Summer Camps

Summer Camps

COME PLAY WITH US THIS SUMMER!!

NEW LONDON BARN PLAYHOUSE

CAMPS FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS

Thanks for a fantastic summer! We so loved having all of you part of the Education family at the Barn in 2014. We look forward to having you all, and many more, join us in 2015! Check back in December for the announcement of our summer 2015 programming!

To make sure you are on our list for email updates, please email camps@nlbarn.org!

 

Below is the information from 2014, which is a good indicator of what a typical summer looks like: 

This summer we are excited to be offering five weeks of camps, 9am-12pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Each week will have opportunities for children ranging from age 6 up to 16, divided based on age, and will culminate in a performance for family and friends. Camps are taught by a combination of Barn staff, members of the Acting Company, and professional guest artists! We look forward to having your family join us this summer!

We are now accepting registrations!

Tuition is $170 per session. Please use the link HERE or at the bottom of this page to sign up for the summer camps. One online registration must be completed for each camper, as well as the information sheet/release form which must be signed.

 

WEEK ONE: July 7-11

PLAYING AROUND
6-9 year olds
9am-12pm
This camp will introduce young theater artists the basics of acting. Theater games teach teamwork, encourage creativity, and provide a great foundation for learning about performance. Confidence and friendships will flourish in this beginners’ class for young performers that will provide a means for your child to find his or her individual voice in a new and exciting way.

This camp is currently full! We are accepting names for the waiting list, and also encourage you to consider one of our many other options!

POP MUSICALS!
10-12 year olds
9am-12pm

Work on your “triple threat” skills—acting, singing and dancing—in this fun musical theater camp focused on contemporary pop musicals like Legally Blonde and Wicked. Participants will work on songs of their choosing as well as group numbers. Work on auditioning skills and stage presence!

This camp is currently full! We are accepting names for the waiting list, and also encourage you to consider one of our many other options!

ADVANCED SHAKESPEARE
12-16 year olds
1:30-4:30pm

For the theater student familiar with the Bard, this camp will help develop a deeper understanding of some of his greatest plays. Studying scenes and characters, campers will try their hand at his lyrical poetry, epic drama, and beautiful romance. Students will improve their acting skills, learn the power of their voices, and learn classical acting style.

WEEK TWO: July 14-18

ONCE UPON A STAGE
6-9 year olds
9am-12pm
Using fairy tales and children’s books as springboard, this class will teach young performers ways to tell stories onstage. Stories will be brought to life in original ways as students use their imaginations to create larger than life characters. Campers will grow in confidence and skills as they learn the excitement of telling stories on stage.

This camp is currently full! We are accepting names for the waiting list, and also encourage you to consider one of our many other options!

BROADWAY DANCE II
10-16 year olds
9am-12pm
Campers will be cutting footloose in this class that teaches dance technique through exciting and fun choreography! They will learn dances to great Broadway dance numbers, and strengthen their skills and dancers and performers.

This camp is currently full! We are accepting names for the waiting list, and also encourage you to consider one of our many other camp options!

 

WEEK THREE: July 21-25

BROADWAY DANCE I
6-9 year olds
9am-12pm

This camp gives an introduction to dancing in Broadway musicals! Starting with the basic techniques of dancing and learning choreography while they dance the week away, campers will learn routines to favorite Broadway songs!

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE
10-12 year olds
9am-12pm

This camp will teach an introduction to the wonderful world of William Shakespeare! Work on sonnets and scenes, fling insults and create swordfights! Explore some of the best writing in the English language and learn to love these classic plays.

STORY THEATER
6-11 year olds
1:30pm-4:30pm

In this camp, students will explore how stories in their lives can become plays. Campers will learn how to tell stories on stage, and what makes exciting characters and events. Collaborating with each other, they will create original scenes and culminate the week by performing them!

ROCK THE AUDITION
12-16 year olds
1:30pm-4:30pm

In this camp for the advanced theater student, campers will work to improve their audition skills. This camp will give teens the tools to succeed in their auditions for their high school musicals. Learn to make a lasting impression and rock that audition using your voice, your song, your acting, and your confidence.

WEEK FOUR: July 28 – August 1

MUSICAL MELODIES
6-9 year olds
9am-12pm

In this camp, students will learn the basics of acting, singing, and dancing in musicals. Learning each of these skills is an important and fun way to learn about performing on stage. Campers will work on songs, poems, and dances in the tradition of Broadway shows!

This camp is currently full! We are accepting names for the waiting list, and also encourage you to consider one of our many other options!

SCENE BY SCENE
10-12 year olds
9am-12pm

Campers in this session will work on acting skills through rehearsing scenes. This class will teach the fundamentals of interacting with other characters and being involved in a scene with emotions and actions. Each young actor will work on his or her stage presence and build confidence as a performer.

STAGE MAGIC
6-9 year olds
1:30pm-4:30pm
This camp will introduce young theater artists the magic of live theater. Creating puppets, masks, and costumes will teach children new ways to tell exciting stories. Campers will develop an understanding of all the creativity—and magic—that goes into putting on plays!

POP MUSICALS!
10-12 year olds
1:30pm-4:30pm

Work on your “triple threat” skills—acting, singing and dancing—in this fun musical theater camp focused on contemporary pop musicals like Legally Blonde and Wicked. Participants will work on songs of their choosing as well as group numbers. Work on auditioning skills and stage presence!

This camp is currently full! We are accepting names for the waiting list, and also encourage you to consider one of our many other options!

 

WEEK Five: August 4-8

SING OUT!
6-9 year olds
9am-12pm

In this singing camp, young actors will learn to raise their voice in song. Learning group songs and solos will engage students in vocal technique to master the art of singing in musicals. Vocal power and stage presence will be learned as students gain confidence in their singing abilities.

THE WRITE IDEA
10-16 year olds
9am-12pm
Young playwrights in this camp will spend the week creating their own original short plays. Exercises will be introduced to inspire the young theater artist to learn what makes for good plays in order to help them create new plays. This class will culminate in a performance of the students’ plays performed by members of the 2014 Barn Company!

All camps are held at the New London Outing Club’s Indoor Center. If you drive south down Main Street, passing the Barn Playhouse on your right, you need to go to the main stop light in town (Pleasant Street, at the Library and Lake Sunapee Bank), and turn left. After two buildings, turn left again onto Cougar Court. Pass the Elementary School on your right, and the second building houses the Outing Club. Please walk in up the long white ramp leading to the stage area, and not to the main entrance.

 

**For inquiries and more information on how to Register, please email us at camps@nlbarn.org**

STEPS TO REGISTER:

1) Please click here to fill out this form to register. One form per camper.

2) Enrollment is only guaranteed with mailing in a $25 deposit (per camper per session), which can be paid online HERE*, or mailed to the address below**.

3) Download the information sheet/release form HERE. This can be brought to the Box Office (after June 1), brought to the first day of class, or mailed to the address below.

4) The remaining $145 (per camper per session) is due in full by the first day of camp, and may be brought in to the Box Office (after June 1), brought to the first class, paid online after you’ve made your online deposit*, or mailed to**:

New London Barn Playhouse
PO Box 9
New London, NH 03257
attn: Camps

Checks should be made out to New London Barn Playhouse.

*NOTE: If you pay online, you can choose to either pay the deposit, in which case you will get a confirmation email with a link to pay the $145 balance, OR you may choose to pay the full $170 in one payment. Do not pay for both! 

**NOTE: If paying by check, please note the name of the child and the camp in the “memo” section of the check. Thanks!