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SESSION I: June 26 - July 8
SESSION II: July 10 - 22
SESSION III: July 24 - August 5

Upside Arts Day Camp (open to ages 7-17) provides a unique summer experience with original shows written specifically for the campers! Students work together to build confidence, creativity, and develop skills needed to perform on stage, while rehearsing for a fully staged production.

Upside Arts Day Camp offers an immersive, thoughtful and one of a kind theatrical experience which focuses on teamwork and the creative process. Through each two week session, campers have the unique opportunity to work collaboratively together and with our staff on an original musical. Every camper plays a character written specifically to showcase their unique and special talents. 

Our playwrights for summer 2023 are Miles Burns and Joshua Goldberg. Burns and Goldberg have worked with countless young performers over the years creating new plays and musicals for kids. Between them, they have written and premiered nearly 40 original works for seacoast area kids throughout the last decade.

Open to ages 7-17


Camp Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Early Care (8:30-9am): $100/session

After Care (4-4:30pm): $100/session

Camp Location: New Hampshire Theatre Project

959 Islington St #3, Portsmouth, NH

2023 Tuition: $750 per camper/session
An Upside Arts Day Camp T-Shirt is included with your registration!

Limited scholarships are available.


Refer a new camper and receive $50 off tuition. Discount will not be applied until the new camper is registered; if tuition is already paid, it will be applied to your account as a credit.


$50 off tuition for each additional registration.

Join us for all three sessions and receive $150 off.


$300 off tuition (Ages 15-17, must apply)

*The CIT Discount may not be combined with other discounts.*

A non-refundable minimum deposit of $150 is due with registration. Full payment must be received at least 15 days before the first day of camp.

Discounts for Upside Arts Day Camps will be capped at $300.

Cancellation Policy: Up to 2 weeks before camp, all money paid above the deposit will be refunded. In the 2 weeks before camp, 50% of money paid above the deposit will be refunded. After camp has begun, there will be no refunds. In the case of cancellation due to COVID-19, the full registration including the deposit will be refunded or credited.

Check out our past Day Camp productions! 

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Session I

June 26 - July 7 (no camp July 4)

Two Performances July 8

*** Waitlist Only ***

An Original Musical by Miles Burns

Additional Music by Scott Hermenau

From the day he was born, Aladdin has been a thief… even though it disappoints his mother. One fateful night he sets off on an adventure to find an invaluable magic lamp and – with the help of a peaceful Genie and a flying carpet – deliver it to the most cunning and cold-hearted guy to have ever lived: The King of the Thieves… otherwise known as Aladdin’s father.

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Session II
Larger Than Life

July 10 - 21

Two Performances July 22

An Original Musical by Joshua Goldberg

The tall tales of Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, Captain Stormalong, and more come to life- larger than life- in this celebration of Americana folklore! Journey across the Atlantic Ocean, the forests of New England, and the uncharted plains of the wild, wild West with these legendary heroes. You’ll find that no matter how tall or small, a hero is only as big as his heart.

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Session III
Surfules: Defender of the Deep Blue Sea

July 24 - August 4

Two Performances August 5

An Original Musical by Miles Burns

Additional Music by Scott Hermenau

He’s the king of the waves, the god of the ocean… Surfules! It’s time for the Surf City Surf-Off, and Surfules and his broskis are having a bo-radi-bunga day. But when Poseidon interrupts and captures Surfules’ father, the Old Man Who Lived In The Sea, the friends must journey across the big blue to save the day.

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