Treasure Trunk Theatre
Treasure Trunk Theatre, LLC, is a nurturing place for children to develop and expand their creative energies while learning valuable skills in communication, teamwork, and confidence. Through the theatrical arts, children will learn to use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to express themselves and be connected with the world around them. We offer weekly classes, camps during all school holidays (including snow days!), and dramatic birthday parties.
What to do on all the days when school is closed?Last year I did treasure trunk camp which [my 6 year old] liked too!
Review from the 2021 Summer Camp SurveyName of camp: Treasure Trunk Location: Prospect Park How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 4 Review: My child loved going to Treasure Trunk! This was his 2nd camp of the Summer, and he was definitely partial to this one. He loves imaginary play and is very active, and this was right up his alley. I wasn't sure if he'd love structured imaginary games, but he did. We had one class on zoom when it rained and I got to see how much he participated and enjoyed the activities. He loves telling us about his day and what he did at camp. I wish I had signed him up for the whole Summer! As a parent, I loved their flexible scheduling options and how responsive the staff was. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? It would be nice if it started a little earlier, like 8:30am. Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? The camp was entirely outdoors and the kids and staff wore masks. It felt very safe.
Summer Program Recommendations?We just registered our older kiddo for summer camp classes through Treasure Trunk Theatre. We will have grandparents here to help this summer but wanted to supplement with outdoor classes - they offered full week and individual day options at various locations in Brooklyn. Our child has been taking classes through Treasure Trunk for a few years and has really enjoyed the activities and seems to like the outdoor classes even more.
Treasure Trunk Theater CampI just wanted to second how great Treasure Trunk Camp is - my 4 year old daughter had a ball there last week at the Atlantic Ave location and the kids seemed to learn loads - the end of week performance was really impressive!! The outreach work they are doing is also really great.
Treasure Trunk Theater CampI just wanted to give a shout out to Treasure Trunk Theater Camp. My 5-year-old has been doing their summer camps for 3 years and she loves them! Everyday they do theater, dance, and a craft project and at the end of the week they put on an impressive performance based on the theme of the week. (Could be The Wizard if Oz, Moana, Trolls, Mary Poppins, etc). They are running a new camp next week for 4-7 year olds called the Magic of Musicals. If anyone needs a last minute camp they still have spots left! I highly recommend this camp to both dramatic kids and shy ones-I’ve seen it bring super shy kids out of their shells. The instructors are talented and sweet. It’s also a short commitment, which is nice- 9-12 with the option of doing extended day until 3. I think they also allow drop in days if you can’t do the whole week and early drop off. Anyway, i’m in no way affiliated with TTT, I just want to spread the word if you haven’t heard of this gem! We go to the location on Underhill at the Brooklyn Brainery.
Theatre camps?Treasure trunk theater is wonderful. I was blown away by the amount of learning that happened and my daughter absolutely loved it. They also do wonderful single day camps and winter break camps, and even had a last minute snow day camp last winter that both my 3 year old and my 5 year old were able to attend, which was awesome!
camps for rising Kindergarteners?My daughter just did the kindness camp at treasure trunk theater for a couple of days over winter break and loves it. The teaching artists are really fantastic. I’m not sure about their summer offering but I know they have some camps.
camps for rising Kindergarteners?I wanted to mention Treasure Trunk Theater camps. They are each a week long (half day but you can add a full-day option) and while they aren’t a great option for the whole summer, because there isn’t a ton of outside time, they are ideal for the in-between weeks when school has ended and camp has not yet started, or at the end of the summer too. They also do day-long camps on school holidays. My daughter absolutely loves everything they do — she gets so excited for Treasure Trunk days. They are also staffed by lovely, kind, creative people. There are a few locations around Brooklyn.
2018 ReviewWe just recently did a joint kids' 3rd birthday party for our daughter and her bestie at the Treasure Trunk Theatre and it was just a great experience all around! First off, the staff were responsive and flexible and you can tell this was not their first rodeo .. they helped organize, serve, and answer all questions from guests and provided a really great relaxing experience for the party hosts! The space is great! it's clean , open and easy to work with for both small and large groups! (we were able ot fit almost 20-30 adults and 15-20 children! The party was set up to have an imagination led activity in the first hour for about 35-40 minutes and then the second half is to serve any food or cake you provide. i was genuinely surprised that the kids were able ot follow the activity which was tailored to the theme of the party and it was great to see how they adjusted the activity for the appropriate agegroup! Even for 3 yr olds who have the attention span of gnats! the big send off was that they have bubbles coming from the ceiling which i don't know who can resist!!! Overall we just had such a pleasant experience, i highly recommend this business for potential bday parties for most age groups!
2018 ReviewI wanted to post this in the reviews in case someone was looking for a party venue for kiddos! It's a new space at 141 Atlantic. The owner has been leading classes around Brooklyn for some time, but they just recently got their own space at 141 Atlantic. We had my son’s 3rd bday at treasure trunk theatre on Atlantic and it was amazing! Elisa, the owner, is so easy to work with, as are all the staff. They help set up, clean up, and engage with the kids. During the party, they lead an interactive adventure with the kids, using stuff the kids suggest in the adventure story. They also build the story around your bday party theme (Dinos and jungle animals for us). And the best part is the end where bubbles come from the ceiling! The women did a really wonderful job of making the birthday boy feel special. He even talked about the story they created when I put him down for nap after his party. That was amazing because you never really know how much they’re taking in through all the craziness! Just such a fun party all around, and really different from other parties! The space is beautiful and requires little additional decorations, which really helps. They provide little tables and chairs for the kiddos too. We just ordered food from Whole Foods and Elisa suggested a local pizza place for lunch.
2018 Summer Camp ReviewsSummer 2018 Review: This is a fun, indoor pretend play camp. My kid did Moana week this year. For the morning camp (9-12 with an 8:50 drop off), they pretend as a group with the guidance of a teacher, do some “acting”, a craft and read a story every day. There’s an option to stay until three and go to the playground, but I never used it. On Fridays, the kids demonstrate the things they’ve been doing, put on a little play and do a choreographed dance in the middle of a day. Age of child: 4
Summer Camp Survey 2016Age of child: 4 Review: The camp, although small-scale (hosted at the Brooklyn Brainery) was the highlight of my daughter's summer. She came home singing new songs and full of details. She has already asked to attend next summer (and the summer after that!). She is an imaginative kid and loves everything make-believe, so perhaps it's not a surprise that she loved it so much and can't speak for those children who are less inclined to be the "stars of the show.". But it seemed very age appropriate and it was a week of fun when very few camps were operating. What would you change about the program, if anything? It's a bit pricey for what it is (no swimming or field trips and a very short day 9-12). The extended day program was really undersubscribed and they just ended up going to the playground, so it might have been cheaper just to hire our usual sitter for those extra three hours. If it had been more "programmed" I might have thought it more worthwhile.
Summer Camp Survey 2016Age of child: 4 yrs Review: Fantastically friendly teachers, my son loved the program. Each day of the week long camp addressed the theme with books, crafts, music and dancing.