About The Camp
YPCCA runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 2:45 each day and meets at East Hampton High School in East Hampton, CT. Eligible students are entering 6th grade through 12th, including graduating high school seniors. Every morning, the entire camp meets for Morning Watch. This is an activity run by one of the staff members to get everyone ready for our day. Usually Morning Watch is a game or improvisational activity.
Following Morning Watch, mornings are spent in workshops of each child's choosing. Workshops offered in the past include: Show Choir, Broadway Chorus, Comedy Improvisation, Film Making, Audition Seminar, and Stop Action Animation. Throughout the course of the camp, students will be able to participate in four different workshops.
Afternoons at camp are spent in rehearsal for our musical. Rehearsals include vocal work, choreography and blocking the show. All actors may not be rehearsing at all times so it gives campers some good time to socialize. Watch videos of past YPCCA productions of Les Miserables - School Edition and Jesus Christ Superstar.
All students at YPCCA perform onstage by participating in the show and The Event, a cabaret evening of performances rehearsed in the morning workshops. For those teens interested in a leading role in the show, auditions are held a few weeks before camp and all roles in the show are open. Auditions, however, are not mandatory and those students who do not audition will be featured in the ensemble. There are also ample opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes skills involved in theater work. In past years, YPCCA has offered workshops in Makeup, Sets, Costuming and Writing for the Stage.
We end the day with a short session of Drama Games before our 2:45 dismissal.
Students bring their own lunch and beverage. We also have a half hour outdoor games period for kids to get some fresh air and sunshine!
Our 2023 Summer Show:
Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Rent School Edition follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
Performances are July 20th- 22nd at 7 p.m. & July 23rd at 2 p.m.
Auditions will take place two weeks before camp begins and the cast list will be announced on the first day of camp.
Show Choir: This workshop offers students interested in dance and choral music the opportunity to put the two together in a production piece. Past show choir numbers have included, "9 to 5," "Don't Stop Believin'," "13," and "Ease On Down The Road."
Film Making: Students and staff combine forces in this workshop to write, cast and film an original short movie. Featuring students in the workshop, these films are viewed at The Event.
Broadway Chorus: This class should appeal to those students interested in learning more about singing in the Broadway style. Students and faculty work together to develop a repertoire of songs, usually from one musical. Past featured shows include, Sunset Boulevard, Legally Blond, and In The Heights.
Stop Motion Animation: This workshop debuted in 2010 to rave reviews. Students in this workshop work closely with staff member, Marilyn Myers to create short stop motion movies that are viewed at The Event.
Stage Combat: Want to beat up your best friend and get applauded for it? Stage combat will show you how to do so by teaching the finer points of punching, kicking, headlocks, and pratfalls for performance.
Audition Seminar: Are you terrified of what may happen in those 5 minutes you get to prove yourself worthy of a leading role? Then this is the class for you. You will work with the instructor to find a monologue and song for use in future auditions. The class will also discuss clothing choices, cold-readings and dance auditions.
Dates & Fees
Where: East Hampton High School
When: Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
June 26th - July 23rd, 2023
Thursday, July 13th, 2022 @ 7:00PM
Thursday, July 20, 2023 @ 7:00PM
Friday, July 21, 2023 @ 7:00PM
Saturday, July 22, 2023 @ 7:00PM
Sunday, July 23, 2023 @ 2:00PM
$675 per child, additional children in a family are $625.
Register by May 1st to receive $50 off one child in the family
A $100 deposit is required at registration.
Payment in full is due by the first day of camp.
YPCCA offers four scholarships annually for attendance to the summer camp. Two cover the
full price of tuition, while the other two cover half. These are need-based scholarships
only, granted on a first come, first serve basis. They are usually awarded by May 1st so
applications should be submitted early. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship,
please call 860-267-2911 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application.