00 am)||$45*|
|After Camp Care (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm)||$90*|
|Lunch Hour Care (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Bring bagged lunch please.
*The rates for the week of July 4th are prorated.