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Monday, June 20 - Sunday, August 7

Camp ENCORE!

Prescott Park Arts Festival is thrilled to announce the return of its signature theatre education program, Camp Encore! We look forward to engaging the Seacoast’s youth throughout this summer at Prescott Park, located in the idyllic natural setting along the Piscataqua River in beautiful downtown Portsmouth.

The Festival’s youth theatre camp serves 80+ kids ages 7-17 and helps them to gain valuable teamwork skills, experience theater arts, and build confidence. Each session culminates with a fully staged public performance on PPAF’s Wilcox Main Stage.

NEW IN 2022 Camp ENCORE! is delighted to be adding a fourth session. Camp Shakespeare in Our Park is a one-week teen acting intensive focused on the works of the Bard.

Our goal is to make every camper feel included and valued, while cultivating a love for theatre. In addition to working on the show, campers will explore the art of theatre through games, improvisational activities, and masterclasses from local artists about some of the backstage and onstage specialties of the performing arts.

The Festival will work within all state guidelines and COVID protocols to ensure a safe and fun summer for our campers. As always, we offer early and after care.

Check out all of our 2022 sessions below!

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Session 1 | Ages 7-17 | 3 weeks
Little Mermaid Jr.
June 20th – July 10th | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Public Performances July 9th and 10th at 10am

Description: At Session 1 of Camp ENCORE! campers of all ages will explore the art of theatre as they work towards a complete production of Little Mermaid Jr. After auditions and role assignments on the second day, campers will learn choreography, music, blocking and theatre fundamentals. Our goal is to make every camper feel included and valued in our show and at our camp. Therefore, in addition to learning our show, campers will explore the art of theatre through games, improvisational activities, and masterclasses from local artists about some of the backstage and onstage specialities of the performing arts. The performances of Little Mermaid Jr. will take place on Prescott Park’s Wilcox Main Stage July 9th at 10am and July 10th at 10am.

Tuition: $849
Sibling: $775
Early Care (8:30am): $75
After Care (until 5:00pm): $150
Please Note: There is an $8 processing fee. Tuition must be paid in full prior to the first day of camp. Thank you!
 

Session 2 | Ages 7-17 | 2 weeks
James and the Giant Peach Jr.
July 11th – July 24th | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Public Performances July 23rd and 24th at 10am
 
Description: At Session 2 of Camp ENCORE! campers of all ages will explore the art of theatre as they work towards a complete production of James and the Giant Peach After auditions and role assignments on the second day, campers will learn choreography, music, blocking and theatre fundamentals. Our goal is to make every camper feel included and valued in our show and at our camp. Therefore, in addition to learning our show, campers will explore the art of theatre through games, improvisational activities, and masterclasses from local artists about some of the backstage and onstage specialities of the performing arts. The performances of James and the Giant Peach will take place on Prescott Park’s Wilcox Main Stage July 23rd at 10am and July 24th at 10am.
Tuition: $599
Sibling: $525
Early Care (8:30am): $50
After Care (until 5:00pm): $100
Please Note: There is an $8 processing fee. Tuition must be paid in full prior to the first day of camp. Thank you!
 

Session 3 | Teen Acting Intensive | 1 week
Camp Shakespeare in our Park
July 25th – July 31st | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Public Performances July 30th and 31st at 10am

Description: At our Teen Acting Intensive, campers will enjoy the experience of performing Shakespeare in the park on Prescott Park’s Wilcox Main Stage, with masterclasses taught by professional Shakespeare actors and scholars. Campers will engage with the history of our most celebrated playwright, while gaining tools and techniques for performing his challenging works. This is an ideal camp for any teen who wants to hone their skills as an actor, or who has an interest in classical performance. This camp will culminate in a showcase-style performance of Shakespeare works on July 30th and 10am and July 31st at 10am.

After registering, please submit a video audition consisting of a one minute monologue of any style. Videos must be sent to camp@prescottpark.org. Audition videos for this acting intensive will be due by July 4, 2022. Auditions are required, but ALL campers who audition will be included in the final showcase performances.

Tuition: $299
Early Care (8:30am): $25
After Care (until 5:00pm): $50
Please Note: There is an $8 processing fee. Tuition must be paid in full prior to the first day of camp. Thank you!
 

Session 4 | Teen Musical Theatre Intensive | 1 week
High School Musical 2 Jr.
August 1st – August 7th | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Public Performances August 6th and 7th at 10am

Description: At our Teen Musical Theatre Intensive, campers will learn an entire musical in one week, with masterclasses taught by professional musical theatre performers and directors. This is an ideal camp for any teen who is looking to bolster their skills in dancing, singing, acting, and performing musical theatre. This camp will be fast-paced, but campers do not need to have prior experience in theatre to attend. Performances of High School Musical 2 Jr. will be on Prescott Park’s Wilcox Main Stage August 6th at 10am and August 7th at 10am.

After registering, please submit a video audition consisting of singing a 32 bar cut from a musical, and a one minute monologue of any style. Videos must be sent to camp@prescottpark.org. Audition videos for this musical theatre intensive will be due by July 11, 2022. Once the cast list is sent out by e-mail, scripts will be available for pick-up and we ask campers to arrive with their lines memorized.

Tuition: $299
Early Care (8:30am): $25
After Care (until 5:00pm): $50
Please Note: There is an $8 processing fee. Tuition must be paid in full prior to the first day of camp. Thank you!
 

Camp Discounts | Signing up for multiple sessions? Here’s the DEAL
 

$ 1,330.00 for sessions 1 & 2  | $550 for sessions 3 & 4 

$ 1,570.00 for sessions 1, 2, & 3 | $ 1,800.00 for all four sessions


Camp ENCORE! features include:
  • The opportunity to participate in a fully staged musical, both onstage and behind the scenes. In addition, campers will participate in community outreach experiences during the session.
  • End of session performances on the Wilcox Main Stage.
  • Camp ENCORE! encourages teamwork while building self-esteem.
  • Camp ENCORE! hosts a staff of professional teachers and artists with extensive experience.
  • Afternoons at Camp ENCORE! provide unique opportunities, specialized focused workshops, community outreach experiences, and more!
  • Campers receive hours of learning, rehearsing, and fun!
  • Every camper receives a Camp ENCORE! cast t-shirt and memories that will last a lifetime.

Please reach out with any questions to camp@prescottpark.org