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Children's Summer Drama Camps

23 years ago, under the guidance of Jayne Lello, the Center Theatre began our first program - our Children's Summer Drama Camp.  The Center Theatre building wasn't open, that wouldn't happen for 7 more years. But our Drama Camps have always been our most important program and we're proud that they've continued and grown over time. From one two-week camp in 1999 to 2022 when we're offering five sessions of camp, two in the Dover area, one in Monson, one in Dexter, and our newest camp in Milo! Our camps are open to kids 6 and up we can accept up to 25 kids per session.

At all our camps, the kids will work together on a play or performance while learning about acting, props, costumes, set construction, and also having a lot of fun!  Camps meet weekdays from 8am to 2pm. 

Thanks to generous donors, sponsors, and registrants, we're able to offer different options so you can pay what you're able. You can pay between $50 and $500 for the full two-week camp.  We are still accepting donations to support the 2022 summer camp season. If you are able, please donate here.

Here's the camp schedule and registration links:

Monson Summer Camp Session:

July 5th through the 15th, taught by David Murray 

First Dover Summer Camp Session:

July 18th through the 29th taught by Derrick Buschmann

Milo Summer Camp Session in partnership with the PR YMCA:

July 18th through the 29th taught by Stephanie Gillis

Dexter Summer Camp Session:

August 1st through the 12th  taught by David Murray

Second Dover Summer Camp Session:

August 1st through the 12th  Taught by Derrick Buschmann

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Maine Arts Commission

Piscataquis County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation

Monson Arts

Piscataquis Regional YMCA

Three Rivers Kiwanis

Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Club

Milo United Methodist Church

Many, many individual donors. Thank you!

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