Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA): February + April Vacation (NH & ME) and Summer Camps

The Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts offers Vacation and Summer Camps to children ages 8 and up! Our mission is to create a supportive, all-inclusive environment, where students with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds can collaborate to create and perform theater. To instill in them the skills they will need to develop into the best performers they can be. To challenge, engage and inspire students to celebrate the power of the performing arts by finding the beauty in our own uniqueness and the strength in our differences to build a more conscious and compassionate society.

PAPA’s 2022 School Vacation Camps (NH & Maine)

PAPA Vacation Camps are open to campers ages 8 – 13, and are an amazing introduction to musical theater and the perfect way to spend February and April vacation! Campers will use their creativity and imagination to strengthen their performance skills, meet new friends, and increase their self-confidence, all while having fun! Students will be singing, dancing, playing theater games, learning Improv and so much more and will present a showcase for parents on the final Friday of camp!


February
 2022

February Vacation Camp – Maine
Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts Vacation Camp is offered for students in grades 3rd thru 7th. The camp is designed to introduce, identify and strengthen each participant’s performance skills, self-confidence, creativity, and ability to work with others towards a common goal: the show! A showcase for parents will take place on the final Friday, at 3:00pm.
Ages: 8-13 | Grades 3rd to 7th
Dates: Monday 2/21 – Friday 2/25
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: The STAR Theatre located inside The Kittery Community Center
Price: $375
Register Here!

February Vacation Camp – NH
Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts Vacation Camp is offered for students in grades 3rd thru 7th. The camp is designed to introduce, identify and strengthen each participant’s performance skills, self-confidence, creativity, and ability to work with others towards a common goal: the show! A showcase for parents will take place on the final Friday, at 3:00pm.
Ages: 8-13 | Grades 3rd to 7th
Dates: Monday 2/28 – Friday 3/4
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: The STAR Theatre located inside The Kittery Community Center
Price: $375
Register Here!


April 2022

April Vacation Camp – Maine
Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts Vacation Camp is offered for students in grades 3rd thru 7th. The camp is designed to introduce, identify and strengthen each participant’s performance skills, self-confidence, creativity, and ability to work with others towards a common goal: the show! A showcase for parents will take place on the final Friday, at 3:00.
Ages: 8-13 | Grades 3rd to 7th
Dates: Monday 4/18 – Friday 4/22
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: The STAR Theatre located inside The Kittery Community Center
Price: $375
Register Here!

April Vacation Camp – NH
Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts Vacation Camp is offered for students in grades 3rd thru 7th. The camp is designed to introduce, identify and strengthen each participant’s performance skills, self-confidence, creativity, and ability to work with others towards a common goal: the show! A showcase for parents will take place on the final Friday, at 3:00.
Ages: 8-13 | Grades 3rd to 7th
Dates: Monday 4/25 – Friday 4/29
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: The STAR Theatre located inside The Kittery Community Center
Price: $375
Register Here!


PAPA’s 2022 Summer Camps

PAPA Summer Day Camp is a 2 week camp designed for campers from ages 8 to 13. Campers will use their creativity and imagination to strengthen their performance skills, meet new friends with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds and increase their self-confidence while having an amazing time in a supportive and all-inclusive environment.

Teen Boot Camp is designed for teens ages 13 through 18. In just 2 weeks teens will audition for, rehearse and perform a Junior version of a Broadway show.

The Pre-College Teen Intensive Program is a 2 week program for the serious teen performer ages 14-19. This teen musical theatre intensive is focused on zeroing in on the unique qualities of each student to help them shine in the audition room, the rehearsal room, and on the stage. Each day’s rigorous schedule is packed with performance based courses taught by musical theatre professionals, workshops and masterclasses by Broadway performers and Seacoast Rep’s Resident Artists and Company members.

