Summer Arts Center
joy of creative expression is what Summer Arts Center (SAC) is all
about. Developed for the creative and independent child, who is
interested in the arts, SAC provides a non-competitive, nurturing
atmosphere in which children are encouraged to explore their
The SAC Day
The SAC Day SACers
begin each day with an energetic and fun-filled morning assembly,
followed by 2 morning classes, lunch and 2 afternoon classes. We end
each SAC day together, to enjoy snack and spend time to meet up with
new and old friends. Instructional and recreational swim are offered
All theatre majors will have the opportunity to perform in a musical
revue this summer.
Campers who choose this option will spend most mornings in rehearsal and can choose any SAC classes for the afternoon,
including other theatre classes, dance, art, ceramics, swimming, and
Full summer campers may choose to perform in one or both shows!
The Three Majors
Our state of the art ceramics and painting studios allow for the
creation of beautiful and advanced projects in all areas of fine
Requirements for Art majors include drawing and painting
with charcoal, pencil, water color, acrylics and tempera paints.
Also required are ceramics and craft classes. We will be
offering some advanced fine arts classes including wheel
throwing, jewelry making and pop up cards.
Our talented faculty teaches campers in professional dance studios
each day. All Ballet classes are taught with an accompanist which
helps foster a better understanding of dance as well as a love of
music. Requirements for Dance majors include Classical Ballet, Tap
and Jazz. Please call Jayne Santoro at 472-3300 x 320 for an
appointment for placement.
A 214 seat state-of-the-art theatre is home to our many theatre
classes. Our talented professional faculty teaches all areas of
theatre, and a performance component is available to both full
summer and half summer campers. Required classes include Musical
Theatre, Acting, Improvisation and Theatre Games. All theatre majors
will have the opportunity to perform in a musical revue
SAC Course Descriptions
SAC Course Offerings Form
For a well-rounded experience we recommend that you select many
classes outside of your major field of interest. Elective choices
include decoupage, crafts, jewelry, video, creative writing, poetry,
fashion design, music (instrumental and
voice ensembles), musical theatre, theatre
games, improvisation, acting, tap, jazz and much more. A
Course Offerings form will be available on our website in the
Spring, from which you may choose your classes. After you return it
to the SAC office, your personalized schedule will be arranged.
Below is just a sampling of the classes:
Drawing and Painting
Fractured Fairy Tales
All instructors are professionals in their respective fields and
many of our professional staff return each summer. They are assisted
by older teen counselors, many of whom are SAC alumnae.
All classes are held in the JCC’s air-conditioned, professional
studios. Dance studios are mirrored and have a specially constructed
sprung floor. SAC’s theatre classes are held in the Bendheim
Performing Arts Center, a 214 fixed-seat state-of-the art theatre.
2014 SAC Dates & Fees
Monday, June 30 – Friday, August 15, 2014
Monday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Thursday, July 24 – Friday, August 15, 2014
Full Summer (CIT Program with Directors Approval Only)
Camp hours are 9am -4pm unless otherwise indicated
Camp Friday, July 4
A $1,000 deposit plus a registration fee of $40/child or
$75/family and a security fee of $25/child and
$55/family is required for all camps.
day is 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday – Friday.