Summer Camps

Registration for our camp offerings for summer 2020 opens in early February. 

Our theater camps are fun, challenging, and enriching! Stories of all kinds are used to fuel active, educational, lively, and process-based summer programs for grades K–12. Spend the summer 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. Please register based on the grade your camper will be enrolled in for the 2020-2021 school year.

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

We offer aftercare until 5:15 for $20 a day Monday-Thursday (not offered for Magic Trunk or High School Shakespeare Conservatory).

Cancellation policy: 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.

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.

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.

Need financial assistance? Download our Scholarship Form

For more information call 207.774.1043 x104 or send us an email.

June 22-26

Camp Hogwarts

Grades 3-5 | 9 AM-3 PM | $305
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
by J.K. Rowling. Dust off your wands, shake out your robes, and head straight to Hogwarts, it’s time to catch Sirius Black!

June 29-July 3

Spells and Stories

Grades 4-6 | 9 AM-3 PM | $305
The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer. Return to a world of fairy tales with Alex and Conner.

Jo & Co.

Grades 6-8 | 9 AM-3 PM | $305
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Explore this classic story of sisterhood, friendship, and ingenuity through the eyes of an actor.

July 6-10

Magic Trunk

Grades K-1 | 9AM-3PM | $305
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.

Nancy Who? Nancy Drew!

Grades 3-5 | 9AM-3PM | $305
Nancy Drew and the Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene. There’s only one way to solve this mystery: act it out!

July 13-17

Wilbur & Friends

Grades 2-3 | 9 AM-3 PM | $305
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Come on down to the farm with Charlotte, Wilbur, & other farm friends.

Riddle Me This

Grades 4-6 | 9 AM-3 PM | $305
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Solve a clue or two this week at Portland Stage.

July 20-24

Camp Hogwarts

Grades 3-5 | 9 AM-3 PM | $305
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. Dust off your wands, shake out your robes, and head straight to Hogwarts, it’s time to catch Sirius Black!

Camp Half-Blood

Grades 4-6 | 9 AM-3 PM | $305
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Welcome to Camp Half-Blood, demigods. Do you have what it takes to be a hero?

July 27-31

Middle School Shakespeare Conservatory

Grades 6-8 | 9 AM-3 PM | $305
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Spend a week exploring the language, stories, and characters of one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies.

High School Shakespeare Conservatory

Grades 9-12 | 9 AM-4 PM | $305
This camp provides more in-depth training for teen actors with Education Director Hannah Cordes. Participants explore Shakespeare’s plays and characters through voice work, movement, stage combat, monologues, and scenes.

August 3-7

Summer Break with Big Nate

Grades 4-6 | 9 AM-3 PM | $305
Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Peirce. Join Nate for mischief and mishaps as you act your way through the day and draw some comics of your own!

It’s a Maine Thing: Playwriting

Grades 6-8 | 9AM-3PM | $305
Participants practice playwriting and performance through creating an original play inspired by the state of Maine. With special guest, author & playwright Monica Wood!

August 10-14

Summer in Wonderland

Grades 3-5 | 9 AM-3 PM | $305
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Join Alice, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and more on an adventure through Wonderland!