Summer Theatre Camp

It is NP's 40th anniversary year. As the premiere theatre company in Northumberland we are celebrating in many ways and this includes our summer theatre camp for youth.


fabulous summer experiences for your children or grandchildren


At Summer Theatre Camp, children aged 4 through 16 explore their interests or extend their love of theatre and drama. From acting to lighting, improv to costumes, singing to stage management – we take campers through the entire process of mounting a production for friends and family. Our talented instructors guide young people through the entire process of mounting a production beginning with the audition through to the final bows.

We understand that not every camper wants to be the “star of the show” so there are opportunities for campers to learn backstage skills as well. Campers' days are packed with fun, games and activities chosen to focus and teach stage skills needed for stage performance as well as everyday life.

Our dynamic staff have specialized training in several different aspects of the performing arts, on stage as well as backstage. Some of our staff are former campers and are in university studying theatre for their life's work! Guests artists and technicians are brought in to expand the programme.

New this 40th anniversary year is our 1 week Theatre Intensive week. This session has extra highly qualified guest instructors in three disciplines, music, acting, and movement. The class is limited to 10 students with an audition and resume required. For more information see NPYT Summer Theatre Camp Instructors

General Details:

Camp sessions will begin on Monday July 3, 2017 and continue through to August 18th.

Camp sessions run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily (with the exception of the Half-Day Budding Actors programme running 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon).

Children can be enrolled for multiple sessions as each session is unique in major components.

Camp sessions are held in the Firehall Theatre, located directly behind Victoria Hall, at 213 Second Street, Cobourg.

We offer a 10% discount for families paying full camp fees before June 1, 2017. (Note: this discount is automatic if you use PayPal.)

For information about multiple-session or family discounts, call 905-372-0577. (Note: PayPal is not available for these discounts.)

Camp Sessions for 2017

Budding Actors (half-day) - For 4-5 yrs

One-week sessions, half-day 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon. BA1 - July 17-21, 2017; and BA2 - July 31-August 4, 2017.

Fee: $100.00 per week

The youngest campers, children in junior and senior kindergarten, will explore for half days jam packed with creative activities! Along with singing, dressing-up, and theatre games these campers will put on a short performance at the end of their week for family and friends.

Budding Actors + (full-day) - For 4-5 yrs

One-week session, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. BA3 - August 7-11, 2017.

Fee: $195.00 per week

Children aged 4-5 years wishing to come for a full-day programme will continue with different activities and games after the morning group has gone home. Attendees need to bring a lunch and snack to last for a whole day. Along with singing, dressing-up, and theatre games these campers will put on a short performance at the end of their week to show family and friends.

Centre Stage - For 6-9 yrs

One week sessions, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily: CS1 - July 10-14, 2017. CS2 - July 24-28, 2017. CS3 - August 7-11, 2017.

Fee: $195.00 per week

The campers in the Centre Stage programme will experience the different aspects of theatre including acting, singing, improvisation, costumes and so much more through various activities games and workshops! There will be a production for family and friends at the end of each week.

Future Stars - For 10-12 yrs

Two week sessions, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. daily: FS1 - July 3-14, 2017. FS2 - July 17-28, 2017. FS3 - August 7 - 18, 2017 (note that this session begins on the Civic Holiday)

Fee: $325.00 per session

Campers in the Future Stars programme will experience theatre camp on a whole new level! While getting a chance to strut their stuff on stage they will also get a chance to learn about stage management, lighting and sound! The campers will be able to explore all aspects of what it takes to put a production together with a finished performance at the end of 2 weeks.

Name in Lights - For 13-15 yrs

Two week sessions, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. daily: NL1 - July 3-14, 2017. NL2 - July 17-28, 2017.

Fee: $325.00 per session

The oldest campers will be led to explore and expand their creative sides through monologue and script writing by our imaginative and well-trained instructors. Campers will be challenged to open up as actors and as young adults bringing together all of their knowledge of live theatre. Each two-week session stands alone culminating in a performance.

New! NL3 - August 7-18, 2017, a more challenging camp with two performances for the public on Thursday, August 17 and Friday August 18.

New! Theatre Intensive - For 10-15 yrs.

One week session, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily: TI1 - July 31-August 4, 2017.

Fee: $350.00

The Theatre Intensive is for students who have had experience on stage in theatre, who are taking classes in music or dance or acting, and who want to raise their skill level. Instruction will be individualized but assumes some advanced skills. Extra guest instructors will be hired for the triple-threat disciplines of acting, singing and movement. Small group vocal sessions will focus on specific skills to improve singing, articulation and breathing, acting sessions are designed to teach specific stage techniques and movement classes will be used to integrate the body with acting and singing. The program will be individualized so students can focus on musical theatre or develop one area of the disciplines with highly qualified guest instructors. The week will culminate in a showcase presentation.

Note: This program requires a resume and audition which will be requested after the camp application is made. It includes three professional guest instructors in addition to the regular camp instructors. The audition and/or interview will be early June. Due to the high cost of this program discounts do not apply for this specific session.

Leaders in Training - For 15-16 yrs

Orientation/ Training plus 1 camp session to be assigned. 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Fee: $100.00

Candidates for this programme will apply and be asked to come for an interview with the Camp director. This leadership programme has been developed to give 15 and 16 year olds the opportunity to build skills needed when looking for their first job. Participants will be part of a 3 day pre-camp training session and then will be assigned to assist with 1 camp session between July 3 and August 11 to work alongside camp staff performing various activities. Leaders in Training will be encouraged to develop the skills and attitudes which employers are seeking for in future employees. Leaders in Training will be assessed and encouraged throughout the session as they build their self confidence, assist with theatre games and rehearsals. They are expected to interact with campers and act as positive role models.

How to Register Your Child for Camp

  1. Complete the registration form, one per child and camp session. Download Summer Theatre Camp Registration
  1. Pay the camp fees:
  • A non-refundable registration fee deposit is required. If a deposit is not received at registration, the camper is not guaranteed a spot.
  • The following deposits (deemed an administrative fee) are required:
    • Budding Actors: $25
    • All other Camp Sessions: $75
  • Full camp fees must be paid at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of the camp session for which the child is registered for final registration. A camper from the waiting list may replace your child beyond the above due date. The administrative fee will not be refunded.
  1. Submit the registration form and the camp fees. You can do this in many ways:
  • mail the form and a cheque for the the fees to the Firehall, 213 Second St., Cobourg, K9A 3N7
  • mail the form to the Firehall and pay by credit card by telephoning the office at 905-372-0577
  • bring the form to the Firehall, 213 Second St., Cobourg, behind Victoria Hall, on Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and pay by cash, cheque, credit card, or debit card
  • mail or bring the form to the Firehall and pay by PayPal using the form below. If you pay by PayPal, please call 905-372-0577 or email the office at to inform us that a Paypal registration in your child's name is coming.
  1. Registration and the cancellation of a registration: View Summer Camp Registration Cancellation Policy.

No refund or credit will be given for cancellation or withdrawals less than two(2) weeks prior to the start of the camp session for which the child is registered. Prior to that date, a written request for cancellation must be submitted to the Northumberland Players. Any refund less the administrative fee will be processed at the end of August.

If you require further information regarding Northumberland Players Youth Theatre Summer Theatre Camp please do not hesitate to contact us: E-mail: Phone : 905-372- 0577. There is an answering machine and someone will return calls within 2 business days.

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