1st – 2nd grade: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Our youngest Institute students rotate in teams through four (1-hour) art classes throughout the day. Students have a Day 1 and a Day 2 schedule and alternate from day to day.

Classes can include: (Subject to change)

  • Singing
  • Rhythm & Drumming
  • Piano Lab
  • Art
  • Music & Games
  • Dance
  • Acting
  • Lil Farmers
  • Creative Writing
  • Music Makers
  • Story Time
  • Little Actors
  • Creative Play

Please note: Institute staff creates each Teams schedules. Individual schedules can not be accommodated.



3rd – 11th grade: 8:00 am – 12:30

Students participate in four (1 hour) classes in the morning and one (1.5 hour) production class in the afternoon. We will place students in at least two of their choice morning classes. Students will also be placed in an assortment of other morning classes to determine their Day 1 and Day 2 schedule that alternates from day to day. They will also select an afternoon production class that will remain the same for Day 1 and Day 2.

Morning Class Options: (Subject to change)


  • Violin
  • Drums
  • Guitar Lab
  • Piano Lab
  • Music Exploration

Performing Arts:

  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Singing
  • Martial Arts or
    Capoeira or Breakdance


  • Creative Writing
  • Art
  • Public Speaking
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Filmmaking
  • Young Chefs ($25 additional fee)
  • Lil Farmers
  • Teen Talk
  • Kids Speak
  • Creative Play

Half-Day Session ends at 12:50

Afternoon Options

Students can choose between Recreation Sessions or Production Classes in the Afternoon

Recreation Sessions (12:50 -3pm)

Students will particapte in group activities or take local Field Trips.

Past Field Trips included:

  • Pump It Up
  • Swimming
  • Newark Museum
  • Bowling
  • Liberty Science Center


Production Classes (12:50 - 3pm)

Afternoon Production Class Options:

  • Acting Team
  • Dance Ensemble
  • Set Design (make sets, props, & costumes)
  • Musical Theatre (singing & dancing)
  • Percussion Team (drummers)
  • Band (Students with more than 2 years of experience in an instrument) 

Please note: Parents should discuss choices with their children before applying, as schedules will not be changed after enrollment. Students will receive classes that they did not select.

Closing Performances:
The 1st-2nd grade program concludes with a showcase of the various art forms they participated in during camp for family and friends on TBA

The 3rd- 11th grade program culminates in a large-scale original production that brings together 140 students in teams of actors, dancers, singers, actors, visual artists and musicians to share their talents and all they have learned with their families and their community. There are two performances: TBA