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PAPA Camps


2018 PAPA Camps!



Holiday “Early Bird” Special: $25 off from now until 12/31!

(Discount will be applied automatically at check out)


**Now Offering Vacation Camps for NH AND Maine!

Open for ages 7-15, the Rep’s PAPA Vacation Camp is best way to spend your Winter and Spring breaks!  Students will use their creativity and imagination to strengthen their performance skills, meet new friends, and increase their self-confidence, all the while having fun!  Students learn theatre terminology and history, improve their singing and acting skills, and even present a showcase for parents on the final Friday of camp!

Winter Vacation Camp

Maine Week: Feb 19-23rd with a Showcase on Friday Feb 23 at 3:30

NH Week: Feb 26-March 2nd with a Showcase on Friday March 2 at 3:30

Spring Vacation Camp

Maine Week: April 16-20th with a Showcase on Friday April 20 at 3:30

NH Week: April 23-27th with a Showcase on Friday April 27 at 3:30


Vacation Camp Tuition: $350/Camper per session
Camp Hours:  Monday-Friday 9am – 3pm; Early drop off optional available at 8am (+$30 fee)
**Please note: Vacation camps are held at our Studio Space, Rep North

A $125 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration (plus a small processing fee).  The remaining balance is broken up into two equal payments according to the following schedule:

  • Winter Break
    • January 19
    • February 17
  • Spring Break
    • March 9
    • April 13



For a slideshow and pics, click here.



Holiday “Early Bird” Special: $50 off tuition if you register before 12/31

(Discount will be applied automatically at checkout)


The Rep’s PAPA Day Camp is designed to introduce, identify and strengthen each participant’s performance skills, self-confidence, creativity, and ability to work with others. Using song, dance, improvisation, theater games and scene study, performers take part in hands-on training in live theater production. Each 2-week session culminates in a fully-staged theatrical performance open to the public. Campers walk to Prescott Park every day to enjoy lunch (weather permitting) as well as play games outside in the sun!


Day Camp Tuition: $675/Camper per session (includes PAPA Camp t-shirt!)
Day Camp Hours:  Monday-Friday 9am – 4pm; Early drop off option 8am (+$50)  
With performances on the second weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at 10am

$175 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration plus a small processing fee. The remaining balance is broken up into three equal payments according to the following schedule:

  • March 31
  • May 1
  • June 15


2018 Camp Shows and Dates:

Session I: Class President

An Original Musical by Miles Burns

June 25 – July 8th (no camp July 4th)-  Performances on Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th @ 10am

*Please note: the first week of this session will be held at our studio space, Rep North.

Session II: Jack and the Beanstalk (A Not So Original Tale)

An Original Musical

July 9th- July 22nd- Performances on Saturday July 21st and Sunday July 22nd @ 10am

Session III: Surfules

An Original Musical by Miles Burns

July 23rd – August 5th- Performances on Saturday August 4th and Sunday August 5th @ 10am


For a slideshow and pics, click here.




Holiday “Early Bird” Special: $25 off tuition if you register before 12/31

(Discount automatically applied at checkout)

Auditioning Intensive for Teens

July 16-20  9am-1pm @ Rep North

Explore the world of auditioning in this five day intensive!  Students will work with instructors and accompanists to create their very own audition and repertoire book encompassing various styles of shows and an array of characters.  

Broadway Bound Intensive for Teens

July 23-27  9am-1pm @ Rep North

Do you have what it takes to be a triple threat?  In this five day intensive, students will learn skills in singing, acting, and various disciplines of dance, while gaining tips and knowledge on how succeed in the big city.

Teen Intensive Tuition: $225 per session 

$75 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration plus a small processing fee. A payment plan option is available that will split remaining balance  into two equal payments according to the following schedule:

  • March 31
  • June 15



PAPA Overnight Camp

HOLIDAY SPECIAL: $100 off tuition if you register before 12/31

(Use coupon code: HOLIDAY17 at checkout)

*discount only available if not yet registered

PAPA Camp 2018 Registration is now open!

Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts Camp is the premier co-ed overnight performing arts camp open to youth ages 8 – 17. PAPA Camp provides opportunities for campers to explore and expand their theatrical and artistic potential while offering an exciting array of outdoor camp activities such as swimming, kayaking, hiking, games, crafts and much more at beautiful Pierce Camp Birchmont in Wolfeboro New Hampshire.