 

Session 1 – Broadway Beach Camp
Campers will learn and perform beach-themed numbers from some of Broadway’s most iconic shows while also participating in a variety of dance, vocal, dramatic, and improvisation workshops, play theatre games, do a variety of arts and crafts, make puppets and compete in the PAPA-lympics!

Ages: 8-13
Dates: Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 8
Time: Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 2:00pm
Final Performance: July 8th at 1pm
Location:
The STAR Theatre located inside The Kittery Community Center
Price: $595
*$50 off when you register 2 people!
Register Here!


Session 2 – Teen Boot Camp
TEEN BOOTCAMP is specially designed for our performers ages 13-18. In just 2 weeks our teens will audition for, rehearse and perform a Junior version of a Broadway show. Teen Bootcamp will run from 4pm – 9pm. The session runs from June 27th – July 8th with performances on July 8th and July 9th. The session culminates in a fully-staged theatrical performance.

Ages: 13-18   
Dates: Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 8
Time: Monday – Friday from 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Performance Dates: Saturday, July 8th & Sunday, July 9th at 1:00pm
SHOW: TBD very soon!  
Location:
The STAR Theatre located inside The Kittery Community Center
Price: $395
*$50 off when you register 2 people!
Register Here!


Session 3: Broadway Classic Disney Camp
Campers will learn and perform numbers from some of Disney’s classic Broadway shows while also participating in a variety of dance, vocal, dramatic and improvisation workshops, play theatre games, do a variety of arts and crafts, and make puppets and compete in the PAPA-lympics! The end of camp performance will be on the last day of camp at 3:00pm.

Ages: 9-13 
Dates: Monday, July 25 – Friday, August 5
Time: Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Performance: August 5 at 3pm
Location: The STAR Theatre located inside The Kittery Community Center
Price: $695
*$50 off when you register 2 people!
Register Here!


Session 4 – Broadway Camp: Disney Channel Movies
Campers will learn and perform numbers from Disney Channel including; “High School Musical”, “Camp Rock,” “Descendants” and more while also participating in a variety of dance, vocal, dramatic and improvisation workshops, play theatre games, design their own costumes, sing karaoke and master some of the latest Tik Tok dances. The end of camp performance will be on the last day of camp at 3:00pm.

Ages: 9-13 
Dates: Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 19
Time: Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Performance: August 19 at 3pm
Location: The STAR Theatre located inside The Kittery Community Center
Price: $695
*$50 off when you register 2 people!
Register Here!


Pre-College Musical Theatre Summer Program
Seacoast Rep and the Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts are pleased to present a 2-week course for the serious musical theatre performer for ages 14-19. This teen musical theatre intensive is focused on zeroing in on the unique qualities of each student to help them shine in the audition room, the rehearsal room, and on the stage. Each day’s rigorous schedule is packed with performance based courses taught by working musical theatre professionals, workshops and masterclasses by Broadway performers (and Seacoast Rep’s resident and out-of-town artists).

Students will end the program fully prepared to walk into the next audition room, professional or not, with an audition song book, a professional headshot and resume, and the self confidence to show the world what makes them special!

Students will:

  • Prepare to audition for professional musical theatre productions
  • Prepare to audition for the nation’s most competitive college musical theatre programs or professional productions
  • Discover how to share their own unique qualities with an audience
  • Learn how to develop a character
  • Expand knowledge of musical theatre repertoire
  • Learn “the business of the business”
  • Refine their abilities as a solo performer
  • Performing in intense, challenging group numbers
  • Learn to belt and riff (& learn when it is better not to!)
  • Hone their skills in a multitude of dance styles (Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Contemporary)

Ages: 14-19
Dates: Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 22
Time: Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: The STAR Theatre located inside The Kittery Community Center
Price: $2,000
Register Here!

 

For more information on PAPA’s vacation camps, summer camps or classes please contact them today!

Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA) – Seacoast Repertory Theatre
125 Bow Street, Portsmouth NH
603-433-4793 Ext. 115
youthadmin@seacoastrep.org

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