Our camps offer a unique opportunity for young aspiring actors and performers to immerse themselves in the world of theatre and gain hands-on experience in acting, singing, dancing, and stagecraft. Our programs are designed to inspire creativity, build confidence, and cultivate a love for the arts. Our experienced instructors are passionate about theatre and are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for our campers to learn and grow. Whether your child is a seasoned performer or a beginner, we offer something for everyone. Join us for an unforgettable summer full of fun, learning, and creativity!


Registration opens on March 1

ONLINE: Click here to register online

PRINT: Click here to download the registration form.

PHONE: Call the Totem Pole Playhouse Box Office to register: (717)-352-2164, ext. 2

Scholarships Available!



Ages 7 – 10

June 17–28, 2024
(2 weeks) — 9:00 am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday

Creative Dramatics is an improvisational, non-scripted, form of dramatic play that helps children explore their imaginations to their fullest potential. This work is authentic, brave, and confidence-building, helping campers develop a profound sense of awareness and self-esteem, while bringing out the magic in every child. Come play!


Ages 10 – 18

July 29–August 16, 2024
(3 weeks) — 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Campers will become a company of young actors, experiencing all aspects of producing a show. Instruction will focus on character creation, self-discovery, and becoming a valued part of a working whole. The intensive will culminate in a fully realized staged musical.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?
For 2024, we plan to use a system of 12 students per Teaching Artist.

How much time do the campers spend outside?
The majority of camp activities take place outside, on the grounds of Totem Pole Playhouse and in shaded areas. Some classes may take place inside our Rehearsal Hall, also on property.

Does the camp provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?
Parents need to send their students with a water bottle, lunch, and a snack each day. Please refrain from sending peanut and tree nut products due to allergies. We will provide some additional snacks (with ingredient lists), a variety taking common allergies into consideration.

What is the typical daily schedule for campers?
Camp begins at 9am (arriving by 8:45 am) with warmups and group theatre games and activities. Then there is a Masterclass topic and workshop each day. These include topics like stage
combat, acting techniques, backstage crafts, and more! After lunch the students work in their groups with their director on their theatrical scenes that will be shared with family and friends at the conclusion of each camp.

How old are the counselors and how are they trained?
Our staff consists of one Teacher/Camp Lead and two Teacher/Assistants. This group of teachers are all college-aged adults or older who have experience as actors, teachers, performers, and/or
directors with Totem Pole Playhouse. All Teaching Artists and staff must complete background checks to work at Summer Camp.

How is the camp addressing Covid compliance this summer?
For 2024, we will be following all CDC and / or local Guidelines during camp.