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 Summer Show!
The Young People’s Center for Creative Arts
is excited to announce our 2020 summer show:
Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day.
More information on the roles in the show can be found here:
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 29 - July 26, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020 @ 7:00PM
Into the Woods:
Thursday, July 23, 2020 @ 7:00PM
Friday, July 24, 2020 @ 7:00PM
Saturday, July 25, 2020 @ 7:00PM
Sunday, July 26, 2020 @ 2:00PM
$650 per child, additional children in a family are $600.
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 to receive an application.
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.