Build Your Theater Skills

Our theater camps are fun, challenging, and enriching! Stories of all kinds are used to fuel active, collaborative, and process-based summer programs for grades K–12. Spend the week working with professional actors, directors, and artisans. Every participant is invited to think, speak, and act imaginatively, critically, and creatively in an environment of inclusivity and safe play.

Education For All

Portland Stage Education strives to welcome and celebrate all people regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, national origin, religion, gender identity, neurological, or physical ability.

Cancellation Policies

Any cancellations or changes made more than two months prior to the first day of a Portland Stage Education program (after school programming, vacation camps, and summer camps) will be fully refunded.
Any cancellation made between two and one month prior to the first day of a program will receive a 50% refund.
Portland Stage will not be able to grant refunds made less than one month before the start of a program.

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Portland Stage reserves the right to cancel a program two weeks prior to its start if a minimal enrollment is not achieved. In the event that Portland Stage cancels a program families will be contacted two weeks prior and a full refund will be offered.
Portland Stage also reserves the right to combine programs, change teachers, or extend the ages of the participants at its discretion.

Financial Aid

Portland Stage Education offers need-based financial aid for all of our programs. Please fill out our form below to apply. For more information about camps or financial aid, call 207.774.1043 x104 or send us an email.

Vacation Camps

Dive into theater for five exciting days while on your school breaks!

In-Person Camps

IN-PERSON CAMPS will follow the latest CDC and State safety guidelines including masking, physical distancing, small group sizes, handwashing, and a Bipolar Ionization iWave HVAC system. Each camp will include time indoors and outdoors.

April Camp 2022

Camp Hogwarts

Grades 4 – 6 | Cost: $305, financial aid available
Mon, Apr 18 – Fri, Apr 22 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. Dust off your wands, shake out your robes, and head straight to Hogwarts. The Chamber of Secrets has been opened!

Summer Camps

Our week-long camps for rising K-12th graders focus on physical movement, creativity, & collaboration, all while empowering students to build their confidence and skills as actors.

 

Sign up for multiple weeks of camp and receive a 10% discount!

Please register for camps based on which grade your camper(s) will be enrolled in for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

In-Person Camps

All camps this summer are planned to be IN-PERSON CAMPS and will follow the latest CDC and State safety guidelines including masking, physical distancing, small group sizes, hand washing, and a Bipolar Ionization iWave HVAC system. Each camp will include time indoors and outdoors.

June 27 - July 1, 2022

Magic Trunk

Rising Grades K – 1 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$325, financial aid available

Picture book stories galore. Every day is a new adventure with stories and the Magic Trunk! A spin-off of our Play Me a Story program.

FULL, email to be added to the waitlist!

Ready, Set, Improv

Rising Grades 4 – 6 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$325, financial aid available

Get the experience of being a founding member of an improv comedy troupe! Whether you want to become more comfortable on stage or create once-in-a-lifetime comedy moments, all you need is your imagination and energy!

Register

July 5 - July 8, 2022 (4-Day Camp)

Spells and Stories

Rising Grades 4 – 6 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$260, financial aid available

The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms by Chris Colfer. Return to a world of fairy tales with Alex and Conner.

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Acting Intensive: Creating Character

Rising Grades 6 – 8 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$260, financial aid available

Actors will learn about different techniques to shape and develop characters through scenes, monologues, and improv. Students will engage their bodies & voices to create specific, well-rounded characters; take risks and make bold choices with their acting, and collaborate with other young artists.

FULL, email to be added to the waitlist!

July 11 - July 15, 2022

Playwriting

Rising Grades 6 – 10 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$325, financial aid available

Participants will develop their skills as playwrights and performers through a combination of exercises, writing prompts, challenges, and play-readings. Camp will culminate in a final sharing of original scenes, plays, and monologues written & performed by the students themselves.

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Marvelous

Rising Grades 6 – 8 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$325, financial aid available

What do Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Spider-Man and YOU have in common? They will all be at Portland Stage this week! Use your acting skills to step into the shoes of your favorite superheroes and villains!

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July 18 - July 22, 2022

Adventures with Frog and Toad

Rising Grades 2 – 3 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$325, financial aid available

Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel. Hop on over to Portland Stage to join pals Frog & Toad on their escapades.

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July 25 - July 29, 2022

Camp Hogwarts

Rising Grades 3 – 5 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$325, financial aid available

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Join us as we discover our magical abilities and defeat the sources of darkness.

FULL, email to be added to the waitlist!

High School Shakespeare Conservatory

Rising Grades 9 – 12 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

$325, financial aid available

This camp provides more in-depth training for teen actors. Participants explore Shakespeare’s plays and characters through voice work, movement, stage combat, monologues, and scenes.

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August 1 - August 5, 2022

Summer in Wonderland

Rising Grades 3 – 5 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$325, financial aid available

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Join Alice, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and more on an adventure through Wonderland!

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Shakespeare Conservatory: The Art of Tragedy

Rising Grades 6 – 8 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$325, financial aid available

Spend a week exploring the language, stories, and characters of Shakespeare’s tragedies through monologues, scenes, games, and more. You may even get your own death scene!

FULL, email to be added to the waitlist!

August 8 - August 12, 2022

Camp Hogwarts

Rising Grades 3 – 5 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$325, financial aid available

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Join us as we discover our magical abilities and defeat the sources of darkness.

FULL, email to be added to the waitlist!

Camp Half Blood

Rising Grades 4 – 6 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$325, financial aid available

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan. Welcome to Camp Half-Blood, demigods. Do you have what it takes to be a hero?

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