Founded in 1995, CAMP BROADWAY® is Broadway’s Original Summer Program for theatre-loving kids. Since then, Camp Broadway LLC has worked at the intersection of entertainment and education to become the industry leader in theatre arts youth programming, special events and educational publishing. The company serves the Broadway industry by being an authorized channel for families, schools and social organizations that believe in the essential value of the arts as a means of life-long learning. In 2000, Camp Broadway LLC introduced StageNotes®: A Field Guide for Teachers, a study guide series that features National Common Core Standards compliant curriculum for dozens of Broadway shows from classic musicals such as 42nd Street and Kiss Me Kate to contemporary works including Wicked, Legally Blonde, In The Heights, Billy Elliot: The Musical and The Addams Family. Camp Broadway has worked collaboratively with dozens of Broadway productions, estates and authors to develop and present interactive workshops that have enabled over 350,000 school children to attend Broadway shows. In 2002, Camp Broadway received the Educational Theatre Association’s Standing Ovation Award for Leadership in Education.
Camp Broadway as also developed and implemented many education-based programs including:
* The Pride Rock Project for Disney Theatrical Productions
* Stages for Learning for Dodger Theatrical Productions
* On With the Show for Bravo Television Network
* Adventure Ocean for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
* Accentuate The Positive for The Johnny Mercer Foundation
* The Getting To Know… series for The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization
* Future Stages for Fidelity Investments
* No Snap Judgments for The Addams Family
Proclaimed “The Camp of Dreams” by Live Magazine, Camp Broadway has hosted nearly 20,000 children from all 50 states and dozens of countries at its annual summer programs in New York City, as well as Atlanta, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Providence, Tempe, and elsewhere in America. Camp Broadway has been featured regularly on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® telecast; performed with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall; and appeared in Broadway on Broadway®, an annual free concert in Times Square.
“Develop Your Character” is Camp Broadway’s mantra. “Character” is a defining principle with equal relevance both on and off the stage. Studies have shown that one’s social, emotional, ethical and creative skills are the building blocks to the development of good Character. Camp Broadway’s programs adhere to the belief that engagement in the theatre is an effective strategy in helping parents and educators teach their children about becoming responsible, ethical people. Camp Broadway enables our “Cast of Characters” to immerse themselves in musical theatre and drama as a way to study real and fictitious characters whose stories are told through dialogue, song and dance. In the process, they learn the necessary skills to perform successfully at every stage of life.
Camp Broadway is loved by kids, trusted by parents, respected by educators and recognized by the Broadway industry as an authority on audience development and customer engagement. The company is a member in Good Standing of The Broadway League, New York Arts Education Roundtable, NYC&Co., and the Character Education Partnership.