Welcome to NLBP
Online Summer Camps!
ABOUT OUR CAMPS
Our online summer camps are designed to be an introduction to various theatrical talents including acting, musical theater, technical theater, playwriting, improvisation, dance, Shakespeare, and more! We offer camps to BARNIE BABIES (for 6-8 year olds) and MAIN STREET PLAYERS (9-11 year olds). Camps are taught by Barn staff and professional guest artists. We look forward to having your family join us this summer!
Theater is about collaboration, but it's also about cultivating skills that we can use on and off the stage. While we can't be together this year, we can most certainly hone those skills – what we like to call the Actor's Toolbox.
Our 2020 Online Summer Camps are designed for actors of all skill levels and will focus on sharpening the tools in our toolbox, such as:
Acting and Character Study
Movement and Physicality
Dance and Rhythm
Voice and Music
Intro to Shakespeare
To finish off the virtual camps season, we have a fantastic version of Barn Academy, which is a great culmination of the lessons learned in all previous camp weeks!
Listen to Camps Director, Kayla May, speaking on 99.7 WNTK about 2020 Online Summer Camps!
LOGISTICS AND SCHEDULE
Camps run Monday-Friday beginning at 11:00 AM Eastern Time and will be recorded so students can participate if they are not available at that time. Camps will be separated by age groups: 6-8 and 9-11 (except for Barn Academy) and space is limited.
Students will need internet access, ability to log into Zoom Video Conferencing, and a way to video record themselves.
To view a Zoom How-To Guide, please click the PDF icon below!
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TUITION AND ENROLLMENT
Registration for our Online Camps is now LIVE! Click here to enroll, or scroll down to read more about our offerings.
Standard Camp Tuition (Monday-Friday, 60 min. per session): $75
Barn Academy Tuition (Monday-Friday, 90 min. per session): $100
Tuition Assistance is available.
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 (email@example.com) to be put on the waiting list.
Week 1: July 6-10
Acting (11 AM - 12 PM)
For beginners, this camp will build confidence by focusing on three BIG tools of acting: body, voice, and imagination to create fun characters as well as develop focus and memorization skills by working on monologues! For those with previous camp or acting experience, campers will hone their skills by studying famous characters in theatre, making stylistic acting choices, and working on the actor’s voice and dialects.
Week 2: July 13-17
Playwriting & Shakespeare (11 AM - 12 PM)
This camp will teach children the elements of story structure and developing big characters by learning from the best – the Bard! We'll take a look at commonly used characters and tropes, learn how rhythm and the perfect words can make or break a story, and create our own folios to publish our work! Campers will use their imagination to take their stories from the page to the (virtual) stage!
Week 3: July 20-24
Music & Dance (11 AM - 12 PM)
First, campers will learn the fundamentals of music and rhythm. Then, we’ll take those skills and turn them into movement! Campers will finish out the week knowing the basics of reading music, how to write and play their own compositions, and how stories are told through song and dance.
Week 4: July 27-31
Tech Week (11 AM - 12 PM)
This camp will explore the inner workings of creating theatre magic! Campers will work at their own pace on individual projects that include costume design, set design, prop and mask making, poster and publicity design, and more. The only supplies you’ll need are the things you can find around the house!
Week 5: August 3-7
Barn Academy: The Lion King (11 AM - 12:30 PM)
This summer's Barn Academy is going to be WILD! This camp will introduce students to many aspects of theater-making through the lens of Disney's The Lion King. Campers will meet in a large-group setting online to learn music and vocal skills, choreography, and how to build their own costume and set. This camp will culminate in an online mini-production with selected scenes and songs from The Lion King.
TUITION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE!
We at the Barn believe an education in the performing arts should be available and accessible to everyone. We know many people are currently dealing with loss of income and financial instability in light of COVID-19 and the subsequent economic disruptions. So it is with great pride that we offer Tuition Assistance at any level needed.
We know how meaningful theater can be, and we understand the impact of that shared experience. Especially in these difficult times, coming together to sing, act, design, and laugh can be transformative.
Tuition assistance is available thanks to a generous donation from Bar Harbor Bank and Trust with a shared commitment to make theater education accessible to all. Click here to download our Tuition Assistance application form. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org before registering for our education programs to discuss full and partial tuition assistance options.
Technology assistance has also been made available through the generosity of Mount Royal Academy. Thanks to our friends at Mount Royal Academy, we have Chromebooks available for families who need to borrow them to participate in our programs. Please email us at email@example.com to discuss this option!
In order to participate in NLBP Camps, campers must have an annual release form on file. Click the PDF icon to download. Please print, sign, and email back via a photo or a scan. This can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before the first day of camp.
Q: I’m having trouble registering online. What are some other ways I can register?
A: You can register over the phone by calling our Camps Director at (857) 220-8589.
Q: What time does online registration close? Can I register on the day-of?
A: Registration closes at 11 AM on Sunday for the camp week that begins the following day (Monday). In other words, 24 hours prior to the first day of camp. Unfortunately, due to the nature of our camps this summer and the planning required to facilitate online gatherings, we cannot register campers the day-of.
Q: 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?
A: If your child is under 6 or over 11 years old, please send a quick email to our Camps Director (email@example.com). 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.
Q: What is the refund policy?
A: 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.
Q: What is policy on getting tuition assistance or a scholarship?
A: We believe an education in the performing arts is for everyone. To apply for full or partial tuition assistance, please fill out a Tuition Assistance Form (available to download here) and email a completed copy to Camps Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) before registering.
Q: The camp I want is full. What do I do?
A: We have several camps that we know your child will love! We encourage you to sign up for another available camp! If you still prefer your first choice, you can email our Camps Director (email@example.com) to be put on the waiting list.
Q: How does the waiting list work?
A: 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.
Q: Can I fill out one release form for multiple children?
A: Absolutely – we love less paperwork! If multiple campers are siblings, just include the names/ages of all campers on the form.
Q: I’m having trouble signing the release form. Can you help me?
Absolutely! Please contact our Camps Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she’ll be happy to walk you through the process.
Q: I'm not sure of my plans yet. Is it possible to reserve a spot?
A: Subject to availability, it may sometimes be possible to temporarily hold a spot in a camp; email email@example.com to inquire about that possibility.
Q: How will online camps work?
A: Our goal is to provide a fun, educational, and safe experience for all. Please read the guidelines below, which will be reiterated to all participating camp families:
Teachers and students will be using Zoom live video conferencing. For any questions regarding Zoom, please click here for our "how-to" guide.
We will send you a link to join the Zoom camp. You will NOT need to set up a Zoom account.
The class will be live and interactive. Please make sure your camper is in a quiet place where a parent/guardian can monitor the session. Please remember that everything within the camera viewing area will be visible to the teacher and other students.
Teachers will mute participants for portions of the session, but may unmute participants during discussion or to hear questions.
Camps will be recorded for viewing by students who were unable to attend the session or for review.
All participants will be required to sign our Online Education Programs Release Form. You can review that form here. We will also monitor the students and set virtual camp expectations so that everyone will have a fun and safe learning experience together!
Note: Since our programs are online this summer, people may participate from anywhere in the world!