Welcome to 2020 Summer Camps!


Using the framework of themed weeks, our camps are designed to be an introduction to various theatrical talents including acting, musical theater, technical theater, playwriting, improvisation, dance, Shakespeare, and more! In the afternoons, we offer camps to hone specific theater skills. We offer camps to BARNIE BABIES (for 6-8 year olds) and MAIN STREET PLAYERS (9-11 year olds). Both groups participate in each of the themed camps which culminate in a performance on the Barn stage. Camps are taught by Barn staff, members of the Acting Intern Company, and professional guest artists. We look forward to having your family join us this summer!

Check out these exciting 2020 themes!



  • Half Day – $180

  • Full Day – $320 (weeks 1, 3, 4, 5 ONLY)


Thanks to the generosity of Bar Harbor Bank,  we have a tuition forgiveness program in place, with partial and full scholarships available. Please email with questions regarding tuition and/or scholarships.

July 6-10

This camp and its performance will be held at the New London Historical Society
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM

For our first week of 2020 summer camps, we’ve partnered with the New London Historical Society to bring campers a full day of fun! Morning campers will perform songs and stories from musicals based on real-life events. Musicals that may be covered include: Hamilton, The Sound of Music, The Trail to Oregon, and more!

Special Skills Afternoon Camp: ACT YOUR AGE
In the afternoon, campers will learn special skills including period-style acting and movement through the ages, stage combat, a little Shakespeare, and more. This camp is a smorgasbord of acting skills and a great foundation for future camp classes!

*This week’s camps will meet and perform at the New London Historical Society, located at
179 Little Sunapee Rd.

July 13-17

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Barnie Babies and Main Street Players will pack their bags and depart on a journey through scenes and songs about traveling and adventure! Musicals that may be covered include: Movin’ Out, Come From Away, The Hobbit, and more! As Gandalf would say, “Home is now behind you, the world is ahead!”

*This week has morning-only camp offerings.

July 20-24

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM

“Mom, Dad… where do musicals come from?” Well kids, these camps are all about celebrating the greatest Broadway musicals and the composers who wrote them – from Steven Schwartz to Stephen Sondheim, and all the composers in between (who, thankfully, aren’t all named Stephen). Morning campers will also learn how to compose and play their very own music!

Special Skills Afternoon Camp: PLAYWRITING
While morning camps were all about composing music, the afternoon camps will allow us to unlock our imagination and use the elements of storytelling to create original stories. Campers will learn the basics of playwriting and will write and perform their own short plays!


July 27-31

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM

To celebrate the new 20’s, we’re throwing it back to the jazz age. Welcome to the 1920’s! Campers will sing and dance to Broadway’s best musicals that pay homage to the roaring twenties. Musicals that may be covered include: The Drowsy Chaperone, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and more! This camp is sure to be the “bee’s knees!”


Special Skills Afternoon Camp: BROADWAY DANCE

Fosse, jazz, tap, oh my! This popular camp offers performers of all experience levels a chance to learn various styles of dance to musicals that celebrate the Age of Wonderful Nonsense… the 1920's!

August 3-7

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Man-eating plants, quantum nanotechnology, time traveling… who doesn’t love musicals about the strange and supernatural, the curious and the peculiar? This camp will feature songs and scenes from shows that are certifiably weird! Musicals that may be covered include: The Little Shop of Horrors, Be More Chill, Back to the Future, and more!


Special Skills Afternoon Camps: TECH WEEK

A Barn favorite, this popular camp is perfect for those who want to learn about everything that goes into creating the magical world of theater. This is a project-based camp where campers will have the opportunity to work on a variety of technical theater designs and activities and even take a backstage tour of the Barn!

August 10-14

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The inaugural Barn Academy was an absolute blast, so we’ve brought it back! This year’s production is Cinderella … If The Shoe Fits! Who can resist this all-time favorite fairy tale, told with fun and flair? Our campers will take over the stage playing rhyming Narrators, singing Villagers, friendly Animals, charming Royalty, energetic Messengers, the haughty Stepmother and Stepsisters, the irresistible Fairy Godmother, and lovely Cinderella. Of course, once the charming Prince discovers the proper owner of that famous sparkling slipper, everyone lives happily ever after! 


The Barn Academy is an intensive camp week for advanced performers ages 6-11. This camp will rehearse, perform, design, and tech a one-act musical in just one week’s time! This is a great preparatory camp before auditioning/applying for the Junior Intern Company.


Please note: This camp will not be split into separate age groups. Performers and designers ages 6-11 are encouraged to work together in this fun week of putting on a show from start to finish!


In order to participate in NLBP Camps, campers must have an annual release form on file.

This can be emailed to or brought to the first day of camp. We will also have copies available on the first day.

Campers should come to camp dressed in “play clothes” and close-toed shoes.
​ All campers should bring a water-bottle and a snack (nut-free only). Full-day campers should also bring a lunch.


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. You can also register with the Box Office (once it opens, both in person or over-the-phone), or on the first day of camp (though this late of an option runs a higher probability of your desired camp being full).

Q: What time does online registration close?

A: Online registration closes at 9 AM on Sundays for the camp week that begins the following day (Monday). If registration has closed, you can register in person on Monday morning or email to secure your spot.

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 ( 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 a scholarship or tuition forgiveness?

A: We believe an education in the performing arts is for everyone. If you have any questions about getting a scholarship, full or partial, to attend camps, please email our Camps Director ( to get more information, and you can find the form HERE.

Q: The camp I want is full. What do I do?

A: We have several camps that we know your child will love! Many of the morning camps have a similar structure, so we encourage you to sign up for another available camp! If you still prefer your first choice, you can email our Camps Director ( 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: My child is taking a full day of camp, but what happens in the hour between the morning and the afternoon camps? 
A: We ask that full-day campers bring their own lunch, and we have a relaxed, supervised lunch-hour from noon - 1 PM.

Q: If my camper takes only a half-day of camp, does she still participate in the show at the end of the week or is that just for full-day campers?
A: Each camp (morning and afternoon) has their own performance. If a camper participates in a full-day, they'll actually have TWO camp performances that day!


If you have any other questions, please email our Camps Director, Kayla May, at

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