About OUR CampS
The Ogunquit Playhouse Children's Theatre Camp Program offers theatrical training to students of all ages in a supportive and nurturing environment. No prior training or skill level is required to participate. All camps are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
2017 camp season
We'll be announcing our 2017 Children's Theatre Camp Season in mid to late-February! Until then, if you'd like information about the sessions or to be put on the notification list for the announcement, please contact Jean Benda at 207.646.2402, ext. 207, or complete the form below:
Designed for students ages 5 to 8, this camp will introduce our youngest students to the theatre arts by combining fun and educational games with instruction. With an emphasis on ensemble performance, students will gain basic performance techniques while having a blast in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Camp runs 9AM to 12PM Monday through Friday, with a performance for families on Fridays at 11AM at the rehearsal studio located behind the Playhouse. A variety of instructors, counselors, and titles ensure plenty to gain from participating in multiple sessions each season!
Our newest camp has been created for children ages 8 to 10. This exciting program is the perfect step up from the Rising Stars for campers to continue to explore and develop vocal, movement and acting skills. The culminating production will provide a more challenging, yet developmentally appropriate, theatrical experience. It will incorporate a higher level of individual responsibility, perfect for the young performer who enjoys being center stage!
Sessions will run Monday-Friday from 9:30AM to 3:30PM, culminating in a full-length performance on Friday afternoon at the rehearsal studio located behind the Playhouse.
The original Playhouse Children’s Theatre Camp, designed for students from ages 9 to 16, will identify, strengthen and enhance each student’s performance skills, self-esteem and self-expression. Students receive training in dance and choreography, improvisation, acting, staging and vocal work while preparing to perform before a live audience on the Playhouse stage. Each of the sessions culminates in a fully staged production on the Playhouse’s main stage!
Students will attend camp Monday-Friday from 9:30PM — 3:30PM with dress rehearsal and performances Saturdays and Sundays on the main stage of the Ogunquit Playhouse.
Ages 13 - 18
Teen Players camp targets the dedicated 13-18 year old performer who is interested in a more intensive and professional experience. Campers will receive specific instruction by our professional staff in order to challenge and strengthen their vocal, movement and acting skills. The intense rehearsal process culminates in a fully-staged, two-hour long show created with support from our professional main stage technical staff.
Director of Youth Programming
We are delighted to have Julie Oliver back in her fifth season as Director of Youth Programming. Julie has been our Resident Musical Director for Children's Theatre since 2009 and Musical Director and Assistant Musical Director for some of the Playhouse's main stage shows. You may remember Julie's performance as "Mama Bear" in 2012's production of Berenstain Bears. Julie brings years of experience in working with both professional theater, youth theater and as an educator. A ME graduate of Antioch University New England with a BME from Jacksonville University, Julie is a seasoned performer, conductor, accompanist and teacher. For more than 30 years she has been a music specialist in Nashua, New Hampshire and is currently the choral director at Elm St. Middle School.