Upside Arts Summer Camps! Day and Overnight Programs for Ages 7-17.

Upside Arts is a theatrical production company offering day (UPDATE: 2024 day camps are SOLD OUT but a WAITLIST is available) and overnight summer camp programs for Seacoast area youth and teens that aims to build confidence, sense of self, and empathy through thoughtful, original, and creative storytelling.

2024 Overnight Camps

Upside Arts Overnight Camp (open to ages 8-17) will be creating whimsy and singing “The Friendship Song” this summer on the beautiful Worthley Pond at Camp North Star in Poland, ME!

​Upside Overnight Camp offers top quality training in theatre arts from working industry professionals as well as swimming, hiking, low ropes, gaga ball, sign language, and workshops in everything from ballet to bubbles! Evening activities include campfires, Carnival, Outdoor Movie, Olympics, and Talent Shows.

​Daily electives include classes in Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance, Improv, A Cappella, Songwriting, Outdoor Adventure, Arts & Crafts, and much more!

Campers will live in cabins with 6-10 of their peers, plus a Counselor in Training, and one or two Counselors. Cabin life is an opportunity for your child to find their independence in a well-supervised, supportive environment. They will learn how to coexist with their cabin-mates, learn from each other, and form bonds that will last a lifetime.

Our campers are in the best hands during their stay! Our professional staff have years of both camp and theatrical experience under their belts. Staffers come from all over including the Seacoast, Boston, New York City, and beyond!

Ages: 8-17
2024 Dates: August 13-24
Camp Theme: Sweet Dreams
Camp Location: Camp North Star in Poland, ME
2024 Tuition: $1,955 per camper
An Upside Arts Overnight Camp T-Shirt is included with your registration!

Register Today!


Limited scholarships are available.

Refer a new camper and receive $50 off tuition. Discount will not be applied until the new camper is registered; if tuition is already paid, it will be applied to your account as a credit.

$50 off tuition for each additional registration.

$300 off tuition (Ages 16-17, must apply)
*The CIT Discount may not be combined with other discounts.*

Please contact with any questions regarding Overnight Camp!

2024 Day Camps

Upside Arts Day Camp (open to ages 7-17) provides a unique summer experience with original shows written specifically for the campers! Students work together to build confidence, creativity, and develop skills needed to perform on stage, while rehearsing for a fully staged production.

Upside Arts Day Camp offers an immersive, thoughtful and one of a kind theatrical experience which focuses on teamwork and the creative process. Through each two week session, campers have the unique opportunity to work collaboratively together and with our staff on an original musical. Every camper plays a character written specifically to showcase their unique and special talents.

Our playwrights for summer 2024 are Miles Burns, Joshua Goldberg, and Nick Tavares. Burns and Goldberg have worked with countless young performers over the years creating new plays and musicals for kids. Between them, they have written and premiered nearly 40 original works for seacoast area kids throughout the last decade. Tavares is a former Upside Arts student studying theatre education at UNH.

SESSION I: June 24 – July 6
SESSION II: July 8 – 20
SESSION III: July 22 – August 3

Ages: 7-17
Camp Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Camp Location: New Hampshire Theatre Project, 959 Islington St #3, Portsmouth, NH
2024 Tuition: $750 per camper/session
An Upside Arts Day Camp T-Shirt is included with your registration!

Register Today!

Limited scholarships are available.


Refer a new camper and receive $50 off tuition. Discount will not be applied until the new camper is registered; if tuition is already paid, it will be applied to your account as a credit.

$50 off tuition for each additional registration.

Register before January 1st, 2024 to receive $75 off tuition.

Join us for all three sessions and receive $150 off.

$300 off tuition (Ages 15-17, must apply)
*The CIT Discount may not be combined with other discounts.*


Babe & Bunyan’s Big Adventure
June 24 – July 6 (no camp July 4)
Two Performances July 6

A New Musical by Miles Burns

This here is the larger than life story of the legendary folk sidekick, Babe the Big Blue Ox. Being born an oversized blue ox, you can imagine that Babe had a pretty hard time fitting in- that is until he met Paul Bunyan, the mighty lumberjack. Together they cleared forests faster than anyone, and there wasn’t a tangled river they couldn’t straighten out. Some say they even made the 10,000 lakes. It’s going to be a mighty tall tale, and an awfully big adventure!

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Once Upon A Stone Age
July 8 – 20
Two Performances July 20

A New Musical by Joshua Goldberg

Once upon a Stone Age, a long long long loooooooooong time ago, back before phones and bicycles and automobiles and arithmetic, back when we used stones for tools and lived in caves and fire was a luxury, back at the dawn of humanity… that’s where our story begins. Once upon a Stone Age there was the sky, and the earth, and that big hot thing in the sky, and two good friends named Gork and Ogg, and… a time machine?

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July 22 – August 3
Two Performances August 3

An Original Musical by Nick Tavares

Oftentimes we celebrate the things we can do, but what about the things we can’t do? Fred is the new kid in a new school, filled with the nastiest 7th graders that Los Angeles has to offer. Like any sad and alone middle schooler, Fred seeks refuge in the bathroom, only to discover that one of the toilets has quite a unique quirk… and when he finds himself in the Kingdom of Vapoo, Fred has to embrace everything he can – and can’t – do to save the day.

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Upside Arts
Portsmouth, NH

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