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 2022 are Miles Burns (The Tortoise and the Hare, Life On A Plate: The Story of a Pea) and Joshua Goldberg (Belle of the Barn Dance: A Cinderella Story). 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): $50/session
After Care (4-5pm): $100/session
Camp Location: New Hampshire Theatre Project
959 Islington St #3, Portsmouth NH 03801
2022 Tuition: $650 per camper/session
An Upside Arts Day Camp T-Shirt is included with your registration!
Limited scholarships are available.
If you refer a new camper to participate in our Day Camp sessions, both campers will receive $50 off their tuition.
$50 off tuition for each additional registration.
FULL SUMMER DISCOUNT
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!
The Tortoise and the Hare
June 27 - July 8 (no camp July 4)
Two Performances July 9
An Original Musical by Miles Burns
Based on Aesop's Fable
We all know the story and the great debate it stirs... Does slow and steady win the race? A singular race perhaps not, but what about the "big race"? Join Hare and Tortoise on a life encapsulating adventure about the choices we make and the places those choices take us- Who will win the race called Life?
Belle of the Barn Dance: A Cinderella Story
July 11 - 22
Two Performances July 23
An Original Musical by Joshua Goldberg
Additional Music and Lyrics by Miles Burns and Scott Hermenau
Do you wanna go the barn dance? Cinderell’er sure does! But with stalls to muck, cattle to feed, and her spoil'd rotten Stepmother and Stepsisters ordering her about, looks like she ain’t gonna make it. Could a wish on a shootin’ star be just enough to turn her luck around? Or does this gal with gumption already have what she needs?
Life on a Plate: The Story of a Pea
July 25 - August 5
Two Performances August 6
Written and Conceived by Miles Burns and Hannah Morrisse
Original Music by Miles Burns and Scott Hermenau
So often in this world we hear stories of greatness, stories of triumph. This is one of those stories… It’s a small story, almost unnoticeable. Life on a Plate is the heroic tale of an underdog, or in this case “the last pea on the plate,” passed over time and time again. Join Pea, Carrot, and all the other inhabitants of the fridge on an eggs-i-stential journey to food paradise.