We take theatre education seriously. PAPA camp operates under the direct oversight of the Artistic Director of our professional theatre. Our top-notch camp staff are talented educators and performers with a passion for training the next generation of entertainers. Many are veterans of professional theater and Broadway. Many were also PAPA campers themselves, once upon a time.

Our two week fun and intensive camp program builds confidence and independence through performance, and teaches useful skills for theatre and life. Campers will learn to cooperate towards a common goal, learn all aspects of production, and will forge friendships that last forever.

For more information, or for any questions, please contact Director of Youth Programming and Education, Seraphina Caligiure at 603-433-4793 ex. 115, or at

2018 Tuition: $1,575 plus a $30 registration fee.

2018 Camp Dates: August 14th to August 25th.

$330 non-refundable deposit due with Registration (This includes the registration fee).  The remaining balance is broken up into three equal payments according to the following schedule:

  • April 15
  • May 31
  • July 15 (Please make sure you attach your physical and immunization records).



Apply to be a Counselor in Training!

You are eligible to apply to be a counselor in training if you are 16 or 17 years of age.  CIT’s receive a $600 discount 0n tuition*. If your camper applies and is accepted as a CIT, their tuition will be adjusted to reflect CIT pricing.

CIT applications will be available online February 1st and will be due by March 31st.

*Please note that discounts may not be combined.  We will be sure to give you whichever discount is best.  If you registered early and received a discount and are going to be a CIT, you will receive the CIT discount instead of the early bird discount, etc.  Deposits are non-refundable, and there will be no refunds for PAPA OVERNIGHT CAMP after July 14, 2018.

Discount Policy

In a situation where a camper is eligible for multiple discounts, PAPA Camp will apply the greater of the eligible discounts – only one (1) discount may be applied to the camper’s reservation per session.  (This does not include sibling discount or referral discount)

*Please note that early bird discount cannot be combined with the CIT discount or new camper discount

Referral Program

We are offering a Referral Discount!  If you refer a new camper* and they register, you will BOTH receive a $50 discount.  You can earn up to $150 off tuition!    *Must be a new camper and must be noted at time of registration   *Overnight Camp only

Cancellation and Refund Policy  (All Camps)

Cancellations made 30 days or more before camp start date will result in a refund of any amount paid greater than the non-refundable deposit.

Cancellations made 29 days or less before camp start date will not be refunded.

Deposits are non-refundable, and there will be no refunds after July 14, 2018.


General Policy

PAPA Camp reserves the right to dismiss any camper whose conduct and/or behavior is determined to be detrimental to Camp. No refunds will be issued in the event of an early dismissal due to misconduct. PAPA Camp operates with the highest possible safety standards. However we cannot assume liability for accidents, illness or disease. In case of accidents or sickness, PAPA Camp is authorized to secure medical attention for the camper as is deemed necessary.  In the case a camper needs to leave camp during camp due to medical issues, the camper will receive a credit on his/her account equal to 50% of the cost of the remaining days of camp to use for the next year.





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“I have been a part of the PAPA program since I was 5 years old, and it’s always been such a special place for me. Participating in day camp, overnight camp, and PAPA mainstage; I have met some of my best friends and learned so much about myself. The Rep creates a wonderful, nurturing environment for kids and adults alike, allowing everyone to learn, grow, and feel accepted. The performer and person I am today reflects my time in the PAPA program. As I head to college in the fall, I am very thankful for the opportunities and love The Rep has given me. ” -Mary Jardine

“PAPA is where I found my love for theatre. Through workshop shows, I’ve gotten better at acting and singing, and learned a lot of fun theatre games. I’ve learned how to improv with confidence! Through PAPA, I’ve taken dance classes which have helped me learn the basics of dance and perfect them, which helps so much! I even got to be the dance captain of a show, which I would have never imagined to be possible. I’ve made so many incredible friends and memories, and I’ve even stage managed and helped choreograph numbers! PAPA is such a home to me and I really really recommend it to anybody who wants to get into theatre, but doesn’t really know how to start. “ -Elizabeth Westbrook