EXPRESS YOURSELF through Art, Music & Drama

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This Summer Enrichment program under the guidance of trained, caring staff aimed at children (4-8 yrs.) an opportunity to feel free to create, explore, grow and be creative & express themselves in a cooperative learning environment. Children can spend time with their peers or make a new friend while engaged in activities of interest. EXPRESS YOURSELF promotes self-confidence, independence & teamwork in a safe, fun-filled environment.


June 21- June 24*  Getting to Know Me
June 28 – July 1  Summer Fun
July 5 – July 8*  Under the Sea
July 11 – July 15  Into the Woods
July 18 – July 22  Dancing Dinosaurs
July 25 – July 29  Rainforest Friends
August 1 – August 5  Farm Animals Unite
August 8 – August 12  EXPRESS YOURSELF Through Colors
August 15 – August 19  Feeling Good
August 22 – August 26  This is Me


YWCA Princeton (59 Paul Robeson Place).


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 drop their child off at The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton side entrance 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

Ballet children should bring:

  • a bag lunch (with ice pack)
  •  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 permissible 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 a non-perishable 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 bags.

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.

About Our Staff

The YWCA Princeton Summer Program 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 that include all health & safety COVID-19 protocols and are committed to ensuring that your child has a safe, healthy and happy camp experience.

After Care 3:30-6 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.

For children 4 – 8 years old
Registration fee: $25

EXPRESS YOURSELF Through Art, Music & Drama Weekly Rate*
Full Day (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
Includes Lunch Hour (12:00 – 1:00 pm)
Bring bagged lunch please
Half Day (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
Includes Lunch Hour Care (12:00 – 1:00 pm)
Bring bagged lunch please
Before Childcare (7:30 am – 9:00 am) $51
After Childcare (3:30 pm – 6:00 pm) $102

*The rates for the week of June 21 and July 4 are prorated.