Seacoast Rep’s PAPA Summer Day Camps

The Rep’s PAPA Day Camp is designed to introduce, identify and strengthen each participant’s performance skills, self-confidence, creativity, and ability to work with others. Using song, dance, improvisation, theater games and scene study, performers take part in hands-on training in live theater production.

Each 2-week session culminates in a fully-staged theatrical performance open to the public. Campers walk to Prescott Park every day to enjoy lunch (weather permitting), as well as play games outside in the sun!

Camp Hours:

  • Monday-Friday 9am – 4pm (2-week session)
  • Early drop off 8am (+$50)
  • With live final performances on the second weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at 10am

Camp  Ages:

  • Open to ages  7 – 16

Day Camp Tuition:

  • $650/Camper per session (includes PAPA Camp t-shirt!)
  • $213 deposit due with Registration. The remaining balance is broken up into two payments.


  • Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow Street, Portsmouth NH

2017 Summer Camps & Shows
Session I: The Tortoise and the Hare

An Original Musical by Miles Burns

  • June 26 – July 7 (no camp July 4)
  • Performances on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 @ 10am
  • Register now!

We all know the story and the great debate it stirs… Does slow and steady win the race? A singular race perhaps not, but what about the “big race”?  Join Hare and Tortoise on a life encapsulating adventure about the choices we make and the places those choices take us- Who will win the race called Life?

Session II: King Midas… In Space!

An Original Musical by Zoe Sprankle

  • July 10- July 21
  • Performances on Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23 @ 10am
  • Register now!

In 2098 all human life has been relocated to outer space. A new element, Florb, has been invented to power a giant spaceship that inhabits the entire human race. When a greedy King Midas finds the element Florb and its gold like goo to his liking, he wishes he could turn everything he touches into Florb. When his wish is granted the King uses his power to the extreme and experiences the negative consequences of greed and puts the fate of all space life in danger. Based on the classic tale of King Midas, now with aliens, zero gravity and the moonwalk. Follow the journey of a King who must learn generosity in order to save his people.

Session III: The Legend of Treasure Island

An Original Musical by Miles Burns

  • July 24 – August 4
  • Performances on Saturday August 5 and Sunday August 6 @ 10am
  • Register now!

In pirate times, as legend states, there was a secret island said to have buried within it a bevy of beautiful and bountiful treasure. For hundreds of years the treasure lay wasted; for no pirate…no, not even one… had been able to find the one thing they would need to discover its location and harvest its fortune: the map! In fact, no pirate had the wits about them to even think of locating it, that is, until kind-hearted (too kind by pirate standards) Red Beard the Barbecuan got to town. Thusly named for two reasons: he had a red beard and he loved to barbecue, Red Beard is about to make a discovery that will change the course of pirate history for all time.

PAPA Overnight Camp
  • 2017 Camp Dates: August 15 to August 26
  • 2017 Tuition: $1,575 plus a $30 registration fee
  • Register now!

Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts Camp is the premier co-ed overnight performing arts camp open to youth ages 8 – 16. PAPA Camp provides opportunities for campers to explore and expand their theatrical and artistic potential while offering an exciting array of outdoor camp activities such as swimming, kayaking, hiking, games, crafts and much more at beautiful Pierce Camp Birchmont in Wolfeboro New Hampshire.

We take theatre education seriously. PAPA camp operates under the direct oversight of the Artistic Director of our professional theatre. Our top-notch camp staff are talented educators and performers with a passion for training the next generation of entertainers. Many are veterans of professional theater and Broadway. Many were also PAPA campers themselves, once upon a time.

Our two week fun and intensive camp program builds confidence and independence through performance, and teaches useful skills for theatre and life. Campers will learn to cooperate towards a common goal, learn all aspects of production, and will forge friendships that last forever. Click here to see a sample daily schedule of activities!

For more information, or for any questions, please contact Director of Youth Programming and Education, Seraphina Caligiure at 603-433-4793 ex. 115 or at


Seacoast Repertory Theatre PAPA Camps
125 Bow Street, Portsmouth NH

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