Children's Summer Drama Camps

22 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 2021 when we're offering four sessions of camp, two in the Dover area, 1 in Monson, and our newest camp in Dexter! Our camps are open to kids 8 and up we're limiting each session to 15 kids. 

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! We will be following state guidelines for day-camps including mask wearing, proper distancing, etc. We ask that all families perform a COVID symptom check every morning before camp. Due to COVID food guidelines we are asking all campers to bring their own brown-bag lunches. Camps meet weekdays from 8am to 2pm. 

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors we can offer four payment choices between $50 and $275.  Just select the camp you're interested in below and get registered! Once your registration is complete you'll receive some additional information about your camp.  If you have any questions or need more information please call us at (207)564-8943 or email

Dover 1: June 21st through July 2nd

Monson: June 28th through July 9th

(no camp on Monday, July 5th)

Dover 2: July 12th through July 23rd

Dexter: August 2nd through August 13th


Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Maine Arts Commission

Penobscot County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation

Monson Arts

Three Rivers Kiwanis

Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Club

Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union

Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church

Many, many individual donors. Thank you!

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