MEREDITH — Thanks to the generosity of the WLNH Children's Auction, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is offering full and partial scholarships for their summer camp programs. Students can receive these need-based scholarships upon filling out a short application found on www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org under the Education tab. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is proud to provide these scholarships which will allow more children to explore aspects of theatre, both on and off-stage, in an inclusive and immersive environment.
With their new Education Director, Timothy L'Ecuyer, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is excited to invigorate their summer camp, which continues to offer their programs for children ages 5 – 14. The summer of "Fables, Legends, and Myths," incorporates many beloved tales (Aesop's Fables, Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, Constellations and Planets, 1,001 Arabian Nights, American Tall-Tales, and King Arthur) to serve as a guide for the camp sessions. Here students will spend weeks exploring, playing, and learning in a fun theatrical setting. Held at Inter-Lakes Elementary School, students will enjoy their time immersed in different aspects of theatre, music, art, and dance, all culminating to a final showcase for their friends and family.
Camp 1 is offered for children ages 5-8, with Camp 2 geared towards ages 9-11. These weeklong sessions will each incorporate a different tale and offer morning (9:00 – 12:00), afternoon (1:00 – 4:00), and full day sessions. The morning is centered on the basics of theatre, and the afternoon focused is focused on music, dance, and art. In addition to Camp 1 and 2, there will also be an Upper Camp offered for ages 12-14. This camp will allow for a more in depth experience with two- week sessions for the full day. The extended camp session provides time for increased script comprehension, as well as more time to rehearse and refine the student's craft.
With help from the WLNH Children's Auction, this summer will be full of amazing opportunities in theatre for many local youth. All information regarding these programs and the camp staff can be found at the theater's website www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.