Choice Camps Recommendation of Brant Lake Dance Camp
Brant Lake Dance Camp is for girls age 11-16 who want to increase their dance skills while enjoying a well-rounded summer with many activities found at traditional sleep-away camps. The camp is best known for exceptional specialized instruction for beginning, intermediate, and advanced dancers. Throughout the program campers focus primarily on modern dance, jazz, ballet, tap, and hip hop. Campers dont need to have any prior dance experience - just a desire to learn.
Brant Lake Dance Camp isnt just for dancing campers get to choose from a wide range of sports, arts, waterfront, and individual activities. With Brant Lake Camp for Boys as a brother camp, girls experience some co-ed interaction at select events and activities. With world-class instruction and a wide range of activities, Brant Lake Dance Camp is a great fit for campers of all ability levels looking for dance-centered instruction fused with an exciting summer camp experience.
The Brant Lake Dance Camp features a free-choice schedule where girls choose their activities. Girls can choose up to five hours of dance per day or select a combination of dance instruction and recreational activities. The only requirement is that girls take at least one hour of dance each day. Dance classes are grouped by ability level to ensure appropriate instruction. For girls interested in performing, weekly talent and variety shows are offered for campers who choose to participate.
Girls go on one trip day each week. Trips take advantage of many regional attractions like Lake George, Saratoga, Lake Placid, and the Great Escape Theme Park. In addition, the group attends performances at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center once per week.
Because the Dance Camp is partnered with Brant Lake Camp for Boys, campers enjoy some co-ed activities like campfires, dances, and talent shows. Some facilities are shared with Brant Lake Camp for Boys, but rarely at the same time.
All dance instructors at the Brant Lake Dance Camp have more than ten years of experience and currently work as teachers, choreographers, and professional dancers. Because the camps founder is now the Executive Director of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, many staff members are recruited directly from that group.
Dance instructors teach 3-4 classes per day and are separate from the residential staff that lives with the campers. Each counselor is personally interviewed by the camp directors during the hiring process. The average residential staff member age is 22.
Setting & Accommodations
Brant Lake Camp is located on a beautiful 6-mile long, crystal clear lake, nestled in New Yorks scenic Adirondack Mountains. The campus landscaping and facilities are top-notch and impeccably maintained The camp features three dance studios fully equipped with mirrors and essential equipment. Brant Lakes campus is located about 1.5 hours from Albany, NY and about 3.5 hours from New York City.
Campers live in large dormitory-style bunks with electricity, sinks, showers, and toilets. Girls are grouped by age and live with two counselors per bunk.
The menu at Brant Lake Dance Camp features a great mix of nutritious and kid-friendly food. Favorites like French toast, grilled cheese, chicken tenders, and more give campers variety at every meal. All meals are accompanied by fresh fruit, and lunch and dinner always feature a salad and pasta bar.
Safety StandardsBrant Lake Dance Camps resident health staff consists of four registered nurses and a doctor. The camps health center is staffed 24 hours a day and features separate examination rooms, medicine dispensary, overnight rooms and a ward room. At the waterfront, all Brant Lake lifeguards are WSI certified. Brant Lake Dance Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association and meets more than 300 safety standards set forth by the organization.
Brant Lake Dance Camp Session Dates
Brant Lake Dance Camp Overview
- Type: Traditional, Arts
- Specialty: Dance, General Arts
- Religious Affiliation: none
- Camp Gender: Girls
- Campers per Session: 60
- Camper-to-Counselor Ratio: 4:1
- Baseball and Softball
- Arts and Crafts
- Climbing/Ropes Course
- Drama/Performing Arts
- Culinary Arts
Off-Site Activities and Trips
- Saratoga Performing Arts Center
- Lake George
- Lake Placid
- Great Escape
- Bicycle Trips
- Overnight Camping Trips
- 60 ft. x 30 ft. Dance Studio
- Tennis Courts
- Archery Range
- Sports Arena
- Soccer Field
- Climbing Wall
- Softball Field
- Arts and Crafts Complex
- Peanut Allergies
- Gluten Allergies
- Vegetarian Friendly
Program Accreditations & Affiliations
- American Camp Association (ACA)
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