PAPA Overnight Camp is the premier coed overnight performing arts camp, open to youth ages 8 – 17. PAPA Overnight 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, hiking, games, crafts and much more at beautiful Pierce Camp Birchmont in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

We take theatre education seriously.  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 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.


2019 Camp Tuition: $1,150 plus a $30 registration fee
2019 Camp Dates:  August 19th to August 25th

A $330 non-refundable deposit is due at time of 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 to attach your physical and immunization records)


Apply to be a Counselor in Training!

You are eligible to apply to be a CIT if you if you will be 16 or 17 during camp.  CIT’s receive a $600 discount on tuition*. If your camper applies and is accepted as a CIT, their tuition will be adjusted to reflect CIT pricing.

Applications are due by March 31st. Apply here.

*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.


*Early Bird Discount (apply before December 31st, 2018)

*CIT Discount (see above)

*New Camper Discount (see below)

Referral Discount (see below)

Sibling Discount

*Please note that the Early Bird Discount cannot be combined with the CIT Discount or New Camper Discount

New Camper Discount

We are offering a New Camper Discount of $125. The coupon code is PAPAOVERNIGHT2019NC. Use this code at checkout to apply the discount.

Referral Discount

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

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 the Sibling Discount or Referral Discount)

Camp Cancellation and Refund Policy

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.

There will be no refunds for PAPA Overnight Camp after July 14, 2019.

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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“My son started attending PAPA Overnight Camp at the age of 10, and he credits this as one of the most positive influential experiences of his life so far. This program, both Overnight Camp and the various other day camps and workshop productions offered by PAPA, help to develop engaged, kind, and empathetic young people.”
-Linette Miles


“PAPA Overnight Camp was really a turning point for my daughter. Although it was nerve-wracking to drop her off on the first day, by the last day she was a different kid.  We were thrilled to hear her talk about the friends she had made, and the chances she had taken. There were zero tears as we dropped her off on year 2, but many tears shed as she LEFT the camp.  I am very grateful for all PAPA overnight camp has done for my child.”
-Janet Perkins-Howland



“PAPA Camp has given me the best memories of my life. All year I wait for the two weeks at the end of August. I love everyone there and don’t think there could ever be a better campground. I love it!”
– Liam Blanchard