Summer Camps

Summer Camps 2019

Using the framework of themed weeks, our camps are designed to be an introduction to various theatrical talents including acting, musical theatre, playwriting, improvisation, dance and movement, performing Shakespeare, and more! In the afternoons, we offer camps to hone specific theatre skills. Each camp culminates in a performance on the Barn stage. Camps are taught by Barn staff, members of the Acting Intern Company, and professional guest artists. We look forward to having your family join us this summer!


Camps Information

CAMP COMPANIES: BARNIE BABIES (for 6-8 year olds), and MAINSTREET PLAYERS (for 9-11 year olds). Both groups participate in each of the themed camp weeks!

LOCATION: New London Outing Club Indoor Center, 114 Cougar Court  New London, NH 03257

TUITION & ENROLLMENT: Half Day – $175 Full Day – $300 (weeks 2-4 ONLY)

Enrollment is only guaranteed with tuition payment. Subject to availability, it may sometimes be possible to temporarily hold a spot in a camp for your child if you are not yet 100% sure of your plans. Camp capacities are limited; if a camp is full, you may email the Camps Director to be put on the waiting list. Additionally, you may email the Camps Director for information on discounts and tuition forgiveness.

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CAMPS DIRECTOR: Kayla May, camps@nlbarn.org


 

Week One

Celebrating America and its history by singing and dancing through Broadway’s best musicals!
July 8 – 12
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

BARNIE BABIES (6-8) will learn the basics of musical theatre singing and dancing to musicals that take us on a journey through the land of liberty!

MAINSTREET PLAYERS (9-11) will take a more advanced approach to material from Broadway shows that celebrate America and its history!

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Week Two

Travel back in time as we perform the most iconic and beloved scenes and songs from generations past!
July 15 – 19
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

BARNIE BABIES (6-8) will travel back in time as they perform the most iconic and beloved songs from generations past!

MAINSTREET PLAYERS (9-11) will boldly go where no kid as gone before: the past! Our older campers will learn acting and movement techniques such as stage combat, creating a character, and will preview a dress-rehearsal of the Junior Intern’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Special Skills Afternoon Camp:
BROADWAY DANCE
1:00 – 4:00 PM

Come dance through the decades! This camp offers performers of all experience levels a chance to learn various styles of dance to musicals from generation to generation.

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Week Three

Join us as we bring a little holiday joy to our summer programming!
July 22 – 26
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

BARNIE BABIES (6-8) will learn the basics of musical theatre by singing and dancing to cheerful holiday tunes!

MAINSTREET PLAYERS (9-11) will take a more advanced approach to material from Broadway shows that celebrate the holidays!

Special Skills Afternoon Camp:
TECH WEEK
1:00 – 4:00 PM

This camp is perfect for those who want to learn about everything that goes into creating the magical world of theater. And with so many Christmas-themed shows, campers will have the opportunity to work on a variety of technical theater projects and even take a backstage tour of the Barn!

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Week Four

Far off places, daring sword fights, magic spells, a prince in disguise… This week is all about bringing our favorite fanciful tales to life!
July 29 – August 2
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

BARNIE BABIES (6-8) will choose their OWN adventure! Campers will be introduced to playwriting by dreaming up original tall tales and bringing them to life through acting and character creation!

MAINSTREET PLAYERS (9-11) will journey through the Broadway musical repertoire featuring fantasies, fables, and folk tales!

Special Skills Afternoon Camp:
BARN ACADEMY
1:00 – 4:00 PM

NEW THIS YEAR! The Barn Academy is an intensive camp week for advanced performers ages 6-11. This camp will rehearse, perform, design, and tech a short musical in just one week’s time! This is a great preparatory camp before auditioning/applying for the Junior Intern Company. Please note: This camp will not be split into separate age groups. Performers and designers ages 6-11 are encouraged to work together in this fun week of putting on a show from start to finish!

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Week Five

August 5-9

Pirates, islands, and mermaids, OH MY! Join us for a camp week filled with adventures on the high seas and under the seas!
August 5-9
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

BARNIE BABIES (6-8) will be introduced to musical theatre by singing and dancing to musicals that made a splash on Broadway stages!

MAINSTREET PLAYERS (9-11) will take a more advanced approach to material from musical theatre songs that take us on a journey through the seas!

REGISTER


 

Guidelines & Additional Information

RELEASE FORM: In order to participate in NLBP Camps, campers must have an annual release form on file. This can be emailed to camps@nlbarn.org or brought to the first day of class. We will also have copies available on the first day of the session.

RELEASE FORM

WHAT TO WEAR: Campers should come to camp dressed in “play clothes” and close-toed shoes.

WHAT TO BRING: All campers should bring a water-bottle and a snack (nut-free only). Full-day campers should also bring a lunch.

FAQ’s:

  • I’m having trouble registering online. What are some other ways I can register?

You can register over the phone by calling our Camps Director at (857) 220-8589. You can also register with the Box Office (once it opens, both in person or over-the-phone), or on the first day of camp (though this late of an option runs a higher probability of your desired camp being full).

  • My child is a little bit younger/older than the camp ages that are recommended. Is it okay for me to register my child anyway?

If your child is under 6 or over 11 years old, please send a quick email to our Camps Director (camps@nlbarn.org). You’ll be asked a few questions about your child to see whether or not camps would be a good fit at their current age.

  • What is the refund policy?

We understand plans change. All refunds must be requested prior to the first day of camp. We cannot offer a refund after a camp has begun and we do not offer partial refunds.

  • The camp I want is full. What do I do?

We have several camps that we know your child will love! Many of the morning camps have a similar structure, so we encourage you to sign up for another available camp! If you still prefer your first choice, you can email our Camps Director (camps@nlbarn.org) to be put on the waiting list.

  • How does the waiting list work?

Waiting lists for camps operate on a first-come, first-served basis. If a cancellation occurs in a camp, the first camper listed on the waiting list will fill the spot, and so on. We cannot guarantee that campers on a waiting list will be able to attend that camp.

  • Can I fill out one release form for multiple children?

Absolutely – we love less paperwork! If multiple campers are siblings, just include the names/ages of all campers on the form. 

If you have any other questions, please email our Camps Director, Kayla May, at camps@nlbarn.org!


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